Way Beyond Fairlight R2 is one of the deepest and most advanced sound banks ever made for Reason. It all begins with the basis of the Fairlight CMI, the first uncompromised instrument for digital sampling and manipulation. WBF R2 contains ultra rich layers of extravagant pads, a multitude of drum banks, bass patches, mallets, guitars, strings, high end synthesizers, special effects and more. Technically speaking: Over 5 Gigabytes of data. Over 4,000 individual patches. More importantly, it sounds absolutely fantastic.
Seamlessly looped multisamples of many other great hardware instruments are also included. Our mission with this sound bank is for Reason to meet and excel the criteria of the Fairlight. Armed with Reason 7 and up you have sampling, sequencing and synthesis. What is missing: The sounds.
Reason really comes alive when combined with the massively classic sounds in this library. The Fairlight really comes alive when combined with inspiring synthesizers. We have included fine original and classic material derived from Matrix 12, D-50, JX-8P and JX-10, all Juno models, Jupiter 4, Jupiter 8, Juno 60, Prophet 5, DX7, TX81Z, M1, 01W, Trinity, CZ-5000, Korg Lambda, K4 and even a number of other sampling instruments. Redrum kits count to over 200 and includes a plethora of drums. Special kits are included, made for techno, synth, pop, hiphop, house, electro, dubstep and more. If you prefer to use Kong, such kits are also included.
Just as Fairlight-equipped studios back the days had access to various other equipment, this extensive sampling and programming work builds bridges back to the first days of digital sampling.
What users are saying. Propellerheads’ extremely large user community had a lot of great discussions going on, among those a thread of +1500 postings raving about my Fairlight work. But Propellerhead decided to take their forums. I collected some of the comments and asked for the permission to re-post this to youtube. Thank you to all fans of the work!
In practice, what Reason can do when equipped with this library is to faithfully reproduce just about every classic synthesizer and sampler sound worth mentioning. You will recognise sounds from record productions with Tears For Fears, Howard Jones, Yazoo, Pet Shop Boys, Art Of Noise, Peter Gabriel, Yello, Erasure, Propaganda, Scritti Politti, Michael Jackson, Prince – and that is just scraping the surface of what this true library of sounds do deliver. More references? Sure, we’ll list some categories below.
Signature programmer patches includes Combinators, Thor, NNXT and more sound types and were generously provided by EditEd4TV and many others. FX settings are made for RV-7000, The Echo and Scream 4. There are also about 400 patches for Malström, Subtractor and Thor. And there are rack extension patches too.
Way Beyond Fairlight R2 is made for Propellerhead Reason 7, 8 and 9. We also have versions of the library for Reason 4, 5 and 6, respectively. Check them out here.
Building these libraries, we have moved in small steps, ensuring that there are no “fillers”. Everything has been sampled, programmed and combined from the ground up, with the highest intentions of really creating awesome — and useful — sounds. Compared to the prior version, WBF R2 comes with about 500 changes and additions, including improved loops, better patch organisation, new patches and hundreds of new samples.
Patch categories in WBF R2 include instrument types, musical styles as well as sounds sorted by artists.
NNXT sound categories. Alternating, Art Of Noisy, Bass, Bombay, Bottles, Brass, EII Chords, Ethnic, Flutes, Guitars, Harp, Keyboards, Mallets & Bells, Mellotron, Orch hits & FX, Percussion, Sararr Variations, Shakuhachi, Strings, Swanee, Synth analog, Synth digital, Tambura and Voice & Wind.
Combinator sound categories. Favoured by Bitley, Arpeggiating, Bass notes for balancing, Bells & Mallets, Bottles & Flutes, Brass Or Almost Brass, Drums & Effects, Fairlight Deluxe, Fairlight Voices – Deluxe Editions, Hits’n Inspiring Chords, Instruments Of Distortion, Instruments Of Insanity, Pianos & Keys, Polysynth Wonderland, Pretty Amazing Pads, Strings Or Similar Things, Patches making us think… 10CC, 808 State & Orbitalism & 90’s, ABBA, Alphaville, Art Of Noise, Autechre, Baron Banere, Bit 01, Boards Of Canada, Brian Eno, Casio CZ and VZ, Chaka Khan, D-50, Depeche Mode, Dub, Duran Duran, Emulator II, Enya, Erasure, Funk, Howard Jones, Human League, Inner City, Isao Tomita, Italo Disco, Jan Hammer, Johnny Hates Jazz, Jupiter 4, JX-10, Kate Bush, Korg Lambda, Kraftwerk, Ladyhawke, Madonna, Matrix 1000, Midied Giants, Mike Oldfield, Modern Talking, Oriental, Pet Shop Boys, PPG Prophet VS & Digital In General, Propaganda, Prophet 5, Ralph Lundsten, Rupert Hine, Scritti Politti, Send Me An Angel, Simple Minds, Suzanne Vega, Switched-On-Bach, Synclavier, Thompson Twins, Vangelis, Walking In LA, Wavestation, Yazoo, Yello.
Other categories. Malström, Subtractor, Thor, FX Settings, Kong Kits, Rack Extension patches; Bitspeek, Polysix, Pulsar, PX7, Revival. ReDrum kits; about 100 different redrum kits sorted by styles and machines.
Note: No rack extensions are needed to use this refill; those patches are just bonus patches and icing on the cake.
Upgrade your Fairlight Refill now!
We have decided to keep being generous and let registered people upgrade any previous version of the Fairlight refill to WBF R2. Partly also because we think WBF R2 is so good, you simply need to have it. No matter from which version you go, there are (at least) hundreds of edits, add-ons and improvements in WBF R2. It is, however, still backwards compatible with the older versions so you can keep working on that track without having to keep two versions of the refill.
The upgrade only costs $49 and you can go from any version to WBF R2!
Order Way Beyond Fairlight
Our Synclavier sounds bundled with R2. Way Beyond Synclavier 1 & 2 offers a selection of awesome Synclavier sounds for Reason. These two are $119 but now we are bundling them with WBF R2 refill for just $159 totally.
WBS 1 – Synthesizer Kings WBS 1 introduces our amazing Synclavier synthesizer sounds with entirely new programming, patching, combinator design and more. The soundbank weighs just below 360 Mb and contains 231 NNXT patches / 227 Kontakt patches, 700 Mb of samples, 18 FX patches, about 120 bonus patches for rack extensions (A series, Ivoks, Polysix, Predator, Pulsar, PX7 and Revival).
WBS 2 – Versatile The second Synclavier sound pack comes with 50 highly versatile patches – an ultra flexible ‘bread and butter’ collection of vintage & classic supersampler sounds to please any taste. Or perhaps it’s especially tasty for those of you who digged Art Of Noise, Yello and other great experimental acts who were early with embracing the sampling and synthesis technology of the Fairlight and the Synclavier systems.
One of our first demos about our fairlight refills.
Here’s a number of individual sound demos. A big thank you to users kindly posting informative videos about our work; it helps us reaching out to more musicians.
Soundcloud demos have been removed due to lagging the speed of the webpage. You will find all of them here.