Keyboards from Abbey Road!Abbey Road Keyboards ReFill lets Reason 3.0 users tap into the classic instruments of England's famed Abbey Road Studios. Included in this collection are seven different instruments that have been meticulously sampled in Abbey Road's Studio Two using the same microphones and toys that were used on countless mythical sessions (The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Stevie Wonder just to name a few). The Abbey Road Keyboards ReFill adds these instruments to your Reason arsenal plus the wonderful ambience of the completely room where the most influential albums of all time were tracked. Abbey Road in a box, that's the Abbey Road Keyboards ReFill.
Propellerheads Abbey Road Keyboards ReFill at a Glance:
- Original Equipment
- Seven Classic Instruments
- 40-page Full-color Booklet
Seven Classic Instruments
The instruments included in the Abbey Road Keyboards ReFill are a classic assortment of instruments that reside at Abbey Road. There's a Steinway Upright lovingly dubbed the "Mrs. Mills Piano" with lacquered hammers for a tack piano-esque sound. The Challen Studio Piano offers a uniquely long sustain. The Hammond RT-3 complete with a Leslie Model 122 rocks mythical Hammond tone, while the Mannborg Harmonium is a reed organ with a split keyboard. The Mellotron MKII evokes the sounds of "Strawberry Fields Forever." Rounding up the instruments in Abbey Road Keyboards are a pair of bell-like instruments, the Schiedmayer Celeste with quiet yet psychedelic-tinged tones, and Tubular Bells, like the ones heard in the Beatle's "When I'm 64."
The Abbey Road Keyboards were recorded using the original microphones, outboard and classic mixing desk from Abbey Road's Studio Two, re-creating not only the sound of the instruments themselves, but the totally signal paths, technology, and recording techniques that is the Abbey Road sound. Each instrument was captured using multiple microphones placed at different locations in Studio Two's stunning sounding recording space, allowing for full ambience control in Reason.
40-page full color booklet
Enclosed in the Abbey Road Keyboards ReFill box is "Guide to Abbey Road Keyboards", a 40-page booklet by author by Mark Vail. Jam-packed with full color pictures and descriptive session diagrams, this book features in-depth info on the featured instruments and the Abbey Road technology used to record them.
Propellerheads Abbey Road Keyboards ReFill Features:
- Steinway Upright - the Mrs. Mills Piano
- Challen Studio Piano
- Hammond RT-3
- Mannborg Harmonium
- Schiedmayer Celeste
- Mellotron MKII
- Tubular Bells
- Preset Combinator patches for various microphone blends.
- Style patches
- Template patches
- Empty, pre-wired user patches.
- 40-page full color booklet