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Edit Group Outputs

Edit Groups » Edit Group Outputs

This window allows you to route the audio of an Edit Group to any of the eight stereo audio outputs (if your host supports it). This output assignment is pre-mixer, so the audio will not be affected if Outs B-H are chosen on the Mixer page. Clicking on the window…

Setting up a Hardware Controller

Concepts » MIDI Learn » Setting up a Hardware Controller

It can be very handy to use a hardware controller for many of the operations. Please watch the video tutorial Setting up a Hardware Controller for examples.

Mix Strip

The Mixer » Mix Strip

Each Mix Strip allows overall control of each RMX Part. PART NUMBER INDICATOR SWITCH The number at the far left indicates which Part a particular Mixer strip controls. If the number is highlighted in blue, this Part is the currently selected Part for editing when…

FX

FX

The FX Page offers access to the powerful signal processing capabilities of SAGE to customize and shape the sounds inside Stylus RMX. Watch the FX Architecture video tutorial for more information. FX UNITS The internal RMX FX Units are effect plug-ins inside…

Concepts and Rules

Edit Groups » Concepts and Rules

Before digging into the Edit Group rules, it’s recommended that you watch the video tutorials on Edit Groups. They will give you a basic understanding that really helps to understand these principles. • An Edit Group begins with at least one slice of audio.…

Part Management

The Footer » Utility Menu » Part Management

These seven menu items perform the same functions in both Multi and Kit Modes. PART OPEN This menu item will open a Patch file on the currently selected Part from your hard drive via the standard “Open” dialog of your operating system. Keep in mind…

Power Conservation

Concepts » Power Conservation

CPU usage is dependent on your computer’s speed and memory. SAGE is a flexible and open system which allows you to freely add FX and more editing power based on the needs of what you want to create. Switching from one Multi or Kit to another can require radically…

The Modes

Part Modes » Trigger Modes » The Modes

There are four Trigger Modes: IMMEDIATE As soon as a note/play command is received, RMX plays the Groove. There is no delay. Immediate Trigger Mode works well when playing notes from sequencer tracks or for instantaneous triggering from a MIDI controller. RMX…

Tempo

Getting Started » Stylus RMX Standalone » Tempo

The Stylus RMX Standalone has the ability to set the instrument’s internal clock Tempo. This controls time-based operations such as the Arpeggiator, LFOs, and Mod Envelopes. Click on the View Menu to select “Tempo” or simply hit “Command–T / Control-T”…

Kit Suites and Modules

Global Modes » Kit Mode » Kit Suites and Modules

Building a Kit from scratch begins with the Browser Page. Kit Suites are directories that contain different categories of sounds which are called Kit Modules. There are 8 categories of Kit Suites and Modules: CLAPS CYMBALS HI…

Trigger Mode Display

The Footer » Trigger Mode Display

The Trigger Mode Display controls the playback synchronization of Groove Elements when selecting from the Browser/Play buttons and the timing of RMX Grooves to incoming MIDI note data in Groove Menu MIDI Mode. IMMEDIATE When a key on a MIDI controller is pressed…

Guidelines

REX File Import » Guidelines

Here are a few important guidelines to keep in mind for REX file conversions: ReCycle™ files must have the proper extension to import ( .rex, .rx2, or .rcy). REX files must be at least one bar in length. Partial bars will not convert properly. If you…

Tube Limiter

FX » Dynamics » Tube Limiter

The Tube Limiter FX Unit in Stylus RMX is both a limiter and compressor. It was modeled on the warm sound of the famous Fairchild™ 670 tube limiters of the 1960s. The Tube Limiter has a slower and smoother response than the other compressors in Stylus RMX, that…

Key Commands

Concepts » Interface Conventions » Key Commands

There are several keyboard/mouse click combinations that control Stylus RMX features: Command / Control-Click Sliders or Knobs Returns any slider or knob to its default position. Shift-Click Sliders Allows for precise adjustment of sliders. Shift-Click Part Play…

