Jan 052016
 
"eXtreme Scream" ReFill

eXtreme Scream is an effects-based ReFill using the Scream device from Propellerhead Software. This ReFill contains many different experimentations and uses for Scream, with a focus on distortion, from mild-mannered, to full tilt throttle. All 10 algorithms are explored, as well as the various EQ (cut) and Cabinet models (body). An immensely wide selection of Scream presets and Combinators to bring your audio damage to new places.

Dec 182015
 
"Scream Therapy" ReFill

Scream Therapy is an effects-based ReFill using the Scream device from Propellerhead Software. This ReFill contains many different experimentations and uses for Scream, with a focus on distortion, from mild-mannered, to full tilt throttle. All 10 algorithms are explored, as well as the various EQ (cut) and Cabinet models (body). An immensely wide selection of Scream presets and Combinators to bring your audio damage to new places.

Nov 182015
 
96 - Parsec Additive Synth

Parsec is a Dual-sound engine Additive Synthesizer, which can produce up to 512 sine waves. Each of the sound engines come equipped with 2 modulators, pitch controls, and combined lowpass/high shelf filter. In addition, there is an 8-line Modulation Bus Routing Section (similar to Thor), Reverb & Delay FX, 2 LFOs, 2 Envelopes, and a shared Amp Envelope & Balance control between the 2 sound engines. Additive Synthesis is the opposite to Subtractive Synthesis. Instead of frequencies removed by filters, additive synthesis adds frequencies on top of each other and modulates them in a variety of ways. Read more about this synth and download a 5-page PDF outlining the synth.

Oct 282015
 
95 - Ochen K's Driver Synth

Here’s an idea. How about creating some better documentation for a Rack Extension that has none. That’s exactly what I did when Ochen K came to me to ask me about documenting one of his up-and-coming synth Rack Extensions: Driver. I really enjoyed documenting this device, because it was such a fun synth to play with. I really enjoyed creating sounds on it. It’s everything a synth should be. Simple, intuitive, and captivating. It took me less than an hour to really get going. In no time, I was making sounds and having fun. And that’s really what any Rack Extension should be about. Immediacy, fun, and getting lost quickly.

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!