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Creative Essentials for Reason

Creative Essentials For REASON is quite simply the ULTIMATE Reason ReFill package. Over 7GB, over 9000 samples. Includes the entire award winning Creative Essentials Series of 31 Sample CDs expertly converted into ReFill format for instant download.

Normally $114.64 USD

Our price $68.79 USD(until 6th Jul)

£49.98 GBP

Download Details

  • 1.78GB (Unzipped)
  • 15 min 55 sec @ 16mbs
  • 19 files

Product Information

Creative Essentials For REASON is quite simply the ULTIMATE Reason ReFill package. Over 7GB, over 9000 samples. Includes the entire award winning Creative Essentials Series of 31 Sample CDs expertly converted into ReFill format for instant download.

 

This highly acclaimed sample library, originally two years in the making, is surely the largest single title available in ReFill format today - yes there really are over 7 Gigabytes of quality inspiration packed into refills in this enormous package!

 

All 31 of the Zero-G Creative Essentials Sample CDs are included in this REFILL:


* Rhythm Guitar & FX * Percussion Grooves * Brass Elements * Dance Vocals * Electric Dreamz * Trance Formation * Dream Zone * Spices Of India * Guitar Separates * Global SFX * House & Garage Construction * Hiphop & Swing Breakdown * Jungle Frenzy * Jungle Frenzy 2 * Live Bass Grooves * World Class Breaks * Drum & Percussion Tools * Bass Separates * Rock & Pop Vocals * Dance Drums * Upfront Lead Guitar * Ethnic Flavours * Reggae Connection * Techno Prisoners * Funk Construction * Synth Bass Loops * Vintage Keyboards * Voices Of Africa * String Textures * Woodwind & Brass * Orchestral Flavours.

 

The library features 8 ReFills. Inside the Refills you will find no less than:


• 2,444 NN-19 patches
• 2,027 REX2 files
• 26 Redrum Kits

 

 

 

Download Size?

 

If you are wondering how this sample library fits into 1824 MB of downloads when it's actually approx 7.5 gigabytes in size, read on: We correctly stated that there are over 9000 samples and over 7.5 GB of data in this product. The reason your downloads only amount to a total of 1824 MB is of course that Propellerheads' Refill Packer utility was used to compress the entire finished library into just a few Refill files.

 

Before the samples were 'packed' into Refills, they occupied over 7 GB. The Packer Utility compressed them to a much smaller size using a "lossless" compression algorithm. This type of compression removes only redundant audio information and does not affect audio quality in a way that can be detected by the ear. When Reason accesses and loads the sounds from the refill, it decompresses them back to normal size.

 

Large Download

Please note, this product is downloadable in 3 parts, each weighing in at around 600MB per download. Therefore, PLEASE ensure that your internet connection is fast enough and that you have enough bandwidth and hard drive space for this product as we cannot refund for any technical errors caused by any limitations in your own setup.

 



Press Reviews


"Sometimes size does matter, and...

by Sound On Sound Magazine, UK


"Sometimes size does matter, and Zero-G's Creative Essentials Refill for Propellerhead's Reason software is a good example. Many SOS readers probably started out their sampling lives with some of the budget audio sample CDs from the 31-strong Creative Essentials series. Now Zero-G have reworked the entire contents of this extensive library into a single, three-CD Refill package for use with Reason, providing over 9000 individual samples. Considering that the original 31-CD set would have set you back about 600, the 99 price tag for this re-working of the collection looks like a real bargain.

The three CDs contain eight Refills. The five NN19 Refills are Dance Instruments (mostly based on single samples rather than multisamples), Live and Sequenced Riffs, Vocals (some single samples and some multi-phrase sets), Instruments (single-sample and multi-sample types here) and Percussion. Two Dr:rex Refills provide Drum Loops and Groove Loops, the latter a collection of ReCycle-d musical phrases using a huge range of different instrument types. The final Refill is a collection of ReDrum Kits and Samples.

Anyone familiar with the original Creative Essentials series will know it covers some diverse musical ground. With individual tiles such as Dance Vocals, Spices of India, Vintage Keyboards, Jungle Frenzy and String Textures, the complete series has something for almost every musical occasion - and all of that is presented here. In attempting the mammoth task of working through the collection, I was impressed with the overall quality of the sounds and I feel that the sampling technique behind both the single-sampled and multisampled instruments is of a very high standard. True, some of the multisampled instruments are perhaps not as technically sophisticated as a dedicated Reason library might be, but they are all usable in their own right.

