Originally Posted by YUGA
You can't directly drag and drop a REX(RX2) file onto Groove Agent One. You need to import it into Cubase first and copy the REX file into the working folder. And then, convert the copied REX file to AIFF/WAVE. Then, open the sliced AIFF loop in the Audio Part Editor, select all slices, drag them to a given Groove Agent One pad and release them while holding down the SHIFT key.
GA1 has only stereo outputs (up to 16 stereo channels), so you need to select either the left or right channel or insert a stereo-mono plugin.
I haven't yet toyed with Beat Designer.
Thank you Yuga!
I must say however, I am very disappointed. Why does it always seem that whenever Steinberg releases something new, they are taking 2 steps back in getting full functionality over that of their competitors, or better yet, when compared to other software they themselves release? No RX2 support is just horrible. That file format has been out for over 10 years now since Recycle was introduced, and even Halion which is many years old fully supports the dragging and dropping of RX2 files from the mediabay into itself. What you described is quite cumbersome to simply get a file loaded into Groove Agent One, and completely unnecessary. Talk about a workflow killer.
Thanks for the confirmation on the Groove Agent One outputs as well. Again, a huge step back. Beats are almost always done in Mono, and with this being something that deals directly with beats, why offer only Stereo outputs? Again, other variations of Groove Agent One, and even Halion support the routing of audio to Mono channels. Knowing Steinberg, these are two issues that probably won't be addressed either.