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Propellerhead Software Announces Reason Drum Kits 2.0 ReFill

Upgrade Packs an Entire Drum Recording Session Into a Single Refill

Stockholm - October 21st 2005
Propellerhead Software today announced the release of the Reason Drum Kits 2.0 ReFill, an extraordinary collection of pristine drum kits for Reason 3.0 that goes far beyond traditional professionally sampled drum libraries.

Utilizing Reason 3.0's new Combinator device, RDK 2 captures in single patches the sound, the room, EQ, effects, signal routing, the player's feel and multiple output console levels of professionally engineered drum sessions. The ReFill includes Producer Kits that emulate famous Producers' signature drums sounds by recreating their signal flow and effects chains along with Hypersampled libraries within Reason Combinator patches. An entire session can be loaded or swapped with a single click. Producers who have worked with such artists as The Hives, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue and Mary J. Blige personally constructed Producer Kits for Propellerheads.

Reason Drum Kits 2.0 ReFill was recorded at Stockholm's world famous Atlantis Studio using Propellerhead Software's Hypersampling method. Hypersampling includes:

  • Multiple velocity levels for capturing each instrument's full dynamic range. For an example a single drum note can consist of over 80 samples.
  • 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. Musician's who use ReWire-enabled audio recording software such as ProTools, Logic or Live can use Reason as a dedicated standalone drum studio and drummer.

The product comes on a DVD ROM disc that includes two versions of the ReFill: one 16-bit and one 24 bit. Also included are demo songs, MIDI categorized files and kits for Reason's ReDrum Drum Computer module.

To promote the release of Reason Drum Kits 2.0, a video is available at www.propellerheads.se that explains how Reason Drum Kits 2.0 works and how it is different from other drum libraries out there.

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 USD129/EUR120. Upgrades from Reason Drum Kits 1.0 are available for USD36/ER29 from Propellerheads directly

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

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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