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Parsec 2
Parsec 2 by Reason Studios is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a Rack Extension Plugin.
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2.0.3
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2.0.3
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Parsec adds a new style of synthesis to the Reason rack and allows for a wealth of brand new sounds, textures and noises.

Parsec offers tones for charismatic hooks, build-ups, pads, atmospheres and otherworldly sounds.

Technically Parsec is an additive synthesizer, based around two advanced oscillators consisting of 512 partials each that are sculpted through two "modifiers". There are 2 envelopes and 2 LFOs that can modulate parameters. There is also a delay and a reverb that add to the sonic palette, and a modulation bus, familiar to users of Propellerhead's Thor synth.

Features:

  • Additive synthesis without taxing your CPU—or your brain.
  • A new palette of synth sounds for the Reason Rack.
  • It's a vocoder too, with modulation from Parsec's audio input.
  • Sound bank with sounds for electro house, bass music, minimal techno, electronic indie and pop, far-out experimental, and more.
  • Based on interesting algorithms that encourage experimentation without requiring technical knowledge of additive synthesis.
  • Integrated with the Reason rack: control Parsec from other sources; run audio through it; combine it with other instruments.
  • Two engines that make up a single sound. Use one engine for the attack and another for sustain. Or use both at the same time for ultra thick tones.
  • Super-flexible internal routing with plenty of modulation sources.

"Parsec in Action" Video: {See video at top of page}

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review
Parsec 2

Reviewed By Manbombchoi [all]
January 22nd, 2023
Version reviewed: 2.0.3 on Windows

Parsec is (potentially) very underrated. I genuinely enjoy the way sound design and patch building can be handled with Parsec. I personally like the appearance of the previous version, but it still has an enjoyable and simple UI. Parsec can make some extremely interesting and mysterious sounds. I readily give the five stars because of its strengths. REALLY good for sound fx, pads, poly, plucks. You may not be satisfied with how it handles leads and bass.

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