Want lively, realistic sounding drums without using loops or hiring a session drummer? The Reason Drum Kits ReFill gives you gigabytes of masterfully multisampled, perfectly playable, multiple output drum kits for Reason's NN-XT sampler. Our objective was the creation of a drum tool with the emphasis on realism. We took utmost care in applying all the trusted and proven techniques for live drum recording, using the appropriate blend of vintage and ultra modern technology.
The Reason Drum Kits ReFill is an extensive DVD-ROM library of life-like, multisampled drum kits mapped out across your MIDI keyboard, but with an important twist: these sampled drums actually sound like actual drums. Reason Drum Kits features 17 unique NN-XT kits styled for Vintage Soul, Indie-style Pop and Hard Rock, plus 50 additional ReDrum kits and an insane amount of MIDI files, song files and style templates to give you guidance and inspiration.
Mix your own drums:
All the instruments in the kits were captured at multiple velocity levels using multiple microphones - all of which are represented on separate channels in Reason's mixer, whenever you load up a kit. So by adjusting the levels of the Close, Overhead and Ambience microphones, you can fully shape and control the sound of your drum kits. You can even add compression, EQ or effects to individual drums. Essentially, this is like putting a top-notch recording room, drum kit and drummer right into your computer. We've taken care of the tricky, boring and expensive work, leaving you in command of the creative parts: The playing and the mixing!
Build your own kits:
Putting together your own personal drum kits using individual drums, hihats and cymbals from different kits is, naturally, a breeze. Lifting an Ambient Snare from one kit, and an Overhead Tom from another is not a problem; Reason lets you copy and paste instruments and all their related samples and velocity layers in one go, allowing you to create drum kits containing up to a thousand samples with just a few mouse clicks.
Forget multisampling - this is hypersampling The Reason Drum Kits were recorded in acoustical environments tailormade for drums, using the finest blend of vintage and modern technology. In order to capture all the details and nuances of the featured kits, each instrument was recorded at all possible velocity levels, from a variety of distances and positions.
So when you hammer out a two-handed snare fill on your MIDI keyboard, you can be sure the same sample is never triggered twice in a row; all mic positions and velocity levels included, the Reason Drum Kits use around 70 samples for one single key.Which adds up to about 800 different samples in one kit! Which makes 10.000 drum and cymbal samples and an infinte number of extremely versatile, extremely dynamic sounding drum kits that are a joy to play. Enjoy.
• 10.000 drum and cymbal samples:
17 preset drum kits
6 Vintage Soul/Funk Kits
5 Indie-style Pop Kits
3 Hard Rock/Metal Kits
1 Soft Mallets Kit
1 Brushes Kit
1 Snares Off Kit
• 50 ReDrum kits:
Tight, acoustic kits for Reason's steptime drum machine
• 120 categorized MIDI files:
Readymade beats, variations and fills in various musical styles
• 20 style templates:
NN-XT kits going through effect chains, shaping the kits for different styles of music
53 instrument patches
Build your own kits using 53 individual drum, hihat and cymbal patches
• 6 demo song files:
Profesionally produced Demo songs, mixed in Reason by acclaimed mixing engineers
• GM sample mapping:
Use Reason Drum Kits with standard MIDI files
• 2 ReFills in one:
The disc includes 24-bit and 16-bit versions of this ReFill
• Also on the DVD:
Reason Drum Kits manual, recording details (mics, instruments, techniques), key map and studio log.
We have gone far to create the most realistic sounding set of drums ever made for Reason. This means that the full patches in this ReFill are large. Multi Out patches weigh around 250MB (16 bit format) and to load them into NN-XT in Reason 2.5 takes quite some time compared to loading sounds from the Reason Factory Sound Bank.
Therefore, we recommend a faster CPU and more memory for this product. If you have less memory than recommended, or if you just want the patches to load faster, you can use Stereo Mix patches (MX). These are stereo representations of the samples and work perfectly well in a programming situation. You can always step up to the Multi Out patches later on in the process, since all Stereo Mix patches have a Multi Out equivalent.
Intel Pentium III or better + 1 GHz or faster
512 MB RAM
Power Macintosh with a G4 processor or better + 550 MHz or faster
512 MB RAM, DVD player
Intel Pentium 4 / 2.4 GHz processor or faster
1024 MB RAM
fast hard drive
low-latency ASIO compatible soundcard
Power Macintosh G5 or Dual G4 / 1.4 Ghz or faster
1024 MB RAM
fast hard drive
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