Reason ElectroMechanical 2.0 ReFill
Propellerheads have released ElectroMechanical 2.0 ReFill, a collection of multisamples, patches and song files designed to bring the sound of those hard-to-find, easy-to-love vintage keyboards into your Reason rack. Our main focus when creating this ReFill has been on realism; the keyboards used were carefully recorded using both vintage and state-of-the-art equipment, but rather than try to make these old beasts sound squeaky-clean and sonically perfect, we have embraced the flaws, quirks and errors that make up their very soul.
The result is a set of Reason instruments that are stunningly authentic and a joy to play. So here it is, the ElectroMechanical 2.0 ReFill, in all its warm, fuzzy, realistic glory. The ElectroMechanical 2.0 ReFill is available as a free download to all registered Reason 3.0 users. Enjoy!
- Wurlitzer EP100
- Wurlitzer EP200
- Fender Rhodes MK I (tubed)
- Rhodes MK II
- Hohner Pianet T
- Hohner Clavinet D6
- Hammond Model A
What\'s new in ElectroMechanical 2.0?
ElectroMechanical 2.0 is basically ElectroMechanical 1.0, but with added presets and Combinator patches that let you take full advantage of the unique new features in Reason 3.0. No new samples have been added to this collection, but the new content more than makes up for that, trust us; ElectroMechanical 2.0 features a wide selection of brand new combination instruments, all created for Reason\'s new Combinator device. The new Combi patches use sampled sounds from this Refill, but also from Reason\'s huge factory and Orkester soundbanks, giving you whole new combination instruments in whole new categories. ElectroMechanical 2.0 is fully compatible with song files created in ElectroMechanical 1.0, the \"multi-setup\" files featured in EM 1.0 have been converted to Combi patches, allowing users of EM 1.0 to sprinkle some Combinator magic on their existing tracks.
The ElectroMechanical 2.0 ReFill is available as a free download to all Reason 3.0 users, right here, right now!
- Download the ElectroMechanical 2.0 ReFill
- Download the ElectroMechanical 2.0 demo ReFill (2.8 mb)
- Download ElectroMechanical 2.0 demo mp3s
Patches for Reason\'s NN-XT Advanced Sampler. Each of the featured instruments have a dedicated folder containing a number of NN-XT patches. These patches are your instrument \"presets\", and are divided into three categories: Mother Patches, variations of the Mother Patches and Tweaked Patches:
These patches are basic, no-frills patches designed to sound as true to the original, untreated instrument as possible.
These patches are, you guessed it, variations of the Mother patches, but with a touch of NN-XT\'s filtering and modulation magic sprinkled on top.
More artistic than authentic, the Tweaked patches use NN-XT\'s sound sculpting tools to tweak and warp the instrument samples, sometimes beyond recognition.
A number of expertly executed example songs that should give you an idea of just how lifelike, funky and downright good the ElectroMechanical instruments can sound. You can download the ElectroMechanical demo songs here and find out.
A Combi patch lets you open up elaborate chains of Reason units - instruments, effects, pattern sequencers, you name it - in Reason\'s new Combinator device, all in one go. When a Combi patch is opened, all sounds, settings and routings saved with the patch are instantly loaded, allowing you to load up complex instruments - such as an NN-XT Rhodes running through three delays and a Malström filter - in just seconds. The files called Multi-setups in ElectroMechanical 1.0 have all been converted to the Combi patch format.
Use the wheel!
Whenever you can, try playing around with your master keyboard\'s modulation wheel to see what lurks under the surface; the majority of the instruments in the Refill have some type of effect - vibrato, tone color, Leslie - that can be controlled via the mod wheel.
All material in this ReFill are developed by and licensed from Chris Griffin, New York USA and SampleTekk, Kumla Sweden:
The website of Chris Griffin. This website is almost as devoid of information about Chris as this page but you can at least check out some of his impressive work.
SampleTekk is a Swedish company run by the Gigastudio veteran Worra. SampleTekk\'s goal is very simple: To bring you the absolute best in multisampled instruments
Photos by Börje Svensson, XL-Studio and Mark Vail, author of Vintage Synthesizers and The Hammond Organ: Beauty in the B, photos courtesy of the Audities Foundation, www.audities.org
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