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01 March 2013
We have significatnly dropped our prices!
As stated below, kontaktbanks.com
and reasonbanks.com are separated today. In addition
to this development we are happy to annonce that we
have significantly reduced our prices.
now and your earnings will be increased
by 16-26%! :)
23 February 2013
Important changes in our
This is to announce that from 1
March 2013 kontaktbanks and reasonbanks
will be divided into independent selling platforms,
and our designated soundbank types will be developed
and released separately.
Following this reorganisation the
product licences will only contain one format: you
can buy the refill version in the reasonbanks'
webshop, while the kontakt versions
will be available only in kontaktbanks'
These changes are not retrospective:
licences that were purchased before 1 March 2013
will continue to contain both Kontakt and Reason
refill versions, and both versions of products so
purchased will remain available as well.
13 February 2013
We have created two great wallpapers
for your desktop, they're based on the graphical
design of QuickSilver
Click on the picture to download!
31 December 2012
We wish you
a Happy New Year!
5 June 2012
PinkNoise Studio proudly presents: VOYAGER
This is it. After such a long development,
refill has been finished and is
VOYAGER is an
analogue synth refill, based on the sounds of the
famous Minimoog Voyager synthesizer.
26 January 2012
Studio is 15 years old now
Yes. It's a long time… when we started,
there were no soft-samplers in existence. We worked
on hardware sampler cards which carried a very limited
Gravis Ultrasound, Turtle Beach Maui, Tropez, Pinnacle, Terratec EWS64… does anyone remember them at all?
These samplers educated us, and we have learned a lot of things - for example how to optimize our libraries and how to fit a sampled instrument into 4, 8 or 32 MB of RAM. They also taught us that quality always prevails over quantity.
Since then the world of sampling has dramatically changed. The hardware samplers slowly but surely disappeared. Now we use software samplers - they provide us with practically unlimited capacity, and carry so many features that we have never been able to imagine before. We have terabytes of libraries - no limits.
But we never forget where we are coming from and we remain committed to our fundamental value: quality must win over quantity.
OK, that's all for pathos...
22 December 2010
Monsters 3 FREE edition is out!
AM3 FREE edition is a "must have" collection
for every Reason users. It provides a great basic
set of vintage and modern analogue synthesizer sounds,
covering arps, bass, leads, pads, mono- and poly keys,
based on nine famous analogue synthesizers.
best: it's completely free!
23 November 2010
New site launched!
Well, strictly speaking it's not a Reason related
news, but today is a great day for us: after many
months of planning and developing, we launch a new
sister site of reasonbanks:
has opened today!
As its name suggests, this site
is dedicated to Kontakt, the industry standard sampler
At the same time we are proud to present Revolver
for Kontakt, our very first library
available in native Kontakt format.
The Kontakt version of Revolver is
not just a conversion! It has been entirely rebuilt
starting from the scratch, and thanks to the Kontakt's
advanced scripting technology we were able to create
a software instrument that sounds and behaves as a
We have also made some improvements on reasonbanks,
most of which are imperceptible, but believe us:
we have devoted a lot of work to it. You can notice
that the design has been changed a bit as well.
We hope you like it.
By the way: from now on you can follow
31 May 2010
New Analogue Monster: REVOLVER is out!
30 April 2010
The commerce of CD and DVD versions of our products (that need physical shipping) will be discontinued from 3 May 2010.
Thanks to the general use of broadband internet the disk versions have become obsolete in the past few years.
So we will only distribute our refills in downloadable format , and we believe this is the most comfortable option for all of us.
New bundled packs - you can save 25%
In addition to the BIG BUNDLE, we created two more bundled packages, as we think these refills belong together and somehow they complement well each other.
Waldorf Bundle: ORANGE3 + LEMON
The ultimate package for Waldorf fans. Three Waldorf synths in one pack, based on 3.7 GB sample source. You get also the Keyboard Loop player as a bonus.
Eric's Bundle: Analog Night + Quadrasynth Story
Two "classic" NN-XT synth refill from Eric Corminier, aka "reason.fan".
A great collection for every musician, and for French people, it is a must have! ;-)
Bundled versions are available in our e-shop.
