Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
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Spectrasonics Stylus RMX

Stylus RMX, Virtueller Perkussions-Synthesizer from Spectrasonics.

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Wedges2 02/01/2012

Spectrasonics Stylus RMX: Produktbewertung von Wedges2 (content in English)

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Installing is pretty simple. It's rather large compared to some simple synth plugins so it will take some time. Pop in the the first disc, then the second, install, and authorize. There is a little bug where the folder you put the files in has to be in the same folder as another particular file. I can't remember off the top of my head but it's very common and simply googling is an easy way to find a solution.

Other than that, though, it's fine. The manual is nice and thorough, and the GUI is pretty easy to get the hang of, it just takes some experimenting because there are a lot of features.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

It is a little CPU intensive. Not like an EWQL plugin, but I definitely can't be running 3 instances of it at the same time. I use a Dell XPS studio computer with Windows 7 running FL Studio 10. My computer has six cores and 6GB of RAM, so if you have a computer less suited for music than you may have some issues running Stylus RMX. It has never crashed on me though, it's always been very stable. I've been using it for about 2 years.

OVERALL OPINION

Your going to find that you'll need to go through a lot of crap to find some gems. Personally I think the gems are worth it, others may not. I like to use Stylus RMX for tambourine loops and other percussion. I never really use it for full drum loops. Usually these sound very generic. The percussion loops are pretty nice though. There is a wide variety to choose from and every now and then I find something that fits so well into my track that I wouldn't find anywhere else.

So Stylus has it's ups and downs. The GUI is nice, and it has some nice features. I can't quite find out how to route multiple loops to different mixer channels from one instance though. That's a negative. People say it can be done, but I'm nos sure. Overall it's a good addition to my studio and a lot of my tracks wouldn't be the same without it. I'd recommend it.