Props where props are due - Recycle 2.1 main screen
Back in the day when you had to manually cut your beats up by hand, Recycle came along and changed the face of sample manipulation. With the proliferation of snazzy tools now available, it's easy to forget that Recycle was the original tool. Well now, as the Props say " the ultimate tool for sampled grooves is now a Suite of Tools Optimized for Mac OS X"
Of course, many of you will know Propellerhead Software as the Swedish company behind Reason and ReBirth, but today they announced ReCycle 2.1. ReCycle 2.1 will be a free update for registered users of ReCycle 2.0.
ReCycle 2.1 is now a suite of tools that include Reason Adapted, (a Reason version streamlined for loop composition that includes Dr. REX, REX2 file player, a mixer, effects, the NN-XT sampler plus the Reason Sampler) and the Reload utility for importing Akai samples. The combination of three applications (ReCycle, Reason Adapted and Reload) provide the user with everything they need for working with loops and grooves-all the way from ripping Akai Cds to Rewire-ing fully edited and treated loops into Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic and more. In addition, ReCycle 2.1 can now leverage the advanced technologies of Mac OS X.
ReCycle is a creative tool that prepares drum loops by analyzing and slicing them. It then creates the necessary audio elements and embeds the required sequencer data to the specialized REX file format (read by over 2 dozen applications). The effect of this is that the loop becomes tempo independent, that you can edit its components freely to "rebuild" the loop, and that the timing information in the recording (the musician's "groove" and "feel") can be applied to other (sequenced) elements of the music. REX files can be played and edited by all major audio sequencers such as Cubase, Logic, Digital Performer and Sonar. In addition, they can also be played back by software sampling applications such as Propellerhead Software's own Reason, Steinberg Halion, Emagic's EXS24mkII and many more.
Pricing and availability:
ReCycle 2.1 will be a free update for registered users available as a download on the Propellerheads' website -
ReCycle 2.1 will be available at Propellerhead Software Dealers worldwide for MSRP US$229/Euro $ 229 by the end of 2003..