This is a selection of old Combinator patches I made. I’ve always enjoyed sharing my patches so I created this web page so that people could download some of the more interesting ones. All are useful, though some only as cautionary tales. Believe it or not, I made all of these before I bought Reason. Interestingly, each update of Reason has brought a device that makes one of these Combis obsolete. I’ve no plans to add to the selection of Combis here already but these’ll stay up for a good long while.
My preferred of the two; the EQ is mostly boost and flat with bass at 23, mid at 34, and treble at 24.
Same controls but voiced differently; the EQ cannot be set flat.
This patch is of the cautionary tale variety, as it was made before I actually knew how to use Reason. If I remember correctly, there are twenty synthesizers inside (sixteen Thors and four Subtractors), in four groups of five. Each group of five synthesizers goes to a mixer and is then treated with eq, after which it is sent to a fifth, master mixer, where it represents one of four aural qualities (‘depth,’ growl,’ ‘bark,’ and ‘air,’ again, if I remember correctly). After the mixer, eq settings can be applied again to the output of the master mixer. There are also switches for a limiter, which should not be turned off under any circumstances, and slapback echo. It sounds surprisingly good (again, if I remember correctly), voiced towards vintage sounds but with a wide range.
Phased Wurly; a little rough around the edges but satisfactorily evokes a Donald Fagan EP sound.
A nice patch to have around; sounds great with a jazzy player but has other uses as well. It’s a Combinator controlled Subtractor patch.
A fairly usable Combi when paired with Jiggery Pokery’s Leslie 122a combi. The Combinator panel gives control over the ratio of octaves and fifths and the like.
Just what the name suggests.
Pretty cool, actually.
Low pass, twelve or twenty-four db per octave; overdrive before or after filter. This doesn’t do anything that Pulveriser doesn’t do but I think my Combi sounds better. Possibly a cautionary tale; one of these days, I’ll recreate the functionality of this patch with more elegant signal routing.
Four or eight Stages, parallel or series. Quite similar to the LPF.
Opposite of a compressor; a subtle effect that can liven up a recording nicely. This patch is very simple to make, it’s just a signal split with the incoming audio routed to both a mixer channel and a compressor and the compressor’s gain reduction out routed to the mixer channel’s level in. When a compressor would reduce gain, this patch increases it. The downside of this is that it increases peak level but it’s still useful.
More a utility for mixing and mastering than an effect.
Capable of seriously weird shit; try to be subtle with it. This was the first thing I did with Reason 6.