I’m happy to (finally) announce the release of a project I’ve been working on all summer. I’ve partnered with the über-cool Swedish software company, Propellerhead, to produce two ReFills designed specifically for Reason 5 and Record 1.5.
After spending the past several months practically living in the beta version of this software (officially released just over a month ago), I can easily say this latest release contains two of the biggest innovations to ever take place in the world of loops; The Dr. Octo Rex and Kong. They allow the user to dissect and interact with loops in a way that was never before possible. Some bold statements? Yes (especially from someone partnering with them!), but if you take a look at the demo videos on their website, you’ll understand where I’m coming from.
Anyway, enough gushing. You can check out my first two ReFills over on Propellerhead’s website, as well as The Loop Loft. Below are some videos that give you a peak inside of each ReFill pack.
I just received a link to a blog post from one of my subscribers, demonstrating the use of Record’s Line 6 guitar and bass amp modeling on a loop from my Volume III pack:
Below is an example of just that, a looped beat from the latest Gruss Pack thrown thru the Line 6 guitar amp modeling device, set to “Bassy Drive”, with a 1968 4×12 greenback cabinet, and the middle turned up a touch. I could see The Beasties trade rhymes over this one:
Give it a listen here.
This is a great example of taking a straightforward beat and using amp modeling (normally reserved for guitars and bass) to give the drums some grit and extra character.