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New Reason Rack Extension Synthesizer is released ! Blamsoft, a developer best known for their IOS apps and Rack Extension, released today a new Synthesizer for Reason.
I think it’s one of the first high-quality wavetable Synthesizer for Reason.
Expanse is a modern wavetable synthesizer with 50 high quality wavetables designed by eXode. But that is just the beginning. Advanced waveshaping, additive, and unison capabilities allow you to create thick sounds with just one oscillator. And there are three more where that came from, for sounds that are utterly enormous. Want more filters? Expanse has 29 filter modes in each of the two filters including the most famous topologies. In the modulation department, Expanse’s three LFOs offer 64 unique waveforms and the five graphical envelopes have a slick user interface and looping features. Six onboard effects let you stay “in the box” and allow for factory presets that are polished to perfection. To top it all off, Expanse features two sequencers that let you easily create gate and note or modulation patterns.
Factory Sound Bank
The extensive factory sound bank for Expanse was designed by leading Reason sound designers. Aiyn Zahev, eXode, Tom Pritchard, and Navi Retlav Studio all contribute their creative touch. The 675 included presets range from cutting edge EDM, to 80s new wave, to classic analog, and plenty in between. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, trying to find the right sound in a mix, or wanting a starting point for tweaking, there is a good chance you will find it here. Choose from plucks, lush pads, gritty bass, trance sequences, and plenty of epic leads to name a few.
The DSP algorithms in Expanse are industry leading, resulting in a rich, smooth tone. You would be hard pressed to find any audible aliasing in Expanse, the waveshaping algorithms are literally alias-free. Compare that to other synths you have used. The filters in Expanse are Zero Delay Feedback for ultimate analog realism. You can dial in quality vs CPU usage using switches on the back.
Expanse is not merely another synth to add to your collection, it will become a part of your workflow. You will find that things you were working hard to do with other synths come more easily with Expanse. The grahpical envelopes and real time waveform display give you visual feedback. You can create full sounds with minimal paging. The added power will give you more options. Expanse brings modern wavetable synthesis to the Reason rack, pushing the envelope of sound quality and usability. Expanse will soon become your go-to synth.
Expanse has numerous CV ins and outs for external control and modulation.