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.
In this article, I will do a small write-up about a technique I sometimes use to drive a filter into a different analogue type of filter effect. While normally you could use the Thor Filter with Self Oscillation. This is a nice touch since you are adding a sine wave on top of the waveform itself. This method is ideal for making your filter scream analogue (since in the analogue world this technique is often applied because they respond to frequencies). A lot of analogue filters also love the idea of using control voltage inputs where these inputs are controlled by oscillators (which are often free running or used in combination with a sequencer). These type of setups make the filter rather aggressive, yet unstable at the same time (something that a digital filter does not do since they often sound very clean). So with that said, I will create a setup and show you a method to put dust on a filter.
AB switching in Reason
Welcome to another creative set up. In this article I want to address the different options we have to A/B switch inside Reason. While there are plenty of Rack Extensions that do these sorts of things I will mainly focus on a few of them. Once done so, I will look at the power of Thor to do A/B switching and also provide some additional information on why I would go for these routes instead (in short: flexibility duh!). The benefit behind Rack extensions (as I personally see it) they are nice short cuts to get things done fast. That is one of the reasons why these type of plugins can be helpful.