Using Reason 4.0 To Control An Oberheim S.E.M.

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This is a demo of Peff using Reason 4.0 to control an Oberheim S.E.M. with CV and gate signals:

I had Reason sending Note CV and Gate CV signals out through the MOTU 896 into an old Oberheim CPS-1 / S.E.M. module. A bit of tweaking was required to get the note cv scaling set, but after finding the right settings, I had Thor acting as a MIDI to CV converter.

With this Thor patch, it’s possible to control analog synthesizer systems (in this case the Oberheim S.E.M.) from the Reason MIDI Sequencer, Thor Pattern Sequencer, Matrix Pattern Sequencer, any LFO source in Reason, and the RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator. It should also be noted that because the Reason 4.0 sequencer is sample accurate, theoretically, the synchronization should be very solid when sending CV signals through the MOTU audio interface.

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Thor Step Sequencer Systems Refill


Peff has released a free Reason ReFill that focuses on Thor Polysonic Synthesizer‘s sequencer.


The Thor Polysonic Synthesizer features a step sequencer that offers more features and versatility than Reason’s Matrix Pattern Sequencer. The patches in this refill demonstrate a variety of applications that range from the traditional note/gate pattern source, filter and amplifier gating systems, to complex modulation routings for special effects. Included in the Refill are 16 complete Thor synthesizer patchs, four Combinator Instruments that implement the Thor step sequencer, and two Combinator effects patches that rely on the Thor sequences. 50 pre-programmed step sequences are also included – these are configured in a Combinator to drive a sound from a secondary Thor synthesizer. Also, a granular synthesis Combinator is included with grain lookup driven by a Thor step sequencer.

If you’ve given this a try, leave a comment with your thoughts!

Download page. More details here.

Massive Free ReFill For Propellerhead Reason

Propellerhead has released a huge free Reason Refill, eXode’s Massive Synthesis 0.99b.

The refill consists of 2400 Patches in total.

  • 650 Combinator Instrument Patches
  • 50 Combinator Effect Devices
  • 250 Malström Patches
  • 380 Subtractor Patches
  • 1000 Thor Patches (!)
  • 70 patches (total) for the RV7000 and Scream4.

Included packages are:

  • Analogital
  • Control Synthesis (previously unreleased)
  • Electric Bass (previously unreleased)
  • Mjolnir
  • Moog ReFill (previously commercial)
  • Moog Tribute ReFill
  • Sonic Waves (previously Wave Soundscapes Vol.1. and Vol.2.)
  • Thor Padding (previously unreleased)
  • Trance ReFill (previously commercial)
  • Voltage Controlled Vol.1.
  • Voltage Controlled Vol.2.
  • Voltage Controlled Vol.3.
  • Sonic Waves contains all the original patches from Wave Soundscapes Vol.2. All the patches from Wave Soundscapes Vol.1. have been updated and it also carries an additional 56 soundscape patches that were previously unreleased (Work name Wave Soundscapes Vol.3.). Massive Synthesis also contains 50 “Modern” patches for Malström that were specifically developed for this ReFill.

This ReFill contains almost every previously released ReFill by eXode but also previously unreleased patches from eXode’s private library.

It’s a free download for registered users at the Propellerhead site.

Create Benny Benassi’s-Bring The Noise (Pumpkin) Synth In Reason 4.0

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This video demonstrates how to patch Benny Benassi‘s signature synth sound from Bring The Noise, using the Thor Synthesizer in Propellerhead Reason 4. Continue reading

Thor Polyphonic Synthesizer

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Reason version 4 – Thor – HD


This is an official overview of Thor Polyphonic Synthesizer, aka Thor Polysonic Synthesizer, from Propellerhead Reason 4.

Thor is a multi-synthesis synthesizer with six oscillator types, four different filters, a step sequencer and a modulation matrix. Fully routable. Fully automatable. Fully everything.

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Nucleus SoundLab Pantheon For Propellerhead Reason Thor Synthesizer

Nucleus SoundLab has introduced Pantheon, a Thor Refill for Propellerhead Reason 4.

You can preview Pantheon with the official demo video, above. Pantheon is priced at $49 USD in downloadable format. 


  • 164 unique Combinators.
  • 235 Thor patches.
  • 28 Subtractor and Malstrom patches
  • 9 .rps demo songs.
  • All Combinator and Thor rotaries/buttons uniquely mapped.
  • Detailed design documentation for each patch.
If you’ve used Nucleus SoundLab Pantheon, leave a comment with your thoughts!

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Create the “Yeah Yeah” Bodyrox synth in Reason 4.0!

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Create the “Yeah Yeah” Bodyrox synth in Reason 4.0! (Tutorial)


  • First create a Thor synthesizer.
  • Set the polyphony to 4And the release polyphony to 1
  • Now select mono retrig under keyboard modesSelect on for the portamento
  • Now click show programmer so we can actually get this synth rollingIn the first oscillator leave it as an analog and move the octave to 3
  • Now turn the little knob below tune and make sure its a t OSC 1 PW 64
  • On Oscillator 2 add another Analog Oscillator, the octave should be set at 4 and the semi should be set at 4
  • Set the tune knob to 11
  • Once again turn the knob under tune and set it to OSC 2 PW 64
  • Now add a third Analog oscillator. The octave will be 2.
  • This time switch the type of synth from the downhill line to the squiggly one
  • And turn the knob under tune to OSC 3 PW 64
  • On your low pass Ladder Filter make sure 123 are selected
  • Now lets move over to the filter envelope
  • Set a to 1.9 d to 349 s to -48.2 and R to 705
  • On the amp envelope set a to 1.2 d to 349 s to 0 and r to 1.09
  • Now we are going to make the sound change for your modulation wheel, for source go to performance and click mod wheel, set the amount to 64, and for destination go to filter 1 filter frequency
  • Now add a BV512 Vocader switch the fft knob to 4 band and switch the knob from vocader to equalizer
  • Switch the decay to 127
  • Move the shift to -30move the hf emph to o and the dry wet to 127
  • Now create a RV7000 Advanced Reverb and select all warm plate
  • Now enable the eqSet the decay to 0 the HF damp to 25 the hi eq to -4 and the dry wet to 18
  • Now create an mclass equalizer and selct the 30 hz lo cut button
  • On the lo shelf set the frequency to 106.2 and the gain to 1.7
  • Now select the button on param 1 and set the frequency to 114.9
  • The gain to 4.6 and the q to 4.9Next create a mclass maximizer and set the input gain to 6Select the 4ms look ahead button
  • Set the second fast button to auto
  • And switch the peak button to vu