We’ve just released an update to our ST100 Strumming Machine, our recent Player rack extension for Propellerhead Software’s Reason DAW. This new version 1.0.1 adds a small, but creatively usefull, new button “Play Position Retrigger” that resets the play position each time you release all your keys and retriggers the sequence play status when you press down a new one. In live situations this is pretty handy to trigger those riffs whenever needed.
You also get some small UI improvements (check out the back panel for some details) such as the new “Alter” function that slightly randomizes your patterns.
We’re happy to announce the release and immediate availability of our first player rack extension for Reason, the ST100 Strumming Machine. Yes, starting with Reason version 10.1, as the name of the rack extension implies, you will be able to play strums on any instrument in your rack. Check out the product page for more information!
Following the success of our Noxious end of summer sales 2017, we decided to permanently drop its price to only 39 $/€! And remember, if you haven’t done so, you can get a free 30 day trial of the Noxious Rack Extension at the Propellerhead Shop.
We’re very happy to announce that the new major release for Oberon 2 is now available in the Propellerhead Shop.
Based on an optimized additive engine, Oberon 2 now builds on the recent 2.5 version of Propellerhead’s Rack Extension SDK to add new powerful sound design features. The synthesizer still features an architecture of two editable filters fed by two additive spectrum sequence oscillators, with bend and morph capabilities, modulated by two LFO’s and three multi-point editable envelopes through a six entry modulation matrix.
Now, users can import up to two simultaneous audio samples of any format supported by Reason into one of the two user wave sequences. Audio samples are analyzed into a sequence of evolving partial spectrums which can then be played by the oscillators. Play complete samples, single cycle wave forms or freeze onto a specific time. Either way, this opens up new possibilities combined with Oberon’s morph and filtering capabilities.
Even without audio samples, Oberon’s sound design process has been greatly improved. The introduction of two modifiers on top of the existing user drawable wave form sequences lets you modulate these wave forms in a non destructive way. Each modifier shares the same list of possible operators such as FM, sync, clipping, bit reduction or analog sounding filtering. Since each wave form of the original two step sequence has its unique two modifiers, morphing between a FM wave form and an analog sounding synced wave is now possible.
Oberon’s 16 point curve based envelopes where already powerful but their loop section was constrained to begin at the first point. With version 2, the start of the sustain loop can be anywhere on the envelope curve. Even the release section now has a separate loop option. Combined with an improved user interface for envelope editing, such as quantize on all four sections, giving movement to your sound is easier than ever.
The latest Rack Extension SDK features let us improve the user interface, especially the main editing display. Each curve type features more templates, quicker functions, sorted menus in a more compact form, leaving more space for the curve display. The modulation matrix has migrated to this central display, giving the interface a less cluttered feel. The two LFO’s now gained a delay and rise parameter for more subtle modulations. For those of you who wish to integrate Oberon inside Blamsof’s Polymodular system, we’ve added a new audio output mode for more compatibility.
Back to work after some refreshing and inspiring summer vacations? Now’s the time to get back composing and be creative. To help you out, we’ve dropped the prices of our audio rack extension lineup for Propellerhead Software’s Reason by up to 60% until september 5th!!
If you have a doubt on what version you are working with and need support for PolyCV, just check the back panels and a visible “PolyCV” logo should be just under the gate and CV outputs in the “Sequencer Control” sections.
Oberon users will also be treated with a new user wave interpolation mode that enhances the possibilities of the user drawable wave forms by providing two different new interpolation methods between the start and end waves for both Wave 1 and Wave 2. Some new cool patches are also included that demonstrate this. You should also check out this video tutorial that also gives a small presentation of the feature.
On top of that 8 new Pitch CV outputs for each 8 separate audio outputs have been added to help out those of you who use Oberon in a modular setup.
Version 2.1 of the Volt SL-1 Rack Extension for Propellerhead Software’s Reason DAW adds a small number of features that enhance your user experience:
Three new stepped transition curves for rhythmic transitions,
Trigger buttons for each set to transition to a set while keeping the active set for edition. This can also be used to map remote controls to each individual set activation, something that has been requested for some time,
Unipolar or bipolar CV control output,
And finally, the ability to synchronize the end of a transition and not just the start as with previous versions.
The update is totally free for current owners of version 2.0 and is already available in the Propellerhead Shop.