Does your bass need … enhancement? Or perhaps your harmonics could use some … excitement – adding spice to an otherwise uneventful mix? Red Rock Sound has just released two new Rack Extensions – RE 202 Exciter and RE 200 Bass Enhancer that you’ll probably find quite … invigorating. Ok, that one doesn’t work. I’ll stop now, I promise. Read on for some actual info on the new REs!
Red Rock says this about their Exciter RE:
The Red Rock Sound RE202 Exciter will allow you to improve and enhance sonic quality of signal more naturally than with equalization. Unlike traditional EQ that just turns up the existing harmonics, Exciter generates additional harmonics therefore there is no boost in the output signal level, this maintains a clear and balanced sound.
Outside of the Reason environment, I have at times used exciters to liven up certain mixes when EQ just doesn’t seem to do the trick. So it’s nice to see this type of device come to the Reason world. There isn’t much to say about the RE 202 though – it looks like a very straightforward device that will add harmonics to any audio source you … desire. Argh! Ok, please ignore my slight relapse there – moving on.
Here is the marketing spiel for Bass Enhancer:
Does your bass sound dull and lifeless? Red Rock Sound RE 200 Bass Enhancer will be your choice to correct this deficiency. RE200 Bass Enhancer designed for saturation harmonics of low-frequency, it creates the effect of lower, deeper frequencies. This effect can not be created with simple equalization.
My understanding of this RE is that it will generate sub-bass frequencies for any given bass track. This is something I have personally not used in music production before. I’m interested to hear how useful this could be! But alas, there are no audio or video demos whatsoever. So if you are curious like me, head over to the Propellerhead shop and take these REs for a 30-day test drive! If you decide you can’t live without them, that luxury will cost you $35 each.
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