Aux Sends / Routing / CPU

The Mixer » Aux Sends / Routing / CPU

Each of the four AUX knobs in each Part’s Mix Strip controls the send level to the corresponding AUX FX racks found on the FX Page. They are all “post-fader” sends. AUX SIGNAL ROUTING To get the most from the RMX FX, it’s important to understand…

Stylus RMX Standalone

Getting Started » Stylus RMX Standalone

There are times when you want to play Stylus RMX but you don’t need all the tools included with a full-featured DAW. It can be time-consuming to open a DAW and set up a session just to access your favorite keyboards. You just want to sit down and play! With…

Edit Buffer Suite

The Browser » Edit Buffer Suite

The Edit Buffer Suite is a special Suite located in User Favorites that has a unique set of functions: The Edit Buffer Suite is saved with the Multi, which means it will also be saved with the project in your host software. This means, for example, that by using…

Settings

Getting Started » Stylus RMX Standalone » Settings

Click on the View Menu to select “Settings” or simply hit “Command–E / Control-E” to bring up the Settings window. When you open the Settings window, it reflects your current settings and allows you to view and set your audio / MIDI preferences for…

Pattern Modify

Time Designer » Pattern Modify

Time Designer lets you change the pattern variation for any Groove in real-time. The Variation Display shows the currently selected pattern variation. Each Time Signature has its own set of pattern variation algorithms, including 4/4. This means that variations to…

QuickStart

Getting Started » QuickStart

This QuickStart provides an overview of the essential things you’ll need to know to get started using Stylus RMX. Stylus RMX can be hosted in any DAW or run as a standalone application. 1. Install Stylus RMX Depending on the method and your internet or…

Cloning Controls / Omni Mode

Concepts » MIDI Learn » Cloning Controls / Omni Mode

There are two main philosophies on setting up a controller with RMX: SINGLE PART STYLE Controlling a single Part with your controllers assigned to different Part parameters (Cutoff, Resonance, LFO rate, FX sends, etc). MULTI PART STYLE Controlling multiple…

Glossary

Glossary

AAX Avid Audio eXtension – Avid’s proprietary, cross-platform plug-in format for Pro Tools. Audio Unit Apple introduced the Audio Unit (AU) plug-in specification in Mac OS X. Since this plug-in standard is native to OS X and not to any specific host or…

Working with Time Signatures

Time Designer » Working with Time Signatures

One of the most groundbreaking features in Time Designer is that you can change the time signature of any 4/4 audio loop in real-time. This includes any Groove in the Core Library, Classic Stylus, S.A.G.E. Xpanders, or any REX file you’ve imported (including…

Modern Compressor

FX » Dynamics » Modern Compressor

The Modern Compressor FX unit has a bright, “solid-state” sound character with a fast response curve. The Modern Compressor was modeled after the legendary SSL™ compressors found in their renowned consoles that were used for many hit records. This compressor…

Vintage Compressor

FX » Dynamics » Vintage Compressor

Although the Modern and Vintage Compressor units have nearly identical controls, the sound and response characteristics couldn’t be more different. The Vintage Compressor was modeled on vintage UA LA-2A™ and 1176™-style response curves, but has more…

Navigation

The Browser » Navigation

Opening the Browser from the FOOTER Click on the Element Name Display or the adjacent Folder Icon. Opening the Browser from the EDIT PAGE Click on the Element Name field at the top-center of the EDIT page or the adjacent Folder icon. This is true for both the…

MIDI Modes

Concepts » Groove Control » MIDI Modes

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…

Key Concepts

Concepts » MIDI Learn » Key Concepts

Here are some key points about the flexibility of MIDI Learn: Edit Group parameters are all independently controllable from MIDI. This is why RMX has no default MIDI controller template—there are nearly 20,000 parameters! The same MIDI Controller can be…

Sample Mapping

Global Modes » Kit Mode » Sample Mapping

Each Kit Suite category and all the Kit Modules inside it are pre-assigned to a fixed range of MIDI notes that conform to the General MIDI specification. There is no user-mapping of Sounds. This allows you to switch a complete snare module in any Kit for another snare…

