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raymondh 2012-03-30 23:12

Bitley's new O8 Refill - first impressions
 
Hi

Just bought the pre-release O8 Refill. I know it's still a work in progress, but here's some first impressions:

Subtractor Patches - didn't do anything for me (there's just 2 so far). That's the one reservation out of the way.

Now the good news!
The rest of the refill is awesome.
Clean, high quality samples - very well looped and very dynamic.

Patrick is definitely a top sound designer - the NN-XT and Combinator patches are alive - even the "one shot" short patches have subtle movement and modulations that make them immediately interesting.

This doesn't sound like a bunch of samples, it sounds like a new synthesizer in the rack!!

I'm a big fan of the Fairlight/Platinum collection and this does share some of the same heritage, but packaged up in a new way, along with fresh new sounds that would suit different musical style.

The patches are all very inspiring and useable, with a wide variety from (very) ambient pads, to searing leads and booming deep basses.

Not a huge number of patches yet, but I imagine it will grow over time. Very solid foundation and already worth the pre-release price.

My wishlist / some ideas for future versions would be:
- even more patches named after the synths where you've used the waveforms.
- I'd really like some Jupiter 8 sounds some day..
- More JX string pad sounds (nice to have as Platinum refill is awesome - but the movement you've created in these patches would add extra life)
- sounds organised by type (lead/bass etc) and synth/wave - Jiggery Pokery did this in their Retrospective Refill and I really like that approach.
- some sound effects

Well done Patrick! There's a lot of excitement (justifiably!) around Rack Extensions, meanwhile you've just created another synthesizer we can have in the meantime!!

cheers
Raymond

zeebot 2012-03-31 02:57

nevermind..I just checked my emails :)

raymondh 2012-04-01 05:39

>> - I'd really like some Jupiter 8 sounds some day..


Maybe I spoke too soon - just found the patch "Four MKS80s"!
Uses DCO waves so presumably the sound is made from Junos or something similar?

raymondh 2012-04-01 05:45

Now I see all the samples are labelled DCO - and there's far too much sonic variety to come from Roland synths - so ignore my last comment!

bitleyTM 2012-04-01 06:52

Perfect feedback!!! Thanks a lot Ray! Helps a lot & pushes my envelopes. :)

Rakrum 2012-04-01 07:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by bitleyTM (Post 1030811)
Perfect feedback!!! Thanks a lot Ray! Helps a lot & pushes my envelopes. :)

Open the envelope to the filter of your mind....

Lunesis 2012-04-01 10:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rakrum (Post 1030826)
Open the envelope to the filter of your mind....

K Morpheus ;)

bitleyTM 2012-04-01 23:20

World's best sci fi movie! :)

Enter the matrix...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_rScBRKlTdo...0/DSC_8736.jpg

raymondh 2012-05-18 23:56

Hi Patrick

Enjoying this refill very much. I can't get enough of "bubblepad" - really nice warm pad, I keep coming back to it.

What instrument are the samples from?

cheers.

ohmygoff 2012-05-19 03:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by raymondh (Post 1030130)

My wishlist / some ideas for future versions would be:

May I add 'dedicated drum samples folder to easily make custom kits'? (Unless I didn't see it, that is... ;))

Nevertheless it's a worthy companion to Fairlight Platinum.


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