Once a Groove has been manipulated with Time Designer, you can export a MIDI file containing those changes to the host.

You can also import any MIDI file into Time Designer for use as a Groove Lock Grid.

Watch The Time Designer tutorial video.


The MIDI File Name Display always shows the name of the Element currently loaded into the selected Part. If a different time signature has been selected in the Pattern Modify section, that time signature is added to the name of the Element.


The MIDI File Name Display allows dragging-and-dropping a MIDI file to the host. If your host doesn’t support drag-and-drop directly to a track, you can alternatively drag the MIDI file to the desktop and then import it into the host from there.

The exported MIDI file will contain all of the changes done in Time Designer, including the Speed Controls, Pattern Modify, Groove Lock, and Time Shift parameters.

To drag a MIDI file to a sequencer MIDI track, drag the MIDI file from the MIDI File Name Display onto a MIDI track that is routed to control Stylus RMX.

NOTE: Time Designer works great when used in combination with Chaos Designer. If you want to export a MIDI file that includes the changes from both the Chaos Designer and Time Designer, you must export from the Chaos Designer page.


You can import any external MIDI file for use as a Groove Lock Grid. After importing, the MIDI File name will be displayed in the Groove Lock Grid display to indicate that it is the active Groove Lock Grid.

There are two ways to import an external MIDI file as a Groove Lock Grid:

• Click on DROP EXT MIDI FILE in the MIDI File Area to open a File Open dialogue. Navigate to the desired MIDI file, select it, and click Open.

• Drag-and-drop the desired MIDI file onto the Pattern Display Area.

NOTE: Importing an external MIDI file when the Global Button is enabled will apply the MIDI file’s feel to all the Parts in the Multi.