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Propellerhead Launches ReCycle 2.1

Native Mac OS X version includes Reason Adapted and Reload By Dave Nagel
Propellerhead Software has released a new version of ReCycle, an application for preparing drum loops for sequencing. (The company had previously announced the software's release back in January.) The new version adds Mac OS X support and other features. It's available now.

ReCycle prepares drum loops by analyzing and slicing them, then creates audio elements and embeds sequencer data into the REX file format, allowing the loop to become tempo-independent. The loops can then be rebuilt and their timing applied to other elements in applications that support the REX file format, such as Emagic Logic, MOTU Digital Performer, Steinberg Cubase and others. The new 2.1 version adds support for Mac OS X and Windows XP also includes Reason Adapted and Reload. Reason Adapted is a streamlined version of Propellerhead's own Reason, designed for loop composition. It includes Dr. REX, REX2 file player, a mixer, effects, the NN-XT sampler and the Reason Sampler. Reload is a utility for importing Akai samples. The new version also gains full 24-bit depth and multiple undo capabilities.

ReCycle 2.1 is available now for Mac OS X as a free upgrade for current users. The full version runs $229. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Corel Painter, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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