31 December 2009
- new free refill
How can we celebrate the
fantastic new 2010 year? Yes, with a new free refill!:)
Synth is a free refill from Eric
Corminier aka reason.fan, inspired by the big
mountains of the French Alps.
• 38 Combinator
• 79 Thor patches
Audio demos: first
Mountain synth is available for
download and enjoy! :)
We wish you Happy
New Year and all the best for 2010! :)
24 November 2009
Lemon review in Music Tech Magazine
Lemon received MusicTech Excellence Award and got
10/10 points in the issue 81 of Music Tech Magazine
User reviews have been updated as well.
By the way, you can write your own review by clicking here.
6 November 2009
3.12 has been released
released the improved AM3 patchbank today.
It contains a vast number of of exciting new Combinator
and NN-XT patches.
- some minor fixes
- 65 new Combinator patches (264 in total)
- 40 new NN-XT patches (1284 in total)
You can read the complete change log here.
AM 3.12 is a free update. If you are a lucky Analogue
Monsters owner, please
to download it. You will find the new
patchbank in the "Product downloads:
16 October 2009
New demo refill
LEMON demo refill is out & available
for free download.
We tried to give you a little taste of the full version
Contents: 9 Combinator patches,
9 NN-XT patches and 1 ReDrum kit, based on 77 MB samples
(124 wav & 6 rex files).
format: zip file
size: 43.1 MB
2 October 2009
new refill: keyboard
12 September 2009
Marco demonstrates LEMON
13 September, Rotterdam: Marco Raaphorst will do a one hour workshop in which he will show step-by-step how to create a Keyboard Loop Player using DrREX and Thor devices in the Combinator.
Loop Player sounds familiair, that's
right, this technique was used in Reasonbanks Refill
Lemon as well. Marco will show how cool LEMON
sounds, and how flexible this configuration
works for live playing.
For more info check the official website
06 August 2009
New refill: LEMON is out!
LEMON is a Reason 4 synth refill & multisample library based
on the sounds of 3 legendary Waldorf synthesizers: Waldorf Attack, Waldorf Microwave XTk and Waldorf micro Q
These synths have the same special character that make
them famous: we tried to keep the original Waldorf sound
while programmed them carefully in NN-XT and Combinator,
so LEMON has developed into a colourful new synth in your
Reason rack... more
08 July 2009
New secret weapon
it is time to reveal our new secret weapon:
the KEYBOARD LOOP PLAYER
LEMON is our new REASON4 refill, featuring "Keyboard Loop Player", which is a new Combi instrument that enables you to play bass & melodic loops on your midi keyboard.
02 July 2009
hours during the summer holiday
the summer holiday, from 7 July to 6 September
we will make the delivery of the postal packages only
once in a week. It means that the fulfilment of orders
that are processed during this period of time and
require physical delivery (CD/DVD products) will be
postponed, and will be shipped on Mondays.
This break will not affect
the accessibility of our downloadable products,
hence these orders will be processed within 24 hours
19 June 2009
New ORANGE3 demo
New ORANGE3 demo has been released.
We desperately try to demonstrate the power and flexibility
of ORANGE3 in this 50 MB large refill.
Contents of the demo: 12 Combinator patches and 21
NN-XT patches, based on 67 MB wavs (5 multisample
FREEZER disk is downloadable
is a 645 MB large refill collection CD ROM, contains
all free & demo refills that we created
between 2001 and 2009. That means 37 free refills
(469 MB), and 10 demo refills (175 MB).
Now FREEZER disk is a downloadable
package, available for free to our customers. It's
a MUST HAVE collection to all refill collectors! ;-)
So, Dear reasonbanks customers!
if you want to get it, please
to download. You will find FREEZER in
the "updates & extras"
31 May 2009
ORANGE3 is out!
At long last... finally it's been released and available
What's new? A brand new, fantastic Combinator bank!
ORANGE3 is free for registered ORANGE2 users.
If you are a lucky ORANGE2 owner, please
to download. You will find the update
in the "updates & extras" section.
10 March 2009
BIG BUNDLE 3
BIG BUNDLE 3 (2009) is a special
downloadable release, all current refills of PinkNoise
Studio are included in this 'economical' package.
