Reason 7.1 is here – plus a bunch of other goodies from a Rack Extension perspective

April 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Propellerhead has released an update to its award-winning Reason software and Synchronous, a modulation Rack Extension plug-in for Reason.

Since its release in 2012, Propellerhead’s Rack Extension platform has emerged as a powerful audio plug-in format currently with over 600 companies developing and over 200 instrument and effects devices available via Propellerhead’s online store.

Rack Extensions blend seamlessly in the Reason rack offering great sound, smooth workflow, rock-solid stability, intuitive routing, automation, deep-editing and flexibility Reason users expect.

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Highlighting new interactive graphic capabilities of the SDK2 technology, Synchronous is a Rack Extension plug-in for Reason that offers rhythmically synced effects that bring your music to life.

With a dynamic and intuitive graphic user interface and the ability to instantly recall over 100 patches, Synchronous is incredibly flexible.

With the built-in waveform tools, users can easily draw and dial in Distortion, Filter, Reverb, Delay and level for anything from side-chain pumping and tremolos to beat-repeating and tweaked out wobbles.

Reason 7.1 is a free downloadable update for all Reason 7 owners. Existing Reason upgrade pricing remain the same at $129 USD / 129 EUR. Synchronous is available for free for all Reason 7.1 customers up until June 30th, 2014.

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Propellerhead has announced further advancements to its software developer kit, that make it easier to build and sell Rack Extensions for its award-winning Reason platform.

Designed for both C++ engineers and sample instrument designers, the updated SDK2 and new Instrument Development Toolkit (IDT) have all the tools necessary to develop stunning instruments and effects and bring them to market with minimum effort.

“Our goal is to create a turn-key solution for developers to build, sell and market their Rack Extensions and extend the pool of instrument makers to content developers,” remarks Timothy Self, VP Product Marketing.

Since its release in 2012, Propellerhead’s Rack Extension platform has emerged as a powerful audio plug-in format currently with over 600 companies developing and over 200 instrument and effects devices available via Propellerhead’s online store. Rack Extensions blend seamlessly in the Reason rack offering great sound, smooth workflow, rock-solid stability, intuitive routing, automation, deep-editing and flexibility Reason users expect.

Rack Extension SDK2 includes a programming interface to create custom interactive displays. The scriptable Instrument Development Toolkit allows developers build professional sample based instruments without writing C++ code and sell them directly in the Propellerhead Shop. In addition, instrument designers can quickly transfer existing Kontakt and NN-XT sound libraries into the Rack Extension instruments using the Toolkit.

Rack Extensions SDK2 is available today. The Instrument Development Toolkit is expected in May. Developers can sign-up now at Propellerhead’s website.

More info here >>

ReDominator – emulation of the classic Alpha Juno 1/2 (Reason Rack Extension)

January 15, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

ReDominator is an emulation of the classic Alpha Juno 1/2 (JU-1/2), a polyphonic DCO (digitally controlled oscillator) based synth from 1986. The JU-1/2 became popular in the early 90’s techno and rave scene particularly by the classic Hoover sound (which ReDominator attempts to emulate accurately). But beyond those niche sounds there lays a versatile synthesizer that does bass, pads, leads, organs and a lot of other sounds waiting to be discovered!

Available at the Prop Shop:
https://shop.propellerheads.se/produc…

Alias8 CV Controller – New Reason Rack Extension

January 9, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

James Bernard introduces the Alias8 CV Controller Rack Extension, a virtual control surface for the Reason rack. https://shop.propellerheads.se/produc…

The Rack Extension features 16 knobs, 9 faders, 8 toggle buttons, and 8 momentary buttons, each with dedicated CV output sockets that allow you to directly modulate other devices populated in your Reason Rack. For complex rack systems that require dynamic real-time changes, the Alias8 CV controller provides a central performance hub controlling the synthesizers, samplers, and effects modules.

The Alias8 Rack Extension is modeled after the Livid Instruments Alias8 control surface, and is designed to integrate seamlessly when the controller is mapped to Reason. We have gone to great lengths to simplify the user experience in an intelligent manner that integrates control when used in conjunction with the Livid Instruments hardware.

Soundcells refill

January 2, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Soundcell offers a new years gift for Reason users.

SnowFill Contents:

• 12 combinator patches.

• 24 device patches (Thor, Malström, Subtractor & NNXT) containing the basic patches which were used to build the combinators.

• 190 MB samples, 44 khz / 24bit.

