Musikmesse 2014: Rob Papen has announced Blue II – an update to his Blue ‘cross-fusion’ synthesizer.
First released in 2005, BLUE offered FM and subtractive synthesis, combined with Phase Distortion and wave shaping synthesis. Papen called it ‘Cross-fusion synthesis’, since it covered so much musical ground. Continue reading
Rob 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!
Here’s Rob Papen introducing PunchBD-RE: Continue reading
Rob Papen has announced that RP-Dock, his free stand-alone host for RP plug-ins, is now available for PC.
“Keep in mind that is public beta version (PC version), but already very stable,” notes Papen.
It’s a free download from Papen’s site.
Rob Papen has introduced RP-Dock - a free standalone host for Mac for any of Papen’s instrument and effects plugins.
RP-Dock is intended to be a tool for playing live or in the studio, when you want to play with synthesizers and effects but don’t need a full DAW. Continue reading
Rob Papen has released RP-Verb RE, a new reverb Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
Here’s what Papen has to say about it:
When it comes to a pristine, authentic reverb, it’s the algorithm that counts.
RP-Verb is the fruit of Rob Papen’s decades-long study of reverb.
With countless hours of exploring, testing, and tweaking by Rob himself 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 priced at price Euro 49 / USD 59 until 30th April (Normal price 65 Euros / 79 USD). See the Propellerhead store for details.
Virtual instrument and plug-in developer Rob Papen has announced two new plug-in collections, EDM Synth Bundle and Urban Synth Bundle.
The EDM Synth Bundle includes “masses of diverse sounds” for EDM (electronic dance music) producers and DJs from soft synths Predator, “a ‘phat’- sounding killer soft synth;” Punch, “speaker-rattling, body-shaking” synthesized drums; and Blade, a “cutting-edge additive synthesis powerhouse.”
Papen’s Urban Synth Bundle has been especially created to “cater to the thumping needs of urban music producers” of dubstep, drum and bass, garage, and grime genres “where bass is the place.” In this bundle, the Predator and Punch soft synth and drums join with SubBoomBass, a dedicated virtual bass synth.
The MSRP is 199.00 EUR/$239.00 USD/169.00 GBP each from authorized Rob Papen dealers worldwide, or directly from Rob Papen.
Rob Papen has introduced SubBoomBass RE for Propellerhead Reason 6.5.
Here’s what he’s got to say about it:
Synth and sound designer Rob Papen has published a new multimedia masterclass on synthesis, The Secrets Of Subtractive Synthesis.
The 200+ page book is accompanied by four DVDs with over 10 hours of content, offering in-depth insight into his approach of working with subtractive synthesis. Throughout the masterclass, a variety of hardware and software synthesizers are explored.