The discount is 40%. This is a permanent
discount, not a seasonal campaign. Some people still
cannot afford everything, so a bundle sale would help
your budget to afford ALL our products.
3 March 2009
ORANGE 2.5 has been released
The new updated version of ORANGE is out!
What is new?
- completely rewritten and enlarged NN-XT
bank (735 patches in total)
- enlarged sample library (1634 MB - instead of the
original 1130 MB)
- all previous updates have been included (2.1, XXL
- the source of the refill is also included, you can
use it as a multisample library for other samplers
like Kontakt, Virtual Sampler, EXS24, etc.
ORANGE 2.5 is a free update
for registered ORANGE2 users.
12 November 2008
proVITAMIN MKII is out
refill puts a premium quality GM synthesizer into
your Reason rack. Read
What is new in MKII version?
- countless minor bugfixes
- new non-GM NN-XT patches
The new MKII edition is a free
update for registered proVITAMIN users.
Just in case you haven't got it yet, now you can
buy proVITAMIN MKII for a very
special November price!:)
27 October 2008
New refill is available: MATRIX
MATRIX - analogue synth
library based on OBERHEIM Matrix
MATRIX refill puts an Oberheim Matrix-1000 synthesizer
into your reason rack.
MATRIX is a full featured refill with a wide range
of analogue sounds, and - as a part of Analogue Monsters
- it can be an unexpensive alternative of AM3 for
people who need the Oberheim synth only. Read
17 October 2008
AM3 as a creative synthesizer,
Monsters 3 as a creative synth:
PADS is a multisample collection for Music Tech
Magazine readers. Evolving textures, motion atmospheres,
organic pads, etc.
What is little-known: it was created using AM3 exclusively!
AM3 review: by Keith Gemmell from
Music Tech Magazine.
It seems Keith enjoyed our little Monsters, because
we got 8/10 points. Click
here to read the whole review!
10 October 2008
AM3 promotion extended, share-it
will be removed
• Since we received many requests from our customers, the Analogue Monsters promotion has been extended - until 30 November.
So, if you buy Analogue Monsters 3 now, you can choose
a second refill - for free. It could be any refill
that you can see in our product
list, Virology, ORANGE2, Cybervox, PROTON3 etc.
- it's up to you.
• On 1 November we will remove share-it payment option from our e-shop.
12 September 2008
Analogue Monsters 3 demo refill was released yesterday.
It's worth checking out, since it contains 28
NNXT patches and 12 Combinator patches, based on 50 MB multisamples,
and you can download
it for free.
If you are already a happy
AM3 owner: from now on you can download both
the 24 and 16 bit version.
The 16 bit version sounds almost as good as the
24 bit edition, but needs less RAM, patches will
be loaded faster, so it might be handy if you want
to save some power for your computer.
23 July 2008
PROTON3 reviews by Amazona.de
Amazona.de is the biggest magazine for music and computers
worldwide in German language. Björn Morgenstern
has reviewed our two refills, Cybervox and PROTON3.
The final conclusion is "Sehr Gut"
German readers, you can read
he full review here! You can also
listen to some demo sounds, created by Björn.
Björn sent a brief summary in English:
"Similarly to Analogue Monsters these two
refills are high quality refills. All sample contents
are carefully looped and matched. There are no fillers
and the combinator patches are really useful.
Pro.Ton3 is grown up to a big "Oscillator-Library".
The new Analog-Chorus Oscillators are very fine
and sound excellent warm and alive. The idea, i.e.
sampling sounds dry and with the original Roland/Boss
vintage chorus effect, and bringing it together
in the combinator, is a great concept. There are
many possibilities for creating your own sounds
Cybervox is somewhat more special, but just as
well as Pro.Ton3. Focused on vocalsounds and vocodering
based on Yamaha FS1R and Reason vocoder there are
many possibilities for playing a lot of sounds or
playing around with the special programmed vocoder-combis.
Personally I am really excited about the synthetic
vocal-pads and the magic-key (B1 key from keyboard)
for freeze the vocoder signal.
So, overall we gave without hesitation a "Very
good" for both Refills and you can't make anything
wrong for that purchase price."
