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Spectrasonics Releases “Burning Grooves”
S.A.G.E. Xpander for Stylus RMX
$99 Groove Control™ activated live drum grooves featuring Abe Laboriel Jr.
FRANKFURT, GERMANY — April 6, 2005 — Spectrasonics today announced the release of
Burning Grooves a Groove Control™ activated S.A.G.E. Xpander library for their acclaimed
Stylus RMX virtual groove instrument. The company recently released four other Xpanders based
on their award-winning Backbeat, Retro Funk, Liquid Grooves, and Metamorphosis collections.
The release of the Burning Grooves Xpander is the first time the popular drum groove collection
has been available with Spectrasonics Groove Control™ development technique, that allows
playing the audio loops in an extremely wide range of tempos with no loss in audio quality. All
the S.A.G.E. Xpanders, including Burning Grooves, have a US retail price of $99.
The Burning Grooves Xpander includes aggressive live drum grooves laid down by reknown
drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. whose credits include Paul McCartney, Sting, Seal, Me'shell
Ndegeocello, Chris Isaak, Steve Vai, k.d. lang, Jeff Beck, Joe Sample and Scritti Politti
among many other top artists. Burning Grooves also features extreme re-mixes of Laboriel’s
amazing musical performances by producer Eric Persing.
“Abe’s intense performances on Burning Grooves are considered classics,” said Spectrasonics
Founder and Creative Director, Eric Persing. “It’s really exciting to now be able to use these
killer grooves directly in Stylus RMX. I know our users are going to love all the new material and
patches we’ve created just for this Xpander — we really had a lot of fun creating all the extras on
the DVD-ROM. In style and approach, Burning Grooves is very complementary to the all the
other Xpanders and the RMX core library. There’s really nothing else with quite this attitude!”
The diverse selection of unrelenting hardcore, alternative, power funk, rock & roll and
grungehead loops and wide variety of tempos and feels puts this collection in a class by itself.
Each groove has a unique mix (edge, hi-fi, ambient, distorted, lo-fi, etc), and some have both HI-
FI and LO-FI re-mixes. It is one of the only SAGE Xpanders to include different time signatures
(3/4, 5/4, 6/8, 7/8, 12/8), and those hard to find Tom-Tom and Sidestick grooves.
Burning Grooves offers versions of the grooves played without kick drum and without snare
drum for maximum flexibility in customizing the grooves to your music. This technique allows
you to create your own kick or snare patterns within the loop, on breakdowns, and also makes it
much easier to layer Burning Grooves with other loops. Separate fills and intro loops are
available to help smooth transitions, and create a “live vibe.”
The Xpander DVD-ROM also includes a brand new “Acoustic Groove Elements” directory of
isolated kick, snare, sidestick, hi-hat and ride cymbal grooves that can be interchanged with loops
that do not include kick or snare in them – and can also be used to easily create custom grooves
from the ground up. Over 130 new multi patches included on this Xpander take advantage of
combining the Burning Grooves loops with many of the advanced features of Stylus RMX, like
the new effects system and Chaos Designer. All the new patches and acoustic groove elements
were created especially for the Burning Grooves S.A.G.E. Xpander version.
All five Spectrasonics S.A.G.E. Xpanders are now available worldwide through all authorized
Spectrasonics’ international dealers: Burning Grooves, BackBeat, Liquid Grooves, Retro Funk
and Metamorphosis. Each S.A.G.E. Xpander’s suggested retail price is $99US.
Founded in 1994, Spectrasonics is a leading innovator of world-class, award-winning virtual
instrument software plug-ins, used by the top recording artists, producers, remixers and film
composers on the planet. Key Spectrasonics products include Trilogy™ Total Bass Module,
Atmosphere™ Dream Synth Module and Stylus RMX™ Realtime Groove Module and its five
S.A.G.E. Xpanders. For more information visit http://www.spectrasonics.net
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