Extend Reason with refills! There are free and paid for refills available that will add some fantastic sounds into your Reason Refill Library.
Ok, so I noticed that the refills page was looking rather slim. I guess the excitement over Reason Rack Extensions has made me forget that there are still Refills, and without Refills, Reason would not be the same.
So I would like to dedicate this post to one of my all time favourite Refills makers, of whom I use his patches in almost every single piece I write, and I suggest you check his work out too if you haven’t already.
His name is Daniel Thiel, AKA eXode. If you can think of any synth lead / bass / pad / poly sound, you are likely to find one, or similar, in one of eXodes many refill packs.
I especially love his Moog refill packs, there are all kinds of leads and basses. The best part is, most of them are free.
Run on over to the Propellerheads Free Refill section, and look up the Massive Synthesis Refill by eXode. In that 76MB download is a collection of all his refill packs up until that collection was made.
Check out his Soundcloud here.
So you have Reason, you have the Factory Soundbank and the Orchestra Refill that came with your new installation of Reason. Did you know that you can extend your Library with even more soundbanks with Refills?
There are so many sites that offer Refills, but a good place to start is the Propellerheads. Swing over to the Refills directory and browse through the vast collection of refills available to you.
Most are free, but there are also many commercial ones that, depending on what music you are producing, are worth the investment.