Soundcells Summer Sale 2011

August 11, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Soundcells announces their ReFill summer sale 2011: 20 % discount on the single ReFills, and 15 % discount on the Soundcells bundles until the end of August. Customers are always welcome to ask for a specific combination of products!

For more information please visit:


http://www.soundcells.de/Home.html

Salad Bar Version 5 – The refill that keeps getting bigger and bigger :-)

July 19, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Reason Refill maestros Soundcells are at it again :-)

Salad Bar from Soundcells showcases a magnificent collection of Reason patches brought together in this ever growing ReFill since many future patches in the upcoming ReFill range from Soundcells will be added to Salad Bar…

Every time when a new Soundcells ReFill will be released, Salad Bar will get its next update. And in this way Salad Bar versions 2, 3, 4 etc, will be created. Besides this, Soundcells will also be developing lots of unique ‘Salad Bar Only’ patches. With the coming of Greenhouse (http://www.soundcells.de/Soundcells_Greenhouse.html) it was clear that it wouldn´t take very long for Soundcells´ evergrowing Salad Bar ReFill to get its latest update. So they put 20 Greenhouse patches in there and they also added 15 exclusive Salad Bar patches (75 SB-exclusives in total now). With its 260+ combinators this ReFill becomes more and more a fully-fledged workstation. Apart from that it´s a real bargain and “must-have” for the user and an excellent ambassador for Soundcells.

Soundcells’ Signature Sound:

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 v5 Contents:

• 262 combinator patches in 8 different folders: Atmospheres & Textures, Bass, Keys, Leads, Miscellaneous, Pads, Rhythmic, SaladBar_exclusive (currently 75 ‘Salad Bar Only’ ones).

• 261 well balanced patches for Thor, Malstroem, Subtractor, NNXT and ReDrum and also 45 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.

A web address to link to for more info and many “Salad Bar” only MP3s:
http://www.soundcells.de
Price per Unit is 9,90 ,- EUR

New powerful release from SoundCells – Digital Genome

June 24, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In modern molecular biology, the genome is the entirety of an organism´s hereditary information. It is encoded either in DNA or in case of this fine ReFill it´s the AMIGA1200 encoded in Reason´s NNXT samples. The AMIGA1200 (code-named ‘Channel Z‘) with it´s 8-bit Paula chip was extremely popular among producers all over the world in the early nineties. “Digital Genome” picks up the thread where Soundcells left with “bitBUMPER deluxe” with it´s funky, housy and spacy lo-fi character! Warm, gritty, sleezy, dangerous and nostalgic are the keywords. This ReFill can be used as a full workstation since everything the old Amiga had to offer is in there: basses, keys, lead synths, warm pads and enough drums and percussion to eat your heart out. And do not forget the wonderful FX section. The 170+ Genome combinators are conveniently built up with the right button functionality. Version 2 adds 25 new combinator patches, some minor additions/changes in detail as well as great new backdrops…


‘Digital Genome v2‘ Contents:

• 178 combinator patches, great for many different styles of music.

• 6 different folders: Bass, FX, Keys, Leads, Miscellaneous, Pads.

• 189 NNXT patches containing the basic sounds which were used for the combinators.

• 230 original AMIGA1200 samples, 178 MB uncompressed.

• 21 fresh and great useable rex loops.




A web address to link to for more info and many “Digital Genome v2″ only MP3s:
Offering price is 23,90 ,- EUR until July 31 (normally 29,90,- EUR).

New stuff from SoundCells Pads – the BIG box‘ version 2!

May 25, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Pads – the BIG box V2″ contains all patches from the three Mystic Dream Pads – 2, 4 and 5 – in ONE really big ReFill with (since version 2) 62 new combinator patches that have not been released before – and all this at a sharp “bundle”-price. All patches were revised to match perfectly together. This ReFill gives you all you need when searching for atmospheric patches, conventional pads – bright or dark, inspiring soundscapes, rhythmical pads, fx & experimental sounds and more… The variety of sonic atmospheres coming from three original ReFills makes this collection very complete so chances are big that you´ll find what you are looking for while browsing for the right pad. Version 2 is adding 30 new combinator patches, furthermore every original combinator patch has been reworked – same sound as before, but highly expanded button / knob assignment, consistent naming of the functions and new backdrops…

‘Pads – the BIG box‘ Contents:

- 447 combinator patches (62 “BIG box” only ones).

- 11 different folders: Ambient, Atmospheres, Electric Keys, Exclusive Big Box Patches, FX & Experimental, Miscellaneous, Old MDP Reminiscence, Pads Conventional, Pads Dark, Pads Light, Rhythmic.

- The modules folder contains the basic synth and NNXT patches which are used for the combinator sounds:

183 Thor patches, 156 NNXT patches, 105 Malstroem patches, 59 Subtractor patches, 38 RV7000 patches

- All patches & demo tracks coming from MDP2, MDP4 & MDP5 are included.

