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Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded - Realtime Groove Module

You Pay: $379.00
Product Highlights
  • Stylus RMX Virtual Instrument
  • Backbeat S.A.G.E. Xpander
  • Retro Funk S.A.G.E. Xpander
  • Metamorphosis S.A.G.E. Xpander
  • Burning Grooves S.A.G.E. Xpander
  • Liquid Grooves S.A.G.E. Xpander

Stylus RMX Xpanded is an innovative software plug-in instrument that integrates a massive core library of thousands of cutting-edge groove elements, loops and samples, with a powerful user interface for creating grooves. It combines the power of Groove Control with Spectrasonics' Advanced Groove Engine (S.A.G.E.) technology, providing users with dramatic control over groove production and performance.

The 7.4GB core-library contains a wide range of modern musical genres. Mixes of grooves are broken down into individual tracks called Elements which can be arranged in an infinite number of combinations. Additionally, the software ships with thousands of Kit modules and over 10,000 new single hits. Users can create their own customized multi-track remix grooves and kits, save them into the plug-in, and even share them with other users on different platforms and hosts.

The software now includes all five of the S.A.G.E. Xpander expansion libraries, providing even more material in various genres, from straight ahead drum beats and kits, through ethnic percussion, and onto heavily processed sounds for hip-hop and techno production. Each groove is presented in S.A.G.E. activated versions that allows for changing the pitch, tempo, feel and pattern independently without using any DSP.

Another innovative feature in Stylus RMX Xpanded is the Chaos Designer. With simple controls, the user can introduce musical "chaos" into the groove, allowing for constantly evolving variations, and giving the impression that the audio grooves are improvising. The results can be subtle or extreme. A Capture feature allows the spontaneous audio chaos patterns to be made into a MIDI file, dragged and dropped into the host sequencer, and played back again for further editing by the user.

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 7.4GB Core Library, with thousands and thousands of grooves, sounds, patches and interchangeable "kit modules" for building grooves
includes all five Spectrasonics' S.A.G.E. Xpanders
Multipage user interface design with fully integrated Browser for easily auditioning and organizing grooves
Innovative Chaos Designer adds musical variations and "improvising" within stereo audio grooves. Dynamics, timing, pattern and pitch can all have musical chaos introduced into them
Integrated FX racks with twenty-four professional effects. These include a Tube Limiter, Tape Slammer, Modern and Vintage Compressors, Wah-Wah, Power Filter, six different Vintage/Parametric/Graphic EQs, Flame Distortion, Valve Radio, EZ-Verb, Gate Expander, Stereo Imager, Flanger, two Phasers, three BPM Delays and Retroplex Tape Delay
Eight-part multitimbral with each part having dozens of grooves and samples. Multiple stereo outputs with supported software
Built-in Mixer with eight channels, mute/solo, level, meters, four auxiliary sends, output assignments
Powerful sound design features include a multi-mode Power Filter, three syncable LFOs, three AHDR envelopes, Reverse and more
Grooves can be instantly auditioned at half/double time
Three hours of Video Tutorials included (requires QuickTime)
System Requirement Single-Timbral (1 Part)
Mac
G3 500MHz or better
OSX 10.2.6 or higher
640MB RAM
8GB free hard disc space for core library
DVD-ROM drive
Audio Unit, RTAS, or VST host

PC
Pentium III 600MHz or better
Windows 2000/XP
640MB RAM
8GB free hard disc space for core library
DVD-ROM drive
VST host

Multi-Timbral (8 Part)
Mac
G4 or G5 1GHz or better
OSX 10.2.6 or higher
1GB RAM
8GB free hard disc space for core library
DVD-ROM drive
Audio Unit, RTAS, or VST host

PC
Pentium IV 1GHz or better
Windows 2000/XP
1GB RAM
8GB free hard disc space for core library
DVD-ROM drive
VST host
Specialties 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.

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SpectrasonicsStylus RMX Xpanded - Realtime Groove Module
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
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      • Experienced (3)

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    5.0

    right out of the box...wow

    By midiheadm3

    from bellmawr nj

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded - Realtime Groove Module:

      very easy to navigate,great sounds. i got a new song idea by the second drum loop ! every sound is sharp and crisp with great punch....buy it!!!!

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      5.0

      Stylus RMX Xpanded Groove Module

      By BK

      from CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded - Realtime Groove Module:

        Realistic, sound, touch, feel, excellent versatility. Clearly the standard for rhythm composers.

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        5.0

        Creative beyond creative

        By Alwaysuptil1

        from Marina del Rey, CA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Navigate
        • Fast
        • Great Value
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Use
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded - Realtime Groove Module:

          This is a deep plug-in but user friendly enough to take you out of being a techie and put you back in the world of creating great beats. Better than any hardware or software drum machine I've ever worked with.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Amazing music tool

          By billvb

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Navigate
          • Fast
          • Great Value
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Creating music

            Comments about Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded - Realtime Groove Module:

            An audio pro friend recommended this to me, and spoke of it with so much awe and respect that I took a chance and got it, even though I have other products like BFD2, Battery and Session Drums. Man, am I glad I did. The stunning amount of possibilities and flexibility that are available, and the creative opportunities that they present are kind of shocking. RMX will definitely be the first solution I turn to when working on something that needs percussion or groove. In fact, I may just start off with this, *a lot*.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            talk about your preferences

            By lamasnet

            from petropolis, brazil

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Bad support

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded - Realtime Groove Module:

            sounds are great.
            instalattion could be easier.
            package dvd is very useful.

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            5.0

            Awesome product!

            By RSFmuse

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded - Realtime Groove Module:

              I use Stylus in a project studio. It has an amazingly easy to use interface that had me up and running immediately. The sounds are pristine, the grooves are great and varied, and features like the Chaos Designer, and the multi-page user interface make it incredibly versatile. It is a very inspiring product for music creation.

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              5.0

              Drumloop heaven, and much more!

              By Jonny 5

              from Santa Rosa, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Huge Library
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Xpanded - Realtime Groove Module:

              Right out of the box, this is ready to go as a drumloop collection, and as such it comes with a large number of loops. I admit that that is what I primarily use it for right now; however, it can do more than just loops!

              You can use the individual percussion sounds in a loop and effectively turn it into a drum sampler, with a huge library of different percussion instruments and it's own set of audio effects to tweak the sound with. The Xpanded version comes with a lot more sounds, and makes it easier to swallow the high cost of entry.

              Each instance of Stylus has eight different channels to assign sounds to, and each channel can be routed to its own audio output.

              I am getting better, but am not yet an expert percussionist, and this instrument really helps me to liven up and fill out the drums in my music.

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