Sonic Reality, creators of the Sonic Refills, Miroslav Refills, Ultra Refills and the popular free Tastefill have put together yet another free refill for all Reason 4 users to download. This time they tell us that it is one stellar-sounding 24-bit drum kit from the Ocean Way Drums library; a refill with a stereo Ocean Way Drum Kit 10 “Medium Ambience Mix” Kit for the NNXT and ReDrum.
Here’s all the details from the press release…
The original pre-packed size of this amazing drum kit is over 700 MB! This FREE kit includes alternating hits mapped in both General Midi and “iMap” (Sonic Reality’s proprietary drum mapping system for achieving greater performance realism and expression).
Ocean Way® Drums features larger-than-life sound, having been recorded in the legendary Studio B at Ocean Way® Recording in Hollywood, California where artists like Radiohead, Beck, Green Day, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and countless other artists record. It was recorded and mixed by Grammy®-winning engineers Allen Sides and Steven Miller to offer users “album ready” drum mixes right out of the box. Ocean Way® Drum kits have a natural acoustic sound that has presence, punch and depth rarely found in drum sample libraries, winning accolades such as Keyboard Magazine’s Key Buy and Electronic Musician Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award. Now all Reason 4 users can have a FREE taste of this amazing drum sample collection to use right inside their Reason 4′s NNXT, ReDrum and Combinator!
The FREE “Ocean Way® Drum Kit 10 Medium” Refill can be downloaded exclusively from Sonic Reality’s download site- DownloadableSoundz. All Reason 4 users may click on this link: http://www.downloadablesoundz.com/redeemcredits.php?refcode=pr10-21-09 and enter the following promo code: PROMO-OWDPROP
Or simply go directly to:http://www.downloadablesoundz.com/freesoundz.php after first setting up a free download account with DownloadableSoundz.com
Reignite your Roland with 50+ patches handcrafted for the V-synth. Designed over a period of months, it features: A better TB-303 recreation, Real 909s, classic dance sounds, super dark analog leads, and drum loop setups. From bizarre to extremely useful the V-synth patches set by Chip Collection also contains two fully sampled stratocaster guitars with multiple patches for each style (including real distortion).
Need classic techno/dance sounds? Included are emulated sounds like those used in the production of Bambee, Alice DJ, and Dr. Bombay just to name a few. Rippin drum n bass patches like F8ghter+, and Whoa_Log will get the dance floor moving. If thats not your thing, the 80s space sounds, killer analog leads, and pads will re-ignite your collection of V-synth patches.
50+ V-synth 2.0 Patches for $25, paypal & credit cards.
Designed over a period of months, it features:
A better TB-303 recreation w/909 thats fully controllable, and arpeggiated.
2 Sampled Statocaster Guitars on multiple patches (one with real distortion, 80s style)
Pads, Eery Combinations
FX & Drums
Link to V-synth Patches in our store http://www.chipcollection.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=51
PLP has been kind enough to send me one of their latest loop releases for review. It’s called Industrial EBM, which I thought was very appropriate considering what this blog is all about; electro, EBM, synth music type stuff.
And I must say that one of the hardest things to find in loop universe is good, fat EBM bass loops – it really seems like everyone keeps these to themselves. PLP has actually thrown in a couple of high class EBM loops that I wouldn’t mind using in my songs, but greedy as I am, I of course want more of the same
Overall impression is that this loop library is a very good start for anyone who wants to dive deeper into the industrial/EBM scene; several nice intro sounds and drum samples are available. I am especially fond of those that give that metallic feeling to the beat; good metallic sounding beats are fairly hard to get by. They have also added an entire section of midi-files that might trigger your creativity, although they do not take you all the way, which is not the intention either of course.
Apart from wanting more bass loops (as I always do) I think this loop release is good value for money, but (there always has to be a but) I would down prioritize on the one shot drum samples for the next release, since the market is totally swamped by one shot drum sounds and special FX sounds and very easy to come by.
I am very much looking forward to the next release in this field there are too few and PLP has shown us the way.
Propellerhead has released the Massive Synthesis 0.99b ReFill by eXode MSX.
- 650 Combinator Instrument Patches.
- 50 Combinator Effect Devices.
- 250 Malström Patches.
- 380 Subtractor Patches.
- 1000 Thor Patches.
- 70 patches (total) for the RV7000 and Scream4.
- Included packages are: Analogital, Control Synthesis (previously unreleased), Electric Bass (previously unreleased), Mjolnir, Moog ReFill (previously commercial), Moog Tribute ReFill, Sonic Waves (previously Wave Soundscapes Vol.1 and Vol.2), Thor Padding (previously unreleased), Trance ReFill (previously commercial), Voltage Controlled Vol.1, 2 and 3.
The Massive Synthesis is a free download for registered Reason users.
Here’s what they are saying about it:
Pantheon takes Refill quality to a whole new level. There are no compromises. Each one of the 164 Combinators inside Pantheon is unique, with a widely varied signal path. Further, all Combinator rotaries and buttons are assigned to unique destinations. And finally, each Thor patch *inside* each Combinator has its rotaries and buttons fully mapped! We have even saved all Thor patches separately so you can more easily build them into your own Combinators. There has never before been a Refill with this many powerful, creative modulation possibilities at your fingertips.
