Propellerhead Software has announced the availability of FlatPack 2 from the Propellerhead Software Webshop. FlatPack 2, a Refill for Reason 3, features breathtaking machines and Instruments that take advantage of Reason 3's greatly expanded possibilities, opening the doors to true synth creation and analogue instrument emulation. FlatPack 2 contains a great wealth of raw element samples, drums, rich textures and ambient soundscapes, perfect for both music production and sound design. The FlatPack 2 Refill is built largely around four new instrument concepts constructed within Reason's Combinator environment, which because of the endless programming possibilities can inspire numerous variations.
Kilburn is the framework for re-creating classic synths. Lapjockey sampled and looped, these raw waveforms from musicians' favorite synths carefully copied the signal path and modulation options, filter and LFO ranges, etc. from the original instruments. Combinator's fully modular environment, and assignable programmable front panel system allows Lapjockey to create more accurate emulations than many standard samplers.
Scope is a family of Combinators for generating soundscapes, pads, textures and just about any kind of rich evolving sound beds. 100 Scope starting points are provided in the FlatPack 2 refill, each of which can be customized to go off in any direction. Each basic Scope contains two elements from FlatPack 2's library of weird and wonderful recordings (all looped seamlessly of course). A crossfader allows blending the sounds while other controls determine how the sounds evolve and interact.
Boxmoor is a Combinator-based drum machine. The starting point were inspirational drum machines like the Korg ER-1 and Elektron MachineDrum, but with the added flexibility of design afforded by the Combinator. Boxmoor offers improved sound and real-time control compared to the original ReDrum instrument.
Rex Dex is a collection of Rex-based loop players. Rex Dex brings incredible control and new life to loops in Reason; with several tricks up its sleeve for mangling and transforming Rex loops. Lapjockey produced a collection of new loops to use with this Combi, in addition to all the favorites from FlatPack One and any other refill.
Free samples of FlatPack 2 are available for download at www.lapjockey.com/ljfreebies.htm.