Trigger Modes

Part Modes » Trigger Modes

Trigger Mode controls the playback synchronization of all the Elements on a particular part. This feature is extremely useful in Groove Menu MIDI Mode. When you select a Trigger Mode from the Trigger Mode Menu, it changes the Mode for all Parts. If you only want…

Tape Slammer

FX » Dynamics » Tape Slammer

The Tape Slammer FX unit is designed to simulate the effects of different types of analog tape compression, saturation, and age. It’s versatile and the perfect unit to add when you need a little more edge, grit, or warmth. It’s also ideal to make…

FX Rack Patches

FX » FX Rack Patches

A Rack Patch saves the settings of all three FX Slots into a single Patch. Any combination of up to three plug-ins and their parameter settings is saved. This gives you instant recall of an entire FX Rack to use on anything in RMX. The possible combinations of…

Template Patches

Concepts » MIDI Learn » Template Patches

Stylus RMX now includes a powerful feature called Template Patches for easily controlling the plug-in in real-time using different hardware MIDI controllers and setups. A Template Patch consists of all the MIDI Learn settings in RMX. You can use this feature to make a…

Core Library Organization

The Browser » Core Library Organization

Core Library is the term used for the standard sound set that comes with Stylus RMX. Check out the Browser – Core Library Tour and RMX 1.5 update Tour tutorial videos for a demo of what’s available in the RMX Core Library and how it is organized. When the…

Automation

Concepts » Automation

Automation and external MIDI Control let you remotely control the parameters of RMX and to record and edit these adjustments in your host. This can be achieved by either of two means: Parameter Automation and MIDI Automation. Deciding which type of Automation to use…

Magnify Window

The Footer » Utility Menu » Magnify Window

Trilian’s interface can be enlarged to accommodate different screen resolutions. Choose your preferred size in the Utility Menu / Magnify Window sub-menu: Magnify Window 0.8x – Scaled down to 80% Magnify Window 0.9x – Scaled down to…

Download (Mac)

Getting Started » Installation » Download (Mac)

Stylus RMX Xpanded is available as a download for registered users through our Webstore/Techshop Once you’ve downloaded Stylus RMX Xpanded via the Download Manager, follow this set of instructions to install it on your Mac system. You’ll need 32 GB of free…

Multi Patches

Global Modes » Multi-Mode » Multi Patches

Since RMX is a multi-timbral instrument, it can simultaneously play Grooves on all eight Parts with multiple Groove Elements playing in each Part. The possibilities of combinations are virtually endless once you consider the size of RMX’s Core Library, the…

Graphic EQ7

FX » Equalizers » Graphic EQ7

The 7 Band Graphic Equalizer is useful for tailoring a full spectrum audio source with broad control of multiple bands. With the Q control, it is much more versatile than an average graphic EQ — capable of achieving comb filter FX and even basic speaker…

Graphic EQ12

FX » Equalizers » Graphic EQ12

The Graphic 12-Band EQ is useful for tailoring a full spectrum audio source with fine controls of multiple bands for precision control. With the Q control, it’s more versatile than an average graphic EQ — it is capable of comb filter FX and even basic speaker…

Smart Update

Getting Started » Authorization » Smart Update

Stylus RMX includes our “Smart Update” system which makes it easy to keep your collection of Spectrasonics instruments up to date. This efficient system will automatically compile any needed updates into a single download. Running one installer will get your entire…

FX Descriptions

FX » FX Descriptions

There are 33 different professional quality FX Units to choose from in the Stylus RMX plug-in. DYNAMICS Tube Limiter Both a limiter and compressor, modeled on the warm sound of the famous Fairchild™ 670 tube limiters of the 1960s. Tape Slammer Simulates the…

Master Volume and Master Meters

The Footer » Master Volume and Master Meters

At the left of the Footer is the Master Volume fader along with the Master Meters. This fader is the final output volume control for Stylus RMX’s main output, OUT A. RMX can get quite loud when several Parts play together. This is an easy way to quickly lower…

