Six months since the release of the original Fairlight CMI Legacy ReFill, Bitley releases this completely new version. Being nearly 10 times as large, here comes the new refill, originally code named “Supersonic“.
Remember the time when samples were something you sampled and not loaded from your hard drive? When a sampler was a machine that could record samples, not just play them back. As samplers became software instead of machines, they came to rely on external sample editing software for recording and editing the samples and the art of spur-of-the-moment creative sampling was pretty much lost. Now we are bringing it back to Reason 5 with its live sampling input.
The past few weeks were what somewhat quiet at the ‘music industry’ front. But guess what? Suddenly the internet shot into rumour mode again. The Propellerheads from Sweden had something cooking. With a big teaser on the website we were (politely) asked to wait a few hours. In the meanwhile everyone started to guess what it could be. Would Reason get its next updated version?
Five months in the making, my new Refill “Fairlight CMI Legacy” is now available from PowerFX.com. All music examples and sound programming by Patrick Fridh Aka Bitley™. This library collects an awesome amount of ultra clean recordings of the original sounds from the Fairlight CMI II, the world’s first real sampling based workstation as premiered some time before 1980. And this entire Reason 4 library costs much less than 64 kilobytes of memory did in 1980.
In this interview, San Francisco producer/engineer Michael Winger explains how he is using Reason, Record and Pro Tools together. He talks about some of the creative options this setup gives him and also gives us a demonstration on how to set it up.
In this video, Reason veteran Josh Mobley talks about his transition to using Record for his professional work. Combining Reason and Record offers significant improvements over Reason when used in a ReWire setting. Josh shows us how uses Reason drums rewired to Logic 9.
The Monologue Refill is a monophonic analogue synthesizer library for the Reason 4.0 NN-XT sampler. The sets include the standard sawtooth, square, triangle waves. Also included are a fixed rate pulse width modulation set, and hard sync sawtooth set. Other sources include, detuned pulses, frequency modulated oscillators, tuned oscillator layers, white noise, and sine wave samples from a self-oscillating resonant filter.
Propellerhead Software today announced their brand new Reason Soul School ReFill to be included free of charge with any new purchase of Reason. This offer is valid starting Friday, November 27th, until December 31st, 2009.
The Reason Soul School ReFill explores the classic sounds coming out of soul’s three capitals: Detroit, Memphis and Cincinnati – and puts them in the midst of your Reason rack. Featuring twelve unique soul and funk instrumentals and all their musical elements – bass, drums, guitars and horns – this ReFill gets under the skin of the music. It’s like having access to every channel – every instrument – on an old school rare groove multitrack tape!
Propellerheads introduce Record U, the University of Recording. Record U is a series of articles created for those who are new to Propellerhead Record, or recording in general. All you need to follow along will be a full or demo version of Record, and — of course — something to record.