Trifonic: Graintable Synthesis with Malstrom

9 Apr

Graintable synthesis? Huh?

Reason’s Malstrom synth combines granular synthesis and wavetable synthesis to allow for all kinds of modulation awesomeness.

In this video, Brian demonstrates how to use Malstrom to create rich bass and other synth sounds.

P.S. Trifonic is hosting a music production master class on Saturday, April 24th in San Francisco. If you’re in the area, or know someone who is, tickets are available here. Hope you can join us for 5 hours of production geek-out!

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  • Wojtek

    thx for another great tutorial. i am personally not a huge fan of reason due to its closed nature but this synth is a really great addition to this program ;) . keep up the good work !

  • Wojtek

    thx for another great tutorial. i am personally not a huge fan of reason due to its closed nature but this synth is a really great addition to this program ;) . keep up the good work !

  • Wojtek

    thx for another great tutorial. i am personally not a huge fan of reason due to its closed nature but this synth is a really great addition to this program ;) . keep up the good work !

  • http://chucksilva.bandcamp.com/ ChucK

    Wow! You are going places. You are intellegent and have a knack for great sound.

    Love, love, love your tutorials & music!!!!!!

    Please don't stop!

    Thank you Trifonic for pimping my musical world!!!

  • http://chucksilva.bandcamp.com/ ChucK

    Wow! You are going places. You are intellegent and have a knack for great sound.

    Love, love, love your tutorials & music!!!!!!

    Please don't stop!

    Thank you Trifonic for pimping my musical world!!!

  • http://chucksilva.bandcamp.com/ ChucK

    Wow! You are going places. You are intellegent and have a knack for great sound.

    Love, love, love your tutorials & music!!!!!!

    Please don't stop!

    Thank you Trifonic for pimping my musical world!!!

  • briantrifon

    Thanks Chuck! We'll keep in doing it :) Thanks for the support

  • briantrifon

    Thanks Chuck! We'll keep in doing it :) Thanks for the support

  • briantrifon

    Thanks Chuck! We'll keep in doing it :) Thanks for the support

  • briantrifon

    There are definitely some unique synths and tools in Reason that make it an essential part of the arsenal, especially Malström. Furthermore, there wouldn't be all the cool softsynths that we have now without Rebirth (late 90's precursor to Reason), which I still have on my old OS9 mac in the studio. I definitely wish that I could load Reason modules as plugins into Logic or Pro Tools, but the Rewire solution (despite having its quirks) works well.

  • briantrifon

    There are definitely some unique synths and tools in Reason that make it an essential part of the arsenal, especially Malström. Furthermore, there wouldn't be all the cool softsynths that we have now without Rebirth (late 90's precursor to Reason), which I still have on my old OS9 mac in the studio. I definitely wish that I could load Reason modules as plugins into Logic or Pro Tools, but the Rewire solution (despite having its quirks) works well.

  • briantrifon

    There are definitely some unique synths and tools in Reason that make it an essential part of the arsenal, especially Malström. Furthermore, there wouldn't be all the cool softsynths that we have now without Rebirth (late 90's precursor to Reason), which I still have on my old OS9 mac in the studio. I definitely wish that I could load Reason modules as plugins into Logic or Pro Tools, but the Rewire solution (despite having its quirks) works well.

  • Wojtek

    would love if you could come around and do masterclass in UK or Poland someday. As I said before you are doing really great job !!

  • Wojtek

    would love if you could come around and do masterclass in UK or Poland someday. As I said before you are doing really great job !!

  • Wojtek

    would love if you could come around and do masterclass in UK or Poland someday. As I said before you are doing really great job !!

  • briantrifon

    We'd love to do a masterclass in the UK or Poland. Contact the local audio/production schools and request us! I'll be doing a masterclass in Beiruit in the coming months. I'll announce the details more soon

  • briantrifon

    We'd love to do a masterclass in the UK or Poland. Contact the local audio/production schools and request us! I'll be doing a masterclass in Beiruit in the coming months. I'll announce the details more soon

  • briantrifon

    We'd love to do a masterclass in the UK or Poland. Contact the local audio/production schools and request us! I'll be doing a masterclass in Beiruit in the coming months. I'll announce the details more soon

  • http://www.generalfuzz.net general fuzz

    I'm 3000 miles away from my studio for the next three weeks. All I have to tool around with is my laptop with Reason 4 on it. A very timely post :)

    Thanks again for sharing your techniques.

