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Old 07-19-2010, 05:26 PM
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Arrow Ditch Reason Adapted / BFD Lite?

I'm getting ready to upgrade from PT 7.3 to PT 8.

I presently have Reason Adapted and BFD Lite (the freebie versions that were included with 7.3) installed, but after reading about the new AIR VI's that are included with 8.0, it doesn't sound like I'd be missing anything by abandoning these programs (BFD Lite was always buggy anyway, at least for me). The AIR instruments sound like they're far superior. Is this correct?

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Default Re: Ditch Reason Adapted / BFD Lite?

The avid drum solutions that come with 8 are less than adequate. I also like reason rex2 playback over PT native rex support. The reason drum machine (forget the real name) still has that ez to use step sequencer feel.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: Ditch Reason Adapted / BFD Lite?

If you were also adding Strike and Transfuser I would say you could dump the old lite apps, but as it is you may want to hang on to them for a bit. The VI's that come with 8 are nice, but Boom only fills a very tiny niche drum-wise. There are several kits in Xpand2 as well, though...decent, but nothing mind blowing. Meh, hard to say. I'd keep them for now and let your ears figure out what you want to use.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Ditch Reason Adapted / BFD Lite?

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The avid drum solutions that come with 8 are less than adequate. I also like reason rex2 playback over PT native rex support. The reason drum machine (forget the real name) still has that ez to use step sequencer feel.
Not a lot of people know that rx2 files can be loaded and played in all versions of Structure. Plus, the slices can be played individually and you can also rearrange them in the sequencer.
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I have air's Pt expansion pack and it comes with transfuser which is superior to redrum as a drum sequencer, and also strike which is a virtual drum machine that sound like a professional drummer with adjustable patterns, timbre, and complexity. For drums, the PTIEP is pretty much loaded. As far as matches for reason's synths, the PTIEP comes with Hybrid which is a pretty good triple oscillating synth with a sequencer. It also has a great sampler (Structure full) and an adequate ep.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:00 PM
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Default Re: Ditch Reason Adapted / BFD Lite?

Thanks!

I guess I'll leave Reason Adapted intact. I pulled it up and started playing with it, and you're right, there are some nice things about it that I'd forgotten about.

The AIR PT Expansion Pack sounds nice. Maybe I'll go for it, too.

Thanks again all for the input!
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