Here’s a handy little utility: MethodRed has announced the release of REXPlayer, a Rex file and slice sample player app. REXPlayer plays any Rex file, or hundreds of them in a queue, at the tempo of your choice via drag & drop. The main UI plays the entire file, but you can also play the individual slices via MIDI. When you find the file that you want, just drag it directly from REXPlayer to any DAW that supports REX files. REXPlayer is available now via the Mac App Store for $4.99. It requires OS X 10.10 Yosemite and supports Rex (.rex), Rex2 (.rx2) and original ReCycle files (.rcy).
AMG today announced the release of their Beat Producer loop editing and percussion plug-in for musicians, producers, DJs and rappers. Beat Producer offers a range of powerful loop editing features to the computer musician, allows access to AMG’s huge, award-winning libraries and brings together industry standard formats, including REX files, Apple Loops and ACIDized WAV files, in one affordable package.
PlugInGuru announces the release of BeatTropolis Volumes 1 and 2. These two new drum loop libraries cover a melting pot of musical styles (hip hop, techno, dance, rock) as well as techniques (programmed grooves, live drummer, chopped synth and synth bass lines) in the RX2 (Recycle) format.