A longtime studio favorite among producers of all manner of electronic styles – from hip hop to techno and everything in between – Rob Papen’s Subboombass gets a much-anticipated refresh.
Rob Papen is known for his excellent sounding and well designed software synths and effects. In this interview we chat with him about the future of the VST / VSTi, and music software in general.
One of the announcements at NAMM 2016 that really impressed us was regarding the upcoming (free) Rob Papen PRISMA. Essentially it's a software plug-in host that stacks multiple synth plugins together.
Do we need another EQ plugin? Rob Papen think so, and has created something rather special in RP-EQ featuring note isolation, XY modulation pad, real-time analysis and very useful "Air Band".
Do we need another EQ plug-in? When Rob Papen decides to make one, we probably do! There's tons of creative features in this unique concept of what an EQ can be. The XY pad being just one of these.
The Synth master himself, Rob Papen, is about to release a new synth called Vecto for Reason users. Here's a video showing an impressive handful of its 600 presets in action.
In no particular order, here are seven "workhorse" (also known as 'essential') virtual synths every self-respecting producer and musician should have, or consider having in the opinion of GW Childs.
Not only can you can the excellent Rob Papen eXplorer III for 15% off from Time&Space, but the new synth, RAW, is also included!
Designed to be a super easy to use, accessible cutting-edge synth for EDM synth users, RAW has arrived from one of the top synth sound designers, Rob Papen. Check out the video to see it in action.
Rob Papen's acclaimed synths have been making their way onto Propellerhead Rack Extension store for a while, but now QUAD RE has been built specifically for Reason users and we put it to the test.
We dare you to play a Rob Papen synth and not be inspired! Noah Pred puts Punch-BD virtual drum synth through its paces and finds it punches above its weight in our in-depth review.
Rob Papen's QUAD was built from the ground up as a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. This synth weaves Rob Papen's subtractive synth magic with some interesting oscillator features and more.
With more software synths available than ever before, choosing the right one can be tricky. To help, Sara Simms shares her top 7 synths specifically for EDM productions (in no particular order).
What better way to celebrate synth and plug-in developer luminary, Rob Papen's 50th birthday, than take advantage of a big discount ending today - October 10th! Find out more below.
If you want your kicks to be deep, powerful, and earth-shattering, then Rob Papen's bass drum virtual instrument, Punch-BD, is for you. Check out the video and full details below.