Machines and Instruments for Reason 3.0 from London based Sound Designers - Lapjockey
Stockholm/ London - August 26th 2005
Propellerhead Software today announced the availability of FlatPack 2 from the Propellerhead Software Webshop. FlatPack 2 is a Refill for Reason 3. It features breathtaking machines and Instruments that take advantage of Reason 3's greatly expanded possibilities, opening the doors to true synth creation and analogue instrument emulation. FlatPack 2 contains a great wealth of raw element samples, drums, rich textures and ambient soundscapes, perfect for both music production and sound design. The FlatPack 2 Refill is built largely around four new instrument concepts constructed within Reason's Combinator environment, which because of the endless programming possibilities can inspire numerous variations.
"The FlatPack 2 shows just how far you can take the Combinator in creating new Instruments and sounds for Reason 3 and Propellerheads are pleased that this truly unique ReFill is now available in our online shop," commented Ernst Nathorst-Böös, Propellerhead Software CEO.
"We're really excited to see FlatPack alongside our favorite music tools in the Prop Shop," Simon Price, FlatPack producer stated. "We feel right at home working with people who want to make music production fast, fun and fat sounding. FlatPack was born when we tried to recreate our studio in a laptop, and we simply couldn't have done it without Reason and the Combinator."
Kilburn is the framework for re-creating classic synths. Lapjockey sampled and looped, these raw waveforms from musicians' favorite synths carefully copied the signal path and modulation options, filter and LFO ranges, etc. from the original instruments. Combinator's fully modular environment, and assignable programmable front panel system allowed Lapjockey to create far more accurate emulations than any standard sampler could manage.
Scope is a family of Combinators for generating soundscapes, pads, textures and just about any kind of rich evolving sound beds. 100 Scope starting points are provided in the FlatPack 2 refill, each of which can be customized to go off in any direction. Each basic Scope contains 2 elements from FlatPack 2's library of weird and wonderful recordings (all looped seamlessly of course). A crossfader allows blending the sounds while other controls determine how the sounds evolve and interact. Scope is dark, disturbing, and atmospheric - perfect for film/TV music.
Boxmoor is a Combinator-based drum machine. The starting point were inspirational drum machines like the Korg ER-1 and Elektron MachineDrum, but with the added flexibility of design afforded by the Combinator. Boxmoor offers improved sound and real-time control compared to the original ReDrum instrument.
Rex Dex is a collection of Rex-based loop players. Rex Dex brings incredible control and new life to loops in Reason; with several tricks up its sleeve for mangling and transforming Rex loops. Lapjockey produced a collection of new loops to use with this Combi, in addition to all the favorites from FlatPack One and any other refill.
In addition to these main areas, there are many brand new effect unit devices built in Combinator that make the FP2 Outboard collection.
Free samples of FlatPack 2 are available for download at http://www.lapjockey.com/ljpress.htm
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