Interface Conventions

Concepts » Interface Conventions

These interface features are standard in Stylus RMX: Down Arrows Open Option Menus Whenever you see a single downward facing arrow, this means that you can click directly on the window to reveal a drop-down option menu specific to that function. Up / Down…

Favorites Compatibility

The Browser » Favorites Compatibility

It’s important to keep in mind that Custom Suites are specific to the computer on which they are created and saved in the computer’s current SAGE directory -like this: This means that if you use a Custom Suite in the creation of your host’s…

The Edit Page

The Edit Page

The Edit Page offers a full set of synthesis and sound design parameters for tailoring Elements to fit your musical needs and for creating your own unique sounds. The Edit Page is accessed from the EDIT button in the Footer section of the Stylus RMX interface. The…

Slice Menu Mode

Part Modes » MIDI Modes » Slice Menu Mode

Slice Menu Mode works with the current Groove Element that appears in the Element Name Display. This MIDI mode is ideal when you want to have a single groove with all of its slices presented across the keyboard, with each slice triggered by an independent note.…

Time Shift

Time Designer » Time Shift

Time Shift allows Grooves to be offset by a number of beats (Coarse), or shifted in time (Fine): Coarse: Offsets a Groove in 16th note intervals up to +/- 4/4. Fine: Rushes or drags a Groove in 1ms intervals up to +-100 ms. Both Coarse and Fine can be applied…

Sounds License Agreement

Legal » Sounds License Agreement

Spectrasonics instruments come with two License Agreements, one for the software itself and another covering usage of the sounds. Below is an example of our standard Sound License Agreement. We encourage potential users to see the Licensing FAQs section which answers…

USB Drive (Win)

Getting Started » Installation » USB Drive (Win)

Follow this set of instructions to install Stylus RMX Xpanded from your USB installation drive onto your Windows system. You’ll need over 16GB of free space available on your hard drive in order to install the instrument. NOTE: These screenshots are taken in…

Smoke

FX » Amp / Distortion » Smoke

The SMOKE Amp Simulator has a full set of amplifier controls, speaker combinations, and modeled versions of several classic guitar amplifiers. PAGE ONE CONTROLS AMP Enables or disables the amplifier model. If the switch is OFF, none of the amplifier models…

Copy Protection FAQs

Legal » Copy Protection FAQs

Do Spectrasonics Virtual Instruments use copy protection? Yes, we have our own system. Once you’ve installed and opened the plug-in, you’ll need to authorize the plug-in on our web site, via your User Account. It’s fast and easy, and you’ll get…

Favorites

The Browser » Favorites

There are two main purposes for the Favorites feature of the Browser: There are a LOT of Grooves and sounds in Stylus RMX and what ships with the product is only the beginning! Growing your library by importing REX files means that the possibilities are endless.…

USB Drive (Mac)

Getting Started » Installation » USB Drive (Mac)

Follow this set of instructions to install Stylus RMX Xpanded from your USB installation drive onto your Mac system. You’ll need over 16GB of free space available on your hard drive in order to install the instrument. NOTE: These screenshots are taken in…

Groove Menus

Concepts » Groove Menus

Groove Menus have been around for quite awhile and have appeared on many Spectrasonics products, even in our sample libraries before we released Stylus RMX. A Groove Menu is essentially a single Patch or Part containing a collection of related grooves at the same…

Favorites Utility Menu

The Browser » Favorites Utility Menu

The Favorites Utility Menu lets save the Edit Buffer Suite as a new Custom Suite, delete the currently selected Suite, or delete an Element from the selected Suite. To access the Favorites Utility Menu, click on the UTILITY display. Please watch Suite Editing…

MIDI Learn

The Footer » Utility Menu » MIDI Learn

MIDI Learn is an immensely powerful feature that allows you to control virtually any on-screen parameter on any RMX page with an external MIDI controller or MIDI messages from your host. MIDI Learn is also a flexible system that can address over 20,000 of Stylus…

Amp / Distortion

FX » Amp / Distortion

Stylus RMX includes three distortion and amp models for adding grit and character to your sounds—giving you tones that barely break up to the most clipped and gnarly noises imaginable. Valve Radio Flame Distortion Smoke Amp Simulator

