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How do you use Reason in your music making?
Reason is a wonderful sound tool. Its like having multiple racks of gear at your finger tips. Easy sound manipulation and ways to create layers and synth sounds on the fly. These are all things that are key in my song writing process.
What’s the best music making tip you ever got?
Write what pops into your head. Don’t ever try to recreate something you heard somewhere else. When you try to create songs/sounds that fit a certain artist/genre, then you’re limiting yourself and it will never allow your true musical self to show.
Do you have any favorite sound or patch?
Our bassist Dan just introduced me to the creative efx called pulverizer demolition. I love noise and sound manipulation, so I’ve had a very good time messing with it.
What do you do when writer’s block strikes?
It’s only happened a few times, and you just have to stop writing. Don’t try and force it. You will know when the time is right to start again. I never write unless I’m truly inspired mentally to work. I have this philosophy towards song writing and lyrics.
What has been the best moment in your music making career thus far?
One of the most mind blowing experiences for me was when the band I’m in played Radio City Music Hall last year. Its just one of those venues I never expected a band of our genre to ever play. My lady, son, and family were there as well, so it was a very special moment. The crowd wasn’t amazing, but you can’t ask for everything.
Other than that I still enjoy the moment a record is released and all the hard work pays off. I love the final product. The songs will be here longer than us, so it’s an honor to be able to create something that surpasses my human existence.
Any Words of Wisdom for aspiring producers and musicians?
Be productive and original. Take our minds to places we didn’t know it could go. Write what you want. Fuck it all.
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EQ is probably the most important tool to make sure your mix sounds good. But how do you know where to cut or boost? What frequencies are important? In this video I’ll let you in on four EQ tips for a better mix. Learn basic EQ usage, what frequencies matter in a kick drum and more!
Benjamin Laub or Grieves as he’s known to fans, critics, and rappers the world over graduated from his MPC2000 to Reason after getting introduced to it by his long-time collaborator, Budo. Once he realized the depth and possibility, his production quickly shifted over almost entirely inside Reason. And when Grieves set out to take his latest album on tour he was faced with a problem: How could he get his live band to sound EXACTLY like his record sounds. Being a perfectionist, the nearest facsimile just wouldn’t do for Grieves and thanks to Reason’s rock-solid stability and legendary backwards compatibility, he had an obvious solution. Read more…
The Reason Rack offers nearly endless sonic capabilities. But what if you just want the sound of your favorite hardware synth? Or that weird little drum machine you got half-price. In this tutorial we take a look at the External MIDI Instrument and how it can help you expand your Reason rack with your hardware.
Tony Cook was just a kid when he saw his brother playing Music 2000 on his Playstation console and in an instant, after seeing two sounds combined to form something entirely new, Tony knew that music was his calling. After attending music college and getting exposed to Reason, his ability to make big sounds and killer beats was quickly apparent. It wasn’t long before Tony was known to the world as Cookie Monsta – DJ, Producer, and Subwoofer-punisher extraordinaire. Read more…
When a young Benoit Heitz saw a friend’s computer running Reason he had an epiphany: “His computer isn’t better than my parent’s computer. That means I could be making music.” He started out not knowing the first thing about drums or music in general. Three years later he was touring the world as an international DJ. Read more…