Strings is a high quality collection of live played strings turned into Dr Rex loops and NN19 sampler patches. This new ReFill adds new flavours to the already powerful Reason program with both solo instruments and ensemble material. All string phrases have been edited in Propellerheads ReCycle program, which means that both tempo and pitch can be changed seamlessly for each loop. The ReCycle Rex file format also allows complete reorganisation of the music phrases in Reasons Dr.Rex editor, all in total real-time.
The Rex material includes:
- 35 Orchestra Strings Dr.Rex Loops
- 40 Full String Quartet Dr.Rex Loops
- 80 Solo Violin Dr.Rex Loops
- 40 Solo Viola Dr.Rex Loops
- 40 Solo Cello Dr.Rex Loops
- 48 Upright Bass Dr.Rex Loops
- 5 Harp Dr.Rex Loops
Strings also contain patches for Reasons NN19 sampler featuring
the following base samples
- Solo violin
- Violin ensemble tremolo
- Solo Violin Pizzicato
- Violin Ensemble Pizzicato
- Solo viola
- Viola ensemble tremolo
- Solo Viola Pizzicato
- Viola Ensemble Pizzicato
- Solo Cello
- Cello ensemble tremolo
- Solo Cello Pizzicato
- Cello Ensemble Pizzicato
- ContraBass ensemble tremolo
- ContraBass Pizzicato
- ContraBass Ensemble Pizzicato
- Ensemble (Cello, Viola, Violin)
- ...and finally some harp riffs.
The combination of Dr.Rex and NN19 material makes Strings not only a great authentic collection but also an incredible inspirational starting point. Try using one of the 288 Rex loops and add a few choice notes with the NN19 sampler patches and you'll experience a brand new side of Reason. Listen to the demo songs and you will understand what we are talking about. Strings Demo and R'n'Strings are both based on a combination of Rex files and NN19 patches whereas Strings Trip and ReMission are both based entirely on NN19 patches. All Rex music loops are rhythmic in their character and ideally suited for R'n'B, pop, rock, hip hop or well, any music with a drum beat really.
Reason Strings - The Russian Connection
The sessions took place in Documentary Studio, Moscow, originally designed as a cinema for Stalin but acoustically perfect for the purpose of orchestral recordings. A total of 23 musicians were involved in the recording sessions, spanning over 2 weeks and ranging from complete orchestral/quartet string recordings to individual instruments.
The NN19 patches can only be used in Reason but the 288 Rex files have been provided in a folder outside the Reason Refill for use in other compatible applications such as Steinberg's Cubase VST. All loops and sounds can be used license free and as all other Propellerhead products, Strings is both Mac & Windows compatible.