Reason 6: The Echo & The Alligator
The Pulveriser isn’t the only new effect in Reason 6, but there are also other great goodies in Reason 6 with The Echo, a “modern” delay and analog tape echo, and the Alligator, a three-band pattern gate, both of which can help get your creative juices flowing even more.
The Echo is a hybrid of the cutting-edge and the vintage, in that it is able to bring together the power of modern delays with those old-school sounds of tape machines and analog circuitry.
The knobs on this one contain delay settings, where you can keep the pitch in tune while applying the ping-pong effect, then there’s the feedback and color knobs, which includes among other things a Diffusion that produces a reverb-like effect. And then the modulation settings, where you’ll also find a “wobble” knob which simulates the tape wobbling effect. Behind the Echo you’ll find “breakout jacks” where you can insert other effects into the feedback loop, opening the way for more creative possibilities and sonic sculpturing.
The Alligator in Reason 6 is a cool reptilian effect, which will turn those bland rhythms into more interesting textures and patterns. Suddenly add breaks and accents onto a flat synthesizer sound, or completely revamp a standard drum loop. You can either use it on a single track, or on the entire song to completely reshape it.
Any signal that is input into the Alligator is immediately split up into three separate channels, where they are processed in isolation. They are then run through either a high pass, band pass, or low pass filter, until finally reaching the FX section, where you can apply the built-in distortion, phaser and delay effects. The controls are separate for each channel, making an endless number of possible rhythmic combinations.
All in all, these effects add more crunch and oomph in your musical arsenal. Another step in making Reason 6 the all-in-one-solution to turning the music in your head, into aural reality.
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