The Abbey Road Keyboards Refill from Propellerhead Software is a unique set of sampled keyboards and instruments, taken from the Abbey Road Studios' instrument collection.
Recorded on location using Abbey Road's recording rooms and vintage equipment, each instrument was captured using multiple microphones placed at different locations in Studio Two's recording space, allowing for full ambiance control in Reason.
Note: ReFills are not supported by Reason Adapted. A full version of Reason is required in order to load this ReFill.
Steinway Upright - The Mrs. Mills Piano
- A bright, wonderfully out-of-tune upright piano with lacquered hammers that give it a distinct, tack-piano sound. Its very special tuning, or lack thereof, adds a natural chorus effect to its tone. Purchased by Abbey Road in the 1950s, this piano has been played by many famous hands
Challen Studio Piano
- Studio Two's slightly mellow, warm sounding upright has a dark tone and incredible sustain. Built in the 1930s, this piano looks just as old as it sounds. Which is downright beautiful
- Property of Abbey Road since the 1960s, the organ is similar to the classic Hammond B3 organ, only bigger in size with more features. The majority of the featured RT-3 patches were recorded through a king-size Leslie Model 122 speaker, for that true Hammond sound
- An entirely acoustic, manually powered reed organ which uses pedal driven air pumps to generate sound. The Harmonium has a soft attack and swelling, drone-like sound
- An orchestral keyboard instrument with a warm, bell-like tone. Although played using mallets, the Celeste is a surprisingly quiet instrument. Recorded properly, however, it can sound amazingly expressive. The Schiedmayer Celeste is one of the oldest instruments in the Abbey Road arsenal
- The Mellotron, a tape based precursor of today's digital sampler, was popular among fearless experimental musicians in the 60s and 70s. Sampled here are the Flute, Cello and String tape banks, as used in Abbey Road's Mellotron in the 1960s
Premier Tubular Bells
- An orchestral percussion instrument made up of hollow metal tubes mounted on a frame. Tuned and laid out like a keyboard instrument, these bells will add a distinctive 60s feel to tracks