Part Modes

Part Modes

Stylus RMX has two primary modes of operation that can be set independently for each part: MIDI Mode and Trigger Mode • MIDI Mode determines how each part responds to incoming MIDI note data and what type of playback result occurs when the note is…

Host Sync

The Footer » Host Sync

The Host Sync Button enables RMX to sync with the transport in the host software. When the Play button is activated in the host, all Host-Synced Parts in RMX will begin playing. Host Sync locks to the Host Song Position, so if the transport is started mid-measure,…

Speed Controls

The Browser » Speed Controls

The SPEED section of the Browser allows you to alter the playback speed of a Groove in relation to the host’s tempo. Once you’e altered the tempo by using the Half and Double buttons, the MIDI file will also change, so the adjusted Groove can be used on…

The Grill

Edit Groups » The Grill

When RMX is first opened, the Edit Group editing area is covered by the Edit Group Grill. For users who wish to only use the MAIN Edit Group, the grill can be left in place and these additional Edit Group features can be ignored. In this case, any change to an…

Simplify

Time Designer » Simplify

Simplify allows you to make a Groove less busy and can give new life to your library. Simplify is the only Groove Lock parameter not subject to the Groove Lock Grid selection. It works by gradually removing slices until you end up with a simplified version of the…

Multi / Kit Management

The Footer » Utility Menu » Multi / Kit Management

These three menu choices change labels when switching between Multi Mode and Kit Mode and affect the status of the entire plug-in. MULTI / KIT OPEN This menu item will open a Multi or Kit Patch from your hard drive via the standard “Open” dialog of…

Software License Agreement

Legal » Software License Agreement

Spectrasonics virtual instruments come with two License Agreements, one for the software itself and another covering usage of the sounds. Below is an example of our standard Software License Agreement. We encourage potential users to see the extensive Licensing FAQs…

Learning / Unlearning Controllers

Concepts » MIDI Learn » Learning / Unlearning Controllers

LEARN CONTROL This menu item activates the MIDI Learn function. Once this item is chosen, RMX waits to see which knob, slider or button is activated on the controller and which RMX parameter is selected. Once the RMX parameter and MIDI controller have been moved,…

Keyboard

Getting Started » Stylus RMX Standalone » Keyboard

The Stylus RMX Standalone comes with an optional on-screen keyboard. From the View Menu, select “Keyboard” or hit “Command–K / Control-K.” The Keyboard opens along the bottom edge of the interface, but it can be moved anywhere on your desktop. Its…

Show All / Clear All

Concepts » MIDI Learn » Show All / Clear All

SHOW ALL This menu item opens a page in your web browser to display a list of the current MIDI Learn Assignments. This is an invaluable aid in setting up your own custom hardware controller templates. The window displaying the MIDI Learn assignments contains…

Buzz

Chaos Designer » Buzz

The Buzz section of Chaos Designer lets you add unique buzzing, retriever, and stutter remix-style effects to slices in a Groove. It rapidly retriggers Slices in the Element, creating an electronic Buzzing effect. The results with Buzz Chaos can be wild,…

Auto Assignments

Edit Groups » Auto Assignments

Assignment is the process of creating a new Edit Group or moving slices from one group to another. Clicking on the ASSIGN window reveals a drop-down menu that displays the options for creating and customizing Edit Groups. There are two types of Assignments: AUTOMATIC…

Formant Filter

FX » Filters » Formant Filter

The Format Filter adds characteristics of the human voice to any sound. It accomplishes this by chaining a narrow set of bandpass filters, set at specific frequencies, which reflect the formants of the human voice. PAGE ONE CONTROLS HEADSIZE Simulates the…

Modulation

FX » Modulation

Stylus RMX has six modulation processors to spice up your Grooves—from vintage and modern phasers, to flangers and chorus. Ultra Chorus Retro Phaser Pro Phaser EZ Phaser Retro Flanger Flanger

