Swedish music software developers
has announced ReCycle 2.1, a new version of their loop chopping tool. New to this release is Mac OS X support and much more. Propellerhead’s Web site indicates that beta testing is now underway; the upgrade will be free for all registered ReCycle 2.0 users.
ReCycle is aimed at musicians, DJs and audio engineers interested in crafting their own sampled loops. The software analyzes and slices loops, allowing you to alter tempo, replace sounds and process them individually.
In addition to Mac OS X support, ReCycle v2.1 gains support for Windows XP, adds multiple undos, supports 24-bit resolution, and includes Reason Adapted — a special version of Propellerhead’s music workstation software specifically streamlined for loop composition — as well as Reload, a utility for importing Akai samples.
The new version of ReCycle is available for download for registered ReCycle 2.0 owners interested in beta testing the software — visit the Web site for more details. It will be released as a free update when it’s ready. The software costs US$229 or €229, and will be released to retail by the end of the year.