The art of chopping beats
Recycle was a revolutionary
The first software, that lets you change the tempo of a loop without
changing its pitch or exchanging single beats.
Basically it cuts out the single Beats, stretches it a bit (for slower
tempos) and puts the beginning of each beat in a sequencer. So every Beat
is triggered by a MIDI-Note.
You export a midi file to your sequencer,
the samples and a program to your sampler and let the sequencerfile trigger
that program. It sounds like the original loop, except that you
can change the tempo now.
The more advanced users also exchange
or shift beats, put certain parts of the loop in different effects
(like reverb on snare) and change the groove-feeling (shuffle).
Fortunately it now supports stereo loops (as most loops are).
Since version 2 the new Rex2 file format is used. The easiest way to
play the Rex2 files is via REX player. Almost any big sequencer has
this ability. The files are simply dropped at the place they should play
and they instantly play in the correct tempo.
- Supports many
- multiple Undo
- 24 bit resolution
- works on stereo files
- Makes loops
- Good and simple
- Effects can be applied
- Reason adapted and Reload included
- I don't know of any (Propellerhead has fixed all complaints I
originally had ;-)
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Platform: Mac (OS
8.0 or higher) / PC (Windows XP, 95/98, ME, 2000, NT)
Typical Users: Groove Wizzards, DJs, Dance Producer, Recording Studios, Sounddesigner
version 2.1 (Can't save, No transfers to and from sampler)
Supported Hardware PC: Approved
Windows compliant Sound Card
Supported Hardware Mac:
No special Soundcard required
Recommended Systems: Our
that proved to work. From Microphone to Speakers. You can
use this as it is, or as a basis for your own computer recording studio.
It also gives you tips, which laptop models you can use
for audio recording.