Propellerhead Makes It Easy To Create Rack Extensions

propellerhead-rack-extensionsPropellerhead has announced that the new Instrument Development Toolkit (IDT) for Rack Extensions is now available. The free developer kit is designed to make it easy for sample library producers and instrument designers to build and sell Rack Extensions.

“With the Instrument Development Toolkit, it’s easy to build powerful Rack Extension instruments for Reason, even without prior coding experience,” says Propellerhead’s Mats Karlöf. “Developers can easily create Rack Extensions that sound incredible and work flawlessly within Reason.” Continue reading

Euclidean Rhythm Generator Rack Extension For Reason

Robotic Bean Creative has introduced Euclid Rhythm Generator, a Euclidean rhythm generator Rack Extension for Propeller Reason.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

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.

Euclid Rhythm Generator Audio Demos: Continue reading

Chip64 Rack Extension For Propellerhead Reason

Ochen K. has introduced Chip64 – a chiptunes Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

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.

It also offers an on-board sequencer, as well as a multi-mode filter, LFO, modulation envelope, and more,  Continue reading

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

mercury-arpeggiator-reason

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.

Here’s a preview of Mercury in action: Continue reading

Snakebite Hybrid Digital Analog Synthesizer Rack Extension

snakebite-synthesizer

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.

Here’s an audio demo of Snakebite: Continue reading

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

redominator

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.

Here’s a demo featuring ReDominator’s version of the classic Hoover sound: Continue reading