Instead of waiting a year before I release something new in a book format, I thought I would release a new RE device guide about once a month in PDF format, and for the same price as a cup of coffee. This way, you don’t have to wait, and I can bring you something new every so often. In addition, if you don’t have the device, you don’t have to purchase. Although, even if you don’t have it, since you can try it out for a month, you might want to take a look at the guide first before you purchase the Rack Extension. So I think this is a win / win for everyone.
To start, I put together a 10-page PDF all about the PX7 FM Synthesizer from Propellerhead. It’s a monster of a synth that was based on the Yamaha DX7 way back in the day (1983 to be exact). It’s a 6-operator FM synth that not only can recreate the sounds of the DX7, but also provides a few new controls that weren’t found on the DX7. So if you already own this synth, or if you’re thinking about owning it, pick up the PDF file below for cheap, and find out a few new things you may not have known about it before.
If you want to know specifically what’s in the guide, it’s pretty straightforward. And if you are familiar with the book I wrote on the core devices in Reason, then you’ll be familiar with the layout already. In point form, here’s what you get in those 10 pages:
- A brief explanation of the history of FM Synthesis
- Complete coverage of the device, both front and back, with all controls and routing options explained.
- In depth coverage of the Algorithms, Operators, and Operator Envelopes.
- How the Frequencies work to produce the waveforms you’re used to hearing in Subtractive synthesis (Sine / Saw / Square, etc.)
- Plenty of Tips & Tricks
- 4 short examples on how to create a few interesting sounds (Simple Organ, Bass, Speedway Sound Effect, Detuning)
And all of this is for a nominal fee of $2.49 – the cost of a cup of coffee (yes, that’s my coffee mug over there).
Purchases can be made here:
Also don’t forget that the book, which covers all core Reason Devices & 8 Rack Extensions is still available over here: http://www.reason101.net/products/reason101-visual-guide-to-the-reason-rack/
Any comments, ideas, suggestions, please feel free to ask below. All my best & happy Reasoning!