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Re: aiff to REX?



as far as I know the Rex format is so proprietary that other apps can't
generate it. In other words, it sucks.

There are tons of other options, though - some are heaps better than
Recycle, even. Here are a couple:

1) Phatmatik Pro. It's a vsti plugin that can slice any wavefile and it
can be used to play it back. It's an awesome product, and it's now being
developed by the equally awesome iZotope people.
It's 149$, has filters, envelopes, all of that. It even stores the
slice-information inside a file that can be read as a regular wavefile -
so no .rex file redundancy going on.
www.izotope.com

2) vSampler. It's a full vsti sampler, and it can run in rewire mode as
a standalone if you so desire. The beat-slicing is so efficient that
it's unbelievable. It's no problem slicing up a bunch of loops and
placing them after each other across the keyboard.
It's 149, immensely cool, and can be found here:
www.vsampler.com

I started with ReCycle. realized that I hated it, switched to Phatmatik,
which I still own and love, and then I found out that I needed massive
amounts of sample-mappings in my set, so I upgraded to vSampler.

Compare those to recycle, which is flippin' 229 euros! Eeek!
So even though you won't be able to play it in Stylus, you'd be getting
more options at a lower price.

just my 0.02.
Andreas



Per Boysen wrote:
> On 29 apr 2006, at 01.37, mark sottilaro wrote:
> 
>> I have a ton of drum loop samples I've purchased over
>> the years and now I'm finding with Stylus RMX it will
>> accept REX files made in Recycle.  It seems kind of
>> silly to get the entire program when all I actually
>> want is to convert a few cds of loops over.  Anyone
>> know of another app that will do the conversion?
> 
> 
> Hi Mark,
> 
> As far as I know buying ReCycle is the quickest way to create REX files. 
> Or bringing your CD's and USB stick  somewhere where they have ReCycle 
> and let you sit down for an hour to do all the conversions.
> 
> It's too bad Stylus RMX can not import audio unless being converted into 
> REX, but if you have a lot of material it's worth the effort. I am very 
> happy that I did that effort last year to convert a recording session 
> with a percussionist (many african instruments played and recorded) as 
> well as my own old guitar sampling CD. The loops really grow into new 
> dimension when mangled in RMX. This is also true for tonal/melodic 
> material, not just drum loops.
> 
> Greetings from Sweden
> 
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> www.looproom.com (international)
> http://tinyurl.com/fauvm (podcast)
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