Working with Parts

Global Modes » Multi-Mode » Working with Parts

A Part consists of a sound Element, plus all the parameters from the EDIT Page, CHAOS Page, FX Page, and a MIXER Strip. There are eight Parts in Stylus RMX. Parts may be Saved, Loaded, Copied, Pasted, Cleared, and Reverted. THE CURRENT ACTIVE PART You can tell which…

Chorus Echo

FX » Delays » Chorus Echo

The Chorus Echo is inspired by the classic Roland Chorus-Echo from the 1970s. This unit combines both analog-style delay and chorusing, but includes new features like stereo width control and a dedicated ‘Dirt’ control for a more gritty…

Tempo Handling

Concepts » Tempo Handling

Stylus RMX always follows the tempo information of the host, so you set the tempo from the host application’s tempo controls. Stylus RMX is able to play back grooves at a wide range of tempos without sacrificing sound quality due to the marriage of our Groove…

Pitch Chaos

Chaos Designer » Pitch Chaos

The Pitch section of the Chaos Designer affects the pitch of slices in the Element. The three parameters in this section determine how much and what kinds of changes will occur. Raising the sliders causes more slices to be pitch-shifted more frequently. Imagine…

Global MIDI Modes

Global Modes » Kit Mode » Global MIDI Modes

Kit Mode has three different MIDI Modes. This allows for maximum flexibility when working with incoming MIDI. They are: KIT CHANNEL 1-8 Each Part responds to a different MIDI Channel. Part 1 = MIDI channel 1 Part 2 = MIDI channel 2 Part 3 = MIDI channel…

FX Unit Basics

FX » FX Unit Basics

LOADING AN FX UNIT To load an FX Unit into a Rack, click the downward facing triangle on the desired slot. From the drop-down menu, choose an FX Unit by selecting the FX category, then the FX unit name. CHANGING AN FX UNIT To select a different FX Unit in…

Parts and Edit Groups

Global Modes » Kit Mode » Parts and Edit Groups

A Part in Kit Mode consists of an EDIT Page, FX Page, and a MIXER Strip (the Chaos Page is not used in Kit Mode). There are 8 Parts in Stylus RMX. Parts may be Saved, Loaded, Copied, Pasted, Cleared, and Reverted. Since each Kit Module resides on its own Part, there is…

Multi-Component Grooves

Concepts » Groove Control » Multi-Component Grooves

Over the years, Groove Control has evolved. In the past, Groove Control files only triggered a single note (slice) at a time. Now with SAGE technology, Groove Control files have the ability to be multi-tiered, playing several notes at once—several grooves at…

Sound Menus

The Browser » Sound Menus

There are three different types of Elements in RMX: Grooves, Sound Menus, and Kit Modules. SOUND MENU ELEMENTS consist of a collection of single-hit or “one-shot” samples, mapped across the keys of your MIDI controller. Since Stylus RMX is so much fun to use when…

Aux Send Mini-Slider

FX » Aux Send Mini-Slider

The* Aux Send Mini-Slider* controls the gain of the audio signal that the current Edit Group sends through a particular Mixer AUX Send Buss. It is then routed through the corresponding AUX knobs on the Mixer Page. The best way to think of this control is as an AUX…

Time Designer

Time Designer

Time Designer is an innovative feature in Stylus RMX 1.7 that allows dramatic manipulation of audio loops. When working with audio loops, the major challenges have always been to get Grooves with different feels to work well together or to change their time…

Groove Control vs. REX Files

Concepts » Groove Control » Groove Control vs. REX Files

REX files are often confused with Groove Control® because both share the basic concepts of sliced audio and MIDI files. A REX file is something anyone can create from a standard audio file loop by using Reason Studios’s ReCycle™ application since it is an open…

Internal / External Timing

Part Modes » Trigger Modes » Internal / External Timing

The Trigger Mode feature works even if a host is not playing because RMX has it’s own internally running bar/beat clock. RMX switches between it’s own internal time system and the host’s time system depending on the “Play” status of the…

