More info

Here's where you can find technical info about ReCycle, including ye olde traditional F.A.Q and system requirements.


What are REX files anyway?
The REX2 files is ReCycle's own, native file format. The files contain the sliced loops that has been treated in ReCycle and can be opened by any REX2 capable music software.

What software products support REX2?
Practically all major software titles support the REX2 format. Be it music production software like Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, Sonar, Live and of course our own Reason and Record, or software instruments such as Native Instruments Kontakt, Spectrasonics Stylus RMX or Digidesign Transfuser. Check your software's specifications for REX compatibility.

Why doesn't ReCycle support hardware samplers anymore?
Very few people use hardware samplers anymore, and the few that are being used all have excellent computer transfer software that can use files exported from ReCycle to transfer to the sampler. You can export SoundFonts and AKAI .akp files for instance.

What file formats can ReCycle export
Most music software applications can use ReCycle's own REX2 files that contain both the sampled material and the timing info. ReCycle can also export the following file formats:

  • Standard MIDI file
  • AIFF
  • Sound Designer II
  • Wave file (.wav)
  • Mixman track file
  • SampleCell instrument file
  • SoundFont file
  • AKAI .akp Program file

What file formats can ReCycle import
ReCycle can effortlessly open the following file formats:

  • AIFF
  • WAV
  • Sound Designer II (Mac version only)

And of course its own format - REX2.

Files can be mono or stereo, up to five minutes long with bitrates being 8, 16 or 24 bit and with sample rates from 11.025 kHz to 1MHz(!)

System Requirements

To take full advantage of the program, you need an application that reads REX2 files (such as Propellerhead Reason), a SoundFont compatible application, an AKAI sampler that supports .AKP files, Digidesign SampleCell, or a program that reads Mixman TRK files.


  • PC with 300 MHz or faster Pentium compatible processor
  • 512 MB of RAM or more
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (or later)
  • 800 × 600 display (or better)
  • 16-bit Windows compatible audio card, preferably with an ASIO or DirectX driver


  • Intel processor (or better)
  • 512 MB of RAM or more
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • 800 × 600 display (or better)