An industry standard, ReCycle is the fastest way to make sampled material your own. 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. Producers use Recycle for making loops tempo-independent, for quick editing of sampled parts, chopping up riffs, remixing and doing mash ups.
Load any loop or musical phrase into ReCycle. The program will look at the file, analyze it, and slice it up into its rhythmic components. The file can then be rearranged, pitched or have its tempo freely adjusted. Artists have full control over the individual slices and can alter the timing or even quantize the groove, keep the feel of the loop and replace the sounds with their own. Or load the file into a software sampler and trigger the individual parts from a MIDI keyboard to turn the sampled material into a completely new performance.
A favorite among sound designers and producers, ReCycle's REX file format is supported by all major music software titles including applications such as Apple Logic, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar, Ableton Live, MOTU Digital Performer and Propellerhead Reason, as well as software instruments such as Native Instruments Kontakt and Spectrasonics Stylus RMX.
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I was tempted to buy the software a few months back but decided that it's only a matter of time before Propellerheads roll Recycle into Reason. I was burned once with Record, and while the Props made good with their pay what you want upgrade scheme, I'm none too eager to follow another convoluted upgrade path. And if I'm going to drop $200.00 on music software, I'd rather give Logic a go. With Logic's "convert region to sampler track" function I'd get similar results and a lot more besides.
01-Feb-12 09:58 AM
I've been using Recycle since version 1 and love what it does, but I agree 100%. For the money, I would rather throw a few extra dollars and get Logic or the likes as RC is a one trick pony. They should have redesigned the application as a tool in Reason 6 and just kept everything together.
02-Feb-12 11:29 AM