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What a way to start the new year!

posted by Leo Nathorst-Böös 2013-01-02 at 13:37

Many of us Propellerheads came back from our Holiday vacation today, only to find a big box of awesome gifts from Reason user and blogger extra ordinaire PhiSequence. Thanks so much!!!

Gifts from PhiSequence


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Invasion of the MIDI Fighters

posted by Leo Nathorst-Böös 2012-10-19 at 13:33

A few of us here at Propellerhead were so inspired by Mattias' awesome videos of him performing with the DJ Tech Tools MIDI Fighter that we went out and got a totem pole of 'Fighters!

Totem Pole

Some unboxing fun:

Unboxing

Yay! Stickers!


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Migration: successful!

posted by Leo Nathorst-Böös 2012-10-03 at 12:08

Look at those happy faces! Our servers finally have a new, fancier, faster and better digital home. And these guys did it.

Servers
successfully migrated!

(new fancy server home not pictured)


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Friday = Droneday

posted by Leo Nathorst-Böös 2012-08-10 at 16:23

Mats has the coolest toys.


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The Figure Five-man Orchestra

posted by Leo Nathorst-Böös 2012-05-04 at 17:34

Tage on Trombone, Ryan on Trumpet, me on Bass Guitar, Mattias playing the lead and Markus doing the drums.

As Ryan said: "hands down the lamest we've ever been."


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Getting out of your safe-zone

posted by Leo Nathorst-Böös 2012-02-13 at 16:16

Many of us here at Propellerhead are, as you might imagine, synth geeks. I myself, don't have a lot of hardware synths. Over the years I've made a number of attempts at finding gear that will complement Reason and give me new ways of approaching composition and sound generation, but haven't really found my thing until I stumbled upon the Eurorack modular system last summer.

The modular format gives me new ways to think about both sound creation and melodies. Or rather, it forces me to. Only having access to an eight-step analogue sequencer and a bunch of LFOs makes for melodies and little patterns that I'd never come up with on a keyboard. And since I have a limited selection of stuff in my rack, I have to come up with new ways of creating the sounds I want, and often end up with the complete opposite of what I was trying to do. You get the idea...

As an example — here's a little thingie I recorded last night. The drums and effects are all from Reason, of course!

Modular Slomo Beats by Leo Nathorst-Böös

Moral of the story? There is none. :-) But for me, the key to inspiration is often to get out of my safe zone and try a new instrument. Regardless of whether that's patching up a new sound on my modular or picking up the guitar! What's your trick when the oh so familiar writer's block strikes?


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Music Making Month starts today!

posted by Leo Nathorst-Böös 2011-05-02 at 14:58

Music Making Month starts today and Ryan has built an awesome little TV studio in our main conference room for the first event (live interview with Marcus, Ernst and Pelle), check it out:


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Christmas party and decorations

posted by Leo Nathorst-Böös 2010-12-09 at 10:10

Phew. We made it back! Last night we went out in the archipelago for our yearly Xmas Party, or "Julbord" as it's called in Swedish (that literally translates to "Christmas Table" ... ). Great mood, fantastic food, and a beautiful location. Thanks Fredric and Magnus for arranging it!

Earlier this week we decorated the office with the usual Chinese pineapple, christmas tree and christmas tree balls, here are some photos of the holiday tinsel:

Christmas decorations

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decorations

Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations

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Christmas decorations

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A tribute to Neptune

posted by Leo Nathorst-Böös 2010-06-22 at 11:55

We just got this awesome video from two aspiring beta testers in Germany:

And yes, sending us stuff like this might actually help you get ahead of the testing queue — we're not easily persuaded but we do have a soft spot for great pop songs about our software! :-)


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Tattoos

posted by Leo Nathorst-Böös 2010-06-15 at 09:50

We received these two photos from Reason fans in Sweden and Denmark. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:

Reason tattoo

Reason tattoo

Thanks, Christofer and Geo! :-)


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