Synthetic Rig 3

Do you dream of oscillators in your sleep? Does the idea of new CV cabling options make your heart skip a beat?

The front panel of a synthesizer is a work of art unto itself. Its very layout inspires new ways of working and thinking about sounds. That’s why synthesizer sound designers and CV enthusiasts are never satisfied with just one. Each new synth is a new sound, a new song and a new approach to creativity.

And if synths are musical candy for you, then the Synthetic Rig is candy shop with the sweetest sonic flavors you could ask for. A powerful collection of versatile instruments and effects, the Synthetic Rig includes top synths such as Parsec, eXpanse, Nostromo, ABL3 and many more. And for even more inspiration you’ll get your hands on hundreds of Combinator patches based on the included devices.

Master fundamentals in synthesis, control voltage routing, and sound design with almost 3 hours of instruction from Ask Video, included with the Synthetic Rig.

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  • 1
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  • 58
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  • +470
    Presets

  • $1696
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  • NEW! Parsec
    Introducing Parsec Spectral Synthesizer — the futuristic sound of additive synthesis for the Reason Rack. With two independent sound engines, up to 1024 oscillators per voice, a wide range of sound sculpting tools, built-in effects and free modulation routing, Parsec won’t leave you wishing when it comes to sonic horse-powers.

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  • NEW! Expanse Hyperwave Synthesizer
    Blamsoft, creator of the VK-1 Viking and Zero Hybrid synthesizers, knows DSP and the Rack Extension SDK inside and out. eXode, maker of top selling refills, knows synthesis and sound design backwards and forwards. It’s a perfect team to bring you something big, a synth that pushes the Rack Extension platform to its ultimate potential.

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  • NEW! ABL3 Computer Bassline
    AudioRealism Bass Line 3 (ABL3) is an emulation of a classic pattern based bass machine from 1982. The legendary silver box that is hallmark in electronic music has been recreated in ABL3 using analog modeling techniques to create a DSP-algorithm that accurately emulates every aspect of the original, from growling basses to hollow middles and beeping highs with metal rattling accents.

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  • NEW! Nostromo Spectral Synthesizer
    Nostromo is a spectrum table based synth for the Reason Rack, designed to provide a never ending source of auditory modulation and changing textures.

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  • NEW! Jackbox 7R-909 Analog Drum Module
    Jackbox 7R-909 uses a combination of samples and synthesis -let's say the best of both worlds- to achieve the most authentic results. From the moment you'll start using it, you'll get the feel as if you where working with the real hardware machine!

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  • NEW! Reveal Sound ReSpire
    ReSpire is a Rack Extension polyphonic synthesizer that combines powerful sound engine and flexible modulation architecture. ReSpire embodies the best of both software and hardware synthesizers.

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  • NEW! Pump
    The fastest way to get your track pumping or to add some subtle ducking. Can also be used as a rhythmical gate on your pads, strings or leads.

  • Rob Papen PredatorRE Instrument
    Subtractive synthesis and sound design legend Rob Papen brings his highly popular Predator synth to the Reason rack, along with over 4000 presets... you know, to get you started.

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  • Rob Papen Quad Instrument
    The first instrument built by Rob Papen from the ground up for Reason, Quad’s centerpiece is its four powerful x-y controllers which shape parameters intuitively in ways classic synth knobs simply can’t do.

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  • SubBoomBassRE Instrument
    SubBoomBass RE is filled with excessive amounts of low end ammunition to detonate your tracks! Presets designed by the legendary Rob Papen and other guest artists will rattle your cones and anchor your tracks.

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  • Korg MonoPoly
    The MonoPoly remains one of the most sought after synthesizers some 40 years after it was released. Korg brings this masterpiece to the Reason rack. No modeling guess work involved, this is the real MonoPoly.

  • VK-1 Viking Synthesizer
    Is there anything cooler than fat sounding analog subtractive synthesis run through 4-pole ladder filters? The folks at Blamsoft don’t think so, and when you start using their Viking Vk-1 we think you’ll be inclined to agree.

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  • ReDominator Polyphonic Synthesizer
    In 1986 the Alpha Juno brought a unique approach to synthesis with its digital controlled oscillators and it arrived just in time to become a mainstay of the 90s rave scene. These classic sounds, made in the classic way, are yours in Reason.

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  • BOOM 808 Percussion Synth
    Based on the legendary drum computer that virtually single-handedly inspired a generation of Hip Hop and Dance music, the Boom 808 Percussion Synth gets you that sound with the full control of a synthesizer instrument.

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  • EDS06s Drum Synth
    Knob tweaking synthesizers and drum sounds aren’t as commonly thought of together as bass and lead sounds but the EDS06 sets out to change that with a dedicated drum synthesizer provided unprecedented control.

