Propellerhead Newsletter

Hi and welcome to the March issue of Propellerhead Software's newsletter. This month, we're proud to deliver a newsletter that is overflowing with tutorials — from a thorough introduction to filters by Gordon Reid to the secrets of Dubstep bass by James Bernard. And a whole lot more. Enjoy!

In this issue:

  • Using Reason, Record and Logic - interview with Chaka Blackmon
  • Record U: Tools for mixing - Reverb
  • Discovering Reason: Thor - an introduction to filters
  • 52 Reason / Record Tips by James Bernard
  • New ReFill: Hitman Drums Vol 2
  • Do you have what it takes to become a Propellerhead Test Pilot?
  • Straight from the interwebs:
    • Jeremy Ellis MPC to Reason/Record tutorials
    • ReWiki - the source of all things Re-
    • Cycle-on ReFill by Kurt Kurasaki

 

Using Reason, Record and Logic - interview with Chaka Blackmon


In our series of tutorials and interviews about using Reason and Record ReWired to a DAW, we have now added a section on Logic.

We met with LA producer/songwriter Chaka "ChakFather" Blackmon to talk about how he uses Reason, Record and Logic in his day-to-day work with artists and clients such as Christina Aguilera, Disney, Will Smith and many more.

In the interview, Chaka shows us how he's using the combo of Reason, Record and Logic while tracking vocals with talented singer Paige Adkins, and we also get some of his own tips for ReWiring to Logic.

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Record U: Tools for mixing - Reverb


Our very own recording university, or Record U for short, has been updated with a new article on reverb. Reverb is an immensely useful tool to create lush, clear mixes, but can create quite the opposite if used poorly. Join Ernie Rideout as he explains the uses of reverb in mixing.

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Discovering Reason - Introduction to filters


It's lab coat and shirt pocket-protector time again. The Discovering Reason series is back with a very thorough introduction to analog filters: the theory behind the various filter types and their uses in Thor. Filled with informative diagrams and sound examples in the unmistakable style of synthesis guru Gordon Reid.

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52 Reason / Record tips by James Bernard


Our very own product specialist James Bernard has set out on a year long mission to create 52 Reason and Record tutorial videos. That's one video a week, for the calendar-challenged. In the first four videos, James has covered topics such as creating gate effects in Record's mixer, the secrets of Dubstep bass and the basics of CV/Gate. Don't miss this series!

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New ReFill: Hitman Drums Volume 2


It's lab coat and shirt pocket-protector time again. The Discovering Reason series is back with a very thorough introduction to analog filters: the theory behind the various filter types and their uses in Thor. Filled with informative diagrams and sound examples in the unmistakable style of synthesis guru Gordon Reid.

Check it out in the shop!

Oldies but goldies
Our online store offers a bear-sized selection of carefully picked ReFills from third party producers (and we're not talking little cuddly teddy bears!), for all your sonic needs. Don't miss Nucleus SoundLab's popular Pantheon series, Goldbaby's tape and MPC60 treated samples, Sample Magic's after-hours electronica libraries or any of the other magnificent ReFills available in the Shop!

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Do you have what it takes to become a Propellerhead Test Pilot?


Do you want to help us test the music software of the future? Are you a Reason/Record power user? Can you keep a secret? If your answer is yes to all three questions, maybe you would like to join the Propellerhead Test Pilots?

We want to build a team of experienced and reliable testers who we can call on when we have something new to put through its paces. A team of Test Pilots!

Do you have what it takes? Log in and find out more!

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From the interwebs


As usual, we end the newsletter with some very tasty findings from the huge, evergrowing internet. This month's golden nuggets are:

Jeremy Ellis MPC to Reason/Record tutorials
www.youtube.com/jeremyellismusic
The king of MPC/pad style finger drumming — Jeremy Ellis — has created a series of tutorial videos on how to use Reason controlled from MPCs or other pad controllers. Videos include: Programming the MPC and MPD to control Reason/Record, Recycling and Exporting your samples, Loading and Editing samples with an NN-XT, and Creating a Refill.

ReWiki - the source of all things Re-
www.re-wiki.com
Re-Wiki is a user run Wiki site that collects all types of information, guides, how-tos, tips & tricks about Reason, Recycle and Record. Even ReBirth! It's a great source to find help if you have a problem or to just browse around and marvel at what other people have done. Rock Band drums for Reason, anyone?

CycleOn ReFill by Peff
www.peff.com
CycleOn is a real-time playback system for ReCycle REX loops. This combinator based instrument patch is designed to create live performance and DJ Style effects using Propellerhead Software Record + Reason 4 (both applications are required). The combinator is the creation of Kurt Kurasaki (Peff), and features graphics by Bitplant. The Peff 035 - CycleOn Combinator Refill comes with about 120 preset patches and includes content from Loopmasters, GW Childs, Goh Nakamura, and Tim Bulkley.

The main features of CycleOn include Tempo Synchronized Loop Playback; crossfading between two loops; auto-synchronized start and stop; loop start re-triggering effects; delay based audio juggling; a dual stage beat repeater effect; and one-click effect initiator buttons. The controls are programmed to be used in a live situation, and when used in conjunction with a control surface, CycleOn patches form the foundation of a compelling performance piece.

Go to www.peff.com to learn more or to the download page on www.propellerheads.se