What is your top 5 rack extension and why

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stp2015
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01 Oct 2016

-antidote
-Synchronous
-ladder multimode filter
-pms 20
-zero

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Ollie
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02 Oct 2016

Synchronous - It can spice up any situation with minimal effort. Looks cool in the rack too.
Vecto - Very different from other RE synths. I just like the sound.
FET - Degrades audio quality less than other compressors when driven hard (in my experience).
TSAR - Very clean reverb.
Polar - I like the colour. Also the pitch and lock delay buffer features are great for certain types of sound design.

borracho
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Joined: 19 Jun 2015

02 Oct 2016

1. New Legend synth - best sounding synth over there
2. Chanille - Amazing chorus. If I'm working in Ableton sometimes I export audio into Reason to process with it
3. Echobode and Dream Delay preset - Love that sound
4. Softube TubeTech Channel - Pultec and great compressor!!! one of the best sounding vsts in Reason!!!
5. Carve EQ ducker - Another thing that makes me put Audio into Reason for processing
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curness
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03 Oct 2016

This is great info folks, I'm compiling a spread sheet of the most popular RE's and will let you know the results of the most popular which might tempt you to check them out if you haven't already.

curness
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07 Oct 2016

Here's the most popular Re's voted on this forum so far. Please keep them coming

Expanse 7
Predator 5
Zero Hybrid Synthesizer 5
Echobode 4
Etch Red 4
Parsec 4
Synapse GQ-7 Graphic Equalizer 4
Synchronous 4
Antidote 4
EVE-MP5 Equalizer 3
The Legend 3

dana
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07 Oct 2016

I'm attempting to choose my top 5.

1 - The Legend - That fat unison is amazing, plus the infinite reverb. And detuning the oscs slightly.. And the filters.. OMG!!
2 - Expanse - one osc is good, but 4 of them together is amazing, plus the effects are really great.
3 - Parsec 2.0 - amazing wavetables and interface, reaching a new high for rack extensions.
4 - Antidote - still amazing.. Plus all the best effects by synapse (apart from the new reverb included on The Legend!)
5 - Fritz Granular Engine - Its so versatile, it would be a crime to not include it.

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mon
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22 Sep 2018

1. Selig Leveler - this for me is the most amazing dynamic processor i’ve encountered on any platform. Use it all the time and try it on everything.
2. Selig Gain - while it is not as flashy as most other REs, it is surely the most used in my racks. My trusty tool for measuring and gain compensation before the signal hit the mixer.
3. AudioRealism Bassline 3 - genuine sounding ACID х)
4. Kilohearts Transient Shaper - because I love drums and they need shaping :)
5. Drums Sequencer - it gives me the ability to save drums and melodic sequences within my combis. It’s a dream come true.


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jayhosking
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22 Sep 2018

Love seeing this thread revived!

As of September 2018, my five are (in no order):
The Legend
Antidote
DR-1
RE-2A
Emotional Piano

3 out of 5 are all available in that outrageous Synapse bundle. What a steal.

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aeox
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22 Sep 2018

Expanse - good synth
DR-1 - good reverb
Basimilus Iteritas - drums
Decimort 2 - good distortion
Re-2a - easy and quick
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Przemyslaw
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22 Sep 2018

Because I make music in various styles, I present my favorite extensions rack by music styles.

Pop / rock / blues / funk - more classic sound
1. A-List Drums - great sounding and playable drums
2. Kuassa Cerberus Bass Amp - must have to bass guitar
3. Kuassa Amplification Vermiglion - must have to guitar especially with
4. Softube Spring Reverb - best spring reverb
5. The Legend - best classic synth

Edm / house / club / pop / disco - more modern sound
1. reSpire - the best sounding synth
2. reSpire
3. Antidote - the most responsive, flexible and playable synth
4. Antidote
5. Europa / Expanse - harsh but creative

effects
1. Synchronus - you will do something from nothing
2. Audiomatik - super tape
3. Selig Deesser - the best Deesser in the world
4. Fx from Antidote Synth - great soft effects for everything
5. EVE-MP5 Eq - the best equlizer making this difference

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Marco Raaphorst
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22 Sep 2018

1. Selig Gain - included in all my Reason projects
2. RE-2A - classic in-your-face compressor, superb midrange niftyness
3. Revival Drawbar Synthesizer - best Hammond ever, superb effects also
4. Moo Tube Compressor - best "unnoticeable" compressor (it's not a Tube compressor, no saturation! and I am glad it is 100% clean)
5. RX950 - instand lo-fi-go-back-to-the-80s filter
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MrFigg
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22 Sep 2018

Synapse:-Deep Reverb, Dual Chorus, Antidote

Cakewalk RE-2A

Kuassa (vermillion and Cerberus)

Resonator
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Joined: 16 Jan 2015
Location: New York

22 Sep 2018

Umpf Club Drums/Drum Sequencer - killer combo. I’ll count both as one since Drum Sequencer was free with Umpf and they were basically made for each other. A new drum machine and sequencer was a much needed thing in Reason, and it’s put a lot of fun into it.