  • PunchBDRE Instrument
    A synthesizer dedicated to bass drums, with a carefully thought out front panel designed by synth legend Rob Papen. The CV and modulation possibilities in this bass drum powerhouse are too numerous to list.

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  • Mercury 4 Voice Polyphonic Arpeggiator
    If you love the RPG-8 Arpeggiator in Reason but want to take your arpeggios even further then get ready for Mercury. Four truly polyphonic voices with scale conforming, auto-chords, and so much more.

  • Euclid Rhythm Generator
    What if you had a device that could bring more variation to your rhythm tracks? That could inspire you to take your songs and arrangements in new directions? Don’t imagine it. Use it and see for yourself.

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  • Peff Buffre Beat Repeater
    For some people, a riff or a sample is just the start of a sound and it’s not done until it’s been juggled, glitched, scrambled, and completely reimagined. Buffre doesn’t just repeat. It reinvents.

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  • Bitspeek
    To hear Magnus Lidström say it, “Bitspeek is a pitch-excited linear prediction codec effect.” But take one listen to it and you’ll know Bitspeek is that awesome sound effect that early text-to-speech toys had. And it really is awesome.

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  • Glitch Effect
    Glitch effects have become so popular that entire genres of music have spun off from them. Ochen K puts glitch effects into the Reason rack with the classic shuffle, stutter, gate, reverse, and tape stop effects.

  • 3Plex 3x Line Filter Delay
    Delay can impart so much character to a sound but often we use just one delay line as an effect. Packing three delay lines into one device, with powerful modulation and filtering effects, Quadelectra show us the path to advanced delays.

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  • SB Slice Arranger
    By slicing up an incoming signal and rearranging the slices, you can reimagine even the most standard sounds. Spark new ideas or give live to otherwise static signals.

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  • SB Filter Pattern
    Filters are at their best when they’re animated, and show off their character when they’re changing. Filter pattern provides preset patterns for adjusting any filter in Reason through CV control.

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  • SB Pitch Delay
    Combine delay, pitch shifting and filtering to create the most terrific delay lines with CV-modulated filters, combined with pitch shifting. When the term “creative effects” is used, its referring to just this sort of device.

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  • SB Vocodizer
    More than a simple vocoder, the Vocodizer will dive you into creativity by using the flexible Arp or letting chords play along with your sound.

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  • Resampler
    As digital recording has improved, we have come to rely more and more on adding back imperfection to our sounds in the form of so-called “bit crushing.” Resampler takes bit-crushing even further into the realm of creative effects.

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  • Synthetic Rig ReFill
    The Synthetic Rig ReFill brings hundreds of instrument, Combinator patches and demo songs tailor made for your Synthetic Rig bundle by leading producers and sound designers.

Tutorials


  • Boom 808 Percussion Synth (03:36)
  • Rob Papen Predator (03:49)
  • Glitch (3:34)
  • Boom 808 in Action (03:21)
  • The EDS06s (03:58)
  • Creating Supporting Percussion (03:18)
  • The Mighty Punch BDRE (04:38)
  • Layering Kick Drums (02:40)
  • Sub Boom Bass (05:52)
  • Deep Bass Tones (03:09)
  • Antidote (03:36)
  • Fat Synth Sound (04:17)
  • Predator in Action (02:02)
  • The Redominator (04:11)
  • Making Drone Layers (03:09)
  • Rob Papen Quad (02:49)
  • Wowwee Modulation (02:37)
  • VK-1 Viking (04:09)
  • Making Arpeggios with the VK-1 (02:51)
  • Vocodizer (03:10)
  • Korg Polysix (03:29)
  • The Polysix's Arpeggiator (02:41)
  • Amazing Mercury (04:14)
  • Mercury in Action (06:02)
  • The Awesome Buffre (03:13)
  • The Buffre in Action (04:39)
  • The Euclid Rhythm Generator (03:15)
  • The Euclid in Action (03:31)
  • Glitch (03:34)
  • Glitch in Action (04:30)
  • The SB Slice Arranger (02:22)
  • Slice & Dice! (02:57)
  • Filter Pattern (02:29)
  • Filter Patterns Galore (03:54)
  • Pitch Delay (02:36)
  • Pitch Delay in Action (04:25)
  • Synchronous Overview (04:34)
  • Some Synchronous Examples (03:49)
  • The 3Plex Delay (04:52)
  • Some Serious Delays (04:19)
  • Bitspeek (02:38)
  • Talking Nonsense (02:31)
  • The Resampler (01:56)
  • Resampler in Action (03:05)

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