Soul School 2 is the sequel to Reason Soul School, Propellerhead’s best-
selling funk-flavored ReFill. Introducing nine brand new grooves from the
original Soul School recording sessions, Soul School 2 also comes with patches
for Reason’s Dr. Octo Rex loop player and the Kong Drum Designer to allow for
flexible molding and massaging of the looped material. For new users, Soul
School 2 also comes with the same great multisampled instruments as the
original: bass, guitar, drums and horns for entirely new compositions, as well
as effects patches for Reason’s The Echo, Pulveriser, Scream4 and RV7000
The Reason Soul School series get under the skin of the music. It’s like
having access to every channel - every instrument - on an old school rare
groove multitrack tape.
The sound of soul’s three capitals
Called Motown, the Detroit based Soul made famous by The Supremes, Marvin Gaye
and countless others is light, bouncy and joyful. In translating the Detroit
sound to the Reason Soul School ReFill, our focus was on creating a
Temptations style vibe, keeping the drums small in size, but allowing the
overall sound to be large and roomy.
Forever eternalized by Stax Records and artists like Booker T, Memphis
represents a rootsier, bluesier sound. Our approach in achieving a Memphis
type feel was to maintain a looser playing style and keep the drum and
instrument sounds nice and dry.
Personified by mr James Brown himself, the Cincinnati sound is funky, gritty,
punchy and to the point. During the process of capturing the Cincinnati sound
for this ReFill we adopted the precise, almost mechanical, yet extremely funky
playing style. The sound? Dirty.