Propellerhead Reason Drum Kits ReFill Collection (Macintosh and Windows)

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Experience the vast library of true-to-life samples in the updated Propellerhead Reason Drum Kits ReFill software collection.

The Reason Drum Kits 2 ReFill is an extensive DVD-ROM library of life-like, multisampled drum kits for Reason's extraordinary Combinator device. Drum Kits 2 is more than just a set of professionally recorded drum kits mapped out across your MIDI keyboard - it's a live drum recording session in a Refill. Reason Drum Kits 2 captures every aspect of the included kits: the drums themselves, the room surrounding them, the drummer, the unique sound of the mics and outboard used in the recording, the works. Reason Drum Kits features 58 unique Combinator kits styled for Vintage Soul, Indie-type Pop and Hard Rock, plus 96 additional ReDrum sets and an insane amount of inspirational MIDI files, effect patches and style templates.

What is New in Drum Kits 2.0?
The following things have been added and/or changed in the latest version of Reason Drum Kits:
13 Producer Kits

20 Style Kits

2 Snare Drums - Two snappy, hypersampled quality snare recordings added.

7 Preset Kits - Seven fresh kits spanning from 70's Soul and Funk styles to modern day Alternative flavors.

25 ReDrum Sets

Completely rebuilt instrument layout using the new Reason 3 features: Combinator, MClass etc.

Improved Hihat mapping

All Preset Kits reworked into Combinator patches

Producer Kits
One of the big news in Reason Drum Kits 2.0 are the producer kits. A number of name producers and engineers were asked to use Drum Kits 2 and Reason's EQs, compressors and effects to reproduce the secret working methods and signal read more paths that shape their signature drum sound. Simply load up any Producer Kit Combinator patch for that instant professional drum sound.

Mix Your Own Drums
All the instruments in the kits were captured at multiple velocity levels using multiple microphones - all of which are represented on separate channels in Reason's mixer, each time you load up a kit. So by adjusting the levels of the Close, Overhead and Ambience microphones, you can fully shape and control the sound of your drum kits. You can even add compression, EQ or effects to individual drums. Essentially, this is like putting a top-notch recording room, drum kit and drummer right into your computer. We've taken care of the tricky, boring and expensive work, leaving you in command of the creative parts: The playing and the mixing!

Build Your Own Kits
Putting together your own personal drum kits using individual drums, hihats and cymbals from different kits is, naturally, a breeze; Reason Drum Kits 2 handles instruments and all their related samples and velocity layers collectively, allowing you to create drum kits containing up to a thousand samples with just a few mouse clicks.

Forget Multisampling -- This is Hypersampling
The Reason Drum Kits were recorded in acoustic environments tailormade for drums, using the finest blend of vintage and modern technology. In order to capture all the details and nuances of the featured kits, each instrument was recorded at all possible velocity levels, from a variety of distances and positions. So when you hammer out a two-handed snare fill on your MIDI keyboard, you can expect it to sound more than realistic. All mic positions and velocity levels included, the Reason Drum Kits use around 70 samples for one single key, which adds up to about 800 different samples in one kit! Giving you 11.000 drum and cymbal samples and an infinite number of extremely versatile, extremely dynamic sounding drumkits that are a joy to play. Enjoy.

How it Works
Multi-dimensional instrument reproduction

The Reason Drum Kits ReFill was created using Propellerhead Software's Hypersampling method:

Multiple velocity levels -- For capturing each instrument's full dynamic range.

Multiple microphones -- For capturing and controlling distance, ambience and character.

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.

Reason Drum Kits in Production
Being a Reason product, Drum Kits 2 is of course fully ReWire compatible, making it easy for you to incorporate your favorite drum kits into songs created in other ReWire savvy software; just run Reason and the Drum Kits 2 ReFill alongside your Pro Tools pop or rock production, and use the entire Reason rack as a dedicated drum studio.

Load it All
Reason Drum Kits 2 takes full advantage of Reason's all-powerful Combinator device, allowing for total recall of complex kits and everything that affects their overall sound; mixer channel levels, EQ and effect settings and routing data are stored along with the kits. This way, your not just loading sets of drums, you're loading up entire drum mixes - complete with levels, panning and processing - in a single click.

Producer Kits
A number of name producers and engineers were asked to use Drum Kits 2 and Reason's EQs, compressors and effects to reproduce the secret working methods and signal paths that shape their signature drum sound. Simply load up any Producer Kit Combinator patch for that instant professional drum sound.

11.000 drum and cymbal samples

55 Instrument Patches -- Easily mix, match and combine the 55 individual drum, hihat and cymbal patches

25 Preset Drum Kits
11 Vintage Soul/Funk Kits
7 Indie-style Pop Kits
4 Hard Rock/Metal Kits
1 Soft Mallets Kit
1 Brushes Kit
1 Snares Off Kit

20 Style Kits -- Kits going through Combinator effect chains, shaping the kits for different styles of music

13 Producer Kits -- Name producers and engineers have recreated their signature sound and secret signal paths using Reason Drum Kits 2.

96 ReDrum Sets -- Tight, acoustic kits for Reason's step-time drum machine

120 Categorized MIDI Files -- Readymade beats, variations and fills in various musical styles

20 Style Templates -- Reason song files containing full Kits and MIDI files placed in musical arrangements

6 Demo Song Files -- Profesionally produced Demo songs, mixed in Reason by acclaimed mixing engineers

30 Effects Patches

GM Sample Mapping -- Use Reason Drum Kits with standard MIDI files

2 ReFills In One -- The disc includes 24-bit and 16-bit versions of this ReFill

Also on the DVD -- Reason Drum Kits manual, recording details (mics, instruments, techniques), key map and studio log
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System Requirements
Propellerhead has gone far to create the most realistic sounding set of drums ever made for Reason. This means that the full patches in this ReFill are large. Multi Out patches weigh around 250MB (16-bit format) and to load them into NN-XT in Reason 3.0 takes quite some time compared to loading sounds from the Reason Factory Sound Bank.

Therefore, they recommend a faster CPU and more memory for this product. If you have less memory than recommended, or if you just want the patches to load faster, you can use Stereo Mix patches (MX). These are stereo representations of the samples and work perfectly well in a programming situation. You can always step up to the Multi Out patches later on in the process, since all Stereo Mix patches have a Multi Out equivalent.

Minimum Requirements
Reason 3.0 or later
Intel Pentium 4 / 1.4 GHz or AMD Athlon XP
512 MB RAM
DVD player

Mac OS:
Reason 3.0 or later
Power Macintosh with a G4 processor or better + 1.0 GHz
512 MB RAM, DVD player

Strongly Recommended:
Reason 3.0.4 or later
Intel Pentium 4 / 2.4 GHz processor or faster
1024 MB RAM
fast hard drive
low-latency ASIO compatible soundcard
DVD drive

Mac OS:
Reason 3.0.4 or later
Power Macintosh G5 or Dual G4 / 1.4 Ghz or faster
1024 MB RAM
fast hard drive
DVD drive

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