FXpansion has announced the release of Tres, a monosynth Rack Extension for Reason powered by DCAM analogue circuit-modelling technology.
Tres features our powerful TransMod modulation system and a wide variety of timbral flexibility and tone sculpting – a deep two-oscillator synth capable of deep basses, biting leads, strange drones, warped percussion and twisted SFX.
Tres’ modelled VCOs can interact at audio rate to produce complex tones; a filtered noise generator and sub-oscillator round out the oscillator section. A keytracking, time-variant shelf-EQ allows you to emphasize or cut higher harmonics before a switchable multimode filter with huge resonance, self-oscillation, FM, adjustable drive and 3 distinct classic synth filter models. Tres’ final output VCA provides a non-linear analogue drive stage for a variety of tonal colours from warm and smooth to gritty and aggressive.
Most of Tres’ parameters can be modulated simultaneously by any of 10 available modulation sources including Tres’ built-in dual envelopes and LFOs and external CV sources from elsewhere in your Reason project. You can also route external sources for audio-rate filter FM and use Tres’ built-in envelopes and LFOs to modulate other devices within your session.
Tres comes with a comprehensive library of over 200 unprocessed and Combinator patches, developed in conjunction with Nucleus Sound Lab.
Tres is available to purchase for $49 USD / 39 EUR inc. VAT where applicable.
More information: FXpansion / Tres
DLD Technology has released AS-16, an analog sequencer Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.
AS-16 is an advanced 16 channel analog CV sequencer with MIDI and audio features. At the heart of AS-16 is a user controlled sequence that can be modified in real time using the jump, skip and pad buttons.
In addition, it includes several note scales that allow you to quickly create bass lines and then tweak via MIDI, or use the built-in audio modifiers as an advanced envelope generator.
Multiple devices can be chained together for unlimited channels, and each channel has separate outputs for advanced CV routing.
- 16 CV channels with separate CV outputs.
- Skip, Jump and Pad features for each channel.
- Unipolar, Bipolar and Note output modes.
- Common musical scales, with selectable root note via UI or MIDI.
- Octave and range controls when in Note mode.
- Normal, One Shot and Random modes.
- Selectable slide.
- Pattern reverse and bounce modes.
- Synchronise with sequencer, external clock or free run.
- Swing control.
- Audio envelope and chopping facility.
- CV add and multiply.
- Chaining of devices for unlimited channels.
The AS-16 Rack Extension is available from the Propellerhead Shop for the introductory price of 25 EUR / $29 USD.
More information: DLD Technology / AS-16
Softube has announced the release of Tube Delay Rack Extension, a delay effect for Propellerhead Reason.
Front and back panel of the Tube Delay for Reason.
Tube Delay combines the versatility of a digital delay with a world class model of tube distortion.
It can distort both the original signal and the delay signal separately, and also incorporates a great model of a passive Treble and Bass filter.
The sound and workflow is identical to the VST, AAX, RTAS and AU versions which are already available for other DAW platforms.
Tube Delay features
- 1-1000 ms delay.
- Sync tempo to host.
- Vintage style passive EQ.
- Gritty feedback feature.
- Tube preamp simulaton.
The Tube Delay Rack Extension is available to purchase for $79 USD / 65 EUR.
More information: Softube / Tube Delay RE
Soundcells has announced the release of Viking Signature, a collection of legendary Moog sounds for the Reason Rack.
Viking Signature is based on the Viking Rack Extension synthesizer – a great sounding emulation of the Moog Voyager. The Viking Signature ReFill convinces with its funky and soulful leads, authentic sounding bass patches with an awesome bottom end and several wired SFX patches.
If you own Viking be sure to complete your ReFill collection with Viking Signature – a powerful soundset at a ‘knockdown‘ price …
Viking Signature features
- 45 combinator patches.
- 70 Viking patches full of soulful leads and great basses.
- Authentic Moog character for your Reason Rack.
- Well balanced volume settings & carefully assigned modwheel and combinator buttons and knobs.
The Viking Signature ReFill is available to purchase for the introductory price of 7.90 EUR until October 20th, 2013 (regular 9.90 EUR). The soundset requires the Viking Rack Extension (not included).
