22nd December 2009
Nucleus SoundLab has announced the release of Pantheon II, the next in its series of Thor Refills for Propellerhead's Reason 4. It offers a variety of intricately constructed patches - the inner workings are revealed with refined and detailed PDF documentation.
Nucleus SoundLab says that instead of patches consisting of a single good idea, "you'll find patches that contain several great ideas, tweaked to absolute perfection". These patches are unique and fully mapped. Not only are all Combinators categorized intelligently across diverse categories, but all Thor patches are as well.
The original Pantheon provided detailed and informative patch documentation. Now with Pantheon II, that concept has been further refined and fine-tuned. PDF bookmarks now make finding the exact patch you are looking for simple. Further, the new documentation is more concise and takes up less pages, while offering even more useful information about the performance, inspiration and design behind every patch.
Pantheon II doesn't seek to retread old ground. If you already own Pantheon, you'll find virtually no sonic overlap. Instead, new directions are explored: Malstrom/Thor hybrid synthesizers are featured; hardware-inspired monophonic beasts are uncovered; the Thor Step Sequencer is harnessed and taken to the next level; massive atmospheric washes using wavetable and FM techniques are explored; and RPG8 creates both classic dance arpeggios and exotic and delicate physically-modeled algorithmic patterns.
- 173 fresh and unique Combinators.
- 244 Thor patches.
- 30 Subtractor and Malstrom patches.
- 8 .rps demo songs.
- All Combinator and Thor rotaries/buttons uniquely mapped.
- All Combinator and Thor patches categorized intelligently.
- PDF Design documentation for each patch, detailing important aspects of its design, inspiration and performance.
Pantheon II is available now. It is priced at $49 in downloadable format. In addition, large variety of demo MP3s, demo videos as well as a free Demo Refill are available for download on the product page.