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Post  Neil B on Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:54 am

Off topic maybe, but remaining with the Spectrasonics theme:

Has anyone got or heard the RMX expanders from ILIO (i.e other than the ones that come with RMX)?

http://www.ilio.com/ilio/xpanders/index.htm

I'm just wondering what Santa might want to bring me, if I have time to put Omnisphere down for a few hours!

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Post  Hans Scheffler on Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:42 pm

I have all of them and Ethno Techno is my favourite.
I am of course biased but the stuff from ninevoltaudio complements the corelibrary in RMX in a very cool way.
I can really recommend to get the Collection.
best bang for the buck.

There is some good stuff at Esoundz too.
Total Rex from Zero G is a mixed bag.
Some stuff like the Funky GTRs are really cool but many of the drumloops are really poorly rexed and sound totally crap when you slow down more than 10 BPM.
The 9volt stuff sounds great at any tempo!

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Post  bigcohoona on Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:55 pm

Ethno Techno is an amazing product, very diverse and an unusual compliment to RMX.

I also love Skippy's Noizebox, it does for Ethno Techno what Metamorphosis did for Liquid Grooves.

I also can't say enough good things about Nine Volt Audio, I only have 2 products so far but their quality is excellent, multi-formated, and streamlined for a glove fit with Stylus.....of course they should come up with their own compliment to Ethno Techno....just kidding Hans, I just love the quality of your products with Kyle.

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Post  Neil B on Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:34 am

Thanks for the replies.
I'm obviously missing some in-joke here but I take it Hans is more than just an Omni member?

I'll have a bit more of a look at these products.
Now, where did I put my list for Santa.................. ?

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Post  Neil B on Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:56 am

Ah,
just did a google on Hans Scheffler - respect!

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Post  lhama on Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:47 am

All four of them are of great quality, and they are very different in stiles. ET is bar far my favorit, but I also really like Stark raving beats for the pure nutty beats. Really great if you want those fast hybrid beats with a twist. The one I really can't get into, is Noizebox, but that's more a matter of taste than quality. I use a lot of the different noizes a lot, though....And the rexed pads can be lots of fun..... bounce

I can't say to many good things about the Nine volt audio stuff. They are excellent and the modular aproach is brilliant. Check out Hans' Beat bandit or the Action drums. They are amoung my favorit expanders. cheers

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Post  Hans Scheffler on Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:27 am

thanks guys
you just made my day!

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Post  Neil B on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:02 am

Okay,
So in the end I bought
Big Bad Beats
Stark Raving Beats
Noizbox

Now, I'm looking at Nine Volt:
I've alread decided on
Textural Rex & Melodic Rex ----------- Any comments?
Stylin Basslines (not available from Nine Volt website, but still available) --------- comments?
I thought I might buy
Beat bandit & Action Drums (Boom Jinx) ----------- More comments?

But, my money nearly runs out at this point and I like the demos of:
Big Bad Guitars & Funky Guitars

So, a subjective question, I know:
Should I get the 2 guitar packs and leave the Beat Bandit/Action Drums for Christmas or.........?

Basically I'm wondering if I've got enough drums to be going on with (of course I've got the Spectrasonics expanders as well) and I might like to play around with some guitars - should be great in Version 1.7

Any comments more than welcome

Decisions, decisions

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Post  bigcohoona on Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:07 pm

I love NVA's stuff, especially Taiko Edition (have always loved taikos).

If you already have the Spectrasonics expanders, Melodic REX does look very nice, you may also want to check out Sonic Realities RAW libraries. They come in Rex2, Apple loops, & Wav, formats....hence the "RAW" title and the Rex files are tailored to be dropped into Stylus. I'm also using a lot from Drums On Demand, they make amazing libraries that are fantastic to use. I just buy them in Rex format and drop them into Stylus, they sound even better in RMX (as if that's a surprise:).

Since I do a lot of World and ambient, I also really Love Ethno Techno, it usually makes it on every Stylus Preset.

Man I'm loving 1.7! I can't believe how well groove lock works with Omni...Amazing! All I need is a sampler in Omni, or a great Yamaha & Steinway Grand sample set. I think I might pay as much as I did for Omni for that feature!

Hope this helps,

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