Modular Percussion Reason ReFill from Audiovapor

November 12, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Modular Percussion is a Reason Refill of unique sampled percussive sounds from a modular EuroRack synthesizer. Modular Percussion contains 581mb of content sampled at 24bit 96khz, 50 combinators, and 3 full Kong kits.

The percussive samples were created with the MakeNoise Optomix triggered by an MFB Uzewerg Pro. The sound sources were the WMD Phase Displacement Oscillator, Modcan Dual Wave, Moog Freqbox and Doepfer A-118. The Optomix is an analog, vactrol based voltage controlled Low Pass Gate. Low Pass Gates are commonly used for creating classic modular percussive timbres. The vactrol creates a natural, musical decay, perfect for percussive hits. The MFB Urzwerg Prong” the Optomix with 5 different CV damping amounts, multisampled and layered within Kong. The result is a dynamic, unique percussion soundset simply unavailable anywhere else.

The 50 LPG combinators heavily feature the Echobode and Pulsar Reason Rack Extensions. You must own the Echobode and Pulsar Rack Extensions to use these combinators properly. The combinators feature arppegiators, sequences, effects and filters that create inspirational percussive loops. The 3 Kong kits are all of the multisamples mapped across the pads.

Features:

-581mb of content sampled at 24bit, 96hz. ReFill download size is 284mb.

-50 multisampled percussive hits with 5 layers of Optomix damping (246 samples total).

-50 combinators, 3 kong kits.

-The root note of all the percussive sounds was sampled at “C” at the source. This enables the end user to tune the Kong kits to their preference, perhaps to match the key of their song. The percussion sequences are also all in the key of “C” for easier tweaking.

-For use in Reason 6.5.1 and above.

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New Reason Refill from Soundcells: PolysixRE ReFill – Retro Meets Modern!

October 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The original Polysix, introduced in 1981, was a big success because of its warm sound character (as well as other features, of course) – and the same applies to the Polysix Rack Extension. Despite this synth`s quite simple architecture, the Polysix is capable of producing wonderful warm sounding pads, very responsive keys, but also super-dry and fat basses. This Polysix-based ReFill is a proof of this, and it is pure fun to use the 70+ combinators. These combinators, based on 40+ new Polysix patches (and a handful others for Reason´s own synths) are sitting extremly well in any mix. Using all the modularity Reason has to offer, this ReFill will please you with really nice retro but also many modern sounds. No matter your preference – the patches will always do a great job in your tracks.

Further the modwheel & the combinator buttons and knobs are carefully assigned to allow dramatic and effective changes to the default sounds you´ll be hearing initially.

PolysixRE ReFill Contents:

• 72 combinator patches – from retro to modern.

• 45 new Polysix patches containing the basic patches which were used to build combinators.

• Carefully assigned modwheel & combinator button and knobs.

• CPU-friendly and fast loading patches.

Price per Unit is 7,90 ,- EUR

Listen and download it here >>

Soundcells is a long time provider of high quality refills for the Propellerhead Reason DAW, to know more about Soundcells you may want to check out our previous interview with the guy behnd it all – right here >>

Propellerhead Releases Soul School 2

October 17, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Propellerhead Software today announced the immediate availability of the Soul School 2 ReFill for Reason. They tell us that, as the sequel to its best-selling Soul School ReFill, Soul School 2 is an organic sounding and extremely flexible collection of soul loops and samples. They say that it’s a perfect starting point for song creation, creating new instrument performances with a vintage sound, or adding “classic spice” to any style of music.

Here’s more details:

Consisting of nine grooves, all recorded live without overdubs, broken up into individual instruments and tempo-independent loops, Soul School 2 is a playable collection of old school sounds, with tons of loop and sample content ready to be played, tweaked and turned into songs.

