Reason's Mimic Creative Sampler lets you take sampling to another dimension

Reason Mimic Creative Sampler
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Reason Studios have today released a new instrument, the Mimic Creative Sampler. The plugin will be included Reason 12 and is available now for Reason+ subscribers.

Mimic is a sampling powerhouse, offering four sampler modes that enable users to experiment with different sampling techniques: Pitch Mode, Slice Mode, Multi Slot Mode and Multi Pitch Mode. With automatic transient detection and sample slicing, Mimic will come in handy for chopping up vocals and slicing up breaks. Reportedly built for "immediate ideation", Mimic makes it easier than ever to chop, flip, manipulate and play samples, transforming your sounds into something new.

Reason's new instrument makes use of the beloved time stretch functionality found in their flagship DAW. This means Mimic can do everything from subtle tuning and length adjustments to far-out granular experimentations. The software also offers an onboard filter, LFO, and effects that let you give coloration and character to your sounds.

Speaking about the instrument, Product Manager Mattias Häggström Gerdt said “Sampling is all about finding a cool chunk of sound and turning that raw material into a musical idea. We designed Mimic to make that process painless and intuitive. Reason is the best place to get musical ideas going and Mimic fits that promise like a glove."

Mimic Creative Sampler is available now for Reason+ subscribers with early access to Reason 12. Reason 12, including Mimic Creative Sampler, will be available to purchase from 1 September.

Matt Mullen
Tech Editor

I'm the Tech Editor for MusicRadar, working across everything from artist interviews to product news to tech tutorials. I love electronic music and I'm endlessly fascinated by the tools we use to make it. When I'm not behind my laptop keyboard, you'll find me behind a MIDI keyboard, carefully crafting the beginnings of another project that I'll ultimately abandon to the creative graveyard that is my overstuffed hard drive.

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