Here you go, boys and girls. The canceled Europa Refill that should have been made but is not going to be finished for the time being. In the last 4 months, I have been working on creating patches for Europa. I sometimes turned it on, and sometimes I skipped a few days. My main goal here was to focus on a wide variety of different patches ranging from Leads, Pads, plucked and bass sounds. While the project is officially been canceled on the 28th of April 2018 I am going to drop a download file of the patches that have been created so far (but are unfinished).
24 bass sounds
15 chords sounds
14 percussion sounds
20 bass line sounds (bug #1)
9 monophonic leads (bug #1)
16 plucked sounds (issue #1 and the reason why this project is canceled)
7 rhythmic sounds
12 texture sounds
Total of patches: 184 (more than any commercial Europa refill that has been released till this day).
The following patches will only work in Reason 10 and above.
The bug and the issue
The first bug has been reported somewhere at the end of November. While getting a reply it was fixed and released on the next point update... the next point update didn't have the proper fix for it.
The bug I found was related to using monophonic sounds and resetting the different settings connected to the velocity. This always results in an outcome of velocity = 0. This was the first reason why I paused the whole process of making this entire refill.
Somewhere in March, I resumed progress on developing this refill package and today I found another issue that all Envelopes are acting like the global envelope of Thor. And this... seriously sucks from a patch creating point of view or sound designers point of view even. I find it even a bigger surprise that no one in the reason community has spoken a word about this failure (nor reported it). I am not going to bother reporting this issue. I am just canceling this project and moving on. There is no point to finishing this any longer.
People may call it a feature if you like. I will call it a flaw in the mechanics of a synthesizer that is not suited for me personally.
Written by hydlide