Click to read more
30 June 2008
27 June 2008
We will be away on summer holiday
between 1 and 24 July, so our office will
be closed. It means that the fulfilment of orders
that are processed during this period of time and
require physical shipment (CD/DVD products) will be
postponed to 25 July (Friday).
Needless to say that this break won't affect the accessibility of our downloadable
products, hence these orders
will be processed within 24 hours as usual.
Magazine published a PROTON3 review in the current July
We got 8/10 stars!:-) You can read the
full review by clicking
05 June 2008
Monsters source edition will be discountinued,
only the refill version will be available and supported
in the future. The source edition will be removed
from our shop on 30 June at the latest,
or when it's going to be out of stock.
Monsters 16 bit version has been discontinued.
The downloadable 16 bit version has been replaced
by the 24 bit version. So from now on there is no
difference between the DVD version and the downloadable
version - except the disk itself of course, as medium;-)
We added some extra download limits for users who
previously purchased the 16 bit version, so they can
download the 24 bit versions from now on.
New version is on the way! Analogue
Monsters 3 will be available from 30 June.
completely rewritten and enlarged patchbank, including
new NN-XT and Combinator banks, 5 Gigabytes sample
content (one GB fresh new multisamples).
In addition to the extant nine monsters we introduce
a new one: the Oberheim Matrix from the 80's.
This is a very warm sounding beast, besides the
very last real analogue synthesizer of Oberheim.
Version3 is free upgrade! If
you are a lucky Analogue Monsters owner, you can download
it on 30 June :-)
info about Analogue Monsters
17 May 2008
PROTON3 is out!
It is time to make a little room in your rack - PRO.TON3 has arrived!
17 March 2008
today is a bit different...
I have 2 interesting news for today.
The first one is not up to date, because I forgot
to mention when it was published but: the March issue
of MusicTech Magazine contains a nice free 1GB soundset
from me, based on THOR.
NN-XT and Kontakt patches try to demonstrate the
value of the new polysonic synth, it's free so worth
to check out: MusicTech
thing. 17 March 2008: today is a
bit different than other days... just checked the
calendar and realized that reasonbanks.com
is 5 years old today!
Gosh... it's weird. It seems to me that only 2 or
3 years passed, but... anyway, in the last 5 years
we have released great many refills, both comercial
and free ones.
How should we celebrate this anniversary? In no way.
We just keep moving forward and try to maintain our
work. A new product will be announced soon!;-)
08 January 2008
Cybervox is shipping...
Cybervox DVD version is in stock from today.
Hold on guys, all preordered Cybervox DVDs are on
the way, only a few days to receive your copy! ;-)
And now for something completely
more than one year of development, PinkNoise Studio
proudly presents CYBERVOX!
Cybervox is a voice refill and toolkit for creating
wide range of artificial or humanoid voice type sounds
It offers formant shaping, advanced vocoding and
realtime sound manipulating techniques for live performance.
Cybervox is a unique refill, completely different
from any of our previous products.
is available now!
modulations in Music Tech magazine
again: another multisample pack - exclusively
to Music Tech Magazine readers, in the issue
57, and again: yes Jason, you are right, we didn't
get any credit in the magazine.
Whatever. This pack is based on the Oberheim
Matrix synth, 1 GB, contains both NNXT and
Kontakt banks, and free - in case you are a Music
More info: :
Modular samplepack in MT...
again: we released another multisample pack
- exclusively to Music Tech Magazine readers, in the
It's based on the Norg Modular G2...
which is not mentioned in the magazine: we
made it. Unfortunately MusicTech forgot to
give us any credit in the magazine - as usual:-(
More info: :
samplepack in Music Tech Mag
released another 1GB multisample pack - exclusively
to Music Tech Magazine readers. Likewise one month
ago, we created 12 snapshots using our VIROLOGY
refill, these multisampled sets can be found in
the issue 55.
If you already own VIROLOGY, you won't need it, but
otherwise you should check out the great sounds of
More info: :
snapshots in Music Tech
We created 12 snapshots using our splendid ORANGE2
refill as sound source - the result can
be found in the issue 54 of Music Tech Magazine.
