lo-fi sound in Reason and how to create it
Welcome back to another article about Propellerhead Reason. In this article I want to mainly focus on elements that are the so called lo-fi sounds, how to create low fidelity or artifacts you can create inside Propellerhead Reason itself. While since Reason 9.5 we have access to VST plugins, there are some plugins that mainly focus on to getting that specific feeling. In terms of default Rack devices it just comes down to understanding what Lo-Fi is. How it got there in the first place. So we are able to mimic its behaviors. However there are some default Rack Extensions in Reason (like AudioMatic) which can be help full tools to reshape the sound. So lets dive right in to it... shall we...
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