Melodiefabriek releases Boutique Amp ReFill

Melodiefabriek Boutique Amp

Marco Raaphorst of Melodiefabriek has announced the release of Boutique Amp, a ReFill library for the Softube Amp Rack Extension.

Boutique Amp ReFill for Propellerhead Reason gives you access to the classic sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Angus Young, Brian May, Steve Lukather and many more. It consists of 54 patches which are build on the Softube Amp Rack Extension (included for free with Reason 8 or bought separately for Reason 6.5 and Reason 7 users). Although many of the patches can be pushed hard to obtain overdriven tones no “scooped mids” Metal sounds were included, because I am not a Metal head.

The amp sounds included in this Boutique Amp ReFill are the best guitar tones I ever got out of software. I prefer them over using tube amps.

The front panel of the included Combinator patches are programmed in such a way you can quickly make changes, by altering the amount of overdrive, or switching additional effects on or off (like chorus, phaser, reverb, tremolo and echo), or even do complicated multiple parameter changes using one single button or pot.

The Boutique Amp ReFill is available for purchase for the introductory price of $5 USD until January 31st, 2015 (regular $6 USD). Use coupon code rock-out at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

More information: Melodiefabriek / Boutique Amp

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Short links for September 15th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on September 15th, 2008:

# KlankBeeld Raaphorst: project wit – Blogging musician Marco Raaphorst creates a new composition inspired by a photograph or video every single friday (well almost every friday anyway).

A few weeks ago Marco asked his readers to submit a little spoken audio clip of the word “wit”, Dutch for white.

Last friday Marco posted his 32nd "KlankBeeld" (sound image) featuring a video with images by Karin R. and a whole bunch of people who said "wit"

Yup, I’m in it too! Thanks Marco ^_^

# Cinematic sound technique: The subharmonic oscillator – Sonic Cinema explain the wonders of the subharmonic oscillator:

Did your ever wonder where those enormous rumbles come from whenever spaceships enter our solar system? The subbasses in movies are often that low and loud that you can really feel them. It is an element of excitement powerfull enough to get the viewers out of their seat.
This is not because the sound engineers mixed in recordings from an earthquake that make the ground shake, it is because we are dealing here with a Subharmonic Oscillator!

# Threadless contest: Name the Threadless Doorbot, win stuff

Threadless had (yup it’s over, sorry) a cool contest where you can win a Bleep Labs Thingamagoop.

Our doorbell here at Threadless broke, so the tech awesome dudes hacked together a magnificent replacement for it out of this super mega awesome noise making synthesizer robot!

Our friends at Bleep Labs sent us a Thingamagoop, and he’s doing a good job, but he needs a new name! So post your name idea in this blog, and while everyone is here tomorrow, we’ll vote and select a winner!

OPTIMUS CHIME by Tracerbullet won.

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