Core Library is the term used for the standard sound set that comes with Stylus RMX.
When the Master Directory is set to “Core Library,” the resulting SOUND DIRECTORY drop-down menu will display the following menu options:
Stylus RMX defaults to the “Sound Check” sine wave test tone upon a new instantiation or after switching back to Multi Mode from Kit Mode. Part One will default to this Directory and this Element is loaded automatically on Part One for the purpose of verifying audio.
The next two Directories contain all of the source Groove Elements in the Core Library:
This Sound Directory provides access to all of the new Groove Suites included in the Stylus RMX Core Library that were not presented in the original Classic version of Stylus. There is a wealth of material in this section. Most of the Suites have Elements which contain several alternate versions, remixes, and separated components for remixing.
All of the Grooves from the original “Classic” Stylus Vinyl Groove Module plug-in are included in this Sound Directory.
The Percussion Grooves from Classic Stylus are included at the bottom of this Suite. All of the other original material from Stylus Classic is located in the Example Groove Menus and Sound Menus sound directories of the Core Library.
The next 7 directories contain re-organizations of the Groove Elements from the Core Library for easier browsing. Grooves sometimes appear in multiple Sound Directories, but this is normal, as some Grooves apply to multiple genres and categorizations.
This Sound Directory is useful when you want a Groove played by a specific instrument (Bongos, Congas, Kicks, Snares. etc.) This Sound Directory is a way of viewing all of the separate component Grooves from “RMX Grooves” and “Classic Stylus” in one place, so that they can be searched by instrument. This directory is ideal for building Grooves from scratch or when you want to use simpler patterns for a song. This includes the “Kicks 4×4” suite for dance music as well as the “Tonal Elements” Suite which gathers the majority of pitched Groove Elements into one place.
This Sound Directory is a genre-based re-organization of the Core Library Suites that have the most energy and drama. The sounds are usually quite hi-fi and with a lot of style in the sound design. These are where we’ve re-grouped all the Grooves with unique personality—those that work well for action and dramatic settings.
This Sound Directory is a genre-based re-organization of the Core Library Suites that sound like classic vinyl “breakbeats.” A breakbeat is the place on an old recording where the arrangement of the song “breaks” down to just the primary drumbeat. All our breakbeats are originally created and then pressed to vinyl for re-sampling to give them that authentic sound. There’s a good deal of cross-over in this section between Classic Stylus and Urban categories, but here we’ve only included the Suites that have that authentic live vinyl break vibe to them. These are useful for Drum and Bass and many dance/hip-hop styles.
This Sound Directory is a genre-based re-organization of the Core Library Suites that have an electro or sound design-based focus. The feel here is usually more straight and more Techno. There is plenty of interesting moody electronic sound design in here too.
This Sound Directory is a genre-based re-organization of the Core Library Suites that have hip-hop/R&B/reggae/ragga/two-step/street-style flavors. Lots of cross-over from Breakbeats, but this focuses more on the MPC shuffle feels and includes the sparser, more modern hip-hop programming approach as well.
This Sound Directory is a genre-based re-organization of the Core Library Suites that swing or have shuffle feels…super useful!
This Sound Directory is a genre-based re-organization of the Core Library Suites that have either a “four-on-the-floor”(4×4) beat or a distinct club/party feel to them. It’s useful to have them all in one place!
This Sound Directory offers a massive variety (over 10,000 single hits) of material for programming your own patterns. A great deal of this material in the Sound Menus appears ONLY in this section and is not duplicated anywhere else. The sounds range from thousands of kicks, snares, hi-hats, and percussion, to huge Cinematic Hits, Guitar bits, Radio Wave FX, Big Band Vintage Hits, many types of Vinyl scratching FX, and MUCH more. This is a fun area to explore and a little time spent here will definitely be rewarding.
NOTE: When you click on a Sound Menu Element, it doesn’t play automatically like a Groove Element does—you have to trigger it via MIDI. Clicking a sound menu simply loads it and makes it ready for playing from your MIDI controller.
EXAMPLE GROOVE MENUS
This Sound Directory serves two purposes: It provides some great examples of how different grooves in the Core Library can be rearranged in genre-based Suites for real-time playing, and it also recreates the Groove Menu Patches from the original Classic Stylus plug-in. Make sure you check them out—you’ll learn a lot and they’re quite useful in their own right.
The Utility Directory offers a click, test tones, as well as pink and white noise.