QUICKSILVER - a powerful Synthesizer XTension
This refill is not 'just another refill' or a sampler
library that happens to support the Reason Refill format!
Instead, QUICKSILVER is a refill version of the
Yamaha QS300 synthesizer, or to be more precise,
the enlarged refill version that nearly gives you a new
device to your Reason environment. To understand this, we
have to see, how QS300 works...
The Yamaha QS300 is a very rich-sounding synthesizer,
because it uses a multi-layer structure, every layer has
its own envelope, filter, etc. We can create wonderful pads,
endless morphing textures and some other warm and fat patches...
If you record these sounds, you will loose the possibility
of alteration later: you can not change the parameters of
each layer independently, only for the whole mixed samples.
It's just like a snapshot... sounds good but less versatile.
Instead of this method, we have choosen a more complicated
way. The QS300 uses small parts (in Yamaha terminology:
elements) to build its sound: every layer is based on an
element. We broke down the sounds of the QS300 to these
elements, recorded all of them, and then we completely
rebuilt the multilayered patches in NNXT.
The result was very surprising for us and defenitely it
proves the power of NNXT advanced sampler!:) The NNXT provides
a lot of very sophisticated options, many of these features
and nuances probably remain hidden from the users unless
somebody programs NNXT for 8 months on every blessed day...;-)