Driver is a 12-note polyphonic synth with up to 9 oscillators per note. It’s perfect for electronic music production, specializing in rich basses and leads, and evolving sounds like swells, rises, and drops. With its intuitive direct editing of envelopes for every parameter, making complex sounds in Driver is surprisingly easy.
Driver is available from the Propellerhead Rack Extension shop.
AudioRealism has announced the release of ABL3 Computer Bassline, a bassline instrument Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
AudioRealism Bass Line 3 (ABL3) is an emulation of a classic pattern based bass machine from 1982.
The legendary silver box that is hallmark in electronic music has been recreated in ABL3 using analog modeling techniques to create a DSP-algorithm that accurately emulates every aspect of the original, from growling basses to hollow middles and beeping highs with metal rattling accents.
Patterns are composed in a fashion similar to the original using the integrated step sequencer with easy to use manipulation functions such as transpose and randomization.
ABL3 Computer Bassline features
- Extremely authentic 303 emulation using our ABL3 engine.
- Ultra natural knob response, scaled to match the original 303 precisely.
- Built-in 303/Rebirth style step sequencer with 64 steps.
- Hard sync to the host’s transport.
- Supports 4 patterns of 16 steps, 2 patterns of 32 steps or 1 pattern of 64 steps.
- CV/Gate input to control the sound engine externally.
- CV/Gate output to control other Reason devices from the step sequencer.
- CV Modulation inputs for Tuning, Cut Off, Resonance, Envelope Modulation, Decay and Accent.
- Resonance and Gate Time trimmers that allow tweaking the emulation.
- Three different VCO Models.
- Noise settings for VCA Clicks and VCA Noise.
- Pattern modifiers with Random, Alter, Copy and Paste functions.
- Unique vibrato which is activated by setting UP+DOWN on steps. This effect is one of the few extensions to the 303 that we are launching ABL3 with..
- Full 48 and 96kHz support, which means the engine uses the full bandwidth of the project setting.
- Step Record mode which allows recording patterns via MIDI or the On-Screen Piano Keys.
ABL3 Computer Bassline for Reason is available for purchase for the introductory price of 55 EUR (25% off regular).
Propellerhead Software has announced the release of Reason 8.2, the most recent update of the award-winning Reason music production software.
The latest update makes it even easier for new and existing Reason 8 customers to download, install, and stay up to date with the latest version.
Eliminate the hassle of bulky manual installs with the new convenient auto-update feature. Reason now detects and downloads the most recent eligible software updates so you’ll always have the latest and greatest version. Download and get up and running faster. A typical Reason update (minus the soundbanks) will now be around 100 MB—a tenth of its old size.
The Reason 8.2 update addresses many requested features including Revert browsing—a new workflow in Reason’s browser that will be familiar to users of previous versions—more colors in the sequencer, expanded Remote support for Redrum Drum Machine, streamlined sound bank handling and more.
Reason 8.2 also gives you access to the newly introduced Propellerhead music-making service, which is continually updated with new features and functionality based on customer feedback. This free music making service connects the free Figure and Take mobile apps with the award-winning Reason music production software, so you can create, share, collaborate and remix with other musicians around the globe.
Reason 8 is available for purchase for MSRP 405 EUR/$449 USD. Reason Essentials 8 is 120 EUR/$129 USD. Reason 8.2 is a free downloadable update for Reason 8 owners.
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Propellerhead Discover is the central feed for your new musical ideas. Working with material from Discover in Reason happens with a single click and tempo information for ideas is preserved all along the way, making it easy to get going quickly adding your own production and music to the process. However, sometimes the greatest song ideas captured in Take might have been recorded by singers without a steady tempo or backing beat but that shouldn’t stop us from being able to use them in Reason. In this tutorial, Ryan shows us the basics of finding inspiration from Discover but also an advanced technique for tempo mapping and fitting freely recorded material to a fixed tempo grid ready for Reason production.
Nucleus SoundLab has announced the release of Beat Crush, a bit crusher Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
Nucleus SoundLab has long been a leader in Reason ReFill market. With Beat Crush, they have finally brought their unique Reason expertise to Rack Extensions.
