Reason RE Friktion [WiN]

Publisher: Reason Studios
Product: Friktion
Version: 1.0.2-DECiBEL
Format: Reason Rack Extension
Requirements: You need R2R Reason release and TEAM R2R Reason Rack Extension Cache Builder

Get the full expressiveness and natural sound of string instruments, right in your Reason Rack. Use Friktion to create string parts that are far closer to real-life bowed instrument performances than you could ever get with any sample library.

Friktion is a physical modeling string instrument from Reason Studios. In other words, instead of relying on gigabytes of samples, Friktion is a synthesizer that actually models real string instruments. With clever control keys you can easily play it in a way that simply sounds real. Whether it’s a violin or an imaginary space harp is up to you.

  • Advanced physical modeling synthesizer
  • Expressive, realistic string sounds
  • Full control over sound and performance

Few things can compare to the sound of a real instrument. The vibration of a string, the pressure of a finger and even the wood used for the body all makes it come alive. We built Friktion to capture the all those nuances and put them in your rack, under your fingertips. It adds that special something to any piece of music, but you don’t need years of practice to play it.

With its synthesizer workflow, Friktion can sound like the string instruments you love or entirely new ones yet to be invented. All the important aspects of sculpting a realistic string sound are within reach, but the controls go beyond what’s possible in the real world. With a few clicks you change the instrument shape and size, or make the strings buzzy and metallic—creating a new instrument that still sounds decidedly real and is expressive to play.

Controlling Friktion is remarkably easy. An octave of control keys changes how the instrument is played in real time. Bowing, plucking, vibrato, tremolo, gliding up and down the strings and even harmonic overtones are just a key press away. Add in the mod wheel for articulation and you’ll have an expressive string performance all your own.


  • Advanced physical modeling string synthesizer
  • Way beyond samples—full control over every aspect of the sound and performance
  • Control keys for realistic expression using just a MIDI keyboard
  • Comprehensive articulation including bowing, pluck, tremolo, legato, vibrato and much more
  • Tweak your sound to perfection, or go beyond what a real instrument could
  • Comes with 140+ patches, from classic instruments to brand new sounds

New in 1.0.2

  • Fixed a bug where legato at max pitch could result in hanging notes
  • Fixed a bug where sending negative CV to the mod wheel could cause issues
  • Adjusted randomization of vibrato to be less pronounced
  • Minor graphical fixes

Please note: Friktion Modeled Strings requires Reason 10.1 or later and is not included in Reason 11 Suite.

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