RECYCLE - THE ULTIMATE TOOL FOR SAMPLED GROOVES
Loopists, groovists, samplists! A new world is about to open up before your very ears! New and improved ReCycle 2.0 solves all your groove related problems – and lets you get truly creative in the process.
Loops, grooves and breakbeats: Powerful sonic building blocks, and great inspirational triggers. No matter what style of music you're into, you can be sure there's a loop out there that can spice your track up a little, or lift it to completely new heights.
But handling loops and grooves equals hard work. Hours of pitching and stretching just to get a loop to fit your song's tempo and timing. And if you need to change the key, you're in for even more work. In the end, your loops are controlling you, instead of vice versa. Lucky for you though, help is on its way. From Propellerhead software comes a program that gives you full creative control over your looped material! Welcome to ReCycle – The Ultimate Tool for Sampled Grooves.
WHAT DOES RECYCLE DO ?ReCycle goes way beyond simply solving groove problems and cleaning up your loop act – it's a highly creative tool that helps you make the most of your grooves. In simple terms, ReCycle lets you do with sampled loops what you can do with beats programmed from individual drum sounds – like alter the tempo, or replace sounds and process them individually. ReCycle turns concrete-rigid loops into musical modeling clay, allowing you, the loopist, to do pretty much what you desire.
HOW IS IT DONE ?Start out with a regular audio file or a sample in your sampler, preferrably one of a groovy nature. Load the groove into ReCycle, and the program will "look" at the groove, analyze it, and break it up into its rhythmic components. Each part is called a "slice". The process itself is fully automated, but once the slices are there, they are yours to move, monitor or delete, using the programs on-screen tools and controls. Other tools allow you to set the length, attack and decay of the slices, and to change your grooves' overall tempo or pitch, without one affecting the other! It's not magic, but it's probably as close as you can get.
THEN WHAT ?The next step is of course to bring your improved groove into one of your songs. At this point, the procedures differ depending on your equipment and preferred working method: If you like, you can use ReCycle simply as a problem solver for loops. Load a drum loop into ReCycle, set a new tempo or pitch, and save the results as a new file. Or load up any groove, and use ReCycle's on-screen signal processors: Compressor, EQ and Transient Designer, to give it some punch and distinction. Anything you choose to do in ReCycle can be applied to your loop, and saved as a new file.
To use your loop directly in Propellerhead Reason, Steinberg Cubase VST or other programs supporting REX2 files, all you need to do is save your sliced-up loop as a REX2 file and import it onto an Audio Track in your sequencer. The imported loop will play back like the original, but you can change the tempo freely, and you will have full control over the original slices! Silence, move or replace individual hits, change volume and panning – your loop has come to life! If you're using a sampler, ReCycle creates a soundbank containing the samples/slices, and transmits it to your sampler. ReCycle then creates a MIDI file based on the timing of the original groove. Import the MIDI file into your sequencer, and it will trigger the slices in your sampler, playing back the groove you started out with. Only this time – you make the rules. Quantize it, change the tempo, retune or replace the sounds – Total Loop Control!
New in ReCycle 2.0
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