EATyourGUITAR wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:34 pm
no and no. you need to spend some time with stylus RMX. there is a lot more to this way of working than what you think. it is not your basic eurorack module. it is not apples to apples. automatic beat slicers are not as good as paying someone to do it for you. that is like saying a robot can write songs better than a human. not the same at all. rex format is a standard format that goes beyond recycle and reason. I would like to see rex support in eurorack so that I do not need to do the same work twice. maybe you don't need that feature but I do.
I've used Stylus RMX since v1.2, i think its close to 15 years, maybe more. The first thing that struck me is how similar it gets to using that program but for euro.
The so called professional libraries that you can buy, i've tried several of the highest ranking ones. loaded samples up in Soundforge to check them out, several milliseconds of silence in the beginning.. lol, great work. Many had like several seconds of silence at the end too, this sucks for eurorack since you want short samples, short samples means faster streaming and less latency.
They're usually shit, way way worse then the samples i do for myself. I highly doubt they manually check each and every loop point for rex files either, and if they do i'm sure its as sloppy as the so called ""professional"" samples. Beat slicers can also always be adjusted and zoomed in, and it obviously also has a sensitivity setting that you must tweak.
You don't need libraries to use amen breaks, just sample it yourself from the original source. Its also the only way to know its not been resampled numerous times before, you might get a really shitty copy of a copy of a copy. If someone lazily changed from 96khz to 44.1khz or the other way around at some point it also introduces aliasing that you dont want. Many of those amen breaks that you can buy or download from the internet has a tone of compression and distortion too added to them. Its way better to add this yourself, it will sound much more professional (if you know what you're doing).