All the loop content in Soul School 2 comes readymade for Reason’s Dr. Octo Rex loop player, for quick arranging of drum tracks, bass grooves and guitar licks on the fly. Additional construction kits for the Kong Drum Designer effectively turns the loops into playable building blocks for new performances. As a bonus, the Reason Soul Keys ReFill comes as a free download, with patches based on the Soul School sound for the Reason Factory Sound Bank, Propellerhead’s free Electromechanical ReFill, Reason Pianos and the Radical Piano Rack Extension.

Pricing and Availability:
The Soul School 2 ReFill is available exclusively for download through Propellerhead’s web shop today, at a price EUR €79 / USD $99.

The Soul School 1 & 2 ReFills are available together in a discounted bundle in the Propellerhead web shop.

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Afterglow version 3 – Soundcells explores new colors in the Reason rack!

September 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Afterglow v3″ – the ultimate atmospheric resource ReFill for trance producers, jungle heads and ambient artists. It’s analog, it’s digital, it’s tender and raw, glitchy at times but above this all: Extremely Atmospheric !

All sounds have been meticulously designed to be combined with eachother in the exact way the user would like it to be heard. Get great malstroem-, suprising subtractor- and fantastic thor patches, furthermore 280 samples from analog and digital gear, physical modeling synths and also field recordings.

Version 3 adds 25 inspiring combinator patches mainly based on the new field recordings which are included in this version (the patch name addition “v3″ makes clear which patches are the new ones).

A lot of awesome tracks are available on the website to demonstrate the stunning quality of this ReFill.

Afterglow version 3 Contents:
• 279 combinator patches in 6 folders: Atmospheres & Textures, FX Style, Keys, Miscellaneous, Pads, Rhythmic.
• 120+ NNXT patches, 60+ Malström patches, 50+ Thor patches and 15 Subtractor patches.
• Analog leads and basses, lots of atmo textures and pads, bleeps, glitches and field recordings.
• Especially great for designing / composing game and film scores.

• 11 great demo tracks included.

A web address to link to for more info and many “Afterglow” only MP3s:
http://www.soundcells.de
Offering price per Unit is 29,90 ,- EUR (normally 39,90 ,- EUR)

SoundCells releases Boost 309 Version 4 – redefine your beat making!

August 23, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Boost 309 v4″ is based on the complete sample set of the vintage, lo-fi but charmingly sounding machine Rave-o-lution 309 by a company named Quasimidi. Soundcells has created 100 brand new combinator drum machines for you with these samples.

It all ranges from the old original 309 thing to amazing and unique patches that could have never been created within the 309 itself. Besides cool beats and complex, crazy rhythms Boost 309 will offer the user even more! Version 4 is an awesome update which adds 20 combinator patches: 5 combinator drum machines (plus their 5 shuffled counterparts) & 10 great playable combinator synth patches. Not to forget about the new Kong & ReDrum kits..

Boost 309 version 4 Contents:

• 230 combinator patches in 4 folders: Bass, Leads, Pads, Polyphone Synths.

• 100+ NNXT patches, 20 Kong kits, 26 ReDrum kits and over 300 samples from the original 309.

• 60+ rex loops making use of the “Boost 309″ drum machines as also the original machine.

• 5 tracks in RNS format – inspiring with highly ‘tutorialesque’ value.

 

A web address to link to for more info and many “Boost 309″ only MP3s:
http://www.soundcells.de

Offering price per Unit is 19.90 ,- EUR (normally 29,90 ,- EUR)

The ever growing Salad Bar – now in version 7

July 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Soundcells latest version of  Salad Bar showcases a magnificent collection of Reason patches brought together in this ever growing ReFill.

They say that with the coming of Nordic Red it was clear that it wouldn´t take very long for the Salad Bar ReFill to get its latest update and that Version 7 is filled with 20 awesome Nordic Red patches as well as 15 exclusive Salad Bar only ones (111 SB-exclusives in total now).

