Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded Realtime Groove Module Virtual Instrument Software
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Dramatic control over groove production and performance.
The Stylus RMX is a new virtual instrument plug-in for both Macintosh and Windows that combines Spectrasonics' Groove Control with Spectrasonics Advanced Groove Engine (S.A.G.E.) technology for dramatic new control over groove production and performance. Spectrasonics' in-house development team created it from the ground up, with dozens of new features including the ground-breaking Chaos Designer, a completely redesigned multi-page user interface, a new core library of sounds, all with a focus on realtime groove creation and performance.
New Core library
The massive new 7.4GB core library in Stylus RMX has thousands of cutting-edge grooves and sounds that were created by Spectrasonics' international sound design team, and produced by Eric Persing. The new core library contains nearly triple the amount of sounds originally offered in the original Stylus, as well as all the original material. The new sounds and grooves in Stylus RMX offer a much wider range of modern musical genres than its predecessor. Mixes of grooves are broken down into individual tracks called Elements for flexibility and infinite combinations.
Also new in Stylus RMX are thousands of new Kit modules, as well as user Kit construction. The new sound menus have over 10,000 new single hits, all arranged in organized categories. Users can create their own customized multitrack remix grooves and kits, save them into the plug-in, and even share them with other Stylus RMX users on different platforms and hosts. It's the ultimate remix-oriented sound module for building grooves.
Stylus RMX marks Spectrasonics' first expandable virtual instrument, and this Xpanded edtion comes with a series of five new "S.A.G.E. Xpanders" libraries, Retro Funk (authentic vintage sound, feel, and classic grooves), BackBeat (live acoustic "straight-ahead" drum grooves), Metamorphosis (21st Century remix grooves), Burning Grooves (maximum impact, aggressive live drum grooves), and Liquid Grooves (unique acoustic drum and percussion grooves). It also can be expanded with existing Groove Control CD-ROM libraries and even REX files — which opens the door for musicians to utilize their own audio loops within the powerful S.A.G.E. Environment.
Of the many new capabilities, possibly the most innovative feature is the Chaos Designer. With simple controls, the user can introduce musical chaos into the groove, which allows it to have constantly evolving variations. This gives the impression that the audio grooves are improvising. The results can be subtle or extreme by setting the simple-to-use controls. A Capture feature allows the spontaneous audio chaos patterns to be turned into a MIDI file, then dragged-and-dropped into the host sequencer, and played back again for further editing by the user.
- First product using new S.A.G.E. technology (Spectrasonics Advanced Groove Engine)
- Realtime auto-sync to the beat so grooves are always in time, even when performed live
- Groove Control is always active for optimum sound quality at virtually any tempo
- Massive, cutting-edge 7.4GB core library, with nearly triple the sounds of the original Stylus (the original Stylus core library also included)
- Includes "S.A.G.E. Xpanders": Backbeat: Live Acoustic "straight-ahead" drum grooves
- Retro Funk: Authentic vintage sound, feel, and classic grooves
- Burning Grooves: Maximum impact, aggressive live drum grooves
- Liquid Grooves: Unique acoustic drum and percussion grooves
- Metamorphosis: 21st Century remix grooves
- Multi Library: Hundreds of amazing Multi-groove patches
- Bonus Section: Grooves from Vocal Planet, Distorted Reality, and more
- 500 multi grooves
- 250 kits
- Expandable with Groove Control activated sample libraries
- Expandable with Propellerheads REX files, which allow a user to import their own audio loops via ReCycle.
- Thousands of grooves, sounds, patches, and interchangeable "Kit modules" for building grooves
- New multipage user interface design with fully integrated browser for easily auditioning & organizing grooves
- World-class integrated FX Racks w/24 professional effects: Tube Limiter, Tape Slammer, Modern and Vintage Compressors, Wah-Wah, Power Filter, 6 different Vintage/Parametric/Graphic Equalizers, Flame Distortion, Valve Radio, EZ-Verb, Gate Expander, Stereo Imager, Flanger, 2 different Phasers, 3 BPM Delays, Retroplex Tape Delay
- Innovative Chaos Designer adds musical variations and improvising within stereo audio grooves
- 8-part Multitimbral: each part can have dozens of grooves and samples
- Multiple stereo outputs (with supported software)
- Edit Groups offer unique control of individual beats within an audio loop, all non-destructively
- Favorites Menu creation of user defined suites of grooves, perfect for project-by-project work
- Built-in mixer w/8 channels, mute/solo, level, meters, 4 Aux sends, output assignments
- Drag-and-drop MIDI files into host sequencer
- User Kit building from core library, user remixes, cross-platform/cross-host patch compatibility
- Easy MIDI control of all 10,000 parameters with MIDI Learn: simply grab the parameter and the hardware control
- Groove Menu mode allows any suite of multiple grooves to be played live from the keyboard on a single MIDI channel
- Grooves can be instantly auditioned at half time/double time
- Build multitrack grooves in realtime
- Real-time jamming in sync
- Powerful sound design features include: New multi-mode Power Filter, 3 syncable LFOs, 3 AHDR envelopes, Reverse, and more
- Edit Templates to browse and audition grooves using custom sets of parameter edits
- Easy Edit page with big knobs for simple, yet powerful, control of key parameters
Take advantage of this super groove-y deal today!
Stylus RMX Xpanded Realtime Groove Module Virtual Instrument Software Specifications:
- System Recommendations
- NOTE: Because the Stylus RMX plug-in is extremely versatile, listed below are two sets of system recommendations: one for using a single part (which can have up to 60 grooves on a single channel), and another for using RMX as a multitimbral module which allows hundreds of grooves on multiple channels, multiple simultaneous effects, access to multi patches, and the use of the special Kit Mode.
- Single-Timbral (1 Part)
- Mac: OSX 10.2.6 or higher, 500mHz G3 or better CPU
- Audio Unit, RTAS, or VST host
- PC: Windows 2000/XP, 600mHz Pentium III or better CPU, sound card
- VST host
- Both: 640MB RAM, 8GB free hard disc space for core library, DVD-ROM drive
- Mutli-Timbral (8 Parts)
- Mac: OSX 10.2.6 or higher, 1GHz G4/G5 or better CPU
- Audio Unit, RTAS or VST host
- PC: Windows 2000/XP, 1GHz Pentium IV or better CPU, sound card
- VST host
- Both: 1GB RAM, 8GB free hard disc space for core library, DVD-ROM drive
- Stylus RMX operates as a virtual instrument software plug-in for Macintosh and Windows in all major hosts including Apple Logic, MOTU Digital Performer, Digidesign Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase SX, Nuendo, V-Stack, Apple Garage Band, Fruity Loops, Sony Acid Pro, Cakewalk Sonar, Project 5, and many other VST and Audio Unit host applications.