More info here:

http://www.soundcells.de
Offering price is 44.90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 59.90 ,- EUR)

New release: Greenhouse – the Synplant ReFill!

April 26, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Greenhouse” is an awesome ReFill which is based on samples coming from the popular Synplant software synthesizer which is without any doubt one of the most innovative plugins of recent years. 125+ combinator patches provide an insight into the great and highly characterful sound capabilities Synplant has to offer. Greenhouse patches sound deep and murky, sometimes wishful and dreamy, but overall atmospheric and full of the typical and widely acclaimed Synplant character… In addition, some “One-Shot-FX” kits are included to let you produce some glitchy electro beats. The 24 bit samples were recorded through an analog mixing console to bring the “real world” flavour into our digital world – ready-to-use within this ReFill. And let´s not forget about he 35+ drum samples (as well as 11 Rex files highly processed with additional EQing, compressing…) from the MicroTonic PlugIn which has been recorded the same way as the Synplant samples…

Greenhouse Contents:

- 129 combinator patches full of the typical and widely acclaimed Synplant character.

- Deep, murky, evil but also wishful and dreamy are the main keywords.

- 114 NNXT patches containing the basic sounds which were used for the combinators, 7 Redrum kits.

- 432 Synplant samples, 392 MB uncompressed.

- 35+ drum samples & 11 Rex loops coming from the MicroTonic PlugIn.

A web address to link to for more info and many “Greenhouse” only MP3s:

http://www.soundcells.de

Offering price is 18.90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 24.90 ,- EUR)

SoundCells releases version 2 of Simple Sampling

March 23, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

At first Soundcells started working on a fun ReFill based on a Stylophone only, which was recorded for sampling purposes. Besides programming a patch that matches the real thing, the NNXT sampler in Reason was tweaked to go some extra steps and some fat funky clavinet-style patches caught by surprise. While producing the Stylofunk mini track (apart from the loop it’s entirely based on stylophone samples) some extra cool stuff was added to this ReFill: a “single-sample-rhodes”, a “single-sample-piano”, a “single-sample-kalimba” and a lot of other nifty stuff…

“Simple Sampling” gradually turned into a product full of “simple samples” coming from different sound sources. If you are looking for classic old-school sampled sounds instead of huge patches built by hundreds of individual samples, you will love this ReFill. Patches are super-fast loading, CPU-friendly and they are full of ‘retro’ character… Version 2 is an awesome update which adds 25 new combinator patches, some minor additions as well as reworked backdrops…

Simple Sampling Contents:

  • 126 combinator patches for many different styles of music, subdivided in 6 folders: Bass, Drum Machines, FX & Atmo, Keys, Leads, Pads.
  • A note by note (a2 – e4) sampled and looped Stylophone including it´s typical release click
  • “Simple Samples” coming from the Rhodes Mark 1, Doepfer MS404, Supernova 2, microKORG, G2, Kawai K5000…
  • The modules folder contains the basic NNXT patches which are used for the combinator sounds.
  • 10 Rex loops, 5 Redrum kits

Pricing and Availability:
Offer price is 17,90 EUR (normally 24,90 EUR)

More information:

Salad Bar Version 4 – as healthy as ever!

February 27, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Salad Bar from Soundcells showcases a magnificent collection of Reason patches brought together in this ever growing ReFill since many future patches in the upcoming ReFill range from Soundcells will be added to Salad Bar…

Every time when a new Soundcells ReFill will be released, Salad Bar will get its next update. And in this way Salad Bar versions 2, 3, 4 etc, will be created. Besides this, Soundcells will also be developing lots of unique ‘Salad Bar Only’ patches. With the coming of Simple Sampling (http://www.soundcells.de/refill_simple.html) it was clear that it wouldn´t take very long for Soundcells´ evergrowing Salad Bar ReFill to get its latest update. So they put 20 awesome Simple Sampling patches in there and they also added 15 exclusive Salad Bar patches (60 SB exclusives in total now). With its 220+ combinators this ReFill becomes more and more a fully-fledged workstation. Apart from that it´s a real bargain for the user and an excellent ambassador for Soundcells.

Soundcells’ Signature Sound:

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 Contents:

• 227 combinator patches (currently 60 ‘Salad Bar Only’ ones).

• 8 different folders: Atmospheres & Textures, Bass, Keys, Leads, Miscellaneous, Pads, Rhythmic, SaladBar_exclusive.

• The modules folder contains the basic synth and NNXT patches which were used for the combinator sounds.

• 239 well balanced patches for Thor, Malstroem, Subtractor, NNXT and ReDrum

• 45 rex loops

• 8 tracks in RNS format – inspiring with highl ‘tutorialesque’ value.

