Reason Studios Intros Algoritm, A Modern Take On FM Synthesis

Reason Studios has introduced Algoritm, a hybrid FM synthesizer Rack Extension that’s designed to be powerful and fun to use.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“With nine operator slots that you can connect any way you want, Algoritm takes FM synthesis to a new level.

Classic FM operators are at the heart of Algoritm, but each slot can also house a wavetable oscillator, shaper, or filter for a wealth of both familiar and new sounds. This is an instrument designed to make it fun and easy to explore the world of FM, a type of synthesis known for being unapproachable and obtuse for anyone but the most invested.

Algoritm comes stacked with modulation capabilities and sound-shaping effects to finish your sounds. With the three built-in LFOs and two flexible Curves, you can add complex movement far beyond the classic envelopes of FM. The effects include key ingredients to sound great, like reverb and delay, but also a unique unison section for a thicker sound and a resonator with loads of character.

If you don’t want to dive head first into the depths of frequency modulation, you can still reach the deepest levels of sound complexity by rolling the dice with the Randomizer. Just drag it to morph the chosen synth parameters into an endless source of new sounds. Or use any of the over 250 expertly crafted patches for a taste of the incredible sounds you can make with Algoritm.”


  • Nine operator slots each configurable as an FM operator, wavetable oscillator, multi-mode filter, or shaper
  • Freely connect the operator slots to create your algorithms
  • Create both classic FM sounds and brand new hybrid tones
  • Randomizer function to morph any patch into new sounds
  • Expansive set of modulation sources and effects
  • Over 250 patches

Audio Demos:

Pricing and Availability

Algoritm is available now for $99 USD.

5 thoughts on “Reason Studios Intros Algoritm, A Modern Take On FM Synthesis

  1. I kind of miss the good/bad old days when all the first-party Reason instruments came with Reason.

    I like FM a lot (and I like hybrid FM synths) but I already have PX7, FM8, Dexed, Rhino, and even Thor (which you can add multiple FM oscillator pairs to.)

  2. That was actually the clearest, most informative explanation/demonstration of how to use an FM synthesizer I have ever seen. He stayed away from the technical side of things and focused on simply how it works and how to use it. He it took the mystery and out of it and finally gave me a starting point. Bravo.

  3. I’ll get 12 just for this and the new HD interface. Don’t know what else they have coming for Reason only users but I expect this is abot it knowing Reason studios. ALl the big changes will be for the VST, outside DAWs and Reason as a plug in crowd.

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