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LFO and the Malstrom in Propellerhead Reason

LFO and the Malstrom in Propellerhead Reason

Welcome back to another article about LFO (or Low Frequency Oscillator in short). In the last few articles I mainly touched these settings using the Subtractor. While the Malstrom feels limited at times, one should never underestimate the flexibility of the Modulators (Mod A and Mod B). In theory the modulators are used to modulate different parameters inside this synthesizer itself. While in practice a lot of LFO patterns I designed back in the day was all based on the Malstrom Mod A and Mod B. The benefit behind this device in particular is that it has most of the interesting patterns to use and to manipulate. While other stock devices come with their Sine, Triangle, Saw, S/H (Sample and Hold) and Drift. Sure, these are nice. But sometimes you need something else. And the Malstrom Graintable Synthesizer is just what it is... something else.

 
2017-07-11
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Essential LFO tricks part 3

Essential LFO tricks part 3

In this article series about essential LFO tricks in Propellerhead Reason we will be looking at different ways to use Low Frequency Oscillators to control different settings in stock device. In our previous articles we mainly have been looking at the Subtractor synthesizer. Later we'll go more in depth using the malstrom graintable synthesizer and thor the polysonic synthesizer. In theory it is a basic pattern or oscillator that repeats the same cycle. You can use these to control different settings with in the synthesizer itself. At some point these settings are limited to the connection they internally have. If you use a Combinator in Reason you can modulate different parameters with different low frequency oscillators while doing so. In this article we'll try to shed some light on the latter.

2017-07-05
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Essential LFO tricks in the subtractor part two

Essential LFO tricks in the subtractor part two

Low Frequency Oscillators (LFO for short) are nifty little things to automatically modulate different settings inside a synthesizer. While these modulators are often being overlooked, in this article Hydlide will be diving more in depth about what powers lies ahead while using an LFO in Propellerhead Reason. They are present in most of the common synthesizers (like the subtractor, malstrom and Thor), here we will be looking mainly at the subtractor analog synthesizer. 

2017-07-03
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Essential LFO tricks in Reason

Essential LFO tricks in Reason

One of the most overlooked tools in Reason are the build in LFO (Low frequency oscillator) from native stock devices such as the Subtractor, Malstrom and Thor. In this article Hydlide will mainly look at the powers of the subtractor LFO. The example files in this case are custom combinator patches (which should load up in Reason 5 even). The LFO in the subtractor has its charm and comes with patterns like triangle, Ramp, reverse Ramp, Square, Random and Drift. The LFO2 is often not being touched, yet this one is quite interesting to use in certain sound design techniques. We'll be touching different segments for different LFO settings and types in a linear direction. This might shed some light on what you can do with an automated pattern inside a synthesizer like the Subtractor in Propellerhead Reason.

2017-07-02
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Creative LFO

Creative LFO

LFO, or Low Frequency Oscillator. If you have been using since day one, you will most likely have used an LFO once or twice. If you are new to Propellerhead Reason you may have used an LFO in the form of Pulsar. Yet never realized it was called an LFO. I am going to write down this article for a few reasons. First of all, I have had my beef with someone on the internet (a well known person who educates online). The whole discussion about this would be "pulsar" lfo and that this would be the best and only LFO to use in Reason and there are non like it. Case and point is, if you are going to throw these type of arguments in my face, then get ready for an article like this. So here we are.

2017-07-02
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Reason Pulsar Dual LFO

Reason Pulsar Dual LFO

Welcome back to another Reason tutorial. In this tutorial I would like to explain some of the features of Pulsar. Pulsar is a Dual LFO and is available at the props shop as a Rack Extension. Reason 6.5 was shipped with a feature called Rack Extensions. One of those rack extensions which was made by propellerheads on the launch of Reason 6.5 is the Pulsar Dual LFO (next to Radical Piano and Polar). Pulsar is marked as an utility type of Rack extension, because at some point it is a utility to shape .

2016-10-12
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Space Ambient the LFO Delay

Space Ambient the LFO Delay

In the next series of articles I will create a journey through the different reason patches I have been developing for the upcoming free Reason refill called "Space Ambient". This series will the "background story" on how this thing gets developed. At the same time I will try to throw in some tutorial elements in there so you can build different set ups if you like. Int his article I will write down some element which I refer as being the LFO delay unit. In simple terms, you have an

2016-10-12
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