Propellerhead has announced the immediate availability of Rotor, a rotary speaker Rack Extension for Reason. They say that, meticulously modeled on the Leslie 122 speaker, Rotor brings its trademark vintage soul to the Reason rack, making authentic organ sounds and old-school guitar tones instantly accessible to Reason users.
A spokesperson told us, "Rotor carefully emulates all aspects of a rotary speaker, down to the independent rotation and acceleration of the horn and drum, and has settings for mic distance and rotation speed. Yet Rotor also takes the classic rotary speaker design into the future, with two flavors of built-in preamp distortion, control over the rotation doppler effect, the horn's length and acceleration speed as well as CV output of the rotation, for syncing other Reason devices to Rotor's speed and acceleration. Rotor comes complete with an included organ instrument for Reason's Combinator, as well as a set of expertly crafted Rotor patches designed for guitar, drums, vocals and keys."
About Rack Extensions
Rack Extensions is a new technology that opens up the Reason rack, enabling third party developers to create instruments and effects for the award-winning music making software Reason. Rack Extensions is supported in Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials 1.5, available as free upgrades for owners of Reason 6 or Reason Essentials.
Pricing and Availability:
Rotor is available for immediate purchase in the Propellerhead Shop, at a price of USD $49/EUR €39. Reason and Reason Essentials users can download a free, fully functional trial version for 30 days to try Rotor in their music.
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