Rack Extensions for Propellerhead Reason

What are Rack Extensions?

With Propellerhead's Rack Extensions the Reason rack opens up to third party developers. Far more than just another plugin format – Rack Extensions are full Reason rack citizens, instruments, effects etc allowing you the same great, fully-integrated experience as with any other Reason device.

We are delighted to announce RE-STRINGS, the Retro String Ensemble Rack Extension for Reason.

Based on our award winning Virtual String Machine (VSM), RE-STRINGS comprises 67 individual sample sets from a plethora of classic analogue string ensembles including the ultra rare (and first) Freeman String Symphonizer, the highly coveted Solina, the eminently desirable Eminent 310, the highly-lauded Logan String Ensemble, plus several other classic (and not so classic) string machines.

Each sample set spans 49 notes (4 octaves), each individually sampled and looped, plus RE-STRINGS contains a 700+ patch library created by respected patch designers including legendary string machine user and keyboard maestro, Billy Currie

With Dual Layer capabilities - each layer comprising of a Lowpass, Bandpass & Highpass Resonant Filter Section, Two Envelope Generators, Pitch or Filter LFO, Dynamic control including filter aftertouch - if you want to create your own hitherto unrealised hybrid combinations of classic and evocative string ensembles, it’s a cinch. Finally, global vintage style Ensemble & Phaser effects are provided, allowing you to hone your sound to evocative, retro, string ensemble perfection.

Re-Strings is a download-only product. For full instrument details, audio demos and pricing please head over to the Propellerhead Online Shop.

Remaining faithful to the 35 note 8 second limitation of the original instrument, Re-Tron gives you direct access to 25 carefully curated tape banks (and a raft of Patches) recorded from the original Streetly Electronics EMI master tapes via the Skellotron, an exoskeletal M400 allowing full control over tapehead height and azimuth alignments. This means that you have the most authentic and essential tape bank collection under your fingertips from the get-go.

Based on the multi-award winning M-Tron Pro, Re-Tron offers a number of unique features, such as a full array of back-panel Modulation Inputs & Outputs and CV Gate control that only Reason affords, plus several tape banks that have never previously been released in any digital format.
With a wealth of patches on offer, from the simple and straightforward to the more adventurous Artist Mixes, Re-Tron functions as either a basic playback device for these iconic sounds and patches, or, via the dual-layer and comprehensive editing features, you can create your own bespoke, hybrid 'Tron sounds.

Whatever way you decide to use it, Re-Tron is guaranteed to inject an authentic old-world charm and character all too often missing in the digital domain.


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Re-Tron is a download-only product. For full instrument details, audio demos and pricing please head over to the Propellerhead Online Shop.