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Reason's Europa Synthesizer

Propellerhead Reason Tips & Techniques
Published December 2017
By Simon Sherbourne

Screen 1. As well as traditional analogue waveforms and complex tables, there are some interesting highlights like Karplus-Strong: a source of animated plucks and percussion.Screen 1. As well as traditional analogue waveforms and complex tables, there are some interesting highlights like Karplus-Strong: a source of animated plucks and percussion.

We explore Reason’s new flagship synth: Europa.

In the early sealed world of the Reason Rack new versions generally centred around new devices. Rack Extensions changed all that, and we’ve had a few years of updates that have developed the app’s core DAW functionality. So it’s really exciting to get an old-school device drop that raises the baseline instrument list for all users.

By Jove

Reason 10 has two new A-grade synths: Europa and Grain. Grain is an absolute beauty: a granular scanning synth which uses any sample as its sonic starting point. We’ll return to it soon. Europa is a versatile, general-purpose synth that takes over the top-dog spot from Thor. Despite the possible name connotations, it’s neither a Jupiter clone nor modern modular, it’s at heart a wavetable synth with...

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Published December 2017