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At 02:47 AM 12/2/2004, loop.pool wrote:

>Check out the controls in the super cool free VST plugin 
>SUPATRIGGAH.   Each major parameter in this very simple granular plugin 
>has a control for how random it can get and what the frequency of this 
>randomization application is.
>I just imagine a granular real time plugin which combines these 
>constrainable randomization algorhythms.

Okay, if this excites you, then you've got to check out the newly updated 
Stylus RMX plug-in from Spectrasonics.

I've been using the original Stylus for a couple of years now.  (For those 
of you that don't know, it's a VST/AU instrument that features a 
of sampled and looped drum grooves, each of which can be further edited 
customized.)  For quite a while, I've used it in conjunction with 
Supatrigga as well, with pretty good results.  Like you, I've also wished 
that I could customize it on a more granular basis.

What the new RMX update adds (amongst about a jillion other things) is a 
new function called 'Chaos Designer'.  A quick glance at the controls 
pretty darn familiar: yep, somebody else has obviously been playing with 
Supatrigga.  ;)

The kewl thing about having this built directly into the plug-in (as 
opposed to chaining Supatrigga into an effects loop) is that using Stylus 
RMX's Edit Group function, you can define what part(s) of the group get 
randomized.  You want just the hats randomized?  You got it.  You want a 
straight backbeat with counts 3 & 4 of every fourth measure improvising a 
fill?  No problem.  You want to randomize everything into an "Warp 
Records"-homage of glitch soup...?  Well, you start to get the 
picture.  You can also import your own loops as REX files, if you've got a 
utility such as Recycle to convert them to that format.

Can you do all that by yourself just using Supatrigga?  Of course, but it 
takes a lot more effort to chop up the loops into completely separate 
then run several instances with different effect settings.  Having 
everything together in one package makes things a helluva lot easier.  Not 
to mention that the included drum grooves are first-rate, and there are a 
whole lot of other ways to twist them around as well.

More information can be found at http://www.spectrasonics.net


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