Alright so I'm trying to get into producing electro music in reason 4. I have a decent grasp of the basic stuff, but I've been trying to figure out how to get a sound that I haven't been able to find any tutorials/straightforward answers for. I know that there are quite a few people on here who produce and even if you don't use reason you might be able to help me out.
My question is this: How do you make a synth pulse on the off beat, like you always hear in electro tunes? Is it just a lot of sidechain compression to the kick? Or is it done with an arpeggiator? Or is it something entirely different?
Here is an example of the kind of sound I'm looking for--the main synth right when the song starts
mad +k for help. thanks in advance