Kong Transient shaper
In Reason, we had a Transient Shaper since Reason 5. A transient shaper is something different compared to what compressors are doing (yet they are mixed up pretty often). In this article, I want to briefly touch on transient shapers, what they do and how you are able to set them up using a stock device to make them work. Since Reason 9.5 came with VST support there are plenty transient shapers to choose from. In this article, I won't be touching the VST realm (otherwise there would be no end to this article anyway).
Reason 5 introduces the Kong Drum Designer
The Kong Drum Designer was introduced in Reason 5 and has a few purposes: Create drums fast and have an MPC setup. Inside the Kong Drum Designer you might already start to notice that it has 16 pads. And each pad corresponds with a single (or multiple) drum. The pads are triggering the sounds, where they usually respond to velocity settings (the harder you trigger the pad, the louder the drum sounds like). And often this is one of the most prefered methods for people to create drums... Kong can be seen