Propellerhead has introduced Rotor, a rotary speaker Rack Extension modeled on the classic Leslie 122. Here’s what they have to say about it:
Rotor carefully emulates all aspects of a rotary speaker, down to the independent rotation and acceleration of the horn and drum, and has settings for mic distance and rotation speed. But Rotor also takes the classic rotary speaker design into the future, with two flavors of built-in preamp distortion, control over the rotation doppler effect, the horn’s length and acceleration speed as well as CV output of the rotation, for syncing other Reason devices to Rotor?s speed and acceleration.
World – the time has come to push the button and pulverise!
Creative destruction is the theme of the new Pulveriser, part of Propellerhead Reason 6. According to the Propellerhead propellerheads, it’s the tool to grab when it’s time to squash, add dirt and generally get filthy with your sound.
This official ‘micro tutorial’ gives you the rundown on what to expect from the new Pulveriser.
Version 1.1, to be released in June 2009, includes:
New B3 ToneWheel Oscillator:
Combined with the Leslie Effect, the ToneWheel allows the addition of famous vintage organ sounds, opening Origin to this sonic universe.
In conjunction with other Origin modules and effects, the B3 ToneWheel is a great oscillator adding new sound design possibilities to explore.
New Leslie Effect: The Leslie can be used on the ToneWheel to give the classic Hammond organ sound, but it is also very interesting in other contexts, notably when used on an audio input (such as a guitar).
New CS-80 envelope: This envelope is modeled after the particular envelope set on the filter of the CS-80.
New Effects: Bit Crusher, Compressor, Equalizer, Ring Mod, Parametric EQ.
New Midi possibilities:
Origin to be used as a MIDI controller
Origin to be automated via Sysex.
New performance mode.
Keyboard Module improvements.
GUI Improvements: Parameter values are now fully displayed.