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    Stylus swing beats

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for some swing beats to manipulate in Stylus RMX for some up-tempo 50's music in the style of Mancini/Schiffrin. Is there anything out there that fits this, that can be played in Stylus? (SAGE expanders, or third party stuff). Latin percussion would be icing on the cake!

    If there's anything you know of outside of Stylus that i should know about, please let me know!

    (I posted this in the virtual instruments forum also).

    Appreciate your help[IMG]images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG].

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    Re: Stylus swing beats

    hmmm

    as far as stylus, the only xpander that I can think of that would work for this is backbeat, it has some shuffle and slightly swinged beats. However it may not be the perfect thing. I would think that programming your own drums for this may be best. You could use the individual kit sounds in RMX, or get something like ez drummer and latin expasnion for that as well...
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    Re: Stylus swing beats

    Quote Originally Posted by Crossingsound
    hmmm

    as far as stylus, the only xpander that I can think of that would work for this is backbeat, it has some shuffle and slightly swinged beats. However it may not be the perfect thing. I would think that programming your own drums for this may be best. You could use the individual kit sounds in RMX, or get something like ez drummer and latin expasnion for that as well...
    Thanks for the quick reply CS. I thought that might be the case - as usual I'm pushing for time, and as I'm not a drummer I find getting this stuff right (ie authentic sounding) pretty time consuming.

    What about outside of stylus?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Stylus swing beats

    Big Fish - elements traditional jazz - nu jazz city 1 and 2 - jazz quartet.

    All have good rex (stylus rmx compatible) loops of various swing grooves.
    Lot's of variations.

    Due to the constatnly ringing ride cymbals, which is essential to swinging drums, you can't get away with huge tempo changes but moderate ones work well.

    The biggest difference in the is the recording esthetic. Each sounds like they went for a different era's sound.

    As far as spectrasonics expanders go the "new orleans" expander thats only available on their web site has very usable swinging grooves but not nearly as many as the above titles.
    "Liquid" grooves has the most grooves that are swung a bit but not really jazz swing - its more contemporary funky swing. It's by far the expander I use the most even if just for the percussion loops to add on.

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    Re: Stylus swing beats

    Ed - great news and info. I wil check these out. Thanks, you've saved me a lot of time!

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    Re: Stylus swing beats

    There's some stuff on New Orleans Strut that would be appropriate for that.

    Can't beat the price and the cause too! :-)

    http://www.spectrasonics.net/neworleans/

    spectrum

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    Re: Stylus swing beats

    Eric - thanks for the link.

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