Supercharged Seventies Synth
Soundiron's Granada 49 is a vintage 49-key analog synth from the 1970s. This early portable synthesizer was originally manufactured by Fesma, a little-known and now-defunct Italian organ maker. Rare and highly sought-after, little is known about the origins of this instrument, though the instrument's classic wooden exterior echoes the popular aesthetics of the 1970s and early 1980s, during which time the instrument is thought to be produced. We’ve faithfully captured this rare instrument and have programmed it into a flexible, intuitive and creatively expressive virtual instrument for Reason Rack Extension format by Propellerhead Software.
The Granada 49 was recorded from its direct analog outputs to capture its old-school fat, creamy tone with nine classic waveform shapes. We’ve also created 20 awesome sound-designed custom synth and effects presets and 40 unique sound-designed ambiences that can be played chromatically as atmospheric synths, drone-scapes and pads or used directly in your DAW for underscoring and texture. We’ve also included 12 custom special FX presets to give you inspiration as you explore the user interface control features and options to design your own unique patches.
We’ve packed the rack with lots of great sound-shaping controls that give you the flexibility to warp the tone in many ways. You have control over a huge range of parameters for modulation and pitch control, Filter, ADSR, Delay, Reverb, Chorus, Phaser, Shaper and LFO systems. Each control section includes a full suite of parameters that you can manipulate to dial in your perfect sound.
This instrument was recorded by John Valasis. John is a Greek-born composer, producer and sound designer. From his Athens based studio, he delivers scoring, foley and sound design services for many local and international clients. John's clientele includes prestigious brands like Native Instruments, Ableton, Soundiron, Virgin, Amazon Prime Video, Vice Magazine and BBC. John is also roster of Ninja Tune's imprint Just Isn't Music, alongside artists like Amon Tobin, Bonobo, Flying Lotus and The Cinematic Orchestra. Click here to listen.
This instrument was adapted for Reason Rack Extension format by Jeremy Janzen of Nucleus Soundlab.