Some of the patches you’ll find inside Pantheon range from physically-modelled drumkits; dirty filter FM basses; majestic pads; heavily sequenced chord patterns; pristine belltone layers; futuristic lead arpeggios and much more. Electronic musicians of all stripes will find Pantheon instantly inspiring, and infinitely tweakable. Details:
- 164 unique Combinators.
- 235 Thor patches.
- 28 Subtractor and Malstrom patches
- 9 .rps demo songs.
- All Combinator and Thor rotaries/buttons uniquely mapped.
- Detailed design documentation for each patch.
Dave909′s Thor Sounds Vol. 2
Dave909 has been hard at work expanding upon the quality Thor patches he provided for us a few months ago. In SB Thor Sounds Volume 2 he well more than doubles the number of patches to add a multitude of quality tones to bring out the best in your productions. I lost count at over 200 patches and that was just for Thor. Additionally he has thrown in many Combinator sounds to push this refill to the limit.
Hi all Nucleus has a released a new Refill that is definately worth checking out and as a bonus there is also a free demo Refill below….
MK Digital Keys is a new retro keyboard sample library by Nucleus SoundLab.
Bring the 80s keyboard sound to your productions with this faithful sampling of Roland’s MKS-20 keyboard synthesizer. MK Digital Keys is available in three format packages: Reason Refill, WusikEngine, and Kontakt/EXS/SFZ.
Back in 1986, there weren’t many good ways to take a good keyboard sounds with you while touring. Sampled pianos were in their infancy, with extremely low samplerates and small ROM sizes. One answer to this problem was SAS synthesis. This unique form of synthesis uses no samples whatsover, and produces a very realistic sound. Still, its not a ‘real piano’, so these days the sound is more useful for its retro character. It still sounds great!
MK Digital Keys brings this retro sound to your modern sampler, while removing original limitations like low polyphony and noisy outputs. This is an extremely comprehensive sampling, with 6 samples per octave, 7 octaves, and 6 velocity layers per note. All 8 tones of the MKS are represented (3 pianos, 2 EPs, Clav, Harp and Vibes). All of this comprises a total of nearly 2100 mono 24-bit 44khz samples!
MK Digital Keys is also built to be scalable. At times, you won’t have need for the full extent of the sampling described above, due to CPU/RAM constraints. For those times, 3 alternate smaller versions of each tone are contained inside – L, M and S sizes. The S versions weigh in at under 50mb and can fit into even the most RAM-starved projects. Details:
* 3.6+ GB of 24-bit 44khz samples
* 8 different classic keyboard tones
* 20 Combinators and 32 NN-XT patches inside the Refill
* 78 WusikEngine presets, including 46 custom presets by Daniel Stawczyk
* Kontakt/EXS/SFZ format pack contains raw .wav files plus patches for all 3 formats.
Listen to what MK Digital Keys offers by downloading the MP3 demos below.
In addition, a Demo Refill is available for free download.
eXode is definately one of my favorite Refill guys I am equally thrilled every time something new pops out from this guy, and you wont be disapointed this time around either. I have had these two refills for a couple of weeks now and they have really come to use.
Make sure to download them for free at CombinatorHQ >>
Marketing pitch from HQs below:
We are so lucky to have not one… but two offerings at once from one of the more prominent programmers of the Reason Community… eXode! These two refills are both full of Thor patches ready to be added to your latest creation. We know you’ll get a lot out of these producitons.
Voltage Controlled Vol.3. is the latest free offering from eXode! A pack of 60 high quality patches programmed for Thor exclusively. This pack contains everything from hard solid basses to epic leads and soaring pads and the sounds range from old-school analogue style to new modern digital sonic wizardry!
The eXode Moog Tribute ReFill is a FREE ReFill that was made using only Thor. A total of 50 patches that were made to stay as true as possible in design to the original Model D minimoog! This ReFill was made as a tribute to Dr Bob Moog, the minimoog synth and the impact they had on the music world.
For all us Moog fans….
Propellerhead announced it has recently supported the Bob Moog Foundation with a monetary contribution. In addition, to raise awareness and entice others to donate, Propellerhead is releasing a free Moog-inspired ReFill to registered users.
With this donation to the Bob Moog Foundation, Propellerhead wishes to help pay tribute to the enormous contribution Bob Moog made to the music industry. The Foundation’s overall mission is to document, celebrate and teach innovative thinking and to support and honor the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Moog. Presently, the Foundation seeks to raise awareness and funds to preserve Moog’s extensive archives.
Industry pro’s (and Reason experts), Craig Anderton, Mark Vail and Gordon Reid, donated their best Moog-style patches, built using Reason’s Thor polysonic synthesizer, with the aim to shed some light onto the world of music synthesis that Bob Moog pioneered. Those patches have been assembled into a single Reason ReFill and are available free to registered Reason users on Propellerhead’s website.
The second Music Tech Focus edition is on sale now. This 132-page special edition magazine concentrates purely on Propellerhead’s Reason and features:
- 16 Reason 4 Workshop
- 5 classic Reason 3 Workshops
- 138 Tips & Tricks
- Free DVD with workshop resources
- 5 Pro User Interviews and more…
Music Tech Focus is on sale priced £7.99 in WH Smith in the UK, Barnes & Noble and Borders in the USA, and larger foreign press bookstores in Canada, Australia, Sweden and Germany, or buy online (£9 UK, £11 Europe, £14 Rest of World – inc Post & Packaging
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