You sometimes see people trying to find out what instrument was used in a particular
song and asking how to reproduce it. This series of refills is the answer to those
questions: if the song made it on the top 40 charts and uses interesting instruments
that can be synthesized, you’ll likely find it in the refill for the corresponding
year. The basic patches are constructed as simply as possible in order to maintain
minimum CPU usage while still attaining the intended sound. Also in each refill is
an “Experiments” folder where you’ll find instruments you won’t recognize from the
Top 40, but that use the basic instruments as their starting points. These are Thor-based
refills with the exception of a few patches, useable with reason version 4.0 and
Historical Refill Series
2005 is a largely Thor-based refill for Reason versions 4 and 5, and is part of the
Historical Refill Series, a set based on the instruments used to top the charts over
the last 30 years.
134 Foundation patches - Each instrument used in a combinator is also saved separately
to make it easier for you to customize and use them in entirely different ways.
191 fully programmed combinator patches: 123 tweaked to match the sounds of the time
period, and 68 “experiment” patches that expand upon these instruments.
25 Effects - RV7000 and Scream
6 Kong drum kits, and 52 individual Kong drums.
43 24-bit samples of thor-based percussion for use in the NN-Nano and other samplers.
All material available on this site is copyrighted, unless otherwise indicated. Redistribution
of these files is prohibited without prior written consent. End user is granted non-exclusive
license to use the samples and patches for original works of music.