Taron and Cecil Harding have named this refill their signature refill since the main theme of the refill has nothing to do with any particular musical style… The sounds, samples and patches are very personal expressions and can be used in almost every musical style. In spite of this we strongly believe this refill is a must-have for every composer who works in the film and TV industry.
• 250 Combinators
• 100+ NNXT patches
• 100+ Malström patches
• 150+ Subtractor patches
• 700+ samples (400 mb)
The Subtractor and the Malström are the heart of this refill
Sure we have embedded lots of samples in this refill but most combinator patches are based on sounddesign using the subtractor and the malström. Synthesizers are so much more powerfull when it comes to musical expression and liveliness of the sounds and patches. The sub and the mal have surprised us many times since they enabled us to make sounds we thought that would only be within reach using recording gear and samplers.
Synthesized sounds are so much more flexible than sampled sounds when you play them on your keyboard using velocity, modwheels and other controllers. The combinator which was introduced with the release of Reason 3 made a lot of dreams come true thanks to the possibilty to stack whatever combination of Reason tools we thought we needed to build our sometimes very complex patches. To us Reason, its combinators and its synthesizers feel like genuine, organic musical instruments.
A variety of rare samples
The samples we made are goodies you won’t find easily elsewhere, gathered together in just one product: a beautiful upright piano one can find in peoples living rooms, tibetan bowls, a harp, improvisations in A minor on an Irish sniper flute and a muted trumpet, tender and mystic female voices, a toy piano, household percussion and lots of ambient soundscapes created using softsynths we have build ourselves. And there is much more!-.