The Echo and creative effects
While you are thinking about The Echo you most likely think "delays" right? Normally I would use the Echo just as a delay buy with a touch of magic on the delay itself. Since in theory, the Echo is like the big brother of the DDL-1 Digital Delay. It can do the exact same thing, but it can also be thrown in a creative direction while doing so. In this article, I would like to address a few tips and tricks regarding the Echo which might not be that obvious. While they are right in your face you may not have used the echo in this way more or less. I will skip the break out section in this article since I have also discussed that in a different one. So let's jump right into some, shall we?
The Echo breakout
The Echo is an effect that got introduced in Reason 6. While it is well documented in the manual there is one element in the manual that is barely touched: the Echo Breakout section. As defined in the manual "The Echo features special Breakout jacks which allow you to insert other effect devices into the feedback loop. The signal is processed externally and then fed back into the loop, meaning that each delay repeat will be more colored by the effect(s) connected to the breakout jacks."
The delays in Reason
In this video, I am going to talk about what are the best options for delays as an effect. I might note I will mainly look at the build in effects or rack extensions. I will not be talking about VSTs, just because there are plenty of options in this video.
I might also add, I am mainly talking about stuff I personally own. There is a wide range of different options to use. And I might note that I don't own every delay effect that is out there (at least, I believe I don't own all of them).
The malstrom as a filter
In this Propellerhead Reason tutorial we'll be looking at using the Malstrom Graintable Synthesizer as a Filter unit for the Reason Rack. While you either use Thor in such a way there are still plenty of reasons why the malstrom is my favorite choice in certain situations. The limitation on this synthesizer however is that it has the Low Pass Filter 12 dB per octave, the Band Pass Filter, the Comb filters and an additional AM filter. While if you compare this with Thor the Polysonic synthesizer this beast case with an additional Low Pass Ladder Filter, the Notch filter, Peak Filter and the additional Formant Filter.