“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…
- 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:
Offering price is 18.90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 24.90 ,- EUR)
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)
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:
Price per Unit is 9,90 ,- EUR
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:
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.
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 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:
Offering price is 39,90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 49,90 ,- EUR)
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…
- 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:
The Greenhouse ReFill is for free!
Soundcells Christmas offer!
While the last days before Christmas are knocking at our door it´s time for Soundcells to offer something special.
Along with regular Christmas sentiments Soundcells would like to present all Reason / Record users with an almost 25% discount
on most of their products! Click the windows on the Advent calendar…
For more information please visit:
SoundCells has introduced something that I personally believe will be a classic: Thor Source Version 3 – the Moog Source ReFill
“Thor Source V3″ – when Thor first saw the light of day Soundcells couldn’t resist to test his strength by comparing him to a well known classic from Moog: the Source. Thor’s modular design gave them the chance to rebuild the Source’s details with great accuracy. Then Soundcells copied their favorite Source patches with great ease into Thor and after this they managed to take those sounds numerous steps further. The sounding results however stayed amazingly close to the Source’s character. In this ReFill’s documentary folder you’ll find proof of this. Thor makes the Source polyphonic and velocity sensitive as well. By now you’ll understand that this ReFill goes way beyond only emulating the past. Thor Source offers deep and fat basses, retro and nu style leads, wonderfull keyboard sounds, mouth watering pads, analog drums and more. Version 2 added four sampled raw oscillator settings from the original Moog Source, new combinator patches and new backdrops – with version 3 this ReFill comes with even more samples from the Source…
And let´s not forget to mention the 25 new version 3 combinator patches based on those new samples.Those will be there to give your music an extra greasy analog retro-Moog-bite.
Tweak the rebuild Source sounds in whatever direction using Thor´s tools or just “build” your own Moog Source while using the raw oscillator samples and/or the sampled Source sounds embedded within our NNXT patches. Please always take your time to try every button and knob as well as the Modwheel to get a good taste of all flavours these 214 fine combinator patches will present you with!
Thor Source Version 3 Contents:
- The 25 original documentary patches as described above plus 25 contemporary velocity versions of these patches
- 25 legato versions of the documentary patches, and also 25 legato versions of the contemporary velocity patches
- 69 “processed” combinator patches making full use of Reason’s devices like the RV7000, the Scream and other gear.
This folder is subdivided into 4 sections: bass, keys & leads, misc and pads.
- 45 combinator patches based on the sampled raw oscillator settings and the fully sampled Source sounds which were
added to version 2 and version 3.
- 35 new and grooving rex loops.
A web address to link to for more info and “Thor Source V3″ only MP3s:
Offering price is 19,90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 29,90 ,- EUR)
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 sampling like it was done in the old days instead of patches with hundreds of individual samples, you will love this ReFill. Super quick loading patches, very cpu-friendly and most of all full of character and very charming…
Simple Sampling Contents:
- 101 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, VL1…
- The modules folder contains the basic NNXT patches which are used for the combinator sounds
- 10 Rex loops, 5 Redrum kits
A web address to link to for more info and many “Simple Sampling” only MP3s:
Offering price is 14,90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 19,90 ,- EUR)
Soundcells has released Afterglow v2, an updated version of the atmospheric ReFill for trance producers
Soundcells has released Afterglow v2, an updated version of the atmospheric 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 each other in the exact way the user would like it to be heard. Get great malstroem-, surprising subtractor- and fantastic thor patches, furthermore over 260 samples from analog and digital gear and also physical modeling synths. Version 2 adds 30 mind-blowing combinator patches mainly based on the field recordings which are included in this version. Further every original combinator patch has been reworked – same sound as before, but expanded button assignment…
The combinators are programmed in such a way that they behave like real instruments. Soundcells has taken special care of this aspect by assigning the knobs, wheels and buttons for total musical, atmospherical and emotional control. Not only the lead patches offer the possibility to perform with emotion but also the pads and textures will give the user the feel of being a virtuoso soloist!
Afterglow v2 features
- 254 combinator patches (30 new ones since version 2).
- 100+ NNXT patches, 65+ Malstroem patches, 50+ Thor patches and 15 Subtractor patches.
- Analog leads full of character, lots of atmo textures and pads, bleeps, glitches, strange effects and field recordings.
- Highly original and inspiring drum and percussion machines.
- Especially great for designing/composing game and film scores.
Afterglow v2 for Reason 4 and higher is available to purchase for the introductory price of 34.90 EUR until the end of September (regular 44.90 EUR).