When working with Groove Control in RMX, there are two main MIDI modes.

Slice Menu MIDI Mode

In Slice Menu Mode, Stylus RMX presents each slice of a groove on its own MIDI note—exactly how Groove Control has always been presented. Pressing a single note plays a single Slice. The corresponding MIDI file on the Browser Page is a chromatic set of MIDI notes that trigger each slice in the proper rhythm. This MIDI file can either be dragged-and-dropped to the host (if the host supports this feature) or to the desktop for importing into the host. Slice Menu Mode allows any type of pattern, feel, or timing changes in the host, since all the slices are presented with a corresponding MIDI note.

Groove Menu MIDI Mode

In Groove Menu Mode, RMX presents an entire groove on each MIDI note instead of individual slices. Playing a single MIDI note plays the groove at the current host tempo. However, the groove is still Groove Control activated; S.A.G.E. simply handles the responsibility of triggering the timing of the slice playback internally.

Groove Menu MIDI Mode is useful if you’d like to have multiple grooves available on the keyboard at one time for performance layering or linear song construction. The corresponding MIDI files on the Browser Page in Groove Menu MIDI Mode are simply long, single-note MIDI Files that are the exact duration of the groove.

NOTE: Keep in mind that Groove Menus do NOT allow the same degree of pattern, feel, or timing changes in the host, since the corresponding MIDI files on the Browser Page are simply long, single-note MIDI Files. It’s not possible to represent all the individual slices of a Groove Menu MIDI Mode RMX part, since one MIDI channel doesn’t not have enough notes to represent all the slices of every groove element of the suite simultaneously.

Watch the MIDI Modes video tutorial for a full demo.