Jun 122015
"Parallax" ReFill

Parallax is an instrument-based ReFill using the Parsec Rack Extension from Propellerhead Software. This ReFill contains a variety of instruments, both traditional, and other-worldly, which will fit in with most styles of music. It is not genre-specific. Rather, it embraces the Parsec instrument, and unlocks its potential to create a wide variety of sounds.

May 072015
Synchronous PDF Guide

The Synchronous Timed Effect Modulator is a creative device from Propellerhead, where you can draw your own curves to control up to four built-in effects (Distortion, Filter, Delay, and Reverb) and their parameters. Here, I’ve put together a 13-page PDF guide to cover the device, soup to nuts. And still for the same price as a latte.

May 012015
"Synchronicity" ReFill

Synchronicity is an effects-based ReFill using the Synchronous Rack Extension from Propellerhead Software. This ReFill contains many different experimentations and uses for Synchronous, with its four built-in effects: Distortion, Filter, Delay, and Reverb. There are many examples of Beat Repeaters, Ring Modulated Glitch presets, Ambience generators, Vibrato & Tremolo effects, and all kinds of Filtering techniques.

Feb 222015
94 - Synesthesia

In this tutorial, I’m going to walk through an interesting idea of taking images and turning them into sounds. Then I’ll go over a few different ways you can use these sounds musically within Reason. I’ve been toying with this idea for some time, and have found it useful for new and creative sound ideas. I’ve also found certain image types that work well, and others that don’t. So let’s start to explore the concept of synesthesia and how it can be combined inside Reason.

Feb 192015
93 - Organic Soundscapes

I recently challenged folks on Facebook to create an organic soundscape (https://www.facebook.com/groups/R101Challenge/). By organic, I mean sounds that come from nature and evolve naturally. This tutorial will highlight a few ways you can use Reason to create some of these organic sounds. Or at least, I’ll try and point you in the right direction.

Feb 032015
92 - Chenille Chorus RE (Part 2)

In this second installment of the Chenille BBD Ensemble Chorus RE, I wanted to take a look at some of the interesting things you could do with it. If you think that this device is simplistic, you’d be dead wrong. It’s a highly capable chorus device, with a lot of spirit all its own. And if you’ve used other devices by JP, such as Ammo, you’ll be quite at home tweaking this device’s parameters as well. Wide stages and delay range, two versatile LFOs with a broad assortment of parameter settings, dual depth/rate controls, dual filter, separate left / right mixing and feedback settings, and 3 different Phase modes, additional voices (Unison) — not to mention all the CV and automation options — all make this device one helluva Chorus!

Jan 272015
91 - Chenille BBD Chorus RE

The following is provided as an introduction to the Chenille BBD Chorus Ensemble. You can consider this Part 1 of a 2-part expose on the device. In this first part, I will introduce you to the device, and it’s many parameters in a short summary. In the next part, I will delve further into the device itself, and show off some of the things it can do, offering a few of my own patches. Think of this as the technical side of things, and use it to become familiar with the ins and outs of the device. This is an infinitely powerful chorus device, that goes well beyond the stock Reason CF-101 in many respects. And in my opinion, it’s a top notch device that is well worth a look. I highly recommend giving it a try if you haven’t already.

Jan 232015
R.I.P. PUF (Snippets Part 8)

In this issue, I’m going to showcase two posts that deserve honorable mentions, just to give you the vibe of what the forum was like and those who felt strongly for / against it. I also thought it would be fitting to end this series on a note of finality. The few last comments that center around the Forum’s demise. And say thank you to the Propellerheads for the end of an era. Thank you folks!

Jan 222015
R.I.P. PUF (Snippets Part 7)

And here are a few more posts that people wanted preserved. Thanks to Benedict, Pedro, and Ben Coultry (3rdFloorSound) for these suggestions. As always, if you want me to remove any of your postings, let me know and I wisll do so. Thank you everyone. It’s sure been fun.

Jan 212015
R.I.P. PUF (Snippets Part 6)

In this installment, I decided to post some other random PUF pieces that didn’t fit anywhere else. All of these were requested by PUF members for archiving. As usual, if you see your name and want to be removed, let me know and I’ll be happy to remove your post. But this might give everyone a little glimpse into the Forum that once was, and what was scheduled for annihilation by the Props. Let’s get started.