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Spectrasonics a sneak preview to NAMM show attendees of their upcoming Stylus RMX Realtime Groove Module, a brand new virtual instrument to be released later this year, which vastly expands on the company's Stylus virtual instrument.

The Stylus RMX plug-in is being developed by Spectrasonics' new in-house software development team, and is the first product to use the company's powerful new S.A.G.E. (Spectrasonics Advanced Groove Engine) technology. Stylus RMX will have dozens of new features, a completely redesigned interface, a new core library and a strong focus on real-time manipulation.

The new core-library in Stylus RMX will have thousands of grooves and sounds that were created by Spectrasonics' international sound design team, and produced by Eric Persing. The Stylus RMX core library will contain more than double the amount of sounds originally offered in Stylus, and contains all the original material as well. The new sounds and grooves in Stylus RMX substantially broaden the musical range of the original Stylus sounds to many new genres. Mixes are frequently broken down into individual tracks for flexibility and infinite combinations. Also new in Stylus RMX are hundreds of kits, as well as user kit construction. Users can create their own customized groove libraries, save them into the plug-in, and even share them with other Stylus RMX users on different platforms and hosts.

The release date for Stylus RMX is set for September 2004. The US suggested retail price will be $299, while the European price is set at 249 Euros.

An upgrade program for existing Stylus users will also be part of Spectrasonics launch of Stylus RMX. The upgrade policy will be the same in all regions of the International market and will be offered directly through Spectrasonics. Current registered Stylus users will be able to upgrade to Stylus RMX for $99. New Stylus users who registered Stylus for the first time after January 1st, 2004, are automatically eligible for a FREE upgrade from Stylus to Stylus RMX. All registered Stylus users will be notified directly via email when the upgrade is available in September.

Stylus RMX will operate as a native plug-in instrument in hosts including Logic, Digital Performer, Cubase, Nuendo, Pro Tools, Sonar, and many others. Stylus RMX will ship on DVD-ROM format, offering simplified installation.

Stylus RMX Highlights:

  • New S.A.G.E. technology (Spectrasonics Advanced Groove Engine)
  • More than double the sounds of the original Stylus
  • Thousands of grooves and hundreds of kits
  • New interface design with full integrated Browser
  • Realtime auto sync to the beat, host sequencer tempo
  • Syncable LFOs and Envelopes
  • 16 part Multitimbral
  • Separate outputs
  • Comprehensive FX Racks
  • Drag and Drop MIDI files into host sequencer
  • User Kit building, User Groove Library creation
  • Chaos Designer
  • Expandable with any Groove Control sample library
  • Expandable with Propellerheads REX1 and REX2 files.
  • And much morej

Stylus RMX will be compatible with Apple's OSX and Microsoft Windows platforms. Plug-in formats supported will include Audio Units for Mac OSX, Steinberg VST, and Digidesign RTAS for both Macintosh and Windows.

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