A web address to link to for more info and many “Salad Bar” only MP3s:

http://www.soundcells.de

Price per Unit is 9,90 ,- EUR

REVIEW: Soundcells’ Analog Signatures v3

February 11, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Analog Signature v3 – Trigger your music creativity

We have had the pleasure of reviewing the latest Reason Refill from Soundcells, based out of Germany. Soundcells definitely belongs among our absolute favorite providers of high-quality Reason refills, and for other formats as well for that matter. The nice thing about Soundcells’ Refills is the variety and complexity provided covering everything from chip tunes to ambient to synthpop music.

This time we have taken a closer look at the recently released Analog Signature v 3, which is a follow up version 1 and 2 containing some 40 nicely crafted Combinator patches (CMBs) and an additional set of Thor, REX, Scream modules. Being slightly biased, based on the type of music Steelberry Clones are making we must say that the real treat is the MS20 Combinator patches included, all perfectly balanced and with that right low-bass “knorrrr” sound typically for the MS20. The sounds of the Waldorf Microwave and Pulse are so genuine in their sound structure that you can even spot the original pre-sets and inaccuracies that portrayed the original hardware synthesizers. I have added some sample snapshots in the SoundCloud player below, so that you really can see what we mean:

Reason refill sound demo – Analog Signatures v3 by Stereoklang Produktion

So based on the type of music you are in to, and judging from the fact that you are reading this blog, probably indicates that you enjoy the same type of music as we do, this Reason Refill will add those vintage sounds that often are fairly hard to come by. KORG MS20, Waldorf Microwave and Moog are all in there and perfect for punchy bass lines, leads and pads. The Combinator section is probably the one you will use the most, but there is more…

Another thing we really like about the Refills from Soundcells is the fact that they also put in some time to work with some of the effect modules in Reason, such as the Scream Sound Destruction unit, which in our personal view is something often neglected by other Refill providers and even by Propellerhead themselves (judging from the quite poor sets provided with the off-the-shelf Reason package). Soundcells offer smooth and beat enhancing capabilities to your music through the Scream unit that we have not come across anywhere else.

So is everything but glory in this Reason Refill? Well the only part of this Reason Refill that we possibly would have hoped more for is the REX loop section, which in our mind is fairly basic and not so inspiring. If you are looking for standard vintage drumbeats to accompany your tracks, then you will definitely find what you are looking for, but if you are hoping to spice up your tracks with something unique, then you need to look elsewhere.

Overall verdict

Soundcells has done it again, that is delivering a high-quality product that triggers your music creation process

NOTE: We hope to be able to feature the creators behind Soundcells in a later post, so stay tuned

Analog Signature Version 3 – a new member is added to the family

January 21, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

“Analog Signature V3″ carries the wits and powers of four vintage beasts into this new era. Moog Source, Korg MS20, the Waldorf Microwave 1 and – from version 3 onwards – the Waldorf Pulse have been accurately sampled in such a way that their charming inaccuracies are still there in this perfect Reason environment in which Soundcells tooks their chance to add polyphony and velocity.

You’ll get 500+ combinator patches containing beautiful analog sounds from the past as well as some mouth watering rex loops covering the old analog drum boxes. The user decides how retro or contemporary the sounds of this ReFill will sound in the music. It all matches almost perfectly with almost everything. Version 2 featured new samples from the Waldorf Microwave 1, 40 new combinator patches and great new backdrops – with version 3 this ReFill is extended even further with 40 combinator patches mainly based on these new Waldorf Pulse samples.

Analog Signature Version 3 Contents:

- 506 combinator patches to keep you busy for quite some time – 40 new ones since version 3.

- Classic synths: Moog Source, Korg MS20, the Waldorf Microwave 1 and the Waldorf Pulse.

-Lots of analog drumbox rexfiles and loads of NNXT patches – the modules folder contains the basic patches which were used for the combinator sounds.

-Extra high realism due to alternate sample switching, mostly three samples per note!

A web address to link to for more info and “Analog Signature V3″ only MP3s:

http://www.soundcells.de

Offering price is 39,90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 49,90 ,- EUR)

Greenhouse – the Synplant ReFill

January 5, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Greenhouse” is a small but awesome ReFill which is based on samples coming from the very popular and famous Synplant software synthesizer – probably one of the most innovative plugins of recent years. 35 combinator patches provide an insight into the great and highly characterful sound capabilities Synplant has to offer: Greenhouse patches sound deep and murky – sometimes wishful and dreamy – but overall atmospheric and full of Synplant character… In addition, some “One-Shot-FX” kits are included to let you produce glitchy electro beats. The 24 bit samples were recorded thru an analog mixing console to bring the “real world” flavour into the digital world – ready-to-use within this ReFill…

Greenhouse Contents:

- 35 combinator patches full of Synplant character.

- Deep, murky, evil but also wishful and dreamy are the main keywords

- 39 NNXT patches containing the basic sounds which were used for the combinators.

- 190 Synplant samples, 158 MB uncompressed.

A web address to link to for more info and a “Greenhouse” only MP3:

http://www.soundcells.de

The Greenhouse ReFill is for free!

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