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Robotic Bean releases Euclid Rhythm Generator for Reason

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Robotic Bean has launched Euclid Rhythm Generator, a new gate sequencer Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

Robotic Bean Euclid Rhythm Generator

Euclid Rhythm Generator is a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason that uses Euclid’s Algorithm to generate natural-sounding rhythmical patterns. You can use it to trigger anything that has a gate input: Drums, synths or even external instruments.

It’s dead simple to use — Just hook it up and start tweaking the knobs! The graphical display visualizes every change you make to your pattern in real-time, and Euclid always stays in time with the music. Euclid also comes with tons of inspiring patches to use as a starting point.

Euclid Rhythm Generator features

  • Euclidean gate sequencer with up to 32 steps.
  • Patterns can be rotated up to 16 steps in both directions using the offset control.
  • Advanced display that visualizes your pattern in real time.
  • Individual mute buttons for each step, with support for click & drag.
  • Always in sync with Reason’s main sequencer, at user-selectable resolution.
  • Everything can be automated, modulated and remote controlled (except for the mute buttons).
  • Four gate outputs provide unique variations of the same pattern.
  • Reset input and output, quantized to the current resolution.
  • Shuffle and slide controls, fully compatible with the corresponding controls in Reason’s ReGroove mixer.
  • Enable button to turn on/off all gate outputs.

Euclid for Reason is available for purchase for the introductory price of 25 EUR until August 20th, 2014 (regular 32 EUR).

More information: Robotic Bean

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Synapse Audio releases Ninety phaser Rack Extension for Reason

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Synapse Audio has announced the release of Ninety, a Rack Extension software emulation of a legendary 1970s phaser.

Synapse Audio Ninety

What makes this phaser unique is the feedback path, which gives the sound a very distinctive character, unlike any other analog phaser. Our emulation employs a zero-delay feedback network, a technique popularized by recent synthesizers, and particularly well suited to emulate analog feedback loops.

The original unit is a mono-in mono-out device with only a Rate knob and a Color switch. The Ninety phaser adds stereo processing, a stereo LFO with adjustable spread and a dry/wet control. The color switch is replaced with a knob for increased versatility. The “Ultra” switch upgrades the network to a 6-stage phaser, allowing to create entirely new sounds not possible with the vintage original.

Ninety for Reason is available for purchase for 35 EUR.

More information: Synapse Audio / Ninety

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Audio Poison releases Strontium-90 RF Modulator for Reason

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Audio Poison has announced the release of Strontium-90, radio frequency modulator effect for Reason.

Audio Poison Strontium-90

Strontium-90 RF Modulator is a rack extension designed to make sounds more radioactive by adding modulatable textures and thickness to a sound. It can be used to highlight the upper components of percussion, or radiate a bass line with amplitude, phase, frequency and ring modulators.

The radio frequency modulators can be routed with either invertible post-or-combined filtering with variable series/parallel switching. It also includes both an optionally host-synchronizable, or loosely timed, envelope and low frequency oscillator, common to musical synthesis, to allow a user to further extend their sound. The VCO of these modulation controls can be sent, in parallel, to all of the multi-variate control knobs pertaining to both the RF modulator and internal filter.

Additionally the low frequency oscillator has both host-synchronized rate and phase positioning controls with a preference as to whether it oscillates with either half-rectified, bipolar or unipolar waveforms. The phase control is truncated into steps of pi/4 increments (-/+), and will always automatically reset every instance where the current project position resets to the left region indicator to absolutely ensure the consistency of the timing for the modulation controls.

Strontium-90 is available for purchase for $39 USD.

More information: Audio Poison / Strontium-90

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Musicians Institute partners with Propellerhead

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Musicians Institute, the College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, CA, has partnered with renowned software company Propellerhead to feature the Reason digital audio workstation (DAW) as a major part of MI’s curriculum beginning in Fall 2014.

Reason-focused courses at Musicians Institute
MI’s new Reason-focused courses will be required for all students in Performance Programs for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard Technology and Vocals.

As part of the school’s blended learning initiative, which pairs classroom instruction with digital delivery of multimedia content, MI will install Reason in a variety of computer lab workstations across campus. Students will also have access to special discounts that allow them to purchase Reason for their own personal use. The partnership will ensure that MI has continual access to the latest Reason upgrades, and will enable Propellerhead to incorporate feedback on how their software is used by MI faculty and students.

“In today’s music industry, musicians are expected to be proficient in both the recording and performance fields,” said Donny Gruendler, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Musicians Institute. “MI is dedicated to providing our students with the tools they need to stay on the cutting edge of contemporary music, and Reason is the perfect program to do just that. We’re excited to partner with Propellerhead, a company that shares our mission to provide an innovative and well-rounded music education.”

Reason at Musicians Institute

“Musicians around the world choose Reason software because it offers a powerful tool set, inspiring workflow, and endless creative possibilities,” said Gerry Bassermann, Director of North American Sales at Propellerhead. “We’re thrilled to partner with Musicians Institute to make Reason a key part of their academic curriculum. We look forward to sharing in the development of the next generation of music artists.”

