All posts tagged “Video”

Four EQ tips for a better mix

Posted by Mattias on 2013-10-04 in Tutorials

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!

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Propellerhead tries: Hot Hand USB

Posted by Mattias on 2013-09-30 in Crew

We got a Hot Hand USB MIDI controller sent to the office by Source Audio. It’s a wireless motion sensor you put on like a ring that can then control parameters via MIDI.

Of course I had to give it a try with some acid tweaking! Here I’m controlling filter frequency, noise level and phase on a Subtractor with my hand. It looks a bit silly but it’s pretty damn cool!

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Figure Track: Em One – Jaded Mirrors

Posted by Mattias on 2013-09-26

Mobile music maker Em One made this cover of his original track ‘Jaded Mirrors’ by using Figure as the only sound source besides the vocals. Take a listen, the result is amazing!

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Grieves on Stage

Posted by Leo on 2013-09-17 in Artist stories

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.

Opening up his entire back catalog of production files – years worth of music – Grieves was able to save patches to new document and create a live performance set up that includes the exact sounds off his record, complete with the same effects, same combinator routings, keyboard splits, etc. The result is a perfectionist’s dream on stage and a fan’s delight. We caught up with Grieves and his new band as they finished up rehearsals in Seattle and took their show on the road with the first show in Portland, Oregon.

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Your First 10 Minutes in Reason

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

Do you find yourself exploding with creativity but unsure of how to get it out? Think you’d do a bang up job making beats that would be blowing up, if only you knew how to get started? Well we’ve got a dynamite new tutorial for you beginners called “Your First 10 Minutes in Reason.” Carlo Nuevo (M.Born) will take you from the first launch of Reason, through setup, and right up to mixing his first track complete with drums, synths, and vocals. It all happens in just 10 minutes and it’ll get you making music in no time. We think you’ll agree. This tutorial is da bomb.

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