Spectrasonics announced the release of V. 1.5 of its virtual instrument groove software, Stylus RMX. The update is available to all registered Stylus RMX users either as a free download from the Spectrasonics Website, or via DVD-ROM for a nominal $15 U.S. charge.
The new update offers 750 new patches and several new features including an embedded "help system" with a comprehensive Reference Guide, a Chaos Designer stutter-remix tool called "Buzz," ability to browse via genre/category, a new version of the SAGE Converter with drag & drop batch conversion of REX file libraries and conversion support for additional Groove Control(R) libraries, new MIDI Learn and hardware control capabilities, native support for Digidesign’s Windows RTAS format, more than four-and-a-half hours of new tutorial videos and more.
"With this 1.5 update to Stylus RMX, we’ve included numerous features that our users have requested over the past year, plus we’ve added several unique new possibilities, like the Buzz Chaos stutter function, to open up even more creative ways to work," said Spectrasonics founder and creative director, Eric Persing. "We’ve also added a completely new library of 750 killer patches that show off what RMX is truly capable of. Perhaps most importantly, we’ve made the software easier to use with the embedded help system, tons of great new video tutorials, a host of hardware templates and improved file conversion support and compatibility. We think it’s essential to provide all of this to help our users unlock the full potential of such a powerful instrument."
For a full list of specifications and technical updates, please go to the Spectrasonics site. The full update can also be ordered as a DVD-ROM for $15 U.S., plus shipping, from the Spectrasonics Techshop at techshop.spectrasonics.net.
The suggested retail price for Stylus RMX is $299, while the European price is 249 Euros. Upgrades from "classic" Stylus are $99 U.S.
For more information, go to www.spectrasonics.net/instruments/stylusrmx.html.