Processing Audio Through Parsec in Reason

Want to give your sounds some extra grit, edge and pure, downright distortion? G.W. Childs shows how Reason's Parsec can be the perfect processing platform for you.  

If you've been around Reason long enough, you'll know that every device has a secondary use. Well, maybe even three of four uses. One such device is Propellerhead's own Parsec. In this tutorial, I'd like to show you some ways to process any audio through Parsec so that you can recreate your recordings in a Granular state, which will allow you even more audio destruction!

Patch It In!

Go ahead and bring up a new Parsec with a default settings (It will say Init Patch, up at the top). Once you've got Parsec in place, go ahead and create a Dr. Octo Rex. Make sure to hold the Shift button down while creating Dr. Octo Rex. This will keep the good Dr. from sending cables out, which we won't need! Press Tab when complete so that the back side of both devices are showing!

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Now, run an audio cable from Dr. Octo Rex's Main Output '

Sound Designer, Musician, Author... G.W. Childs has worn many hats. Beginning in the U.S. Army back in 1991, at the age of 18, G.W. began learning electronics, communications and then ultimately audio and video editing from the Department of Defense. Upon leaving the military G.W. went on to work for many exciting companies like Lu... Read More

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