You’ve spent hours on your track? Working and reworking every part to bring your musical vision to life. And you know that the quality of your reverb can be the difference between the rich sounding mix you’re after and one that comes off as flat and artificial.
Face it: When it comes to pristine, authentic reverb, it’s the algorithm that counts. RP-Verb is the fruit of Rob Papen’s decades-long study of reverb and endless hours of exploring, testing, and tweaking by Rob and Jon Ayres. The result is exactly what you would expect: a stunning, musical reverb that brings unmatched dimension and fullness to your mixes.
RP-Verb is the reverb you’ve waited years to have in your Reason setup. Try it out for yourself and see why pros describe it with one word: amazing.
Introduction price until 30 April: Euro 49 / USD 59 (normal price Euro 65 / USD 79)
For nearly as long as dubstep has gone from being an experimental subgenre to the juggernaut world-dominating scene that it is today, Grime has been its lesser known cousin – developing right alongside dubstep but staying safely in the underground. It’s not that we haven’t all heard grime beats before but masterful grime producers have been weaving the sounds into pop songs and remixes in ways we don’t realize, effectively sneaking grime into our playlists.
Propellerheads recently met up with respected grime producer, Preditah, to walk through his latest instrumental beat.
Propellerhead has announced a new major version of its Reason music software. With over 90 third party Rack Extensions expanding Reason’s rack of instruments and effects already available, Propellerhead has focused its attention on new creative and inspirational improvements for the mixer, the rack and the sequencer.
With Reason 7, users can integrate all their instruments into Reason with MIDI out, automatic audio slicing and audio quantize, and even convert their recordings into REX loops for further creative possibilities in the rack. For mixing, Propellerhead is introducing a spectrum analyzer with visual EQ controls; group and parallel mix channels; and many workflow improvements to help users sound better, easier. To inspire, Reason 7 makes it easier to import audio from users’ music libraries and the web with support for mp3, aac, wma and more. The enhanced Factory Sound Bank comes fully loaded with tons of new loops and drum kits, while the new Audiomatic Retro Transformer effect unit adds a futuristic-vintage sound to any tracks, never more than a mouse-click away.
Reason users are invited to sign up for the limited public beta testing at the Propellerhead web site.
Pricing & Availability
Reason 7 and Reason Essentials 2 begin limited public beta testing today and will be available for purchase worldwide in Q2 of 2013 at the following suggested retail pricing:
- Reason 7 €405 / $449.
- Reason Essentials 2 €120 / $129.
- Reason 7 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) €129 / $129.
- Reason Essentials 2 upgrade from previous versions free.
- Balance (includes upgrade to Reason 7 for owners of previous versions of Reason) €429 / $449.
Propellerhead is also offering a grace period for purchasers of current versions of Reason, Reason Essentials and the Balance audio interface. Purchasing and registering a qualifying product today makes users eligible for a free upgrade to Reason 7. For details see: www.propellerheads.se/freeupgrade
Buffre Beat Repeater is an audio looping device that repeats and scrubs audio in sync with song tempo. Buffre is a performance effect, playable from a MIDI keyboard or control surface, and supports Reason control voltage routings for automated looping, stutter and glitch effects.
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Mixed and Arranged entirely inside Propellerhead’s Reason 6.5 with sounds sampled in my kitchen!!
The ingredients were as follows
A glass bottle to blow air across the top (if its a bottle of alcohol – music automatically gets made)
Microwave (button sounds, door bang, start/stop)
Cabinet drawers and doors
Sink tap, Sink hose spurting water
Refrigerator water dispenser (water falling and the mechanical switch you press your glass against)
Dishwasher switches and lock
2 different blenders
Water falling into a pre-heated pot for that sizzling sound
The crunch of the wrapper of a fiber bar
Almonds falling into a box
Groundnuts in a box
Pulses/Rice in a box
A bunch of empty containers, pots and pans
Running my fingers around the rims of glass
Rice cooker switch
…the missing ingredient I could not shoot – the ‘insinkerator’ going on and off.
So what’s the recipe then? Mix it till it sounds good. And if it sounds good, it is good.
I had a lot of fun making this. I hope you had fun watching and listening!
More info on Reason: https://www.propellerheads.se/product…
Malström is a one-of-a-kind synth, begging to be explored. In this tutorial we’ll learn the basics of this mean green machine by creating a synth pad sound from scratch. And once you’ve got a feel for what Malström can do, endless sound design possibilities are just around the corner!
Introducing Rotor, a rotary speaker Rack Extension from Propellerhead. Meticulously modeled on the Leslie 122, Rotor brings the sound of the classic rotary speaker design to Reason—perfect for adding a vintage flavor to organs, guitars, vocals and keys.
The Leslie speaker is a specially constructed amplifier/loudspeaker used to create special audio effects using the Doppler effect by rotating the speakers or a sound-directing duct. Named after its inventor, Donald Leslie, it is particularly associated with the Hammond organ but is used with a variety of instruments as well as vocals. The Hammond/Leslie combination has become an element in many genres of music. The Leslie Speaker and the Hammond Organ brands are currently owned by Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation.
A rotary speaker simulator also known as a Leslie speaker simulator, is a device that attempts to recreate the sound of a Leslie speaker used extensively to amplify and modulate the raw organ tones produced by (though not exclusively) the tonewheel organs made by the Hammond Organ Company, and invented by Don Leslie.
While many analog devices have been touted as rotary speaker simulators, including but not limited to the Mini-Deja Vibe, Mojo Vibe, Rotosphere, Rotovibe, and Uni-Vibe, it was often only capable of simulating vibrato and at most chorus, despite the fact that a rotary speaker can also accomplish flanging, phase shifting, and even tremolo. This is because, instead of actually mimicking the way the sound wave is manipulated by the baffles of a Leslie Speaker cabinet (i.e. rotary speaker cabinet) and bounced around the cabinet, all the analog devices actually do is manipulate the signals themselves. Thus, the result is one that, though pleasant and interesting, is by no means similar to the sound produced by a Leslie.
A short video demonstrating a template I made for the Liine Lemur iOS App controlling Blamsoft’s Viking synth for Reason 6.5. An IK iRig MIDI was used to hook up the iPad to the PC.
The template can be downloaded from the Liine website User Library;
Background video description:
This is my version of M83′s “Midnight City”, recreated (a “ReCover” as I call it) completely in Propellerhead’s Reason. All custom patches, all original note data (no web download of MIDI files).
Subtractor, the original Reason synth, still packs a punch! In this tutorial we’ll learn the basics of this virtual analog classic by creating a synth bass from scratch. Regardless if you own Reason, Reason Essentials or if you’re just trying out the demo, this should get you started creating your own sounds with Subtractor!