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Reason: Parsec 2 Additive Synth

Propellerhead Reason Tips & Techniques
Published February 2017
By Simon Sherbourne

Screen 1: Parsec 2’s newly re-organised front panel.Screen 1: Parsec 2’s newly re-organised front panel.

Propellerhead recently released a major update to their Parsec synth. Here’s the lowdown on this essential Reason Rack Extension.

Parsec was launched back in 2013, bringing a fresh modern sound palette to the Rack which had been dominated by more traditional samplers and analogue modelling synths. It was, and still is, bang on trend with the bright, cutting sound-design capabilities of other next-gen additive synths released around that time, such as NI’s Razor and AIR’s Loom. The version 2 release is a great excuse for us to explore this brilliant synth here for the first time.

Sine Of The Times

For me, additive synthesis as a concept was associated with the rather academic construction of sounds from sine...

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Published February 2017