Posted June 26, 2015, 1:32 p.m.
You know that old truth: nobody wants to hear your solo. But this week is different. This week is SOLO WEEK. Yes, we do want to hear your solo! Guitar, saxophone, bagpipe or Moog doesn’t matter. Well, maybe not bagpipe. Show us what you’ve got! #solo
Here’s a feed with some perfect music beds to make your solo wizardry stand out.
Have your heard this?
Pump up the volume and get ready to dance with a selection of last week’s floor fillers.
Posted June 18, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Push the tempo!
This week is all about speed! It’s time to push the tempo up and make some ridiculously fast and energetic tracks. How fast can you go? Drop your creations with #highspeed in the description and we’ll feature our fastest favorites next week!
Looking for some uptempo inspiration? Perhaps a starting point for your own high speed piece?
Last week, we asked for your best EDM creations and that was apparently a popular request. Here’s a selection of some great tracks from the community. Find your own favorite and remix!
Posted June 12, 2015, 3:18 p.m.
Just add drums
Here’s a great loop from Figure user bazooie, but it’s missing drums! Or is it missing something else? Your voice? Guitar? Swiss alphorn? Show us what you can do with it!
Sound of the Community
Here’s a fresh feed of our favorite floor-filling tracks from last week. Take a listen and find something to develop even further–or just move your feet!
Dance floor drums
Looking for some dance friendly drums for your next piece? The new Dance floor drums feed on Discover is your go-to source for all styles of beats.
Posted June 11, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
The third update to Reason since the Reason 8 release brings an overhaul to an old friend, a much requested browser improvement and much more.
Highlights in Reason 8.3:
Explore creative reverb sounds with RV7000 mkII! The new version of Reason’s cornerstone reverb effect turns RV7000 into a fully featured convolution reverb. Load any of the supplied impulse responses or create your own otherworldly reverb effects by sampling or loading your own impulse responses.
Browse where you are!
Call up Reason’s browser from where you work! The new browser introduced in Reason 8 offers a vastly improved workflow, but was previously only accessible from the main window. After feedback from users who use Reason with the rack in a detached window, you can now access the browser from there as well.
Zoom to Selection
Move quickly from birds-eye view to close-up. Hit the Z key to zoom to your selection and hit Z again to zoom back out. This is a real time-saver when editing and arranging!
MIDI in the Rack
Some Reason users spend most of their creative work in the rack view. Now you can select what device receives your master MIDI controller input directly from the rack, without having to go to the sequencer.
Help us test!
Want to try out these new features today, and help us test Reason 8.3 before it’s released? Download Reason 8.3 beta here!
Posted June 5, 2015, 4:08 p.m.
Chords for the Big Room!
What can you do with this massive chord breakdown? Weebl, a Bristol based Reason user/internet celebrity dropped this fat EDM chord loop and now we want to hear what you can do with it! Sing over it? Remix it? Show us your ideas!
Remix SeYSMIC’s Figure Beat
We asked the Figure power users over at the Figure Addicted Facebook group to give us some remix-friendly EDM tracks. Here is our favorite: SeYSMIC’s Mr Roboko. Remix it in Figure, sing on it in Take or build on it further in Reason.
Have you seen this?
Check out the EDM Beats feed on Discover! Find inspiration in this collection of floor filling song starters from Propellerhead.