It’s super easy to sidechain compress in Reason. And this is the key to producing that classic, pulsing synth pad sound you hear in dance music. You know, the synth pad that throbs in time with the kick drum. Here’s a video on how to set this type of sound up in Reason. Plus, I show you how to keep it going even when your song’s main kick drum drops out, so you can produce inspirational breaks in your arrangement without ever losing the pulse of the kick.
Here’s the completed combinator patch that I demonstrate in the video so you can explore how it’s put together right in your own Reason Rack.
Combinator Patch (This Zip contains the combinator patch, and the Reason song file I used in the video. The song file is for Reason 9, but the combinator patch will open in nearly any version of Reason.)