Europa Expressionism Refill
Europa Expressionism Refill Progress
Hello there, and welcome to another happy mood article about Reason. While some people may see me as a grumpy cat, there are times when I am in a happy mood. The reason for this is the bug fix that was done for Europa and released with Reason 10.1. There were two crucial things inside of Europa which I saw a flawed synth mechanic (something I already posted in this article about my Europa Refill Project). Just to sum it up, for now, there was a velocity bug inside of both devices (which I reported) and a global envelope bug (which I encountered later, but did not report). These things were quite essential for me otherwise I would create patches that contained a flawed gizmo in them. To be honest, I wouldn't make patches for a synth that would be flawed by design. Therefore, I canceled the project (since there was no update since 5 months after I reported it). So now that the fix has been applied I can resume my Europa Refill project again.
The cancelled Europa Refill project
Here you go, boys and girls. The canceled Europa Refill that should have been made but is not going to be finished for the time being. In the last 4 months, I have been working on creating patches for Europa. I sometimes turned it on, and sometimes I skipped a few days. My main goal here was to focus on a wide variety of different patches ranging from Leads, Pads, plucked and bass sounds. While the project is officially been canceled on the 28th of April 2018 I am going to drop a download file of the patches that have been created so far (but are unfinished).
Europa FM in Reason 10
Welcome back to another article regarding sound design using Europa wavetable synthesizer in Propellerhead Reason 10. While a lot of people may have noticed that Europa itself does have some lack of- making use of Frequency modulation. While it is still there, you will need to understand how it functions and the way the FM operators are used inside Europa. Because comparing it to Thor itself, it just works a tiny bit different (but makes sense in a way).
Europa Shape shifter video series
Welcome back to another a small video tutorial series about Europa the Shape shifter in Propellerhead Reason 10. In this small series I will briefly talk about what Europa is and touch the more interesting subject like how to deal with sound design using Europa. In the first video I will briefly touch the subject on that Europa is a wave table synthesizer that can reshape the wave table by using the shape knob. Then there are the different modulators to throw the sound in a whole different direction. What makes Europa kind of unique is the spectral setup that comes with it. Since at some extend you will be touching the additive realm with this one. The sound will then pass on to the unison and the audio filter. The last chain of events are the effects.
Europa Shape shifter for Reason 10
Last Friday the Propellerhead team held a live stream session on Facebook. While there are tons of reasons why Facebook is not the ideal platform from a sound output perspective it is quite clear why they went for this medium. Because of the social aspects and the liking and sharing stuff no one really cares about. On a personal note, I missed the live session totally because I already knew that the feed would be uploaded to youtube later. So I sat this one out.