Free Synth For Reason Based On Mutable Instruments Plaits Eurorack Module

Presteign Sound Labs has introduced Macro, a free Rack Instrument for Reason, based on Mutable Instruments’ Plaits Eurorack module.

Macro is designed to be two things at once: a self-contained synthesizer with a unique sonic palette that you can use immediately, and a module that makes that palette easy to use as a starting point with other devices.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“The goal is to fuse the immediacy of a standalone synth with the flexibility of a Eurorack module – and there’s no other environment that can support both to the degree that Reason does.

If you’re not familiar with the original hardware, some of Macro’s design decisions might seem strange at first. Where’s the filter? Where are the envelopes? Those are all packaged into Macro’s lowpass gate, a simple filter and VCA where the same release-stage or ASR envelope controls both. This may seem limiting at first, but you might be surprised at what you can do with it!

Of course, that’s only half the story. Just like in Eurorack, if you want more complex envelopes, filters, or other modulation or effects, all you have to do is add them! Between Pulsar’s LFO and envelope generator, Sweeper’s secret treasure trove of filters, and all the other tools in Reason’s toolbox, Macro is the perfect foundation on which to build a modular masterpiece.”

Pricing and Availability

Macro is available now as a free download.

5 thoughts on “Free Synth For Reason Based On Mutable Instruments Plaits Eurorack Module

  1. BLASHPEMY! This is like the Behringer Brains, or the 1u Plum Audio Ro’ved or the module in the Poly Digit/Beebo/Hector or the after later audio version or the tons of other clones. We hate clones, right? Or we dont hate clones if its open source? I dont know anymore.
    Anyways, a welcome addition to Reason! Surprised there isnt more VST versions of Mutable Instruments modules, besides VCV.

  2. Reason becoming an AU plug-in has been one of the coolest things in recent years, this is awesome thanks Presteign Sound Labs, and MI 😉

  3. I have to admit I’d love to see all the open source Mutable modules ported to Reason. They are a natural fit. Big props to Emelie for making them open source.

    1. big props indeed! I have many customized Plaits models permanently on my Prologue. beauty! working on Braids models now. open source synth IP rules!

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