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PinkNoise Studio proudly presents: PRO.TON3 virtual analogue synth with hardware based chorus!

PRO.TON3 is not a traditional refill. Neither is it a sampling library, filled with recorded presets or sounds of instruments. It's more like a virtual analogue synthesizer that exploits the full power of Reason.

analogue oscillators

PRO.TON3 only uses short analogue waveforms (saw, square, etc.) as building blocks in NN-XT advanced sampler. NN-XT handles unlimited number of multilayers, where every layer has its own envelopes, LFOs, filters, pan position. These layers (in analogue terminology: oscillators) can also be altered & controlled by velocity, modwheel and aftertouch. And this was only the NN-XT, now comes the icing on the cake: the Combinators!

hardware based chorus effects

On the other hand, PRO.TON3 is the very first synthesizer refill in the world that integrates two hardware modeled chorus effects into Reason: the Roland Dimension-D and Boss CE-1.

Roland Dimension-D and Boss CE-1: these are probably the best sounding and artifact-free chorus effects in the world!
You could hear them on countless records, from luminaries such as Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads and INXS. And from now on these great effects are integrated into your REASON rack, providing incredible fat, warm and wide stereo sounds!

 

Now you may say: m'key... this is a nice feature indeed... but how is that possible?

As we know, Reason is a closed system, we cannot integrate external plugins, like in other open, VST based systems...

Yes, that's true. But a little trick may help ;-)

In general the sequential place of the chorus stomp can be swapped in the effect chain: in most cases it won't affect the final sound.
So, we said: let's place the chorus first, directly after the oscillator! And the other effects (including NN-XT's filters, envelopes, and the other insert and send effects) can follow it in the chain. Does it sound strange? Yes, but it works! :)

So, in addition to the dry oscillator samples, PROTON3 contains the different "chorused" version of the oscillators as well. You can use these chorused versions mixed with the dry version, or switch among them using Combinator.

 

 

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