Here’s a nice demo/tutorial on how to re-create the sounds of the 80′s – for whatever reason
Simmons SDS 800
Oberheim Matrix 6R
Doepfer Dark Energy
MFB Synth Lite
Korg Kaoss Pad Mini
Make your dance music sparkle with Reason Disco School, the new ReFill from Propellerhead Software that recreates the classic sounds of disco. There will be fever. Propellerhead Software has released Reason Disco School – a new ReFill that explores the classic sounds that came out of three of Disco’s biggest capitals: New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
Ranging from old school Philadelphia layers of lush strings, through club beats of New York in the late 1970?s to the slick styles of Los Angeles, Disco School features six songs in three different keys, from simple two-chord progressions to more complex themes.
All sounds of Reason Disco School are sourced from the complete songs; each composed, arranged and produced for Reason Disco School. The musical elements – bass, drums, guitars, strings, keyboards, percussion and horns – are provided in Propellerhead’s tempo-independent REX format, designed to fit into modern club tracks or old-school hip hop productions.
Included in the ReFill is also a collection of multisampled drums for use with Reason’s NN-XT sampler and powerful Combinator device. Additionally, for club music, Disco School comes packed with electronic drums, claps and toms designed by electronic music artist, DJ and producer Sharooz.
On top of all the disco grooves and loops, Reason Disco School provides a collection of instruments based on the ElectroMechanical ReFill (a free downloadable ReFill for any registered Reason owner). Reverb and distortion effects are included, as well as “needle drop” snippets of sampled grooves to round out the library.
The Reason Disco School ReFill is available now at the Propellerhead site for US $99/€79 EUR.