Aliens invade Reason with Helium Quad Evolving Synthesizer

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Propellerhead has introduced a new synth Rack Extension from DNA Labs. The Helium Quad Evolving Synthesizer fuses synthesized waveforms with real instrument waveforms to crossbreed hybrid alien/human sounds controlled by a very dark interface. Helium Quad Evolving Synthesizer Behind the darkness is 4.48GB of sample content containing 2000 waveforms that can be loaded into any […]

Rob Papen brings Rack Extension Vecto 4-oscillator vector synthesizer to VST

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Rob says that they received so many requests to expand the reach of Vecto to other plug-in formats that he felt it rude not to.  Vecto The Vecto vector synthesizer has been a popular Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason for a few years now. So popular in fact that Rob Papen buckled under the weight of requests for […]

NAMM 2019: Mind Music Labs ELK and Rack Extensions revisited

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When Mind Music Labs and Propellerhead announced they were working on releasing Rack Extensions into the ELK music OS on hardware I was a bit sceptical. Mainly because MML had been talking about this at last years show and yet there didn’t seem to be any actual hardware out there running their OS and there […]

Propellerhead team up with Mind Music Labs to put Rack Extensions into hardware

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MIND Music Labs created ELK “The Music Operating System”. It’s a Linux-based operating system that can run super low latency audio on single Intel and ARM CPUs. It already has VST plug-in support but has now picked up support for Rack Extensions as well. The practical upshot of this is that developers can create ELK […]

Complex-1: front patching Modular Synthesizer for Propellerhead Reason

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At last, you can plug cables in the front of a synth in Reason! Complex-1 is a completely modular synthesizer Rack Extension for Reason and for the first time has brought some of that awesome Reason patching to the front panel. Complex-1 Nothing has actually changed, the patching and cables are unique to Complex-1 and […]

Propellerhead launches Rent-to-Own on top selling Rack Extensions

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Just when we’d got over getting annoyed at subscription models Propellerhead come along with something that actually feels like a good idea. You can now pay a monthly fee to rent a Rack Extension until you’ve paid for it in full and it’s yours to keep. Rent-to-Own Rack Extensions It’s not a unique idea, Waves […]

Europa by Reason: Propellerhead release their first VST plug-in

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I don’t know about you but I’m still shocked by the fact that Reason can load VST plug-ins and that happened a year ago! Now in another shocker Propellerhead release their flagship Europa wavetable Reason synth as a VST and AU plug-in.  Reason and VST VST support is the one thing Propellerhead said they would never […]

Reason 10 Intro: The new entry level synth-rack DAW from Propellerheads

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Propellerhead has unexpectedly replaced Reason Essentials with a new version 10 updated version called Reason 10 Intro. Reason 10 Intro You don’t get all the goodies from the latest full version but you are not missing much which makes this a pretty interesting €79 option. The 16 audio and/or instrument tracks do seem a bit […]

Champagne Supernova pops a glass full of Novachord bubbly into Reason

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The Novachord was a terrible old synthesizer from the late 1930’s that used vacuum tube oscillators and divide-down circuits. It was unstable, erratic and noisily perfect for early sci-fi soundtracks and general eeriness. Jiggery Pokery has avoided all the nonsense by creating new waveforms inspired by the Novachord and that retain the spirit but not […]