Unless you right-click, you might never know that Stylus RMX comes with dozens of trippy effects presets. You can even save your own.
Spectrasonics Stylus RMX serves up great-sounding drum grooves as fast as you can click, but it also has several hidden time-saving features: 1. Right-clicking (Control-clicking on the Mac) on an effect panel in the FX rack pops up a menu that lets you save and load presets. Right-click on the rack itself, and you can save and load entire racks of effects. Stylus comes with quite a few tasty presets. 2. Like to explore? Beginning in version 1.5.1c, right-clicking on the browser window shows a list of the sounds you've just auditioned. 3. Say you've edited a Groove Element and want to hear what those settings (filter, effects, chaos, and so on) sound like applied to a different groove. Just turn off the Settings button, select the new Element, and click on the Settings button again. (For more about David Battino's work, visit batmosphere.com.)