Propellerhead Release New Synth For Reason

Parsec is an additive synthesizer Rack Extension      29/10/13

Propellerhead has announced the immediate availability of Parsec, a new synthesizer for Reason. They say that Parsec adds a new style of synthesis to the rack and allows for a wealth of brand new sounds, textures and noises.

A spokesperson told us, "Parsec offers impressive tones for charismatic hooks, build-ups, pads, atmospheres and otherworldly sounds. It's built to inspire, regardless of the musical genre it is used in: indiepop, techno, house or bass music."

Technically Parsec is an additive synthesizer, based around two advanced oscillators consisting of 512 partials each that are sculpted through two "modifiers". There are 2 envelopes and 2 LFOs that can modulate parameters. There is also a delay and a reverb that add to the sonic palette, and a modulation bus, familiar to users of Propellerhead's Thor synth.

Parsec features

  • Additive synthesis without taxing your CPU--or your brain.
  • A new palette of inspiring synth sounds for the Reason Rack.
  • It's a vocoder too, with modulation from Parsec's audio input.
  • Amazing sound bank with inspiring sounds for electro house, bass music, minimal techno, electronic indie and   pop, far-out experimental, and more.
  • Based on interesting algorithms that encourage experimentation without requiring technical knowledge of additive synthesis.
  • Integrated with the Reason rack: control Parsec from other sources; run audio through it; combine it with other instruments.
  • Two engines that make up a single sound. Use one engine for the attack and another for sustain. Or use both at the same time for ultra thick tones!
  • Super-flexible internal routing with plenty of modulation sources.

 


Pricing and Availability:
Parsec is available immediately from the Propellerhead Rack Extension store for USD 119,- and Euro 99

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2 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
raphus    Said...

It looks great, and I'll probably buy it.

I'd pay double or triple that price, though, for an additive RE synth that could re-synthesize my samples.

29-Oct-13 04:49 PM


Rp    Said...

I dunno, $100 to $149 used to get you a full Reason upgrade. Now $119 gets you a single rack device. Think the price point is too high. Plus, once you start having hugely discounted sales on your REs as Props have done with all their releases, becomes hard not to wait for the sale.

I also cannot really see anything in that that doesnt already existi in Reason in one form or another

29-Oct-13 07:30 PM


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