Spectrasonics Stylus RMX

Objective: Create more expressive parts by adding dynamics, processing, or other edits to specific beats in a loop.Background: Stylus RMX divides its files into “slices,” and each of these is editable in various ways. However, it’s also possible to apply edits selectively to just certain beats of a loop. In this example, we’ll look at how to process just the backbeat (2 and 4) of a loop.
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1. Select a groove. The example above shows groove “50 – Timeless a,” from the Classic Stylus library.

2. Close the browser.

3. Click on the Edit Group grille.

4. When the Edit Group window opens, click on the Assign Field, and choose “Assign (2 and 4) Backbeats.” Now, any edits (front panel or signal processors) will apply only to beats 2 and 4 of the loop.

5. Click on the FX button.

6. Click on the Inserts button, click on the Effects Select button, then select EZ-Verb.

7. Adjust the reverb parameters to taste. You can solo or mute the selected group to hear the effects of your edits, in real time.