  • http://www.generalfuzz.net general fuzz

    I'm 3000 miles away from my studio for the next three weeks. All I have to tool around with is my laptop with Reason 4 on it. A very timely post :)

    Thanks again for sharing your techniques.

  • http://www.generalfuzz.net general fuzz

    I'm 3000 miles away from my studio for the next three weeks. All I have to tool around with is my laptop with Reason 4 on it. A very timely post :)

    Thanks again for sharing your techniques.

  • briantrifon

    Thanks James! It sounds like you'll still be out of town, but if you are in SF on 4/24 consider attending our masterclass at Pyramind. If you like the info on this blog, the masterclass will be very worthwhile :)

  • briantrifon

    Thanks James! It sounds like you'll still be out of town, but if you are in SF on 4/24 consider attending our masterclass at Pyramind. If you like the info on this blog, the masterclass will be very worthwhile :)

  • briantrifon

    Thanks James! It sounds like you'll still be out of town, but if you are in SF on 4/24 consider attending our masterclass at Pyramind. If you like the info on this blog, the masterclass will be very worthwhile :)

  • sleepnosis

    I just want to echo what everyone else is saying here. Amazing tutorials! Not only are you showing me the tools, explaining why particular filters, routing, nobs etc. are doing what they do, you can break it down in a very accessible way.

  • sleepnosis

    I just want to echo what everyone else is saying here. Amazing tutorials! Not only are you showing me the tools, explaining why particular filters, routing, nobs etc. are doing what they do, you can break it down in a very accessible way.

  • sleepnosis

    I just want to echo what everyone else is saying here. Amazing tutorials! Not only are you showing me the tools, explaining why particular filters, routing, nobs etc. are doing what they do, you can break it down in a very accessible way.

  • http://www.generalfuzz.net general fuzz

    Not only will I be out of town, but I have a 5 week old son. Otherwise, I would totally be there :)

    I'm simply amazed by how much effort you guys put into sharing your knowledge. I'm pretty big on that (lessons page and the multitrack player for the liner notes), but it's nowhere near the extent that you take it (this very active blog, master classes, cc-mixter, etc).

  • http://www.generalfuzz.net general fuzz

    Not only will I be out of town, but I have a 5 week old son. Otherwise, I would totally be there :)

    I'm simply amazed by how much effort you guys put into sharing your knowledge. I'm pretty big on that (lessons page and the multitrack player for the liner notes), but it's nowhere near the extent that you take it (this very active blog, master classes, cc-mixter, etc).

  • http://www.generalfuzz.net general fuzz

    Not only will I be out of town, but I have a 5 week old son. Otherwise, I would totally be there :)

    I'm simply amazed by how much effort you guys put into sharing your knowledge. I'm pretty big on that (lessons page and the multitrack player for the liner notes), but it's nowhere near the extent that you take it (this very active blog, master classes, cc-mixter, etc).

  • blitter

    Great tutorial! This retriggered my use of Reason as rewire slave in Logic. What is that metering you use I see in your tutorials with the amber background, showing the waveforms of your sound? Thanks again for the great tuts.

  • blitter

    Great tutorial! This retriggered my use of Reason as rewire slave in Logic. What is that metering you use I see in your tutorials with the amber background, showing the waveforms of your sound? Thanks again for the great tuts.

  • blitter

    Great tutorial! This retriggered my use of Reason as rewire slave in Logic. What is that metering you use I see in your tutorials with the amber background, showing the waveforms of your sound? Thanks again for the great tuts.

  • steve urwin

    it appears there is so much more to learn with the basics,appreciate your time putting this down for us all.

  • steve urwin

    it appears there is so much more to learn with the basics,appreciate your time putting this down for us all.

  • steve urwin

    it appears there is so much more to learn with the basics,appreciate your time putting this down for us all.

  • Martin Didymus

    Hi Brian and Laurence,

    I heard ‘Transgenic’ on the soundtrack to CSI and was so struck that I sought out the artists responsible. The bonus is that the guys who made it are willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm and well as their music.

    Thanks.

  • Martin Didymus

    Hi Brian and Laurence,

    I heard ‘Transgenic’ on the soundtrack to CSI and was so struck that I sought out the artists responsible. The bonus is that the guys who made it are willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm and well as their music.

    Thanks.

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  • http://soundcloud.com/zoido Robert Ayton

    Thanks for this ZOIDO soundcloud.com/zoido

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