Best 80s Refills?

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Jagwah
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Post 22 Feb 2021

Just wondering if anyone can recommend 80s synthwave / retrowave refills that are good?

Pretty sorted for drums, more interested in everything else, cheers! :)

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Billy+
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Post 22 Feb 2021

Not sure if it's exactly the sort of thing your after but check them out
3 volumes of 80's remakes from edit ed.





https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/brow ... roductions
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Post 22 Feb 2021

Billy+ wrote:
22 Feb 2021
Not sure if it's exactly the sort of thing your after but check them out
3 volumes of 80's remakes from edit ed.

https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/brow ... roductions
I was going to suggest Ed as well!!! :thumbup:

The Stranger Things ReFill is pretty 80's too!

https://sellfy.com/edited4tv/p/HmsR/

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Post 22 Feb 2021

joeyluck wrote:
22 Feb 2021

I was going to suggest Ed as well!!! :thumbup:
I do like to be helpful when I can ;)
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What MIDI tools are you itching to use

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Post 22 Feb 2021

Bitley used to have a very nice Refill (Way beyond Fairlight / WBF) that has all those signature sounds from the 80s (and much more). But currently he seems to be in the process of (another) repackaging of his content, so it seems to be not available for purchase right now.
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Jagwah
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Post 23 Feb 2021

Cool I have Ed's Volume 1 of 88mph I must look into the other two and Stranger Things.

The Way beyond Fairlight looks intense I'm hoping there are smaller refills of these to choose from, looks like he is working on things now.

Thanks guys!! :)

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bitley
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Post 13 Mar 2021

Hi!

Thanks for the mention!

Intense? :-) It's just one file. ;-)

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Jagwah
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Post 14 Mar 2021

bitley wrote:
13 Mar 2021
Hi!

Thanks for the mention!

Intense? :-) It's just one file. ;-)
Nice to see it all back up and in action again, will for sure check out one or two of the smaller ones for now :)

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Post 14 Mar 2021

Ok! I just fixed demo clips to 8Z Pro today, my PX7 refill. Don't miss 8Z Free.

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raymondh
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Post 14 Mar 2021

+1 on WBF / Way Beyond Fairlight.

I think it really depends though on what style of 80s synthwave / retrowave appeals to you.
A lot of stuff out there sounds very contemporary to me; whether it is old sounds combined with new production (don't know how much sidechaining was done in the 80s....) or the new sounds really lack analog character. But it still sounds great!

WBF is more celebrating the 80s I think rather than specifically going for synthwave/retrowave. If you feel like your Reason synths are too digital/clinical then WBF is great.

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Jagwah
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Post 17 Mar 2021

Thanks guys I'm really keen to find some good stuff in this regard, and yes I got the 8Z Free many thanks!!!!!

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bitley
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Post 17 Mar 2021

Sweet!

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Jackjackdaw
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Post 17 Mar 2021

http://www.combinatorhq.com/index.php/d ... -50-refill

I like this old D50 refill alot. The sounds are great. The author had an annoying habit of setting the velocity sensitivity to maximum on every NNXT so you have to hammer the keys really hard to get a good velocity out. I put a Delta Midi Computer on everytime with a preset that attenuated the velocity curve.

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Post 18 Mar 2021

Don't sleep on Hazewave by Moon Echo Audio. I like it a lot!

https://www.moonechoaudio.com/hazewave

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Jagwah
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Post 23 Mar 2021

Ashpool wrote:
18 Mar 2021
Don't sleep on Hazewave by Moon Echo Audio. I like it a lot!

https://www.moonechoaudio.com/hazewave
Thanks bit hard to go on that short video but will consider it.
Jackjackdaw wrote:
17 Mar 2021
http://www.combinatorhq.com/index.php/d ... -50-refill

I like this old D50 refill alot. The sounds are great. The author had an annoying habit of setting the velocity sensitivity to maximum on every NNXT so you have to hammer the keys really hard to get a good velocity out. I put a Delta Midi Computer on everytime with a preset that attenuated the velocity curve.
Yeah that refill really is something, so is the website actually, lots of free Refills there and this one in particular is amazing thanks!!

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