Europa Tutorial

Reason Europa Explained®

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  • Introduction 6:06


    Thomas Introduces the course, gives an overview of the synthesizer, and shows how to load presets. Additionally, he explains what wavetable synthesis is and how it can be used to make evolving hybrid waveforms.

  • Oscillator Section 12:12

    Oscillator Section

    In this video, Thomas shows off the oscillator section in Europa. He shows how to adjust the pitch controls on the oscillator, demos a few waveforms, shows how to create your own wavetables, as well as some additional features.

  • Oscillator Modifiers 11:01

    Oscillator Modifiers

    Learn how the oscillator modifiers are used to edit and reshape the waveforms. This video also explains the controls on the modifiers, as well as the modulation scaling.

  • Spectral Filter 8:40

    Spectral Filter

    Thomas shows off this advanced filter type and how it's used to affect the frequency partials. Additionally, he talks about the filter's controls, how to make your own custom filter curves, and how to make modulation entries.

  • Harmonics Modifiers 9:47

    Harmonics Modifiers

    This tutorial shows how to use the harmonics modifier and demos some different modifier modes to show how they can be used to edit the filter curves.

  • Unison 6:55


    Learn how the unison section can be used to make your synths wider and thicker sounding. This video covers the unison modes and the controls on the unison unit.

  • Mixer 3:49


    Explore how the mixer section is used to adjust the volume and pan levels of each of the synthesizer oscillators.

  • Subtractive Filter 7:56

    Subtractive Filter

    This video shows off the controls on the subtractive filter and how it can be used to add distortion, filter, and alter synth sounds.

  • Amplifier Envelope 6:46

    Amplifier Envelope

    Thomas explains how the amplifier envelope is used the sculpt the contour of a synth sound's volume, as well as how the envelope can be used to create multiple styles of sounds out of a single synth patch.

  • Modulation Envelope 9:34

    Modulation Envelope

    Learn how the modulation envelope is used to automate and control the internal elements of the synthesizer. Thomas also shows how to select the different envelopes, draw and edit curves, and the various modulation modes on the envelope.

  • Low Frequency Oscillators 5:17

    Low Frequency Oscillators

    In this video, Thomas gives an overview of what low frequency oscillators are, the different waveforms available, the controls, and how to use them to create different types of sounds.

  • Modulation Bus 4:28

    Modulation Bus

    Learn how the modulation bus is used to internally route the different parts of the synth into one another, and how to use use LFO to make a filter wobble modulation entry.

  • The FX 13:13

    The FX

    This tutorial provides an overview of each of the effects available in the Europa synth. Additionally, it shows how to reorder effects and covers the various controls of each of the effects.

  • Additional Features 7:14

    Additional Features

    Thomas now covers a few of the more miscellaneous features of Europa, including the volume controls, voice modes, and control voltage modulation functions.

  • Snare Patch 5:32

    Snare Patch

    This video shows how to make a synthesized snare patch with the Europa synthesizer.

  • Bass Patch 8:02

    Bass Patch

    Learn how to make a heavy modulation bass that uses wavetables and oscillator modifiers to create an evolving sound.

  • Synth Pad Patch 7:23

    Synth Pad Patch

    In this video Thomas shows step by step how to make a melodic and ambient pad sound using Europa.

  • Synth Keys Patch 5:40

    Synth Keys Patch

    See how to make an synthesized electric piano sound with Europa from scratch.

  • Reason 10.1 User Wave 4:40

    Reason 10.1 User Wave

    This video shows off the User Wave Mode in Europa. Learn how to load audio samples into the synthesizer and how to turn those samples into wavetables and spectral filter curves.

  • Reason 10.1 Key Patch 5:20

    Reason 10.1 Key Patch

    In this final video, Thomas shows how to make a melodic synth patch with the user wave mode in Europa.

Product Overview

Reason pro Thomas Cochran brings you in-depth video tutorials about Propellerhead's Europa virtual wavetable synth. Learn all about its features and functions, as well how to create cool sounds via dedicated sound design technique videos!

Thomas begins by introducing the video series, and then gives an overview of the synthesizer, and how to load presets. Additionally, he explains what wavetable synthesis is and how it can be used to make complex, evolving hybrid waveforms and tones.

Next, Thomas goes over every section of Europa in-detail, covering its Oscillators, Spectral Filters, Harmonic Modifiers, and Unison Mode. Then it's on to the Mixer section, the Subtractive Filter, Amplifier Envelope, Modulation Envelope, Modulation Bus, Effects, the User Wave feature, and more, empowering you to use Europa to its fullest extent and making cutting edge sounds.

Wrapping it all up, Thomas gives you five sound design video tutorials, all designed to teach you how to make different sounds from scratch using Europa, including Snare, Bass, Synth Pad, Synth Keys, and Melodic Synth patches. Through these videos you'll gain a solid foundation for sound design with Europa!

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you're new to Reason's stunning wavetable synth Europa or just want to know more about it, this series is a must see... Watch "Reason Europa Explained" today.

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