The perfect tool for sampled grooves

Slice your sampled loops with ReCycle and turn them from rigid recordings to flexible musical elements that blend seamlessly with your music. ReCycle slices loops into their rhythmical components, letting you quantize, rearrange or totally reimagine your sampled grooves.

How it’s done


ReCycle finds all the transients in your sampled material and slices your loop up, while also keeping the timing information so you can play it back at any tempo without losing its feel or with the artifacts that come from time stretch.


Sculpt your sound with ReCycle’s built-in effects: Transient Shaper, EQ, Envelope and a stretch feature that stretches the tail end of your each slice in the loop.


Save your loops as REX files and let the creative part begin. With ReCycled audio, your loops can be arranged, rearranged have their timing altered or even be used as a groove template for your song.

ReCycle tricks

1. Like the sounds of your loop, but the feel isn’t right for your song? ReCycled loops can be quantized in your sequencer to fit with any groove.

2. Or maybe you feel of your loop, but the snare isn’t right? Simply replace the snare while keeping the tempo.

3. Create a more living performance by rearranging the loop’s slices in your sequencer to create fills and variations.

4. Use your sequencer’s groove quantize to set the ReCycled loop as your groove template and have the whole track swinging to your loop.

The REX file format

REX is the native file format of ReCycle. A REX file contains the original audio of the loop, the slices you have applied in ReCycle, and any effects or processing you have added in ReCycle. REX files are also compressed, using a non-lossy compression technique to save some precious hard drive space. The REX technology is available for third parties and has become the de facto standard for loop handing in just about every DAW.

REX - the industry standard

These are the apps that support the REX technology today:

  • Ableton Live
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Image-Line FL Studio
  • Apple Logic
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Propellerhead Reason
  • Renoise
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Native Instruments Maschine
  • MOTU MachFive
  • Steinberg HALion
  • Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
  • SonomaWireWorks RiffWorks
  • SonomaWireWorks DrumCore
  • Toontrack Beatstation
  • Avid Transfuser
  • fxpansion Geist
  • …and more

Try ReCycle

Want to take ReCycle for a spin? Download the demo and try using ReCycle with your current music setup. Demo limitations: the demo version comes with four built-in loops that can be treated and exported as REX files to use with your DAW.

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