Viking VK-2 - The Minimoog Voyager was such a great synth. But too expensive. VK-1 was great. But the added polyphony and routing makes VK-2 a beast of a synth.

Parsec 2 - additive synthesis and waveforms up the wazoo. Props make great synths.

Antidote - killer sounding synth and effects. Close your eyes and you’d think it was a real analog synth.

Mono/Poly - It’s a Korg and I’m a fanboy all the way. But aside from that, it’s got 4 oscillators amd that’s 4 times more fun than the Polysix.

Lowas
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22 Sep 2018

SubBoomBass, because the lowend
SubBoomBass, because the punch
Umpf, sound and workflow
Parsec, outworldly sounds
Antidote, bread and butter unison

I also like all the blamsoft, exode stuff

Undistraction
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Joined: 11 May 2018

23 Sep 2018

- Parsec
- Legend
- Step Note Recorder
- Fritz
- GQ-7

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kungubu
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Joined: 21 May 2016

23 Sep 2018

- Echobode
- PSQ-1684
- Deep Reverb
- Compare
- CVA-7

mojo
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Location: france

23 Sep 2018

Nostromo
Oberon
gsx and/or ochen k glitch
propulsion
etch red
plus many more

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Magnus
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24 Sep 2018

I only buy/use Propellerhead Rack Extensions, my top 5 are:

1. A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords
2. Radical Keys
3. A-List Classic Drummer
4. Rotor
5. Synchronous

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Kalm
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24 Sep 2018

1. EVE-AT4 4 Band EQ - Best EQ for easy subtractive and boost EQ'ing
2. PMS-20 - At first I hated this filter but then I realized it was cause I didn't know what I was doing. Filter that thickens sound, smooths high end, creates density in synths
3. Europa - The fastest, most versatile synth I've used (and I have Serum). Europa sounds amazing and easy to dial in while being creative.
4. Quadelectra Drum Machines - Instant signature cleanly resampled drum sounds. CV'able and tweak able without random harmonics getting in the way.
5. Softube Saturation Knob - Best and fastest way to easily PUMP a sound till it reach harmonic richness without distorting unwanted harmonics (guessing its due to the saturation shape/curve).
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aeox
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24 Sep 2018

Magnus wrote:
24 Sep 2018
I only buy/use Propellerhead Rack Extensions, my top 5 are:

1. A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords
2. Radical Keys
3. A-List Classic Drummer
4. Rotor
5. Synchronous
That's limiting yourself so much :/

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mon
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24 Sep 2018

aeox wrote:
Magnus wrote:
24 Sep 2018
I only buy/use Propellerhead Rack Extensions, my top 5 are:

1. A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords
2. Radical Keys
3. A-List Classic Drummer
4. Rotor
5. Synchronous
That's limiting yourself so much :/
But it helps to keep sanity and a healthier wallet. I had similar idea till the dark side got me and I gave in to the temptation. :D There is more than enough Reason stock devices that could keep my busy for the rest of my life.


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emilng
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24 Sep 2018

in no particular order

CV Player Tap - great for making CV based sequencers polyphonic
PSQ-1684 - my favorite sequencer
The Legend - sounds great by itself and great for filtering and effects for other synths
Fritz - able to transform sounds like no other RE
Little LFO - extremely useful tool for generating LFOs

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aeox
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24 Sep 2018

mon wrote:
24 Sep 2018
aeox wrote:
That's limiting yourself so much :/
But it helps to keep sanity and a healthier wallet. I had similar idea till the dark side got me and I gave in to the temptation. :D There is more than enough Reason stock devices that could keep my busy for the rest of my life.


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Magnus
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25 Sep 2018

aeox wrote:
24 Sep 2018
mon wrote:
24 Sep 2018

But it helps to keep sanity and a healthier wallet. I had similar idea till the dark side got me and I gave in to the temptation. :D There is more than enough Reason stock devices that could keep my busy for the rest of my life.


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I like the idea of keeping Reason first party only. It forces me to try and be creative with a specific set of high quality tools; it also keeps Reason like it used to be :reason:

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Reasonable man
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25 Sep 2018

1. Sacre - Allround toolbox with so many uses, but to spend time with it is reaising the depth of its functionality.
2. Charlotte- A week old but ive been piling subtractors into combies ever since and automating the priority and voice settings . Instant Eno.
3. Stringwerk- 'Instabuy' . I may not know software but i know strings. Arguably the most quality and authentic sound in the shop.
4. Midi to Cv Converter - You have to move with the times and unfortunatley you have to buy this device to keep up. Endless possibilities.
5. Vk-2 - So impressed with the sound quality of this beast ....nigh on unbeatable even if it is a cpu whore.

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