More information: Soundcells / Viking Signature
Josh Levy has released the Tick Tick Step Sequencer, a pattern sequencer Rack Extension for Reason.
Tick Tick is a polyphonic button-style step sequencer designed to control your BOOM 808 Percussion Synth as well as other Reason drum machines, and monophonically send notes to other Reason synthesizers and devices.
Chain multiple Tick Tick units together, each with its own pattern, to create complex combinations, and even entire songs.
Tick Tick includes a full beat pack by Reason Refill maker -008′. Also included are contributed demo beats, combis, and over 1,500 scales and modes.
Tick Tick Step Sequencer features
- 16 note polyphonic step sequencer, with editable names and assignable midi notes.
- Up to 32 steps per pattern, from whole notes to 1/128th notes.
- Shuffle control.
- Forward, reverse, pendulum and random repeat modes.
- Two velocity levels.
- Chain multiple units together to create whole songs or complex patterns.
- Automation and cv control for starting and stopping.
- Individual cv outs for each instrument.
- Massive beat pack by -oo8’.
- More than 1,500 scale and mode patches for use as a note sequencer or arpeggiator.
- Run and stop controls for previewing Tick Tick patterns.
The Tick Tick Step Sequencer is available to purchase at the Propellerhead Shop for 32 EUR.
More information: Josh Levi / Tick Tick Step Sequencer
Kuassa has announced the has release of Amplifikation Vermilion RE, the Reason Rack Extension version of Amplifikation Vermilion.
The Amplifikation Vermilion guitar amp effect inspired by classic guitar combo amps, now available in Propellerhead Rack Extension format for Reason.
Guitar players now have a new reason to play Reason. Whatever your playing style is, from country clean to somewhat heavy metal, this amplifier will provide any sound you need. Don’t play the guitar? Don’t hesitate to use this device on any other instrument as well.
Amplifikation Vermilion RE is a guitar amplifier rack extension inspired by classic guitar combo amplifiers. It offers eye candy and lots of tonality for guitarists who demand a guitar amp plug-in with versatility. The engine of this plug-in is carefully tuned to match the tone of authentic classic amps which sing to your playing style.
Amplifikation Vermilion RE features
- 3 Amp Types.
- 2 Amp Channels: Clean and Lead.
- Built-in FX: Tremolo with BPM sync and Spring Reverb.
- 5 types of matching cabinets with 4 microphone types.
- Freely adjustable dual-miking configurations.
- Built-in Noise Gate and Limiter.
- Straightforward and easy to use interface.
Amplifikation Vermilion RE is available to purchase for 32 EUR / $39 USD. Users of Amplifikation Vermilion in VST/AU format can get the RE version at a reduced price.
More information: Kuassa / Amplifikation Vermilion RE
Softube has announced that its Spring Reverb is now available in the Rack Extensions format for Propellerheads Reason.
Spring Reverb is an authentic spring reverb recreation that will add vintage character and grit to any audio track.
It also includes novel features such as a fully automatable Shake control that will shake the virtual springs around for those thunderous spring effects.
Get some recognizable character in your mix with the Spring Reverb!
Spring Reverb RE is available to purchase for $79 USD / 65 EUR.
More information: Softube / Spring Reverb RE
Producertech has announced the release of Recording with real instruments in Reason 7, an online video course by Jared Meeker.
Producertech are happy to announce a brand new course on Reason 7 by Jared Meeker, a professional musician and composer who’s performed with LA hiphop artists Nate Dog and the Eastsidas, Snoop Dogg and Myka Nine, and has a string of sound design credits that include Dexter and Smash. In this comprehensive set of tutorials, Jared shows how to record and process live parts, like the guitar lines that form the basic structure and embellish the song, as well as focusing on the 5 major elements of composition – melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre and form. The lessons teach a wide variety of subjects, including instrument programming, numerous mixing and production techniques, creative audio editing and also many of the new features in Reason 7, like the Audiomatic Retro Transformer and updates to the main mixer.
Signing up to the courses not only allows unrestricted 24/7 access to the tutorials for as long as you need but also means you can download the Reason song file made throughout the course and 300MB of extra bonus samples from the Loopmasters packs used in the movies.
The course is now available to purchase at Music-Courses.
More information: Music-Courses