I've heard a lot of great things about Stylus RMX, but I was confused about one part. Will I be able to use a MIDI controller to map to single sounds (like one pad to a kick sample, one pad to a snare) and play the controller, triggering the Stylus sounds?
Actually there are quite a few multisampled versions of the same snare, kick etc to be found in the kits and soundmenus in RMX and even more variations can be found in the loops in slice menu mode.
But these are assigned to adjacent keys instead of being switched by velocity which is actually a benefit because that way you have every variation available at any volume.
You can also assign velocity to control the filter to mimic the change in sound that a real drum exhibits when it is hit at different velocities.
There is a cool video out there that shows some of the great things you can achieve with RMX when you trigger it from a padcontroller. http://www.alternatemode.com/RaveDrummer.shtml
It's not an acoustic drum multisample product though...that's important to know. It's geared towards remix applications, but can also be used in acoustic applications (especially with grooves) as well.
Ok, so it seems like I can play the drum samples myself using something like a pad controller. That's great! My biggest concern was that Stylus RMX wouldn't allow me to be as flexible, creatively-speaking, as I'd like. Perhaps I was confusing Stylus with a loop library, which can get repetitive and unoriginal quickly, so I wanted to make sure I could come up with my own beats.
Hi.What kind of controller do you have? You mention pads.So I am assuming you are not using a midi keyboard. If you are using an item like trigger finger for instance there are some things to be made aware of as to limits.But the limits I am thinking of are not static but may be something that you should know about so you don't think you can do something that you can't. More info would be helpfull. JON