The free TubeDriver, a tube amplifier emulation plug-in created by Nick Crow is my favourite for some time now. It even beats expensive well known plug-ins.
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Europa by Reason is a waveshaper synth, it can change the shape of the wave/oscillator. And by changing the waveshape you’re actually changing the harmonics. Europa is not only a great sounding synth it is also a great analytics tool for learning about harmonics, shaping a waveform.
Tape like saturation is really easy to simulate with the default devices of Reason and Live.
I want to focus on all the Reason rack devices & rack extensions which can saturate an audio signal. Testing them if they generate annoying aliasing sounds.
In Ableton Live you can overdrive the audio so it will generate ODD and/or EVEN overtones/harmonics. Here’s how.
Almost all devices in Reason that are capable of overdriving a signal will generate ODD and/or EVEN overtones/harmonics. Here’s how.
The character of the RE-2A comes from a very useful peak reduction method + additional harmonics which are generated by saturating the signal.
In short: intermodulation adds frequencies that are out of tune.
The Echo is one of my favourite effect devices in Reason. Both the OVDR (overdrive) and TUBE settings are super useful for adding some analog grit to your sound. The TUBE setting creates a nice and strong EVEN 1st harmonic even when the Drive is at 0. Listen how a pure sine-wave at 440 Hz (A3) changes […]
Over the years I have worked with most DAWs like Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Pro Tools, Live and Reason. I found out the hard way what I don’t like and what I LOVE.
Primal Audio got my attention when they announced on Facebook that they were working on a Rack Extension (for Propellerhead Reason users) version of their popular iPad app: FM4. After that they came out with the PMS-20, a Korg-35 filters simulation, analogue style using dual high-pass/low-pass. And then a couple of weeks ago they gave us, Reason users, the brilliant Ladder […]
They say that “Blondes have all the fun”. Thanks to the very analog sounding filter for Reason, the PMS-20 Rack Extension that came out yesterday, audio people around the globe with red, brown or black hair can now have a much fun as blondes like me. Developed by Primal Audio, the company that also created the […]