Parsec 2.0 - Does Anyone Use This ?

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StephenHutchinson
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Post 15 Oct 2020

I just bought the Parsec 2.0 rack extension, and looking around YouTube and other places, there seems to be a scant amount of tutorials, some of which are actually of Parsec 1.0. I've been playing with it for a few hours, making some patches and it seems pretty decent.

I am just wondering if there are other people out there in the Reason community who either love it or don't have a use for it.

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Post 15 Oct 2020

I love it. You can get to some other-wordly sounds with it very easily.

I would be interested to know if anyone can advise or vet a particular ReFill for Parsec?

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Post 15 Oct 2020

Too rarly tbh. Everytime i use it, i would like to have bigger displays and a bigger mod matrix, maybe some additional LFO and envelopes. As soon as the fun starts, the limits are reached. Guess thats why it become too much dust in my rack atm.
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Post 15 Oct 2020

deeplink wrote:
15 Oct 2020
I love it. You can get to some other-wordly sounds with it very easily.

I would be interested to know if anyone can advise or vet a particular ReFill for Parsec?
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Post 15 Oct 2020

deeplink wrote:
15 Oct 2020
I love it. You can get to some other-wordly sounds with it very easily.

I would be interested to know if anyone can advise or vet a particular ReFill for Parsec?
https://nucleus-soundlab.com/downloads/ ... -parsec-2/

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Post 15 Oct 2020

I've used it from time to time. I like it. I really should explore it more though and incorporate it in more songs.

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Aosta
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Post 15 Oct 2020

I jumped on 1.0 when it came out and still use it now and again but I don't think the 2.0 version is worth the upgrade price, still a great synth for certain things though.
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antic604
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Post 15 Oct 2020

Sure, it's one of the best and unique Reason / RE instruments!
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MannequinRaces
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Post 15 Oct 2020

Parsec is awesome! The lack of Parsec 2 tutorials is probably because the upgrade from 1 to 2 hardly goes on sale, lol. Seriously though it’s fairly easy to get unique sounds out of it in a short amount of time.

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Post 15 Oct 2020

MannequinRaces wrote:
15 Oct 2020
the upgrade from 1 to 2 hardly goes on sale, lol.
I don't think it has ever gone on sale, I would upgrade for sure if it did.
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Post 15 Oct 2020

it is great... not sure if you saw this free refill... viewtopic.php?f=8&p=521882#p521882

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Post 15 Oct 2020

Aosta wrote:
15 Oct 2020
MannequinRaces wrote:
15 Oct 2020
the upgrade from 1 to 2 hardly goes on sale, lol.
I don't think it has ever gone on sale, I would upgrade for sure if it did.
It was once.
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Post 15 Oct 2020

I like the clean sound it produces... but I don’t think I’ve used it in a project.

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Post 15 Oct 2020

I have used it and like it but it has its place and that place is not needed in every project. It is good to have, and I should learn it properly someday.

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Post 15 Oct 2020

A sweet soundscape, solo or paired with PX7.

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Post 15 Oct 2020

It really excels at weird unconventional sounds. Lately I've found Nostromo to be my go to synth for that purpose though.

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Post 15 Oct 2020

You might find more refills for version 1 out there; doesn't really matter since Parsec version 1 patches will work on version 2.

Here are 148MBs of Parsec v1 pataches (free) from Lectric Panda (their "Generates" randomization patch creation project). Definitely worth checking out. And it's free! http://www.lectricpanda.com/Lectric%20P ... Parsec.rfl
The rest of the "generates" refills are absolutely worth checking out, too. Especially the Dual Arps refills!! All can be found here http://www.lectricpanda.com/

Can't go wrong with Navi Retlav refills, in my opinion. Here are some Parsec v1` refills. There is a free "RE" demo refill at the bottom and it's got some Parsec demo patches in it, just to give you a sample of the NRS flavor. https://naviretlav.com/search?q=parsec
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Post 15 Oct 2020

I don't use it as much as I should - thanks for the reminder!

My favourite patch is TurnItUp Pad, really nice.

I find it to be a good synth for vocoding too.
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Post 15 Oct 2020

moneykube wrote:
15 Oct 2020
it is great... not sure if you saw this free refill... viewtopic.php?f=8&p=521882#p521882
Yes, but thanks for the link. :thumbs_up:

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StephenHutchinson
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Post 15 Oct 2020

challism wrote:
15 Oct 2020
You might find more refills for version 1 out there; doesn't really matter since Parsec version 1 patches will work on version 2.

Here are 148MBs of Parsec v1 pataches (free) from Lectric Panda (their "Generates" randomization patch creation project). Definitely worth checking out. And it's free! http://www.lectricpanda.com/Lectric%20P ... Parsec.rfl
The rest of the "generates" refills are absolutely worth checking out, too. Especially the Dual Arps refills!! All can be found here http://www.lectricpanda.com/

Can't go wrong with Navi Retlav refills, in my opinion. Here are some Parsec v1` refills. There is a free "RE" demo refill at the bottom and it's got some Parsec demo patches in it, just to give you a sample of the NRS flavor. https://naviretlav.com/search?q=parsec
Thanks for the info and the links. Much appreciated. I downloaded both ReFills.

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Post 15 Oct 2020

at the moment the free refill of dna lab is for parsec
https://www.dnalabssoftware.com/free-refills

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Reasonable man
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Post 15 Oct 2020

It can be great for pad-type sounds on occasion (using the ensemble modifiers).. i pile two into a combi because parsec can sound a bit thin. it's a bit like malstrom though in that you often have to spend quite a bit of time eqing out all the 'bad' frequencies.

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Post 16 Oct 2020

Parsec 2 is one of my favorite synths :thumbs_up:

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Post 16 Oct 2020

I particularly like running external audio through it and using it to manipulate the signal.
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