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Author Archive | Marco Raaphorst
Maybe you’ve seen the video of Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) in which he’s making the announcement that he’s selling all his gear. It’s a great story.
Reason 1.0 was released on November 22, 2000. I fell in love with the program and bought it straight away.
EQ changes the levels of the frequencies in an audio signal. It doesn’t change the dynamics of these frequencies though. But it can change the overall dynamics. How?
Maybe I am a bit too neurotic when it comes to sound quality. I have tested many devices using a pure sine wave and checking its frequency spectrum with a spectrum analyser. On other days I felt like “WTF it just sounds great!”
Reading the news about the death of Eddie van Halen I noticed that many journalists are not aware of his musical background and the cultural environment he grew up in.
Impulse Responses for cabinet simulation are often offered in sample rate flavours like 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz. What sample rate should you choose?
My new song ‘Terug in Den Haag’ is based on the famous text by Louis Couperus ‘Een Hagenaar terug in Den Haag’. The song was intended for the ‘Haagse Songfestival’ but that was canceled due to the corona crisis, which is why I decided to release the song today.
The old saying Less is More is losing its edge. It might be the other way around nowadays. And it’s us creatives who are the ones to blame. We are simply buying way too much stuff.
The Reason RV7000 device, which is available in all versions of Reason (Intro, Standard and Suite), is not only a high quality reverb processor, it also contains a zero-latency Convolution algorithm. This can be used for processing IR files for cabinet speaker simulation.
Friktion is a new Rack Extension created by Reason Studios. It’s a physical modeling synthesizer. It sounds and feels as a real acoustic instrument.
Instead of using an impulse response I created my own speaker filter using the Reason Scream 4 device. Check out how that sounds…