December 7th, 2012
When we initially thought about organizing a Reason song production contest based around the Buffre Beat Repeater Rack Extension, we had no idea that the entries would achieve such a high level of quality. The real “challenge” was in the process of deciding the winners. We appreciate the efforts of all of the participants for their dedication to perfecting their craft with Reason and Buffre. Thank You!
Full list of Winning Entries
October 10th, 2012
Power Tools for Reason 2.5/3.0 by Kurt Kurasaki. Edited by Jim Aikin. Backbeat Books 2004/2005.
This material is only for Power Tools for Reason 2.5/3.0 and does not apply to more recent versions of the title, not penned by Kurt Kurasaki. Those missing the content CD-Rom can download archives from the links below. ReFills are provided for those already in possession of the CD-Rom content, who only need an archival version of the audio samples and patches.
Power Tools for Reason 3.0 ReFill
ReFill containing essential custom content included with Power Tools for Reason 3.0. This archive does not contain material associated in other ReFills on the CD Rom
Power Tools for Reason 2.5 ReFill
ReFill containing essential custom content included with Power Tools for Reason 2.5. This archive does not contain material associated in other ReFills on the CD Rom
October 2nd, 2012
The contest is now closed and judging has commenced! Winners shall be announced next week!”
The Buffre Song Challenge is a songwriting and music production contest of skill with Propellerhead Reason! Show us how you use the Buffre Beat Repeater Rack Extension in conjunction with the world class recording, mixing, and sound design features of Reason. The contest is now officially open, and ends at midnight December 1, 2012. Entries must use at least one instance of Buffre Beat Repeater processing an element in the track.
The top two selections will receive Grand Prize packages of Propellerhead Balance with Reason Essentials and a license for Buffre Beat Repeater. Five Runner Up selections will win a copy of the Jason McGerr Session Refill (online download).
Have a listen to the current entries in the BUFFRE Song Challenge. We’ve already received some serious contenders!
September 23rd, 2012
Buffre ReCombinator Effects are a collection of patches that extend the live performance features of the Buffre Beat Repeater Rack Extension. The archive includes over 60 patches based on eighteen different routing architectures that include filtering, panning, pitch modulation, gating, and pattern control systems. Also included are several grain effects patches that transform incoming audio into drones and rhythmic glitch patterns.
Because most of these patches use the same key trigger as Buffre Beat Repeater, the ReCombinators are suited for live performance effects, and most have a quantization function that locks the effect start to track tempo.
When creating an FX combinator, Reason does not automatically create a corresponding sequencer track. Either use the Edit menu or Contextual Menu item to add a sequencer track for the live performance combinators. Consult the following example file for more details:
June 14th, 2012
The PEFF Rack Extension Development Team is proud to introduce Buffre, a beat repeater effect device for Propellerhead Reason 6.5 that loops audio in sync with song tempo. Buffre is a performance effect, controllable in real-time from a MIDI keyboard or control surface, and supports Reason control voltage routings for creating modular-based stutter and glitch effects. The loop engine features several playback modes and can process audio segments from two measures down to a 4096th note.
Buffre features real-time reverse loop playback and sample rate control. Instantly add a backwards drum hit by switching to reverse mode, or adjust the pitch control to mimic the sound of a tape stop or spin up. Also, by capturing and manipulating extremely short audio loops, Buffre can synthesize granular audio textures.
Get Reason 6.5 and try Buffre
Rack Extensions require Propellerhead Reason 6.5 or Reason Essentials 1.5. Once installed, you can try Buffre and other great Rack Extensions available from the Propellerhead Shop:
Buffre Documetation is available from the following link:
Download the Buffre Operation Manual
Play with Buffre
Buffre is designed to be brutalized with combinator and control voltage modulations. We would love to hear and or see what you come up with.
Please post links on our Facebook page or tweet your links @peff
For a small group of friends to develop a new bit of software for an entirely new technology was no small undertaking, and we are grateful for all the support and advice we’ve had along the way. Big thanks to all the people at Propellerhead Software for helping us throughout this project. Thanks to all of the beta testers who helped us debug, and many thanks to the Reason users we’ve met over the past few months who lent their ears and feedback.