Propellerhead Strings Refill is a high-quality sound collection of live-played strings turned into Dr. Rex loops and NN19 sampler patches. This ReFill adds exciting flavors to the already powerful Rea... Read More
Propellerhead Strings Refill is a high-quality sound collection of live-played strings turned into Dr. Rex loops and NN19 sampler patches. This ReFill adds exciting flavors to the already powerful Reason program with both solo instruments and ensemble material. All string phrases have been edited in Propellerhead's ReCycle program, which means that both tempo and pitch can be changed seamlessly for each loop. The ReCycle Rex file format also allows complete reorganization of the music phrases in Reasons Dr. Rex editor, all in total real-time.
Note: ReFills do not work in standalone”they require a full version of Reason to operate. (See œWhat is a ReFill below)
The Rex material includes:
¢ 35 Orchestra Strings Dr.Rex Loops
¢ 40 Full String Quartet Dr.Rex Loops
¢ 80 Solo Violin Dr.Rex Loops
¢ 40 Solo Viola Dr.Rex Loops
¢ 40 Solo Cello Dr.Rex Loops
¢ 48 Upright Bass Dr.Rex Loops
¢ 5 Harp Dr.Rex Loops
Propellerhead Strings sound library also contains patches for Reason's NN19 sampler featuring the following base samples:
¢ Solo violin
¢ Violin ensemble tremolo
¢ Solo Violin Pizzicato
¢ Violin Ensemble Pizzicato
¢ Solo viola
¢ Viola ensemble tremolo
¢ Solo Viola Pizzicato
¢ Viola Ensemble Pizzicato
¢ Solo Cello
¢ Cello ensemble tremolo
¢ Solo Cello Pizzicato
¢ Cello Ensemble Pizzicato
¢ ContraBass ensemble tremolo
¢ ContraBass Pizzicato
¢ ContraBass Ensemble Pizzicato
¢ Ensemble (Cello, Viola, Violin)
¢ ...and finally some harp riffs.
Try using one of the 288 Rex loops, add a few choice notes with the NN19 sampler patches, and you'll experience a brand new side of Reason. All Rex music loops are rhythmic in their character and ideally suited for R'n'B, pop, rock, hip hop or any music with a drum beat.
The recording sessions for these samples took place in Documentary Studio, Moscow”originally designed as a cinema for Stalin but acoustically perfect for the purpose of orchestral recordings. A total of 23 musicians were involved in the recording sessions, spanning over 2 weeks and ranging from complete orchestral/quartet string recordings to individual instruments.
The NN19 patches can only be used in Reason but the 288 Rex files have been provided in a folder outside the Reason Refill for use in other compatible applications such as Steinberg's Cubase VST. All loops and sounds can be used license free and as all other Propellerhead products, Strings is both Mac & Windows compatible.
What is a ReFill?
Even if you haven't come across the term ReFill before, as a Reason user you most likely use ReFills daily. All sounds, patches, loops and grooves included with Reason come in ReFill format, as both the Factory and Orkester Sound Banks are ReFills.
When using ReFills with Reason, you can load patches for any of the devices included in Reason, as well as REX files, samples in WAV or AIFF format, MIDI files and Reason song files.
One advantage of containing sounds in ReFills is that audio samples are compressed to about half their original file size when stored in ReFills, with no loss of audio quality. Samples contained in ReFills also load faster in Reason.
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I have been composing music for years. Just recently I got into a more new age style of music. As strings are such a huge part of this I was using a lot of the strings that came stock with Reason. The solo instruments in the Strings Re-Fill sound so much better and are so much nicer to use. I still use the combinator strings that come stock but not near as much as I use the Strings Re-Fill. I've never used the loops so I don't really know how great they are.
This set of sounds is better than the usual midi instruments, but they definitely are not the best. It comes with a wide variety of samples, however the Native Instruments and Garritan products are more real-sounding. If you are looking for a sound set for strings that are better than midi, this is not a bad choice. However, if you want a real-sounding audio mix, I would recommend a Garritan or NI product instead.
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