View Single Post
Old 2004-01-19, 13:26
gnorpf gnorpf is offline
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1
REX standard under pressure from Apple Loops

I've read a nice thread in the OS X Audio Forums about the new "Apple Loops" standard, which competes with the REX standard. It looks like it contains

- Loops like we know from REX
- A Midi version of the sounds played
- Full Sampler+Effects definitions how to recreate it

PLUS, most importantly: All this is encapsulated in a standard AIFF file which also contains a rendition of the loop ready for play.

So as a creator of loops, when you create Apple Loops, you get immediate basic compatibility to read your loops everywhere, and when used in a AL-compatible program it allows more flexibility other loops.

This is big news, indeed.

I like this flexibility, and I would like to encourage the props to include a AL-compatible Rex player in the next version of Reason.

OS X Audio Forums Thread