Soundcells told us, “With its nearly 340 combinators this Reason 6 ReFill is stronger than ever before. Apart from that it´s a real bargain and must-have for the user and an excellent ambassador for Soundcells. Salad Bar’s patches will cover all kinds of music styles showing you the very best Soundcells has to offer. It’s a great ReFill to get to know Soundcells’ work, introducing you to their signature dimension in designing sound.”

Salad Bar v7 Contents:

  • 332 combinator patches in 8 folders: Atmospheres & Textures, Bass, Keys, Leads, Miscellaneous, Pads, Rhythmic, SaladBar_exclusive (currently 111 ‘Salad Bar Only’ ones).
  • 391 well balanced patches for Thor, Malstroem, Subtractor, NNXT and ReDrum and also 60 rex loops.
  • The modules folder contains the basic synth and NNXT patches which were used for the combinator sounds.
  • 8 tracks in RNS format – inspiring with highl ‘tutorialesque’ value.

Pricing and Availability:
9,90 EUR

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Voyager – new analogue synth ReFill based on the sounds of the famous Minimoog Voyager

June 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

ReasonBanks has announced the release of Voyager, an analogue synth ReFill based on the sounds of the famous Minimoog Voyager synthesizer.

VOYAGER refill provides vivid, dynamic and rich-sounding real analogue leads, bass, polyphonic keys and pads, giving you a new powerful synth in your Reason rack.

Our concept has never targeted the development of the 100% perfect software emulation of Minimoog: it is practically not possible. A sample library is a bit similar to the photo album: they contain series of snapshots. It will sound but never work as the original hardware. Bearing this constraint in mind, we wanted to create a synth in Reason that sounds like a real Moog, but acts like Reason’s instruments.

Voyager features

  • 1.78 GB multi-samples (over 2400 wav files) in 24 bit wav format.
  • All samples are perfectly looped and contain the unity note info for quick and proper automapping.
  • 124 REX loops: melodic bass, arp & noise sequences for KLP (keyboard loop player).
  • 339 NN-19 patches, 412 NN-XT patches, 128 Combinator presets.
  • Refill size: 1.22 GB (24 bit).

The ReFill is available to purchase for the introductory price of 28.80 EUR through June 2012 (regular 36 EUR). Requires Reason 6 or above.

The Minimoog Voyager is a true analog monophonic synthesizer (probably the most expensive one of its kind) and is based entirely on the original classic Minimoog Model D, which was on the production line of Moog Music, Inc. from 1970 to 1982. It’s cased in a beautiful, solid hardwood cabinet with a multi-position hinged control panel.

Just like the original, the Voyager has three analog wide-range voltage controlled oscillators, one noise source, as well as one audio preamplifier for externally-applied audio signals.

Two resonant Moog-style filters are on-board and function in dual lowpass or lowpass/highpass modes and can be modulated by one of the two ADSR envelopes, the LFO, or external control.

Minimoog Voyager is a first class synth; every bit as elegant in look as sound and quality. It is highly streamlined and offers all the functionalities of a modern day (mono)synth with the classic, warm, unforgettable Moog sound.

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Nordic Red – the new Modular G2x ReFill from SoundCells

May 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Nordic Red is a marvelleous sounding ReFill based on samples from the Nord Modular G2x synthesizer.

‘Prepare yourself for a journey where your creativity can reach new levels‘ – this statement from the ‘Welcome‘ section of the G2 manual is a perfect description of what you can expect from the Nordic Red ReFill. The ability to create an unlimited range of individual sounds will not only provide you with “otherworldly” atmospheric stuff, the deepest textures and great keys, but also with surprisingly “in-your-face” bass patches and wonderful pads when diving into this ReFill: 

The “self-playing” patches (called “Noodles” in the G2), for example, are great starting points to create some ultra-deep atmospheric textures – an ideal entry for composing film scores or game music. 

By using Reason‘s fantastic timestretch algorithm (loading the waves as audio files), all samples can be tweaked further, diving deeper into the recordings, bouncing preferred parts and coming up with even more brilliant ambient gems…

But that´s not all that version 1 of Nordic Red has got to offer:

If you are looking for quality bass patches, classic (or modern) keys, huge pads and more, you will not be disappointed! 