If you haven't got ORANGE2 yet, and want to check
out the possibilities of this refill:
PRO.TON ReFill - for free
Full, enhanced version of the PRO.TON ReFill
- free to registered Reason users!
a joint collaboration with Propellerhead Software,
PinkNoise Studio now offers the much acclaimed PRO.TON
ReFill, in a new and exciting version. Previously
a commercial ReFill, PRO.TON is now free to all registered
To let PRO.TON users take advantage of Reason's Combinator
device, PinkNoise Studio's Andras Haasz
and Propellerhead product specialist James
Bernard have joined forces to conjure an
add-on ReFill to PRO.TON, crammed with rich-sounding
useful Combinator patches, including a folder of song
info about PRO.TON
it from propellerheads
ps.: the updated Combinator refill works both
with the original PRO.TON, and with the PRO.TON
version 2 as well!
multisample pack of 1GB
... in the current issue (52) of Music Tech Magazine.
DEEPFLIGHT multisample pack gives
you a little taste of the sounds of our dearest DEEPFLIGHT
We used DEEPFLIGHT
as a synthesizer and recorded some very complex patches.
So these 'snapshots' also try to demonstrate the capabilities
of NN-XT advanced sampler. More info in the
Life is back
Monsters free series and some other big old refills
are available again. It seems the Big Waldorf
Salad invasion is over, life is back to normal;-)
Another thing. This weekend our
ISP made a big, unforgivable and unacceptable
mistake, that's why reasonbanks.com was not accessible
for 30 hours!
We will take the necessary steps, so hopefully it
will never happen again.
Analogue Monsters review: Amazona.de
is the biggest magazine for music and computers worldwide
in German language. Björn Morgenstern has written
a very detailed and deep review about our much-loved
info on the review page.
review page is also updated, 2 new reviews,
thanks to RSchlep and clayforus.
Our lion-hearted user, RSchlep found a small bug
in the proVitamin
refill, there was a wrongly mapped 'string
noise' layer in the 033-Acbass patch, now it's
fixed, the downloadable full version is also updated.
And finally, a bad news. We had
to make a temporary restriction, thanks to the HUGE
interest in Waldorf Salad: currently
some big free refills are not available on the free
download page, including Analogue Monsters free
We are sorry for the inconvenience, but this step
was necessary: currently reasonbanks.com has more
than 50.000 registered users (!),
which is great but on the other hand, just try to
imagine when they (including you) start to download
hundreds of megabytes... so, if you need Analogue
Monsters free, you have to wait...
free refill: Waldorf Salad
Waldorf Salad - cold, warm, sweet
and sour at the same time! Enjoy
our new free refill, based on Waldorf Q
and Microwave synths.
Contents: 15 NN-19 patches, 24 NN-XT instruments,
12 Combinator machines, 170 MB multisamples. Download
size: 91 MB. Don't forget: SERVE UP COLD!:-)
PinkNoise Studio has released seven
commercial refills in the last 4 years - all of them
both as downloadable and as DVD packed products. People
who chose downloadable versions had to miss these
magnificent DVD covers, designed by Kilfish
- until now! :-)
Hopefully this package will be a welcome addon, because
on the one hand we always recommend users to burn
their downloaded packages to a CD or DVD for safety
reasons, but on the other hand, your disks with these
printed covers will be a nice colourful decoration
of your bookshelf as well! :-)
The high resolution image pack is available for registered
users, to download please login
first and you will find them in the "Downloads"
-> "Updates & extras" section.
pack of over 1GB from Reasonbanks
From time to time Music Tech Magazine
I just thought I mention that the current issue (No.50)
contains multisamples of over 1GB from the reasonbanks'
"From tubular bells to marimbas and vibes,
these sounds are suitable for anything from ethno
to electronica. Supplied in .WAV, NN-XT and Kontakt
formats..." more info
IS SHIPPING NOW!
Good news: instead of 30 March,
the shipping of DEEPFLIGHT CDs started today!
Are you ready
for a dive?
The reasonbanks' crew proudly
presents DEEPFLIGHT refill
PROTON Combinator add-on refill adds 24 new
Combinator patches to the original PROTON refill,
it works both with PROTON v.1 and v.2!
