Rack Extensions open up the Reason rack to third party developers. This is not another plugin format – Rack Extensions are full Reason rack citizens, giving you the same great experience as any other Reason device. Load them in Combinators, route cables on the back, automate all parameters, and experiment with the safety of undo.
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Red Rock Sound RE 181 Mid/Side Audio Converter allows easy Mid/Side-processing of any audio. This rack extension (RE) was specifically developed for use with the RE302 Graphic Equaliser and other REs from Red Rock Sound.
Red Rock Sound C1-Alpha is stereo and mono audio signal dynamic range compressor and is a stripped-down version of the C1-L1 Vintage Compressor.
Red Rock Sound C1-Sigma is stereo and mono audio signal dynamic range compressor and is a stripped-down version of the C1-L1 Vintage Compressor.
Red Rock Sound VU-Meter was designed not to measure the signal, but to let users aim the signal level to a target level of 0 VU (sometimes labelled 100%), so it is not important that the device is non-linear and imprecise for low levels. In effect, the scale ranges from −20 VU to +3 VU. The VU-meter (intentionally) "slows" measurement, averaging out peaks and troughs of short duration, and reflects more the perceived loudness of the material than the more modern and initially more expensive PPM meters. For this reason many audio practitioners prefer it to its alternatives, though the meter indication does not reflect some of the key features of the signal, most notably its peak level, which in many cases, must not pass a defined limit.
In common with many other types of audio level meter, PPMs originally used electro-mechanical displays. These took the form of moving-coil panel meters or mirror galvanometers with demanding "ballistics": the key requirement being that the indicated level should rise as quickly as possible with negligible overshoot. These displays require active driver electronics. Nowadays PPMs are often implemented as "bargraph" incremental displays using solid-state illuminated segments in a vertical or horizontal array. For these, IEC 60268-10 requires a minimum of 100 segments and a resolution better than 0.5 dB at the higher levels. Many operators prefer the moving-coil meter type of display in which a needle moves in an arc, because an angular movement is easier for the human eye to monitor than the linear movement of a bargraph.
Red Rock Sound C1-L1 is stereo and mono audio signal dynamic range compressor. C1-L1 compressor has distinctive sound allowing its usage not only for technical purpose of dynamic range compression but also for artistic sound coloration, which happens due to usage of saturation with even harmonics, dithering that gives effect of «air» and oversampling with non-linear phase response that gives effect of «depth». C1-L1 compressor besides main dynamic range compression module also contains limiting module («limiter»), which allows controlling peaks passing through the compressor, mid-range equalizer module doing ISO-226 curves equalization and input signal or gain reduction VU-meter with lamp indicator for limiter operation control. C1-L1 compressor has adjustable high-pass filter for side chain signal, also supports «parallel» compression and M/S operational mode.
Red Rock Sound RE 180 is a gain reduction 10-in/30-out CV splitter, specifically developed for use with the RE 60 and RE 302. With these three devices, you can build a dynamic EQ, or solve the frequency conflicts between different samples or instruments.
Red Rock Sound RE 302 is a 32 band equaliser offering 12 dB of cut or boost in 1/3 octave steps between the frequencies of 16 Hz and 20 kHz.
The graphic equaliser is a vital component in any audio system. The entire signal passes through it and so any limitations imposed by the equaliser will compromise the performance of the whole system. For example, an indifferently designed equaliser may introduce severe phase distortion, noise and other anomalies related to centre frequency accuracy, filter shape and attenuation accuracy which may manifest themselves as an overall deterioration in the perceived sound quality of the system. Clearly, this is an unacceptable state of affairs, but fortunately your choice to utilise a Red Rock Sound RE 302 Graphic Equaliser will eliminate these problems, offering you unprecedented product performance coupled with the highest filter calibration and reliability standards in the industry.
Red Rock Sound RE 60 real time 1/3 octave Spectrum Analyser combines ease of use, accuracy and versatility in one economical, reliable unit. Interface is modelled on classic DN60 spectrum analyzer by Klark Teknik, originally developed in 1980.
Red Rock Sound Measure is a sophisticated metering and measurement tool that allows you to visually analyze your audio signal in several useful ways. Too loud mixes often sound squashed, and in long mixing sessions your ears often get used to the squashed sound so you´re losing objectivity. Measure will show you Peak and RMS values of your mixes, phase correlation between Left and Right and the number of Overs. When working with a stereo signal, choose Sum/Diff mode to make sure there is no energy drop in the sum which could be caused by phasing problems and that the difference (diff) is not too low compared to the sum. To save space in your Reason rack, we duplicated the key indicators at the front folded panel.