Meter

Time Designer » Meter

The Meter Menu Display shows the currently selected time signature. The original time signature of the groove is displayed in parenthesis. Using the Meter Menu, you can change the time signature of any 4/4 audio loop in Stylus RMX in real-time. That includes any…

Legal

Legal

The following answers to common questions about our Licensing and Copy Protection policies apply to licensed Spectrasonics users: What are the basic principles of the standard license agreement? Single-user music production/performance: Allowed Multiple users: Not…

Moving the SAGE Directory

Getting Started » Moving the SAGE Directory

After installation, you might want to move the large SAGE folder directory (containing all the sound files) to a secondary drive in order to free up space on your internal drive. Locating SAGE macOS 10.12 (or later) Select the Go menu at the top of your screen while…

Header

The Mixer » Header

MULTI/KIT MODE SWITCH There are two distinct Global Modes of operation in RMX: Multi Mode and Kit Mode. These Modes apply to the entire system, meaning that all 8 Parts are always in the same Mode. E.G. it’s not possible to have Parts 1-4 in Multi Mode and…

Download (Win)

Getting Started » Installation » Download (Win)

Stylus RMX Xpanded is available as a download for registered users through our Webstore/Techshop Once you’ve downloaded Stylus RMX Xpanded via the Download Manager, follow this set of instructions to install it on your Windows system. You’ll need 32 GB of…

Importing Audio

Concepts » Importing Audio

One of the most exciting aspects of Stylus RMX is that in addition to the massive Groove Control-activated core library and SAGE Xpanders that can be used with Stylus RMX, you can import your own audio loops for use in the Stylus RMX engine. This means unlimited…

Settings Button

The Browser » Settings Button

The small SETTINGS Button resides above the Elements column in the Browser. This button controls how RMX handles parameter settings when switching from one Element to another. SETTINGS ON When the Settings Button is active, Stylus RMX will reset a Part to a…

Ultra Chorus

FX » Modulation » Ultra Chorus

Chorus is a pitch and delay effect that adds a rich, shimmering quality to a sound by detuning and delaying the incoming signal and combining it with the unaffected signal. The Ultra Chorus has a dedicated LFO—a ‘LUSH’ control, which gives this unit a dense,…

Musical Applications

Concepts » Groove Control » Musical Applications

There are many different ways to utilize Groove Control in various situations. All of these techniques involve ways of interacting with features from your host application and features in Stylus RMX. Sometimes the majority of the work will be done in the host, and…

Activation / Deactivation

Edit Groups » Activation / Deactivation

CHECKMARKS Checkmarks indicate whether or not an Edit Group is active. When checked, it is active. DEACTIVATING AN EDIT GROUP This option appears at the bottom of the Edit Group drop-down menu when: There are more Edit Groups than just “Main”…

Radio Delay

FX » Delays » Radio Delay

Radio Delay is essentially a hybrid of a dual-mono BPM-style delay, but with the delayed signals running through the Valve Radio distortion filter. This produces cool, dual-filtered echo effects that sound like they are coming from distorted old speakers or…

Capture

Chaos Designer » Capture

The Capture feature allows you to save the results of what happens when Chaos is affecting the Groove. Pressing the Capture button while RMX is playing creates a MIDI file of the currently playing Groove. Capture will round off to the end of the current pass of…

MIDI Modes

Part Modes » MIDI Modes

The MIDI Mode is selected by the drop-down menu display in the lower right corner of the Footer. MIDI Mode is an important function of Stylus RMX—it determines how each part responds to incoming MIDI note data and what type of playback result occurs when the MIDI…

Time Signatures

Concepts » Time Signatures

With Time Designer, you can change the time signature of any groove in the RMX library in real-time, using the Meter function on the Time Designer page. View the Time Designer tutorial. There may still be times and applications where you might want to manually edit…

Envelopes

The Edit Page » Envelopes

There are three independent Envelope generators – AMP, FILTER, and PITCH. Each Envelope has its own sub-page with a set of dedicated controls. To activate a sub-page, click one of the three names. These Envelopes work on a per-slice basis. AMP The…