Reason audio production software offers guitarists, bassists, drummers and other musicians all the tools and instruments they need to turn ideas into music. With an intuitive visual workflow that accelerates the creative process, Reason makes it easy to record and mix great-sounding tracks. An expandable rack of instruments, samplers, drum machines, effects modules, and guitar processors provides an endless array of inspiring sounds. The Propellerhead Rack Extension audio plug-in platform enables musicians to expand their workflow even further with additional instruments and effects that integrate seamlessly into the Reason rack.

More information: Musicians Institute

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Propellerhead Rack Extension plug-in platform continues rapid growth

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Propellerhead has announced that the Rack Extension plug-in platform is continuing to rapidly expand, with over 230 Rack Extensions now available for Reason 7.1.

The online Rack Extension store now includes a broad selection of virtual instruments, effects, and audio utilities that blend seamlessly in the Reason rack, offering musicians great sound, smooth workflow, and rock-solid stability.

Additionally, to help customers and developers understand what is involved in creating Rack Extensions, Propellerhead has released an interview with Rob Papen, the acclaimed software designer behind the some of the highest-selling Rack Extension instruments.

“Thanks to participation from the industry’s leading software developers, and an overwhelmingly positive response from Reason customers, the Rack Extension platform is expanding faster than we ever anticipated,” stated Timothy Self, Propellerhead VP of Product Marketing. “By offering developers a turnkey solution for building, marketing, and selling Rack Extensions, we’re helping them to reach the vast Reason user community—while simultaneously giving Reason customers access to more inspiring instruments and effects so they can take their music even further.”

Rob Papen
Musician, sound designer and software developer Rob Papen.

Veteran software designer Rob Papen was one of the first developers to embrace the Rack Extension platform, and his products like Predator-RE, SubBoomBass-RE and others rank among the best-selling and highest-rated in the Propellerhead online store. “The Rack Extension platform significantly expands our potential customer base,” said Papen. “The Propellerhead user community is very large and it’s exciting to make Rob Papen soft synths and effects available right inside the Reason rack.

“Developing Rack Extensions saves us lots of time since Propellerhead handles the marketing support, sales, and distribution. Since the Rack Extensions we create work across Mac and PC, we just have to create one version of the software and Propellerhead makes it available on both operating systems. We don’t have to worry about incompatibilities and differences between hosts. Plus, the Rack Extensions we create are forward-compatible with future versions of Reason, which lowers the burden on our development team.”

Rob Papen plans on continuing to develop innovative sonic tools for the Rack Extension platform. “The new Rack Extension platform offers Reason users a huge advantage,” he concluded. “The consistent workflow, seamless operation, and legendary ease of use open up a whole new world of possibilities. Everything fits together, making the rack more than the sum of its parts. I’m intrigued by the challenge of creating something new especially for Reason—something that will grow in Reason in its own way.”

Read the full interview with Rob Papen at the Propellerhead Blog.

More information: Propellerhead Software

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ModeAudio releases Drum Collider for Kong

ModeAudio has launched Drum Collider, a collection of presets for the Kong virtual drum instrument in Propellerhead’s Reason.

ModeAudio Drum Collider Kong Presets

Shaking, shuddering and crumbling from the bass, our studio has been marked by the unmistakable sound of Drum Collider! This pack contains 10 full-fat drum kit presets for Reason’s masterful Kong drum machine. Using a mix of Kong’s built-in drum synth modules and 12 bespoke drum hits, we bring you a wide range of kits packed with some classic sounds and some more exotic, rare-groove audio.

Arranged for maximum playability across Kong’s 16 drum pads, we have thumping kicks, tuned 808 basses, dirty snares and some crafty tuned percussion galore here. This release is perfect for everything from dark, dusty and sparse downtempo to broken beats and trap. We’ve also included 40 MIDI loops, complete with variation rhythms and fills so that you can tweak the patterns to fit with your vision.

Drum Collider features

  • Refill (.rfl) containing 10 drum kit presets for Kong (160 drum patches total).
  • 40 MIDI loops including variations and fills.
  • 12 bespoke drum hits (.aiff).

The ReFill is available for purchase for £12 GBP.

More information: ModeAudio / Drum Collider

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Devoloop releases DynaRage for Reason

Devoloop has released DynaRage, a tube compressor Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

Devoloop DynaRage

DynaRage is our state-of-the-art Dynamics Compression+Tube Distortion module, made exclusively for Reason.

We think that just releasing another Compressor, when there is a chaos of many other Compressors all around here, would have been a shame and a loss of time. So we coded a flawless algorithm, implemented as many controls as a today producer/sound engineer needs, and added a Tube Distortion non-linear emulation algorithm, with a Tube Valve glowing according to the amount of distortion applied to the sound. Pack this with 2 accurate and vintage-ish VU-Meter, and you are done.

DynaRage features

  • Sensitivity for Sidechain Detector.
  • Fully Adjustable Attack and Release.
  • Compression Ratio between 1:1 and 20:1 (fixed to infinite:1 when in Limit Mode).
  • Soft/Hard Knee selector.
  • Compressor/Limiter mode.
  • Sidechain Input (with Key Listen option).
  • Tube Distortion real linear and non-linear processing (with Tube glowing).
  • Left and Right Channels Gain Reduction Vintage VU-Meters.
  • Gain Reduction CV Output.
  • Low CPU Mode.

DynaRage is available for purchase for the introductory price of $29 USD/25 EUR until May 16th, 2014.

More information: Devoloop / DynaRage

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