Audiofier has announced the release of Xtyles, a rhythms and loops combinator for Kontakt 5.8.1+, saying:
In a generation of producers who make extensive use of loops in their music, there might be a sense of stale productions. Musical loops can be pitch-shifted and time-stretched, but they can't follow your music. Your music ends up following the loops. One can cut, splice, mangle, edit loops to make them kind of unique, but repetitions of loops make music less interesting.
Enters Xtyles, with features that allow loops to follow your music and inject life and excitement in your songs and music compositions. Xtyles is indeed a collection of loops, but these loops can be turned from major to minor and vice versa. Not only can they be time-stretched and edited, but it all happens on the fly, as a result of pressing a button, or a key, commanding an improvisation or a total reworking of a performance.
Aimed at Electronic, Modern Producers and Film Composers, Xtyles will fit in your template as the provider of ingenious arrangement elements which never sound stale.
- 8 layers of loops which can be randomised at slice level. Prepared in Major and Minor versions, these loops will follow your composition, with melody, rhythm and sounds improvisations to spice up your track.
- Xtyles generates loops combinations according to 8 pre-defined "Xtyles" or according to the user's taste, which can be stored in 4 user "Xtyles.".
- The user can recall on the fly up to 8 "Scenes", which include loops combinations and sounds choices, to create evolving arrangements, which will fit for any song structure.
- Colour coded Keyswitches make it easy to trigger each loop and change Key and Mode (Major Minor) for each loop, even within subdivisions of the bar. The user can also trigger an "improvisation" at a press of a key, or change the scene totally, with new loops combinations.
Intro Price: $45 (+ tax) for two weeks (Reg. $59).