Propellerhead’s Reason gets the classic Mono/Poly synthesizer by Korg.
Mono/Poly for Reason uses Korg’s proprietary CMT (Component Modeling Technology) to precisely model the electronic circuitry of the original analog instrument, capturing the exact sound and parameter response of the original. Originally introduced as part of Korg’ s Legacy Collection, Mono/Poly can now be integrated into Reason as a Rack Extension.
In addition to accurately reproducing the sounds from the original, Mono/Poly for Reason also provides a vast range of new functionality for contemporary sound creation, such as 128-voice polyphony (maximum), up to 16-voice unison settings with spread, virtual patching, and freely assignable external modulation settings. The updated functionality makes the Mono/Poly a powerful tool for modern music production.
The Mono/Poly – 4VCO monophonic / polyphonic analog synthesizer was originally introduced in 1981. It launched simultaneously with the Korg Polysix, and due to their superb functionality, powerful feature sets and affordable prices; they were immediately successful – and extremely unique – entries into the synth world.
The Mono/Poly for Reason interface provides reorganized knobs and switches that resurrect the original Mono/Poly in a contemporary “rack-mounted” format for intuitive integration into the Reason environment.
The Mono/Poly Rack Extension is available to purchase for 39 EUR / $49 USD.
Propellerhead Software has launched Thor for iPad, a synthesizer app based on the flagship synthesizer in Reason.
Designed for mobile music making, it features a responsive interface optimized for hands on control, an innovative keyboard and the same massive synthesis engine as its desktop cousin. It’s the same semi-modular synth with the same set of selectable oscillator and filter types and the same advanced routing of audio and modulation.
Aside from a regular piano style keyboard, Thor features a keyboard that can be locked to specific keys and scales, making it impossible to hit a wrong note. This is particularly useful on a mobile device when playing directly on the screen. More than just helping the player to stay in key, this musically aware keyboard is a source of endless inspiration and experimentation.
Thor is a synth enthusiasts best friend, with six oscillator types and four filter types to choose from and virtually endless ways of routing and manipulating audio and modulation, this is a very powerful synth to bring on the road. It’s an ultra portable instrument for playing or a synth workshop for just having fun. Aside from the built-in keyboard, Thor can also be played via MIDI from an external keyboard or sequencer. With support for Audiobus, Thor’s audio can mixed in other music making apps on the same iPad.
A Thor patch created on the iPad can be transferred to a computer for use in Reason. Instead of starting from scratch, a user can quickly load a patch from the built-in sound bank. Thor comes with more than 1000 expertly crafted patches from artists and sound designers such as Richard Devine, Vengeance, Kill the Noise and many more.
On the iPad, Thor comes with a specially designed interface that’s optimized for touch control and the iPad screen.
Thor for iPad features
Play Reason’s Thor Polysonic Synthesizer on the iPad.
Load any of the 1000+ expertly crafted synth patches, or create your own from scratch.
Create your sounds using a palette of multiple oscillator and filter types.
Play Thor using an expressive touch interface keyboard with aftertouch and strumming.
Collapse the keyboard to a key and scale of your choice, just like in Figure.
Move your favourite patches from the iPad to your computer and use them with Thor in Reason.
Thor for iPad is now available to purchase for $14.99 USD / 13.99 EUR.
Zvork Audio has released Noxious, a polyphonic additive synthesizer Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
Noxious additive wave synthesizer for Reason.
Additive synthesis consists of adding tens, hundreds or thousands of individual sinusoidal oscillators to create complex waveforms or sounds. In theory, additive synthesis is able to recreate any sound imaginable but is usually a challenge to manipulate.
Noxious takes an intermediate route to additive synthesis by offering a limited mean of manipulating these sinusoidal oscillators, called partials, through “modifiers” and classical filters.
The Noxious Rack Extension costs 79 EUR / $99 USD.
Quadelectra has launched 3Plex, a 3-line filter delay Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
3Plex is not just a filter delay! It’s 3 True Stereo Filter Delay Lines packed in one device! Each Delay Line’s Filtering, Panning and Output Level can be targeted for modulation from one of the 3 built-in LFO units.
2 Delay Lines are better than one and 3 Filter Delay Lines are better than two!
3 Independent True Stereo Filter Delay Lines.
3 Built-In LFO units.
Pre-Post Filter to Delay setting.
Per Filter dedicated AHD Envelope.
Filter, Pan & Level LFO modulation target.
3 mode Global Bus Setup that changes the topology of the delay lines.
Global modifiers on per line modulation targets.
The 3Plex Rack Extension is available to purchase for 35 EUR.
Create the classic 808 sounds you love and completely new sounds that are limited only by your imagination.
BOOM’s 16 instruments are built using virtual analog synthesis, modeled on the circuitry from the original TR-808. Circuits like the trigger, swing VCA, bridged T-network, and multi-oscillator cymbal wave source are faithfully modeled. But BOOM isn’t a museum piece, it’s a completely updated modern instrument, with added capabilities such as new controls with expanded ranges, and inputs and outputs that go far beyond the original TR-808.
BOOM gives you the bassline too, with a fully playable bass synthesizer using the classic 808 kick. Why waste time searching through samples? With boom, you can instantly get the sounds you want just by tweaking a few knobs.
Virtual analog modeled percussion and bass synthesizer inspired by the Roland TR-808.
16 instruments, and a full bass synthesizer.
Individual stereo outputs for each instrument.
CV gate, pan and level control for each instrument.
Pan and level knobs for each instrument.
Full automation of all controls.
Analogify control adds analog flavor.
Poly or mono per each instrument up to 128 voices.
The BOOM Rack Extension is available to purchase for 49 EUR.
Numerical Sound has released RiVerb, a reverb Rack Extension effect for Propellerhead Reason.
Numerical Sound RiVerb: Up-Front Spaces brings world-class reverb to Rack Extension shop. It is both the first convolution reverb Rack Extension and one of the first reverbs anywhere dedicated to the up-front impact of real small venues.
The 36 spaces range from the sound of small professional studios to recital halls and the more intimate scoring stages. The spaces feature rich detail that algorithmic reverbs can’t emulate. The Etched Early Reflections, Spectral Weighting and True Ambience content give it a sound unlike any other convolution reverb.
36 Reverb Impulses from Real Venus: From recording studios of every size to clubs, recital halls, theaters and even scoring stages.
Audiophile Design: Supports 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 and 192 KHz sample rates, with accurate detail, ultra-low noise floor and utmost transparency.
Timbral Weighting: Several impulses augment the space’s sound using spectral weighting on the low end or top end to enhance and change the overall sonic character of a track.
High Density Impulse Tails: Rich, complex sound without repetition or flutter.
Easy to Use Controls: Impulse List, Stereo Width, Gain, Pan and Dry/Wet controls make it easy to mix and shape the sounds.
High Impact “Etched” Early Reflections: Up-Front Spaces has some of the most clearly defined and articulated early reflections of any reverb product, making it perfect for rhythmic material and other sounds with strong attacks.
True Ambience: Unlike many competing algorithmic and convolution reverb products, RiVerb: Up-Front Spaces renders a fully differentiated wet sound, giving it a wider sense of space. In many other products the sound is less expansive and varied because too much of the direct signal ends up in the “wet” sound.
Predator-RE is a killer synthesizer that combines inspiring preset’s and first-class features to make this your ‘go-to’ synthesizer for contemporary music production. The user interface has been designed so that all controls are visible on screen, making it fun and incredibly easy-to-use.
Rob Papen’s Predator-RE gets some new graphics in version 1.0.7.