Propellerhead Release New Parsec Synth

Propellerhead have today unveiled their brand new synth for Reason – Parsec. Parsec adds a new style of synthesis and incorporates a wealth of brand new sounds.

Parsec is based around two adavanced oscillators consisting of 512 partials each that are sculpted through two modifiers. It’s available to buy now from Propellerhead’s rack extension store for $119, €99. Read on for the full press release:



Press Release: Parsec — Propellerhead release new Synthesizer for Reason

Giant additive synthesizer powerhouse Rack Extension available today

Stockholm/ Sweden Oct. 29th, 2013 (ictw) – Propellerhead announce today the immediate availability of Parsec, a new synthesizer for Reason, Propellerhead’s acclaimed music production software for Mac and PC. Parsec adds a new style of synthesis to the rack and allows for a wealth of brand new sounds, textures and noises.

Parsec offers impressive tones for charismatic hooks, build-ups, pads, atmospheres and otherworldly sounds. It’s built to inspire, regardless of the musical genre it is used in: indiepop, techno, house or bass music.


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.

Parsec features

  • Additive synthesis without taxing your CPU—or your brain
  • A new palette of inspiring synth sounds for the Reason Rack.
  • It’s a vocoder too, with modulation from Parsec’s audio input
  • Amazing sound bank with inspiring 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.

Pricing and Availability

Parsec is available immediately from the Propellerhead Rack Extension store for USD 119,- and Euro 99,