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Reason Drum Kits Refill

Real Acoustic Drum Kits in a Refill

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN • 1 SEPTEMBER 2004 — Propellerhead Software today 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 10000 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.

Pricing and Availability:

The Reason Drum Kit ReFill is now available at Propellerheads' Dealers worldwide or directly from Propellerhead Software at http://www.propellerheads.se for a MSRP of US$129/Euro€120.

About Reason

Reason is an enormously successful software title for both Windows and Mac OS platforms that emulates a rack of electronic synthesizers, samplers, drum machines and mixing equipment. Reason has been awarded Editor's Choice Awards from Electronic Musician, MacWorld, Remix, Computer Music magazines, cnet.com, the mipa award for Best Software Instrument and the highly coveted TEC award.

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Download Reason Drum Kits box shot, studio photos and Propellerhead logotypes from the Reason Drum Kits page.

About Propellerhead Software

Formed in 1994, Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead has created some of the world’s most innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised Figure, Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality. Technologies such as ReWire and the REX file format are de-facto industry standards, implemented in all major music software. Today, Propellerhead’s products are used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of professionals and enthusiasts for all kinds of music making. http://www.propellerheads.se

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