Spectrasonics has released a series of four new expansion libraries called S.A.G.E. Xpanders to enhance the variety of choices for their recently released Stylus RMX virtual groove instrument. The four Groove Control–activated Xpanders are based on the company's Backbeat, Retro Funk, Liquid Grooves and Metamorphosis collections. A fifth library, Burning Grooves, is due to be released in January 2005. Each Xpander comes on a DVD-ROM and is priced at $99 U.S.
Each new Spectrasonics S.A.G.E. Xpander has a bonus section with hundreds of grooves from Spectrasonics' Vocal Planet, Bizarre Guitar and Distorted Reality sound libraries. Every Xpander also includes a set of Stylus RMX Multi patches that take advantage of the S.A.G.E. (Spectrasonics Advanced Groove Engine) features of Stylus RMX.
The grooves on the Xpanders were produced by Spectrasonics' founder and creative director Eric Persing and feature such session drummers as Abe Laboriel Jr., Gregg Bissonette, Bob Wilson, Eric Boseman and John Ferraro. They were recorded at studios such as the Enterprise, O'Henry's, Music Grinder and Capitol Records.
BackBeat, Liquid Grooves, Retro Funk and Metamorphosis Xpanders are now available through Spectrasonics' international dealers; The Burning Grooves Xpander will ship in January 2005. MSRP: $99 U.S. each.
For more information, visit www.spectrasonics.net.