New (Free!) RE: Macro multi model synthesizer

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honeyBadger
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Post 15 Feb 2022

This looks and sounds great, says developed by pongasoft with the dsp code from mutable instruments and released under the company Presteign Sound Labs. Simple controls but complex sounds with one turn of a dial.
https://www.reasonstudios.com/shop/rack ... nthesizer/

Based on Mutable Instruments’ Plaits module, Macro brings the quirky experimentation of the original out of the Eurorack and into the Reason Rack. With an all-new interface designed to take advantage of the Rack Extension format, Macro Multi-Model Synthesizer puts a wide palette of sound generators at your fingertips in a simple, easy-to-explore synthesizer.
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MrFigg
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Hej. This is really cool. Like it a lot. Thanks!!!
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bxbrkrz
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Thank you :puf_smile: :thumbs_up:
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MrFigg
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Hej again. I'm 5 minutes in with this and am totally loving it. Not exaggerating when I say this may easily become with favourite synth ever...just the right level for this humble guitarist.
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lowtom
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Yes! One of the my favourite modules in VCV Rack and it is the only reason I keep it installed. Not anymore :D
I wish all Mutable Instruments modules were available in RE format.

Thank you!
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turn2on
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Thanks for this beautiful :re: . :thumbup:
I find some difference to my hardware Plaits and VCV Macro Osc. Its not bad and interesting!!! =)
Anyway, all we waiting it in Reason up to this day.

@lowtom, we prepare small ReFill with Combinator Panels based on VCV Rack 2 Pro and dedicated to Audible (Mutable Instruments) modules inside the Reason Rack.
viewtopic.php?p=597123#p597123

MI modules based devices must be must-have part of Reason Rack. Real power

DJMaytag
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Hell yes, this thing is pretty dope! More Eurorack stuff into the RE world, please!!!

visheshl
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Looks good. Semi modular. How is it different from other synths like Thor?
Doesn't this require seperate filetrs and envelope modules ?
Are they seperately available ? Are they free too ?

DJMaytag
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Post 15 Feb 2022

It's based on this: https://mutable-instruments.net/modules/plaits/

It really depends on the synthesis model you choose, how it sounds and what it can do.

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Loque
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Wow!
Nice!
Thanks!
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DJMaytag
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Post 15 Feb 2022

visheshl wrote:
15 Feb 2022
DJMaytag wrote:
15 Feb 2022
Hell yes, this thing is pretty dope! More Eurorack stuff into the RE world, please!!!
That won't be in the interest of reason studios.
Once they go modular, they won't have anything to do. They'll become useless.
Various Dev's will release various modules.
What will they sell then ?

Or if they do go modular and sell the environment, which has tons of different modules to choose from which works as a vst, is stable and we'll developed, it might begin a new era of music production.
Choose your favourite daw, choose reason modular, and freedom. Use compete synths, or build complex synths from seperate modules and everything works as a vst. Even native instruments will shut shop.
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I think you missed the point. Noise Engineering is bringing their Eurorack stuff into the RE world. This is pretty much a Mutable Plaits in RE format. TonicMint's CV Toolkit is more or less a bunch of different Eurorack modules in RE format (notably some Mutable Instrument inspired devices, and DivKid's OCHD module as "CV Pistons," but even more capable than OCHD is).

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DaveyG
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Post 15 Feb 2022

A free synth is most welcome. Thank you :thumbup:

DJMaytag
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Why separate listings? Macro is basically a synth voice, so... it goes under instruments. I'm pretty sure Ochen K's modular series was listed under instruments too. Tonic Mint's stuff might have been utilities?

Synthopathe
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Post 15 Feb 2022

This is a fantastic gift. Thank you so much for your time and effort, very much appreciated 👍

And not forgetting MI for making it open source in the first place.

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mjxl
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Post 15 Feb 2022

What about sources?
This could be a great template to learn from!

Thanks nonetheless!

Mataya
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Post 15 Feb 2022

What a great device. Thank you. And free...wow...this would be the main star in a reason 13 199$ upgrade. Oh yes, also, revolutionary.

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Chi-Individual
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Post 15 Feb 2022

I wrote in the feature request section that I would like to have a new/separate CMB that has a Eurorack in it so we can have a truly modular set up in Reason. I hope this is a push toward that in the future seeing how this unit has caused a bit of excitement.

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joeyluck
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Fantastic GUI and sounds :clap:

I'm having a lot of fun with this one! Thank you for this!

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hamsterfactor
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Post 15 Feb 2022

hot diggity dog! :thumbup:
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arnigretar
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Wonderful release! Congrats on it! Really like it!

Bes
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Post 15 Feb 2022

a warm welcome and thanks to the new rack designer presteign :clap:

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Faastwalker
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Wow! Very nice freebie. Big thanks to dev :thumbs_up:

rorystorm
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Post 15 Feb 2022

This is a really, really solid piece of work. All I've done is flick through the presets and I'm already ❤❤❤

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Catblack
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Post 15 Feb 2022

I just discovered this from Carly's super amazing video!

I have 2 Jakplugg designed Plaits clone modules (one I built, one from the wonderful builder Calsynth) but I find I don't prefer them in my physical rack because Plaits has some hidden controls that I find a bit hard to access, so it's hard to dial in what I'm looking for.

This looks so amazing!

Thank you Pongasoft!
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fieldframe
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Post 15 Feb 2022

Thank you all for the kind words!

And huge thanks to Pongasoft for being a truly awesome partner in this project, believing in my wild idea and persevering when things looked impossible.

I can't wait to see what you all create with Macro!

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