What really impressed me was the Dr:rex loops, of which there are over 2000! The Drum Loops cover jungle, dance, hip-hop, techno, reggae, funk and various ethnic styles, amongst others, and everything I tried seemed to have been processed with considerable care through ReCycle. As a result, most of the loops worked well at a variety of tempos. While the sheer number of loops provided is already impressive, the ability to re-program them further via MIDI just makes the collection that much more versatile. The Groove Loops, while fewer in number (only a few hundred!), also work pretty well at a range of tempos. The various brass grooves are good fun, and there are also some excellent electric guitar loops.

The ReDrum Kits and Samples ought to form a good bread-and-butter collection for most Reason users. All the usual suspects are present, from 808 and 909 samples through to 'real' drums and percussion instruments. Some of the samples are dry, while others are processed in some way. I particularly liked some of the 'ambient cymbals', for example. As well as 26 full ReDrum Kits, there are also more snares, kicks and hi-hats than you could shake a rainstick at (although, sadly, I couldn't find a rainstick - but plenty of other ethnic percussion samples are included).

Most of the samples in the Creative Essentials series have been around for a while (and you may well recognise a number of the loops present here!), but there's still plenty of good stuff in this collection to get the muse working. The huge variety of styles covered ought to appeal to any Reason user who is looking to cover all the musical bases without digging too deeply into the pockets. At 99, the Creative Essentials Refill is simply excellent value for money.

Text by John Walden Rated: 5 Stars"


"It's difficult to know where to start...

by Computer Music Magazine, UK


"It's difficult to know where to start with this one - spread over three CDs are a massive 7Gb worth of content ready for use in Reason. Contained within are all 31 volumes of Zero-G's Creative Essentials sample CD series. Phew. You get eight ReFills in all, containing 2,444 NN-19 patches, 2,027 REX2 files and 26 ReDrum kits.

Sylistically, we're all over the place, and the phrase "all encompassing" comes to mind when thinking of this collection. Working our way through the content, we found some of it to be of slightly dubious quality but you honestly couldn't expect everything to be top notch. However, there's an abundance of good stuff, and at this price, you'd struggle to find a better way to enhance the Reason experience.

Rated: 9 out of 10"


"At this price you get an amazing amount...

by Reasonfreaks.com


"At this price you get an amazing amount of sounds to use with Reason. When you first take a look in it you just don't know where to look. And all sounds are of a high quality also. This is really one hell of a deal and it's almost to good to be true. But it is certainly true. So my personal advice to anybody is to get hold of this collection as fast as possible. It doesn't matter wich type of music you make, you will always find a sound that suits your composition in this collection. You get the entire Creative Essentials sample cd collection on 3 cd's filled with 8 refills. 9000 samples are ready to be used in your music and that's a lot!! I know that i will be using this collection a lot in my music. Zero-G really has a very remarkable collection here. Much work has gone into creating this and it really is a very good addition to the refills available for Reason. Really something that makes the Reasoners life so much more fun!!"


"The Creative Essentials series has been...

by Knowledge Magazine, UK


"The Creative Essentials series has been reformatted into three CD-Rs containing Reason type soundbanks for use with Reason modules such as Dr Rex, NN19 Sampler, plus Reason 2's new Advanced sampler module.

All the sounds and samples are taken from the Creative Essential series released a few years ago on Zero-G. All the sounds have been formatted for direct importing into Reason (well handy!). There is a massive amount of music here (around 7GB of samples!) and very diverse, from string sections and grand pianos through to breakbeats, drum & bass, dance and ethnic vocals, synths and cosmic sound FX.

It really is a big collection and there are some gems in there, especially the breaks. This is aimed at those on a budget set up, running Reason giving instant access to orchestras and a whole range of sounds and instruments, drums and breaks. It definitely is a must for the collection, especially for those with limited samples at the moment as this gives you an instant library to draw from. The breaks range from hip hop loops through house grooves and d&b breaks. The usability is a little inconsistent, but definitely worth having."

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