Propellerhead Reason 7.1 Brings Workflow Improvements, Rack Extensions v2 & A Free Modulation RE

reason7.1-badge-127Propellerhead today released Reason 7.1 and Reason Essentials 2.1 – an update that adds workflow improvements, support for an updated Rack Extension standard and a free modulation Rack Extension, Synchronous.

Here’s what’s new in Propellerhead Reason 7.1 and Reason Essentials 2.1: Continue reading

Mercury 4 Voice Polyphonic Arpeggiator Rack Extension


Quadelectra has introduced Mercury – a true 4 voice polyphonic arpeggiator for the Reason Rack.

Mercury can be used either in your songs, or for live performances where you want a fast and elegant way to play chord sequences and progressions.

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Snakebite Hybrid Digital Analog Synthesizer Rack Extension


DLD Technology has introduced Snakebite – a hybrid digital analog synthesizer Rack Extension.

According to the developer, Snakebite is designed to make sounds that aren’t possible using traditional virtual analog (VA) synth designs.

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AudioRealism Intros ReDominator Polyphonic Synth Rack Extension, Inspired By Roland Alpha Juno


AudioRealism has released ReDominator, a polyphonic synthesizer Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

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. 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.

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Rob Papen Brings His Punch To Reason

rob-papen-punch-dbRob Papen has released PunchBD-RE – a  bass drum synthesizer for your Propellerhead Reason Rack.

Here’s what he has to say about PunchDB-RE:

PunchBD-RE is a versatile and easy to use bass drum synthesizer for your Reason Rack. With PunchBD-RE you get two modelled synthesizer drum modules, a click/noise module and a sample module to help you shape the main beat for your productions. From Dance and electronic and Hiphop to soundtrack. PunchBD-RE has it covered.

With further filters, envelopes, modulation routings and CV on the back you can take your bass drum sounds one step further to provide a solid sound to your productions. The bass drum is an essential part of building a track and this is where PunchBD-RE will deliver!

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Samplephonics Releases ‘Analogue Machines’

Samplephonics recently unveiled their new analog(ue) synth emulator, Nevo Analogue Machines, in collaboration with producer Yoad Nevo.

The virtual hybrid analogue synth contains over 17,000 recordings from 6 “classic” analog synths: Mini Moog, JX10, SH-101, Oberheim M6R, Juno 106 and the Korg MS10. Analogue Machines also includes a ton of presets (1000+), along with an arpeggiator, a sequencer, a chord generator, stereo and chorus effects, reverb and delay effects, as well as an LFO and ADSR envelopes. Continue reading

Propellerhead Releases Parsec ‘Spectral’ Synthesizer

Propellerhead today announced its new Parsec spectral synth, calling it “the futuristic sound of additive synthesis for the Reason rack.”

Propellerhead describes its Parsec user interface and synthesis engine as having been designed to suit both the novice and the “PhD of sound synthesis” alike.

Parsec has two sound engines, and each generator boasts up to 512 oscillators, or partials, per voice. The generators produce their sound according to any of 12 built-in algorithms. Each sound engine also has two modifiers, each of which can be set to any of 22 algorithms.

In addition, Parsec has three envelopes, one of which can be set to loop mode. It’s got a comprehensive modulation bus for connecting modulation sources and targets. Parsec allows the user to employ up to 1024 oscillators in their sounds, and do all manner of additive synthesis, “without killing your computer.” Continue reading