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Propellerhead Reason's Secret FX

Reason’s Hidden Effect

Did you know that there are extra sound effects processors hidden in the nooks and crannies of Propellerhead’s Reason software?

For example, on the Kong, there are a series of unique effects (transient shaper, ring modulator, rattler, and more) that appear like they can only be used within the Kong. But actually, you can route any instrument through a Kong to take advantage of the effects!

Or that you can use the Pulveriser and tremolo or a compressor? Or that The Echo makes a damn good overdrive?

Watch the video below to see a selection of some of the best hidden and non-traditional effects nestled within Reason (affiliate link). The secret to unlocking all of these awesome effects loaded into Reason revolves around its creative routing options.

See how to unlock all of Reason’s secret sound FX!

Here’s a whole other group of suggested effects in Reason to play with once you get bored of what’s in the video! These were suggested by Loque (Soundcloud link).

The Echo
* Limiter, Overdrive, Tube and so on
* Frequency (pitch) Modulation
* Auto-Bending

The Pulverizer:
* Has a FM and AM input on the backside ^^

Malström
* Wave-Shaper
* And some kind of stereo spread (not the best, but yea, it is there…)
* Comb Filters
* AM

Thor
* chorus and delay are really good
* The filters including comb and Formant
* Bunch of audio modulation…

And a few others:
* Alligator as a band splitter
* Often ppl forget how many modes the Scream4 has including a LoFi and RM which sound very good
* Neptune as a pitch shifter
* Radical Pianos resonator
* BV512 as a frequency shifter (ok, sounds quite bad, but its there and make some happy accidents…)
* Neptunes pitch shifter (yea, well, same as BV512 


* All the many RV7000MKII reverb, delay, spring, convolution,… modes. Such a little device with so much power inside. Happy accidents with the spring reverb and modulation…