MethodRed Introduces REXPlayer

Rex File and Slice Sample Player for the Mac
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MethodRed announced today the release of REXPlayer, a handy Rex file and slice sample player for the Mac. REXPlayer provides all the tempo flexibility you expect with Rex files in a fast, modern app that let’s you play any Rex file and play the individual slices via MIDI.

Use REXPlayer anytime you need to quickly listen to Rex files. Or use it along side your favorite Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) as a great way to audition files and slices before importing them into your project. You’ll find REXPlayer useful even if your DAW already supports Rex files.

“Navigating through multiple folders in a dialog box to audition files can be uninspiring, at best. REXPlayer gives you a fast, efficient way to audition dozens or hundreds of files, with hands on control of their individual slices, full waveform display, and all the flexible tempo control you expect from Rex files. Just drag and drop entire folders full of Rex files onto REXPlayer and get out of your computer’s file system and back to making music”, says MethodRed founder Doug Hanson.

Key Features

  • A fast, efficient way to play any Rex file
  • Play the file’s slices from your MIDI keyboard or pad controller
  • Flexible tempo: change it in realtime or lock it so all files play at your desired tempo
  • Simple drag and drop operation with multiple files and folders
  • Drag export to your DAW of choice

Using REXPlayer

  • Opens and loads fas

REXPlayer is purpose built just to play Rex files - fast: you’ll be previewing multiple files before your DAW is even open.

  • Instant access to the individual slices

REXPlayer gives each of the Rex slices its own MIDI note number, so you can immediately play the slices from your MIDI controller. Get creative with the slices and decide if the file is right for your project before you import it.

  • Hands-on control and visual display

REXPlayer’s intuitive transport controls, accurate waveform display, playable slices, and tempo control provide complete flexibility when auditioning files. Even MIDI routing is simple and direct in REXPlayer.

  • Drag and drop simplicity

A simple drop queue’s up multiple files, making it easy to find your loops, play the sounds, and get back to creating music. When you find the right file, just drag it directly from REXPlayer into any DAW that reads Rex files - no need to jump back to the Finder to relocate the file (though RexPlayer makes that easy, too).

System Requirements

REXPlayer requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

Pricing & Availability

REXPlayer is available now at a special introductory price of $4.99 from Apple’s Mac App Store.

About MethodRed

MethodRed makes software for musicians, audio and MIDI tools to help them explore creativity and find inspiration. For further information please visit

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