As usual, the combinator buttons and knobs were carefully assigned to allow dramtic changes to the default sounds you´ll be hearing initially. 


Nordic Red Contents:
•  126 impressive combinator patches subdivided in 6 folders: 
•  149 NNXT patches containing the basic patches which were used to build the combinators.
•  600+ 44 khz, 24bit samples, 1.1 GB uncompressed.
•  Great for film scores, game music, ambient & drones but also modern dance styles.
•  11 demo files with ‘tutorialesque‘ value are included.
A web address to link to for more info and many ‘Nordic Red‘ only MP3s:
Offering price is 19.90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 24.90 ,- EUR)

Missing Pieces – new Reason Refill

May 9, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This Refill was designed to deliver a ground breaking filter sweeps and sound effects to your music productions inside Reason 6.
Analog Sweeps Refill, will bring back your memories, about that unworldly oldschool modular synthesizers, noise and glitch generators.

The complexity of combinator patches included in this refill will astonish you. Don’t be afraid. Included PDF documentation explains everything, and makes it easy to use. You might be surprised how much it can absorb you into sweet analog synthesis madness.

These patches are perfect for crisp lead melodies, deep or distorted bass lines and epic noise transitions. You can use it in all kind of music genres, from psychedelic trance to drum and bass to dubstep and up to progressive rock.

This is a review of Missing Pieces new Refill Analog Sweeps done by www.learnhowtoreason.com

Missing Pieces is available now for US $49.

Details:

  • Total 270 Combinator patches for Reason 6 or above.
  • 67mb of extra RAW samples.
  • Free MultiRefill” updates and Bonus content.
  • 30 Combinator skins in ART and reason clip colors style.
  • Reason Demo Songs.
  • PDF Documentation.

Reason Refill Review: eXode Dubstep Bass & Synth

April 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A new Steelberry Clones review featuring eXode’s latest Reason Refill “Dubstep Bass & Synth” for the Propellerhead Reason DAW. The Refill consists of 64 carefully crafted Combinator patches, in about a 50/50 split between bass sounds and synth lead sounds. Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated inthe UK. Its overall characteristics sound has been described as “tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals”. I believe this definition is quite critical when reviewing eXode’s Refill since it is very much tailored to work smoothly and be easily incorporated into Dubstep productions.

When we walk through the different Combinator presets the first thing that strikes us is the crispness of the sound; all CMBs uses all the right effects, including several of the new additions in the latest R6 release, such as the Echo; and the tight feeling you get when listening both in headphones and speakers. The Dubstep bass synth sounds stand out us the most creative part of eXode’s Refill, several of the bass sounds – often coupled with arpeggio effects – gnerate their own little sound universe. Robotic sounds, synthetic noise, paired with that characteristic and often evil sounding bass commonly heard in Dubstep productions. The Dubstep bass sounds are truly a treat for anyone doing Dubstep and as we mentioned in the beginning these hard, noisy bass sounds do incorporate that tight level of intensity that we would look for if we would make a track in this genre, not saying that you cannot use them elsewhere.

The Synth section is overall good and will fit many electronic tracks, however they do somewhat lack that creativity that eXode has become renown for. They are all high quality tailored and easy to configure and adapt to suit your needs, whether it be lead sounds or simply flavoring the overall mix. Something that would be a good complement to this section of the Refill would be if eXode actually also could include some of his effect settings in a separate folder, like an mixing and mastering effects folder. Since a good portion of the strength in eXode’s Refills is his work on the overall sound quality and tight use of dynamics.

Below are a couple of sound examples from the Refill, both from the bass section and the synth section.

Overall verdict then: Definitely a very tight and powerful Dubstep Refill and as eXode puts it himself:

“These sounds are sick, brutal, raw and in your face!”

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