Stockholm, Sweden (September 3, 2004)–Propellerhead Software has announced the release of the Reason Drum Kits ReFill, a huge multi-gigabyte collection of pristine drum kits recorded in a professional setting. The Reason Drum Kits Refill achieves the ‘next level’ for producing absolute realism of acoustic drum performances with a sampler.
Played by an experienced drummer, tuned by a professional drum tech, recorded in a world-class room with top of line equipment and producer, this ReFill kit goes beyond just trying to mimic the sound of certain drum kit. Instead it captures the actual recording process of the kit as a whole with its subtle nuances and resonant signals into all the discreet microphones, the overheads and the ambient distance microphones. This allows the user to be placed in the producer’s seat with the power to mix and mold the perfect sound.
The Reason Drum Kits ReFill was created using Propellerhead Software’s Hypersampling method that includes:
– Multiple velocity levels for capturing each instrument’s full dynamic range.
– Multiple microphones for capturing and controlling distance, ambience and character. Each microphone has it’s own channel in the Reason mixer for full flexibility.
– Multiple same velocity samples. The NN-XT automatically alternates between sets of similar sounding samples, for a more realistic performance.
– Multiple variation sampling for capturing the human input and the different techniques, grips and playing styles that bring life to an instrument.
The Reason Drum Kits package comes with 17 preset kits created from more than 10,000 samples. The kits are divided into genres with styles covering pop/indie, funk/soul and rock/metal. Style templates for each genre will help users get the sound they are looking for. The product comes on a DVD disc that includes two versions of the ReFill: on 16-bit and one 24 bit. Also included are demo songs, MIDI categorized files and kits for Reason’s ReDrum Drum Computer module.
The Reason Drum Kit ReFill is now available at Propellerheads’ Dealers worldwide or directly from Propellerhead Software at www.propellerheads.se for U.S. $129.