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The design of Algoritm

Posted February 25, 2021

We've tackled many types of synthesizers during the years. Classic analog-sounding subtractive synthesis, cutting edge additive synthesis, feature-packed wavetable and spectral synthesis, granular sound sculpting, and even physical modelling.

FM synthesis, however, has always been an oddball. It's hard to understand, hard to use, and still hopelessly associated with classic but cheesy 80s sounds. The Yamaha DX7 was perhaps too …

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Meet Ekssperimental Sounds' Erik Söderberg

Posted September 29, 2020

“A one-man passion project for the love of experimental music and electronic sounds”—that’s the description on Ekssperimental Sounds’ Facebook page. We met up with that one man to chat about what drives and inspires a creator of Rack Extensions. Here’s Erik Söderberg of Ekssperimental Sounds.

— The thing that got me into creating Rack Extension instruments and devices was …

Tutorials

Making epic cinematic music with Friktion

Posted September 15, 2020

Our latest instrument release Friktion Modeled Strings has left the Reason community making bowed sounds like never before. Based on physical modeling, Friktion is your best friend for playing expressive string parts, as well as creating totally new sounds no one has ever heard before. Paired with other Reason 11 synths like Scenic Hybrd Synthesizer and Grain, you have yourself …

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Download the free Japanese Horror Castle Friktion pack

Posted September 11, 2020

I’ve had the pleasure of using Reason Studios’ new Friktion Modeled Strings synthesizer for several weeks now and I’m blown away by the musicality of this rack device. Most of the physical modeling-based instruments that I have used in the past have sounded okay but have felt like science experiments to me. Those instruments have had cryptic parameters and the …

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The making of a Friktion demo track

Posted September 1, 2020

 
New Worlds is one of the great demo songs you’ll find on Friktion’s product page. Pick up a new Friktion trick or two from artist and producer Sean Murray as he walks you how he made the music for the official Friktion video