"I'm very impressed with the sounds from Reasonbanks.com.
The samples are recorded very well, retaining the big sound
of real analog synthesizers.
The programming is excellent too. For example, the way that
layered patches are broken down into elements so as to retain
their playability is outstanding.
In the past, I've never really liked faux analog sounds
on samplers - they never seemed to work. Either the sound
was static, and unresponsive to my playing, or the sound
of the filters in the sampler could not compete with the
real thing. Now that samplers (such as the NN-XT) finally
have decent sounding filters, the time has come to revisit
the whole idea. You guys are right on time!
I can praise the specific techniques of your good work,
but even more important, your taste is excellent. I find
many of the sounds to be very usable, and very responsive.
I appreciate sounds that change based on the player. We
may all own the same drum loops some day, but if a patch
sounds "like me" when I play it, then it can be
a tool to help make my work unique.
Thanks again guys, for building the best faux analog for
samplers I've ever enjoyed."
Kyle Gordon, producer - USA
"Like: The thing i like about Orange2 is
its unlimited possibility. It comes from PinkNoise so
the quality is without say great. But wow, this refill
is a must have for any dance/trance/'techno' producer.
What you get is not built sounds, but the blocks with
which to build them. You do get some awsome nnxt patches,
but the meat is in the 'elements', the blocks that you
use to build your sounds with.
You're not 'stuck' so to speak with any one sound.
One thing i will say is, this is not a refill for people
who use a lot of presets and dont know how to consturct
The patches is comes with (patches made by PinkNoise
using the 'elements') are friggin awsome, but its just
a small part of the refill, you will have a lot of patches
tha you will be like "what the heck is this"?
if you dont know how to tweek and shape them.
Dislike: i swear im not just kissing butt!!! this
refill rocks!!! nothing i disliked!
Grade: 5 points - excellent, highly recommended!"
by KnowNaMe (Emo
Trance Producer) -
sampling is impeccable and the programming top-notch throughout,
with velocity splitting, alternate and release triggering
(for randomly varied sounds), mod wheel and aftertouch
all put to good use. Detailed, tempo-synched LFOs make
the arp and pad multisamples come to life and sound burblingly
PPG-authentic. Basses are tight and right on the money
while pads and atmospheres are pure, silky Waldorf heaven.
I had pleasure finding room for Orange2 in everything
from dry German-style techno and minimalist electro to
fuller ambient and pop material. In short, this is an
exquisite collection of signature sounds...'
he full review
is the flagship sound collection of Reasonbanks (PinkNoise).
It contains multi-sampled synth sounds patched up for
the NN-XT and NN-19 samplers. This ReFill combines traditional
multi-sampling with the concept of their Proton ReFill's.
You will find complex multi-samples as well as basic waveforms
like saw, square, sine, etc. This makes for a very varied
and great sounding set of patches. The sound quality is
what we are used of Reasonbanks, very good! ...
...Orange2 is a comprehensive collection of sounds. It
utilizes the NN-XT to it's fullest capability's. The sample
material sounds great and the included musical patches
are varied and very usable. The price is very reasonable
if you look at what's on offer here. And the option to
use the sound material in other applications is a thing
which a lot of ReFill users want. A great ReFill which
will definately add much to your Reason experience!'
he full review