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