THE SUBTRACTOR! A 7 Part Series (w/free ReFill)

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ZombieFightsShark
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07 Nov 2017

Hello all!

I've just completed a seven-part series focusing on the Subtractor!

First thing - here's a link to the free ReFill (over 1,000 Subtractor patches)

The series is intended primarily for newcomers to Reason who want to learn all about the most native of Reason's native synths. Each video focuses on one portion of the Subtractor and goes thru what it is and does. The parts are:

1) Primer - The oscillators

2) The Filters

3) Amp and Filter Envelopes

4) Mod Envelope

5) LFO's

6) Velocity

7) Mod Wheel

Bonus: Lo-fi Cassette Patch (Supplemental)

This is really only a quick overview of each section, but if you've ever wanted to explore a specific portion of the Subtractor, or maybe just didn't quite understand how it worked this might help you get a little clarity.

Please let me know if you'd like to see something more in depth on any specific portion of the Subtractor. I'm always looking for my next project.

Happy Subtracting!
Chad
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miscend
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07 Nov 2017

Thanks for this!

Bes
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07 Nov 2017

thanks for the refill

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Djstarski
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08 Nov 2017

thank you my friend .

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ZombieFightsShark
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08 Nov 2017

moneykube wrote:thanx for the refill... very nice :puf_wink:
You bet! :-)


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jlgrimes
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08 Nov 2017

ZombieFightsShark wrote:
07 Nov 2017
Hello all!

I've just completed a seven-part series focusing on the Subtractor!

First thing - here's a link to the free ReFill (over 1,000 Subtractor patches)

The series is intended primarily for newcomers to Reason who want to learn all about the most native of Reason's native synths. Each video focuses on one portion of the Subtractor and goes thru what it is and does. The parts are:

1) Primer - The oscillators

2) The Filters

3) Amp and Filter Envelopes

4) Mod Envelope

5) LFO's

6) Velocity

7) Mod Wheel

Bonus: Lo-fi Cassette Patch (Supplemental)

This is really only a quick overview of each section, but if you've ever wanted to explore a specific portion of the Subtractor, or maybe just didn't quite understand how it worked this might help you get a little clarity.

Please let me know if you'd like to see something more in depth on any specific portion of the Subtractor. I'm always looking for my next project.

Happy Subtracting!
Chad
Thanks.

Subtractor is still a great synthesizer for what it does. It has one of the most inviting GUI's.

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decoder
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13 Nov 2017

Been watching these over the past few days... Even though this is a 'vintage' Reason synth, there are always new things to learn from it. Thanks for the great series and refill! :puf_bigsmile:

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14 Nov 2017

Very nice! Thanks for doing it & sharing! :)
Are you planning more episodes, on other synths?
I'm just starting my adventure with Reason so those are very handy :)
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robthompson
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14 Nov 2017

I'm grateful to you, Chad, for taking this on. Your approach is pitched exactly right for someone who's more interested in 'what it does' than 'what it is'.

I've recently been going through one of those times with a piece where no preset in my collection does exactly what I want, but designing one from scratch would take me ages, too. Having never really looked at the Subtractor, I gave it a whirl and was surprised at its ability to provide both some quite good presets and the tools to easily create more.

Thanks again.

strangers
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18 Nov 2017

Thanks for posting these. It's really easy to overlook Subtractor with all the current RE's and VST support. Sometimes going back to the basics inspires new ideas. Your videos got some wheels spinning for me.

superpop
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19 Nov 2017

I love substractor. Thank you ZombieFightsShark.

OverneathTheSkyBridg
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26 Nov 2017

Its funny I've bought a bunch of synths over the past couple years, but I always find myself going back to Subtractor. Subtractor is the synth that took my synth virginity back in Reason 3. Before that it was Impulse Tracker, but dealing with filters and envelopes was a whole new level for me at the time. It was a great platform to learn synthesis on, and everything about it is just so comfortable. Definitely a milestone synth. Aaaand now I'm gonna watch these videos!

dustmoses
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11 Dec 2017

Great job, thanks for putting this out.

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11 Dec 2017

ZombieFightsShark wrote:
07 Nov 2017
Hello all!

I've just completed a seven-part series focusing on the Subtractor!

First thing - here's a link to the free ReFill (over 1,000 Subtractor patches)

The series is intended primarily for newcomers to Reason who want to learn all about the most native of Reason's native synths. Each video focuses on one portion of the Subtractor and goes thru what it is and does. The parts are:

1) Primer - The oscillators

2) The Filters

3) Amp and Filter Envelopes

4) Mod Envelope

5) LFO's

6) Velocity

7) Mod Wheel

Bonus: Lo-fi Cassette Patch (Supplemental)

This is really only a quick overview of each section, but if you've ever wanted to explore a specific portion of the Subtractor, or maybe just didn't quite understand how it worked this might help you get a little clarity.

Please let me know if you'd like to see something more in depth on any specific portion of the Subtractor. I'm always looking for my next project.

Happy Subtracting!
Chad

Honestly, this is exactly why I love coming back to the Reasontalk community. Nowhere else out there has the people who provide so much back to the community, and get so little in return. I missed this original post, and am so glad I saw this today.

ZombieFightsShark, thank you so much.
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12 Dec 2017

this was very cool! thanks for these

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