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SonicData v1 - EQ
SonicData Volume One
Quote: "If fresh synth sounds are what you're looking for in a ReFill, I haven't heard a better source than this."
I've played with a bunch of refills for Reason, and nothing offers up so many great sampler patches as Sonic Data Vol. 1. Over a gigabyte of waveform data (uncompressed) makes up the raw material that Sonic's developers used to craft these patches, which range from utilitarian to otherworldly. There are a total of 202 NN-19 instruments, 48 NN-19 textures, and 228 layered patches for the NN-19/-XT. It's all here: Atmospheres, thick, dramatic basses, buzzing, bit-reduced blips, huge pads, and FX are all at the party.
The programming is very musical; all patches take advantage of the modulation possibilities in Reason, such as using mod wheel for filter sweeps and introducing multisample layers. Syncable parameters were called into service, too; this is key - rhythms, undulating effects, or whatever will stay in sync with your song.
'Alien Wedding', for example, blends a D-50ish bell pad with a wide Waldorf-like sweep with one of the LFOs modulating pan. The result is a patch that could work as the foundation of a track. There's no shortage of one-note jams, either. 'Bask In the Machine' is indicative of the kind of rhythmic sounds you?ll find. This particular patch relies heavily on the syncable parameters of the NN-XT to create a kind of hybrid metallic and modular-sounding bed.
If fresh synth sounds are what you're looking for in a ReFill, I haven't heard a better source than this. EQ