9 Soundware Chimera R

9 Soundware has announced the release of Chimera R, a set of patches for the Redrum drum sampler within Propellerhead Reason.

The theme of the sound set is hybridism. Its origins are in five previously released 9 Soundware titles. The drum kits are based on samples from the Heartbeat and Concussion EXS24 sound sets, as well as patches from the Fire Juggler, Vortex, and Ax releases for the Thor, Malström, and Subtractor synthesizers, respectively.

Chimera R features

  • 50 Redrum kits of Chimera R are based on 309 samples. Included are 293 samples from the Heartbeat and Concussion sound sets that have not been mapped in these patches.
  • 50 Redrum patches divided into four categories:
    • Human Heartbeats (based on samples from Heartbeat) – Human/synthesis hybrid. The idea behind this category is the transformation of recordings of the human heart and other internal organs with signal processing.
    • Found Objects (based on samples from Concussion) – Found object collisions. This category is based on acoustic impact sounds created entirely with found objects.
    • Synthetic (based on resampled patches from Fire Juggler, Vortex, and Ax) – The Synthetic category consists of Redrum kits that feature resampled drum patches from the Fire Juggler, Vortex, and Ax sound sets (for Thor, Malström, and Subtractor, respectively). The sub categories of drum kit components emulated by the patches include Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Hi-Hat (Closed, Open, and Pedal), Tom, Crash Cymbal, Ride Cymbal, Side Stick, and Hand Clap.
    • Chimera – The Chimera Redrum kits combine samples from the Human Heartbeats, Found Objects, and Synthetic categories. These patches also feature sample playback manipulation. This category consists of 10 Redrum kits.
  • 87 MB download includes 50 .drp files, 602 WAV files (24-bit/44.1kHz), 40 .thor files, 30 .xwv files, and 30 .zyp files.

Chimera R is available to purchase as a download for $49.99 USD.

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