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Stem Audio Review

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Annika Hope


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Stem audio in music is a method of mixing multiple audio elements together into a single track. It involves splitting the audio into different components (or “stems”) such as drums, bass, vocals, and other instruments, and then combining them into one track. This allows for more control over the mix and gives producers more flexibility when creating a song.

Stems in music refer to a group of audio files that make up a complete track. Each stem is a discrete track that contains a particular element of the song, such as the drums, bass, guitars, vocals, and other instruments. By using stems, producers, and engineers can mix and manipulate the individual elements of a track to create a final mix.

Stem Audio

Shure Stem Ecosystem

Stem Audio

The Shure Stem Ecosystem audio experience is a comprehensive suite of products, services, and software designed to provide users with an immersive, interactive audio experience. It includes a range of products from headphones and earbuds to microphones and mixers, as well as a range of software applications designed to enhance the audio experience. The ecosystem also includes a range of services, such as audio engineering, sound design, and content curation, to help users get the most out of their audio experience.

You can find out more on the Shure website here

“High quality, easy to use, reliable AV system. Stem Ecosystem delivers an outstanding audio experience.” Frost & Sullivan

The Shure Stem Ecosystem audio experience is compatible with any device that supports Bluetooth 4.0 or higher, including iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Mac and Windows computers.

Different Devices

Stem Audio

There are various devices you can use in the Stem Ecosystem, in terms of your needs. For instance, you can devices for the wall, table, ceiling, and also in speaker form.  


Equipped with 15 microphones that perform beamforming, plus full-range speakers and subwoofers, Stem Wall ensures everybody has a voice.


Optimized for tabletops and flat surfaces, Stem Table is equipped with nine microphones that perform real beamforming and a downward-facing speaker for optimal performance.


Stem Ceiling is a 100-microphone ceiling array that comes with two mounting options (low profile or chandelier mode) and three-beam options for exceptional coverage in any meeting room.


Stem Speaker is a PoE+ powered external speaker with three mounting options and a powerful driver for exceptional sound in any meeting room.

Each device works alongside your local network. 

Stem Audio


When more than one device is used in a room, Stem Hub becomes the brains of the operation. Hub enables multiple units in the room to communicate with each other to function as an ecosystem. With USB Type B, Ethernet, Dante, VoIP connectivity, and pluggable terminal blocks, Hub has all your bases covered.


Stem Control is a dedicated touch controller that connects to your network with a single Ethernet connection. Control allows you to access the Stem ecosystem platform to remotely manage your organization or can be used as an in-meeting controller with your favorite video conferencing platforms.

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VLAN Connection

The Shure Stem VLAN is a virtual local area network (VLAN) that provides a secure, private connection between devices connected to the Shure Stem Ecosystem. It is designed to provide a secure, reliable, and cost-effective way to manage audio signals across multiple locations. The VLAN allows users to control and monitor audio signals from any location. It also provides a secure connection to the internet, allowing users to access the system remotely.

PoE+Enabled Network

The Shure Stem Ecosystem is a PoE+ enabled network of audio products that enables up to 10 times more power than traditional PoE networks. This network provides a single cable solution for audio, power, and control, allowing for a more efficient and cost-effective installation. The PoE+ enabled network is designed to be easy to set up and use, with a plug-and-play setup process. It is also designed to be scalable, allowing for the addition of additional products as needed. The network is designed to be secure, with the use of AES-256 encryption and authentication protocols. The PoE+ enabled network also provides a more reliable connection, with no need for additional power cables or extra wiring. With this network, you can easily control and manage audio products from a single control point.


A decent bandwidth is necessary to use the Shure Stem Ecosystem because it requires a high-speed internet connection to stream audio, video, and other data. This ensures that the audio and video quality is maintained, and that the system is able to function properly. Without a good internet connection, the system may experience lag, buffering, and other issues that can disrupt the user experience.

Closing Thoughts

The Shure Stem Ecosystem is a great system for those looking to create and manage their own audio mixes. The system offers a range of tools and features that make it easy to create, adjust, and share mixes. The software is intuitive and easy to use, and the hardware is reliable and well-built. The Stem Ecosystem also offers a variety of features such as automatic gain control, EQ, and a range of effects. Overall, the Shure Stem Ecosystem is a great system for those looking to create and manage their own audio mixes.


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