This refill is free to registered users.
registered PROTON owners: you can
download the full version of the successor PROTON
v2 for free!
v2 (downloadable) has been reduced from 32 to
(CD/DL) has been reduced from 40/30 to EUR 36/27
now on the CD version of PROTON
v2 is available as well.
reasonbanks products (both CD/DVD and downloadable
products) are available via
Paypal as well.
purchasing, you can download your registered products
directly from reasonbanks, even if you purchased
the CD/DVD version - no more wait for shipping!
special offer page for registered customers - it's
worth checking out from time to time!;-)
user interface... OK, you're right, it was time
to do it!;-)
to Users Area
DeepFlight is a Reason3 refill, based on the
sounds of Roland
D-50 synth from the late 80's. This synth was
Roland's response to the extremely popular Yamaha
DX-7, however it sounded totally differently and was
much easier to use.
Although it's a digital synth, it still used real
analogue filters(!), which disappeared in the following
D series. That's why D-50 sounds so fat and beautiful.
A real all-time favourite!;-)
DeepFlight will be available in
March - stay tuned.
But hold on, in the meantime you can download the...
footnote: Well, I'm so tired of reading marketing
bullshits... so, Deepflight is our upcoming Reason3
refill, but it's not groundbreaking, not a revolutionary
leap, not breath-taking and not world-shaking. It's
just another quality refill from us for your synth
arsenal that may help you to create music of professional
PinkNoise is 10
years old now!
Just to cut
a long story short: our tiny little firm was founded
in 1996, and since that time a lot of things have
happened... too much to mention now!;-)
On the occasion of this 10th anniversary
we have planned to release a special refill... and
after many sleepless nights finally it's out: proVitamin
GM refill has been released!
We would like to say a big "THANK
YOU" to all reasonbanks customers, since
without their supports we would have never been able
to maintain our work.
As a little return, we give them a 50% discount coupon
now, and for those magnificent people who already
purchased the previous SF2 version of proVitamin,
proVitamin refill is a free gift!
That's all for now. We wish you a peaceful Xmas
and happy new year!
Andras Haasz, founder of PinkNoise Studio
update 1.02: improved resource
We improved our site resource and storage capacity
a bit, so the Analogue
Monsters free series are available to everyone
Site update 1.01: we can accept
orders through PayPal!
Today we added a new payment option, in addition
to share-it you can purchase our products via Paypal
So, dear Paypal users, you may wish to
shopping here! ;-)
Note: At this time only the CD/DVD versions are
available via Paypal. If you seek the downloadable
versions, you still need to use share-it. But the
solution is soon to come...
REVIEWS ARE ONLINE NOW!
OK, I know: we were behind the schedule in terms
of users' reviews. We received many reviews this summer,
and they just waited to be published... until now!
And... as you can see, the site has been refreshed
a bit. It's still far from perfect, and I will try
to do a little housekeeping exercise in the forthcoming
weeks. We need to change many things , most of them
won't be conspicuous... but necessary.
of them: from 1st October, the Analogue
Monster free will be available for registered
We're sorry about that, but only in the last one year
more than 40.000 people downloaded this refill from
our server, which means over 6 terabyte data! On the
one hand we are very happy that our refills are so
popular, but on the other hand our server simply can't
manage the attack of takers in the long run.
I just realized that PEFF published a great VIROLOGY
'...Owners of the Reasonbanks Orange, Proton, and
Analog Monsters libraries already know the quality
that goes into these libraries, and Virology makes
the perfect digital companion to these analog sample
Minutes after sorting through patches, the sounds
started to inspire me, I really like this library,
and see myself using it in a variety of applications....'
VIROLOGY DEMO IS OUT
You can get a free little taste of our latest synth
module. Contents: 15 Combinator patches, 13
NN-XT and 7 NN-19 patches, based on 84 Wav files (7
DOWNLOADABLE FULL VERSION
news: from now on VIROLOGY refill is available
as downloadable product!
This is the same as the original DVD version, but
have reduced price (36 EUR instead of 45 EUR).
Moreover, you don't have to wait for shipping, you
can promptly get it upon purchase.
Please note that you need a broadband connection
to download VIROLOGY, it's more than 1.2 GB!