Making your own custom reverb
This article is going to be a long stretch and a daring one I might say. If you think in terms of "room" and "size" the first thing you think of is an effect called a reverb. Since a reverb creates "space" right? While using a reverb is basically something everyone has used, tried to manipulate and so on. Let me say this: did you know that you can mimic a reverb with a bunch of delays in a sequence? While most people tend to overlook the idea, it is quite similar to a plain spring reverb. Since in theory, a spring reverb (technically) passes on the sound over a spring, and the spring starts to "move" (tremor) based on the sound. This causes the artifact of a repeating sound that slightly gets altered by the frequency of the spring itself. While there are plenty of ways to mimic this behavior I am going to throw in one simple idea that will reshape the sound in a different way. Just keep in mind while a sound is traveling in a towards a specific object the composition of that object will have an impact on what the result of the rebound sound will be like. Anyway, enough about the intro lets start making a unique type of effect that could be a unique type of reverb while doing so.
Breaking out of the loop
Welcome back to another article about Propellerhead Reason. In this one I would like to address a few tricks I often apply myself to get out of the "loop". Where the original is based on a loop. Some of these ideas might be quite obvious, but then again I can just write them down in let's say 30 minutes time. The concepts off breaking out of a loop aren't that hard. It requires some logical thinking and it may require a few things to make it all work. Anyhow here are some ideas to get you started with it.
The delays in Reason
In this video, I am going to talk about what are the best options for delays as an effect. I might note I will mainly look at the build in effects or rack extensions. I will not be talking about VSTs, just because there are plenty of options in this video.
I might also add, I am mainly talking about stuff I personally own. There is a wide range of different options to use. And I might note that I don't own every delay effect that is out there (at least, I believe I don't own all of them).
A Serial effect chain with switches
Welcome back to another article about setting up creative effect in a modular way. While back in the days of Reason 4 or Reason 5 this idea was my favorite thing to do in Propellerhead Reason. While since recently I picked up a Launchpad Pro I am using this technique more then ever. The problem with Rack Extensions is that they can result in to CPU issues (especially if you use more then 64 of them). This lead me to go back to the way reason kind of started and build my own custom effect chains from the ground up again (because they are way more CPU friendly to begin with). While native stock devices will sound a bit more direct and straight forward (to throw in one example the DDL-digital delay vs the Echo) it sometimes requires a bit more tweaking to make certain effects sound interesting enough. Sure it may require more units to make it work, but again from a CPU perspective they are still more friendly.
Creative Delay effects
Welcome to another tutorial about Propellerhead Reason. Today I will dive in to setting up a wide range of different creative effects using Digital Delays or using Digital Delays in combination with different utilities that come as stock devices. While there are rack extensions that do something similar, the idea with these creative setups is to show case what some crafty wiring can do for you while setting up an effect chain. It is more or less a combination of thinking inside the box, while thinking outside the box more or less. So if you have the proper mindset to be creative, and you are up for the challenge, then maybe these type of articles can be useful. If you think it is a waste of your time (because it is too much work), then just don't bother reading any further and just VST your way using effects in Reason.
Send effects in the SSL Mixer
Many people have mixed opinions about insert effects and send effects. Also, there are a lot of miss conceptions regarding how send effects work like. Since this is now turning in to a series of mixing and mastering, I think it would be a good time to touch the subject matter one last time: send effects