Real-time stem separation for your DAW

Real-time stem separation for your DAW

Isolate instruments or vocals – and remix, rebalance or remove stems in already mixed audio. All in real-time. All directly inside your DAW, right on the track you are working on.

PEEL STEMS is a plugin for real-time stem separation in any VST3-, AU- or AAX-compatible DAW. Simply bring it up as an insert on a track, and get creative with mixed audio as if you had access to its separate tracks.

PEEL STEMS is based on zplane’s new STEMS EFFICIENT technology and highly optimized for real-time low-latency processing. Of course, PEEL STEMS still needs to “read ahead” in order to separate audio inside a mixed track. But in most cases this latency is automatically compensated by the DAW. So now, removing vocals or bass in a loop is as simple as muting that stem while you are playing it back!


You’d like to remove the vocals or bass in a mixed loop? Simply deactivate the stem by pressing its power switch and you’re ready to add your own. Of course, you can also use this feature to isolate and export stems for dedicated processing


PEEL STEMS can be a valuable tool to rebalance mixes and masters: The dedicated stem volume controls give you access like working with multiple tracks. And the Soundfield Display ensures that you see what’s going on: Each stem is indicated in its own color and shows its frequency range and stereo-field expansion in real-time. An invaluable mixing tool!


Pick JUST the drums, the vocals or other elements from a mixed track and add them to your beats and productions. Simply solo the stem you want, you won’t even have to stop playback or bounce anything. Or mute stems in order to create drops when performing with mixed tracks. PEEL STEMS does all of this in real-time!


PEEL STEMS incorporates the unique PEEL Focus EQ: Simply click & drag the mouse across the Soundfield Display to activate and set it. Using Invert, you can separate the audio inside the Focus Window from the rest outside. And in some DAWs (eg. Ableton LIVE), you can even use PEEL STEMS’ second plugin output to separate both for further processing. This way you can add reverb to just the snare, pump up the kick drum …and a lot more. Get creative with your audio!


  • CPU: Apple Silicon (M1 or higher) or current INTEL CPU recommended
  • Plugin formats: VST3, AU and AAX
  • Supported Operating Systems*:
    • Windows 10 & 11
    • macOS 12, 13 & 14 | Intel & M1 (or higher)


  • Real-time audio stem separation
  • Soundfield Display: Visually identify single stems in a mix
  • Mute, Solo or Rebalance stems (Drums, Bass, Vocals, Other)
  • Includes all PEEL features including the Focus EQ
  • Route selected audio to external processing (supported in Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Reaper)
  • VST3/AU/AAX formats
  • Compatible with Intel- and M1-based Macs
If you already own PEEL, you can benefit from an exclusive upgrade path and save money. However it is mandatory that you have PEEL activated in your account and you need to register the PEEL STEMS upgrade in the same account. Follow this link to buy the upgrade product: BUY PEEL STEMS CROSSGRADE



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