Reason 9 Road Trip Treasure Hunt

Posted Aug. 31, 2016, 2:16 p.m.

Did you watch the epic Reason 9 Sound Bank video? All 9 hours 55 minutes of musical desert automotive action? Good! Because if you did, you could score big in our Reason 9 Road Trip Treasure Hunt! Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll ask any desert explorers to hunt for specific treasures in the videos.

Treasure Hunt #3

Jake gets to play keyboards right by the world's biggest... what? Find this big thing in the video and make some music with the Reason 9 patches Jake's playing while visiting that device. Share it on Allihoopa for a chance to win the Parsec Rack Extension! Hint: it's not the Grand Canyon...

Instructions:

  1. Locate the patches Jake's playing while visiting the world's biggest... what?
  2. Make some music with the patches
  3. Drop it to Allihoopa and add the hashtag #Reason9TreasureHunt to your song description
  4. Share the Road Trip video and your music piece to Twitter or Facebook using the same hashtag, and tag us!

Next week we'll pick five lucky winners who will get Parsec!

For more details, check the rules and conditions at the bottom of this page.

 

Treasure Hunt #2

Congratulations on a successful hunt! We really enjoyed listening through your music,  so without further ado, here are the five winning songs! Congratulations - Radical Keys is now in your account!

 

Want to hear all the submissions? Head over to Allihoopa and listen!

 

 


 


Rules & Conditions

Participation
To enter the Reason 9 Road Trip Treasure Hunt, you need to have Reason version 9, since you need to have the sounds in the Reason 9 sound bank, and you need to be able to drop to Allihoopa. If you don't own Reason 9 yet, you can buy it here or try it out free for 30 days here, and enter the challenge!

The submission period closes on September 6 2016. We will pick five winners who win Parsec and present the winner on September 7. Propellerhead employees and affiliates may not enter the contest.

Posted Aug. 31, 2016, 2:16 p.m.

It's tutorial time!

Posted Aug. 5, 2016, 12:51 p.m.

Scales & Chords: Capture Ideas, Discover New Ones!

The new Players introduced in Reason 9 have the power to change the way you make music, helping you work faster, smarter, and imagine more than you once could. If you're new to music theory or a begrudging keyboard player in the age of MIDI controllers, you'll love Scales & Chords for its ability to assist you in the real task: realizing your musical vision, and maybe even exploring new things you didn't think were possible.

In this tutorial we'll walk through the fairly simple controls that make Scales & Chords work but then dive into the beautifully complex music you can make with it by building up a song together. If you think you might want Scales & Chords in your music, you should check this out. However, if you think you don't need Scales & Chords because you already know music theory then you REALLY have to check this out!

 

 

Note Echo: Explore and Expand Your Music in Reason 9

When it comes to Players in Reason 9, Note Echo is perhaps the simplest Player to learn and the deepest to explore in your own music making. That's because the seemingly simplistic rule-set that governs how Note Echo operates belies the complex musical result that comes from it.

In this tutorial we'll quickly learn the basic layout of Note Echo and dive into some musical examples for how it can be used. But the end of this tutorial is just the beginning. Note Echo is all about personal exploration and experimentation.

 

 

The Dual Arpeggiator Player: Music in Motion

The Dual Arpeggiator Player in Reason 9 can be a simple arpeggiator, adding monophonic complexity to static chordal input, but it is so much more than a basic arpeggiator. Its polyphonic approach, pattern ability, and parallel construction of dual arpeggiators all adds up to something quite unique.

In this tutorial, we'll walk you through and show you how Dual Arpeggiator works - from basics to wowzers.

 

 

 

Perfect Your Vocals with Pitch Edit

Often times perfect vocal takes aren't captured, so much as they're crafted. The exactitude in modern recording technology from pitch perfect synths to quantized MIDI sequences has placed responsibilities on vocalists and producers to match that meticulous level of precision in their audio tracks as well. Now, thanks to Pitch Edit mode in Reason 9 meticulous doesn't have to mean tedious or difficult. In a special Reason 9 tutorial, we'll walk you through the basic process of taking a vocal by our own in-house resident untrained singer, Ryan, and getting his potential up to match the rest of the song.

Throughout this tutorial you'll get a basic walkthrough of Pitch Edit, its various workflows, and how to take the techniques you learn here and apply them to your own music, creativity, and advanced experimentation if you want to dive deep.

 

And a bonus tutorial by Ryan:

 

 

Reason 9: Using Players with the Neptune Voice Synth

Someone on Propellerhead's Youtube Channel asked a question: Can you use Players in Reason 9 like the Scales and Chords Player on Neptune to create Imogen Heap style chords on a vocal? The answer is YES! But there's a little trick to doing it that I'm demonstrating here.

 

Posted Aug. 5, 2016, 12:51 p.m.

Perfect Your Vocals with Pitch Edit

Posted Aug. 3, 2016, 12:01 p.m.

 

Perfect Your Vocals with Pitch Edit

Often times perfect vocal takes aren't captured, so much as they're crafted. The exactitude in modern recording technology from pitch perfect synths to quantized MIDI sequences has placed responsibilities on vocalists and producers to match that meticulous level of precision in their audio tracks as well. Now, thanks to Pitch Edit mode in Reason 9 meticulous doesn't have to mean tedious or difficult. In a special Reason 9 tutorial, we'll walk you through the basic process of taking a vocal by our own in-house resident untrained singer, Ryan, and getting his potential up to match the rest of the song.

Throughout this tutorial you'll get a basic walkthrough of Pitch Edit, its various workflows, and how to take the techniques you learn here and apply them to your own music, creativity, and advanced experimentation if you want to dive deep.

The Dual Arpeggiator Player: Music in Motion

Posted Aug. 3, 2016, 11:59 a.m.

The Dual Arpeggiator Player: Music in Motion

The Dual Arpeggiator Player in Reason 9 can be a simple arpeggiator, adding monophonic complexity to static chordal input, but it is so much more than a basic arpeggiator. Its polyphonic approach, pattern ability, and parallel construction of dual arpeggiators all adds up to something quite unique.

In this tutorial, we'll walk you through and show you how Dual Arpeggiator works - from basics to wowzers.

Posted Aug. 3, 2016, 11:59 a.m.

Note Echo: Explore and Expand Your Music in Reason 9

Posted Aug. 3, 2016, 11:58 a.m.

Note Echo: Explore and Expand Your Music in Reason 9

When it comes to Players in Reason 9, Note Echo is perhaps the simplest Player to learn and the deepest to explore in your own music making. That's because the seemingly simplistic rule-set that governs how Note Echo operates belies the complex musical result that comes from it.

In this tutorial we'll quickly learn the basic layout of Note Echo and dive into some musical examples for how it can be used. But the end of this tutorial is just the beginning. Note Echo is all about personal exploration and experimentation.

Posted Aug. 3, 2016, 11:58 a.m.