Summer is over and while we have been enjoying some time off, material for the newsletter has been piling up, so here it is: the extra super duper filled August issue!
In this issue:
- Artist story: Cobra Starship
- Introducing Record U - Recording guitar
- Record Open Beta - invite a friend!
- Learn Reason Online with Berkleemusic.com
- New ReFills in the PropShop
- New Producers Conference dates announced
- Free trial month of Reason Wizardry
- Record Micro tutorial 10 - Reusing your recordings
- Straight from the interwebs - useful stuff we've found
Artist story: Cobra Starship
New Yorkers Cobra Starship have created a cult
following over the last couple of years with their blend of pop, electronic and weird humor too. We met with them in the
New Jersey studio where they were the putting final touches to their third album 'Hot Mess' which is out now.
In the interview, we also got a Reason introduction
for beginners. The Cobras, pretty much learning Reason as they wrote and produced the album, show how they are using Reason
in their writing and how to get going as a beginner.
Introducing Record U - Recording Guitar
Welcome to Record U, University of Recording. Record U is
a series of articles created for those who are new to Propellerhead Record, or recording in general. This article series will
explain fundamental recording topics that are useful for all Record users, but also for users of any audio software.
The first article explains the basics of recording guitar,
either from a guitar amp or directly through the Line 6 device in Record.
Record Open Beta - invite a friend!
As you may already know, Record Open Beta is your chance to try out a fully working version of Record until its release on
September 9. As the release date is approaching, here is an invite code to invite a friend to try Record. Or use it yourself
if you haven't signed up already.
Your invite code:
www.recordyou.com to sign up!
Learn Reason online with Berkleemusic.com
Berkleemusic.com, the online continuing education
division of Berklee College of Music, offers Reason online courses and certificate programs for all skill levels. Master the
tools and techniques needed to compose, record, remix, improvise, produce and edit your musical ideas using Propellerhead Reason.
Enrollment is now open for the Fall term starting on September 28th.
Click below to learn more about the courses and to try a free
New ReFills in the PropShop
This month's ReFill craze brings four new titles from Nucleus SoundLab, Goldbaby and Bitword to the PropShop:
Bitword Oxide 128 Volume One
Oxide 128 captures the vibe of Electro House, Minimal House, IDM, EBM, and other styles of Electronica for the sake of
building something new, but not too distant.
Goldbaby XRB ReFill
A huge palette of quality drum samples, Redrum kits, REX Files, RV7000 patches, Scream 4 patches, Subtractor patches and
useful Combinator drum machines.
Goldbaby Vinyl Drum Machines
14 drum machines all recorded on vinyl. Then played back on 3 different turntables. Then cut up into 1468 one shot drum sounds.
Nucleus SoundLab OB Resurrection
OB Resurrection is a stunning new ReFill created by Nucleus SoundLab focused on evolving classic analog synth sounds into
the new millennium.
Check 'em out
New Producers Conference dates announced
The Producers Conference: a broad set of creative
clinics and interactive classes for computer musicians. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get the inside track on
advanced production techniques, song writing, mixing methods and more. Be there!
September 5 - Tokyo, Japan
September 12 - San Francisco, CA
September 13 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
September 26 - Toronto, CA
Full details about the upcoming conferences can be
found at www.theproducersconference.com
Free trial month of Reason Wizardry
Nucleus SoundLab has released
Reason Wizardry. Reason Wizardry is a monthly series of
advanced Reason video tutorials available on a
subscription basis. Instead of covering basic topics that most Reason users are familiar with, Wizardry skips right to the
good stuff by teaching you advanced techniques that will help you get the most out of Reason. Your Reason knowledge will be
taken to the next level with Wizardry!
Nucleus SoundLab is happy to offer all Propellerhead
newsletter subscribers a free trial month of Reason Wizardry.
Give it a try with no risk, and see how much difference it can make to your music!
Record Micro Tutorial Part 10 -
Reusing your recordings
In case you missed it: in microtutorial 10 we show how you can mix pieces from different songs and recording sessions, as well as spice up your tracks with REX loops. Check it out
Straight from the interwebs -
useful stuff we've found
Here's some good stuff from the big big world out there:
In the Studio with Ming (Volume 2)
Using Propellerhead Reason 4, Ming demonstrates how to modify a synth sound with effects to make it your own.
How to Create and Use .REX Files
The REX format is the only cross-application and cross-platform format for tempo-independent grooves and although the .REX file
format has been around for some time now, it is still arguably the best way of storing our tempo sync-able loops. (audiotuts.com)
Reason CV/Gate to Analog Synths
Reason may not have MIDI out, but with a good audio interface, Peff's custom Thor patch and a little determination,
you can control your old analog synths from Reason.