Spectrasonics announced a series five new expansion libraries called “S.A.G.E. Xpanders” to be used with the newly released Stylus RMX virtual groove instrument. The five Groove Control™–activated Xpanders are based on the company’s Backbeat, Retro Funk, Liquid Grooves, Burning Grooves and Metamorphosis collections. Each Xpander comes on a DVD-ROM and is priced at $99.
Spectrasonics’ founder and creative director Eric Persing said, “Grooves and sounds are a highly personal matter. Every musician has different tastes and interests in what kinds of source grooves they need to work with to fully realize their musical ideas. We’ve opened up the architecture of Stylus RMX to allow our users to expand into different styles, tones and genres. The new Xpander series immediately offers a vast array of choices to work with in the powerful S.A.G.E. technology. It’s exciting because these grooves really come to life with features like the Chaos Designer™!”
The grooves on these Xpanders were produced by Persing and feature numerous top session drummers including Abe Laboriel Jr, Gregg Bissonette, Bob Wilson, Eric Boseman and John Ferraro, and were recorded by Grammy-winning engineers at studios including the Enterprise, O’Henry’s, Music Grinder and Capitol Records. The large scope of this series provides authenticity and variety.
Persing’s signature sound design is evident throughout the series, most notably on his versatile Metamorphosis Xpander, which features a wide range of trip hop, euro-club beats and drum ’n ’ bass designed specifically for creative film composers, producers and remixers.
All of these new Spectrasonics S.A.G.E. Xpanders also include a special bonus section, which has hundreds of interesting grooves from their Vocal Planet, Bizarre Guitar and Distorted Reality libraries. Each Xpander also includes a unique set of creative Stylus RMX Multi patches that take advantage of the incredible S.A.G.E. (Spectrasonics Advanced Groove Engine) features of Stylus RMX and show the potential of the Xpander when used in combinations with the RMX Core Library and the Bonus section.
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