Delora rsTouch Pro – iPad control surface for Reason

December 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Harmony Systems, Inc. announced the worldwide availability of Delora rsTouch Pro, a major upgrade to their iPad application that provides control surface functionality for the Propellerhead Reason music application on a Mac or PC. rsTouch Pro adds support for Reason Device Rack editing and a new ‘perform’ mode for sending MIDI to Reason instrument tracks.

rsTouch Pro works with Reason 6.5 or higher or Reason Essentials 1.5 installed on a Mac or Windows PC. It supports either “wired” MIDI connections using an iPad compatible USB MIDI interface, or “wireless” MIDI connections using iOS compatible network MIDI. Reason control surface support files are required and are available free from the Delora website, www.delora.com.
Features & Benefits
Control 40+ built-in Reason synthesizer, mixer, effects & utility devices using customized screens optimized for iPad use. Use the new keyboard and drum pad layouts to play Reason synths and drum machines, or to record into a sequencer track.
rsTouch Pro builds upon its existing support of Reason’s Mixer and transport functions. Record and mix songs, and make sound setting and level adjustments easily with large, multi-touch, color-coded rotaries and faders.  Edit send effects, insert parameters, and EQ settings, as well as adjust channel, pan and dynamics levels.  A dedicated Master screen allows full adjustments of Reason’s Main Mixer Master section.
Pricing & Availability
rsTouch Pro is available at a special sale price of $9.99 (USD) through December 29 on the iTunes App Store, and is a free upgrade for current rsTouch users.

DQ – new band dynamics Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason

December 13, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Code Diggers has launched DQ, a band dynamics Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

DQ is a band dynamic processor for vocal de-essing, drum punch reduction or accentuation, sidechain bass reduction and generic surgical band compression and expanding for creative and mixing purposes.

DQ features

  • Compression and expanding modes.
  • Steep 96 db/oct filters for precise detection range selection.
  • Configurable up to 20 ms lookahead time for sharp transient handling.
  • Sidechain input (with passthru output for convenience).
  • Intuitive preview modes.
  • Detector cv output and processor cv input for use with other devices.
  • 64-bit internal processing and optional 2x oversampling.

The DQ Rack Extension costs 35 EUR.

More info >>

Reason Remote mapping for Ohm64 (re-up)

November 28, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This gives a quick demo of using Propellerheads Reason and the Ohm64 using the custom Remote script. Every Reason device is mapped to the Ohm64’s vast control surface, including some clever keyboard tricks that will make making music much easier.

Justen Williams Produces with Reason 7 Parsec (BTS)

November 26, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

An in depth behind the scenes look of Justen Williams using reason 7 to create a track from start to finish. Learn about his approach to track building, get some useful tips & tricks and see Parsec’s vocoder feature in action!

www.JustenWilliamsMusic.com
Instagram/Twitter: @jus10_w
Facebook: Justen Williams
#justenjoy

New Reason tutorial featuring additive sound design with Parsec

November 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Try Parsec now: http://shop.propellerheads.se/product…
Download the .reason song file (requires Reason 7): http://cdn.propellerheads.se/products…

The Parsec Spectral Synthesizer is a sound designers dream. With two independent sound engines, up to 1024 oscillators per voice, a wide range of sound sculpting tools, built-in effects and free modulation routing, Parsec is capable of an incredibly wide range of sounds.

In this tutorial, product specialist Mattias shows you how to create a beautiful bell sound from scratch. If you want to go deeper with Parsec, this video is for you.

Parsec Additive Synthesis – Reason Micro Tutorial

November 16, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Parsec Spectral Synthesizer — the futuristic sound of additive synthesis for the Reason Rack. With two independent sound engines, up to 1024 oscillators per voice, a wide range of sound sculpting tools, built-in effects and free modulation routing

Parsec is Available in the Propellerhead Shop:
http://shop.propellerheads.se/product…

Download the song file from this video here:
http://www.propellerheads.se/stuff/Pa…

Additive Synthesis is an entirely different type of synthesizer technology than most of us use in our music. Historically speaking, that’s because Additive Synthesis has been hard to understand and a heavy burden on computers to keep up with the hundreds of oscillators needed to make complex sounds.

Well we’ve fixed that. Parsec is our latest Rack Extension instrument for Reason and it brings a completely new and musical approach to Additive Synthesis.

In this Micro Tutorial, you’ll learn all about how Additive Synthesis works and how you can experiment with Parsec to bring new sounds to your music.

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