Nucleus SoundLab’s first RE is Beat Crush – the ultimate bit crusher. By default Beat Crush adds a subtle 12-bit crunch to samples reminiscent of classic samplers. But it’s also extremely flexible – users have access to each individual digital bit to create completely unique custom distortions!
Beat Crush is much more than just a lo-fi effect. Two very powerful multi-mode filters are onboard, and can be configured in a huge variety of ways courtesy of a semi-modular architecture. Using these features in combination, users will find easy access to crispy drumbeats, dirty dubstep basslines,creative vocal effects and more.
Beat Crush is available for purchase from the Propellerhead Shop for the introductory price of 39 EUR/$49 USD until January 16th, 2015 (regular 52 EUR/$65 USD)
McDSP has announced it has released the FutzBox Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
McDSP introduces one of the most popular music and post production tools for adding grit, distortion, and character to your audio for the Reason audio production platform!
The FutzBox Rack Extension plug-in is a collection of filtering, distortion, noise generation, and lo-fi effects, coupled with the ability to harness the sound from over 160 devices including walkie-talkies, telephones, radios, and more!
The FutzBox for Reason is available for purchase for $79 USD / 65 EUR through the Propellerhead Shop.
Hear how FutzBox RE by McDSP can inspire your creativity with distortion, filtering, bit crushing, gating, over 160 SIMs (Synthetic Impulse Models) and more!
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A short introduction to Euclid Rhythm Generator, Robotic Bean Creative’s first Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
Euclid is rhythmical inspiration in a box. You can use it to spice up your existing songs, or to start building up new ones from scratch. It’s a constant source of surprises and happy accidents for your productions. And there are plenty of presets included to help you get started or provide you with inspiration to build your own.
Euclid may seem simple on the surface, but it gets really deep once you start unlocking its secrets. You can automate and modulate basically every parameter, and each of the four gate outputs gives you a unique variation of the same pattern.
It comes with a big graphical display that visualizes your pattern in real time, including gate width, velocity, shuffle amount and current play position. The display also shows you all actual parameter values, taking CV modulation into account.
- Euclidean gate sequencer with up to 32 steps
- Patterns can be rotated up to 16 steps in both directions using the offset control
- Advanced display that visualizes your pattern in real time
- Individual mute buttons for each step, with support for click & drag
- Always in sync with Reason’s main sequencer, at user-selectable resolution
- Everything can be automated, modulated and remote controlled (except for the mute buttons)
- Four gate outputs provide unique variations of the same pattern
- Reset input and output, quantized to the current resolution
- Shuffle and slide controls, fully compatible with the corresponding controls in Reason’s ReGroove mixer
- Enable button to turn on/off all gate outputs
Euclid Rhythm Generator is available for US $29 in the Propellerhead store.
Reason is the music software made with one thing in mind: you. And whatever music is on your mind, Reason makes it easier to bring it out. Version 8 brings a faster and easier interface with a whole new look and an even smoother creative flow. Drag and drop everything and everywhere. Find inspiring sounds instantly in the new, always open browser. Explore new amp and speaker models from Softube. Go faster from good ideas to great music than ever before. This is your Reason. This is Reason 8.
Chip64 brings the sound chips from vintage computers and video game consoles to the Reason rack.
Music by Tune Cooks.
Ochen K has released Chip64, described as a new synth Rack Extension that’s an emulation of audio chips from vintage computer and video game consoles.
A spokesperson told us, “Chip64 brings the sound chips from vintage computers and video game consoles to the Reason rack. Chip64 includes mathematical modeling of 5 chips: the TIA used in the Atari 2600, the SID chip used in the Commodore 64, the TA0x series used in the NES and Gameboy, the Vic-I used in the Vic 20, and the SN76489 chip used in the ColecoVision and Sega consoles. With an on-board sequencer, as well as a multi-mode filter, LFO, modulation envelope, and more, Chip64 brings true chip emulation to your rack.”
Pricing and Availability:
Available at the Propellerhead shop.