Posted May 27, 2015, 10:13 a.m.
Since we released profile pages earlier this year, enabling you to reveal your musical self to the world, we’ve been busy remastering Discover and pieces to be more about you and your music.
On your pieces, the cover art from Figure and Take is prominently displayed - so sharpen those photo editing skills! Reason users: don’t worry, we’ll get to you soon!
Want to add a bit more context to your music? Add a description for each piece via your profile. Express yourself!
See and listen to what a piece is based on, or what it has inspired, right there on the page. There’s also more information about your pieces available at a glance. Length, plays, number of inspirations, date; it’s all there together with your profile picture. You did add one, right?
If you still want to know a bit more, open the details window and find key, tempo and other information you might find useful for your music making.
We hope you’ll enjoy this as much as we’ve enjoyed building it for you! We want to know what you think so we can continue making Propellerhead even better, so please take it all for a test spin, then come back and tell us!
/Kalle Paulsson - kallepa
Service Product Manager
Posted April 1, 2015, 9:03 a.m.
We’re happy to announce the release of new versions of Figure, Take and Reason!
Never sing a flat note with Take. The new “Voice Tune” helps you stay in tune, or gives you that modern R’n’B sound when turned all the way up. Clean up, distort or color your recordings with effects on each channel, give your tracks a “final mix” sound with mastering presets, and sing in a key that works for you with transposable backing tracks.
Download Take on the App Store (free!)
Figure, the fast and fun beat making app for iOS is now free! Also: Make a beat in Figure and open it in Take—the key of your Figure song is automatically brought over to Take, so Voice Tune gives you great results instantly.
Download Figure on the App Store
Reason gets a bunch of new stuff, too, based on all the feedback we’re getting from you. Reason 8.2 features a slick new auto-update system so you're always using the most current version, without the hassle of bulky manual installs. You’ll also get Improved patch navigation with Revert Browse, extended Remote support for Redrum, more colors for tracks, channels and clips, and tons of other improvements. It’s a free download for owners of Reason 8, of course.
Download the Reason 8.2 update / Buy Reason
Posted March 5, 2015, 11:20 a.m.
At Propellerhead we love making music, especially together with others. From time to time, we select a piece of music made by you, remix it and share it with the world as a Propellermix. This week we fell in love with the song Bittersweet Demo by WolfKaiser93. The song is equal parts radio pop and synth anthem, checking all the boxes to be the next hipster hit! We simply had to expand it in Reason. Take a listen to the result above!
Want to add vocals, an instrument or re-arrange the song? Just open it in Take or Reason to add your own part. And if you want to try your hand at remixing the original yourself—simply open it in Figure, Take or Reason and start making music. We'd love to hear what you come up with so make sure you send us a tweet @PropellerheadSW or share your music on our Facebook page.
Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 12:11 p.m.
In our latest video a piece of music starts in Tokyo, gets remixed in New York and sung on in San Francisco. But it doesn't end there! Listen to the songs below and simply click one to visit the player page. You can then open it in in Reason, Take or Figure and join the music making. Sample, remix, sing, clap, hum or strum - then share it with the world, or with yourself.
Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 10:58 a.m.
Today is a big day for Propellerhead. But not only for us. In the future we might look back on this day and say that this was when we saw the first incarnation of the world’s open music sharing network. If you haven’t done so already, check it out and try it for yourself. It’s free and it's super easy to get started.
What we launch today is a beta, meaning it’s far from finished. We have a lot of things planned. What you can see today is a glimpse of the future, an open internet music creation network letting anyone take part in music making, right as it happens. Our new service is a place where you can create from scratch or find building blocks, where you can discover tracks to remix or sample. But most importantly, it’s a place where you can get into music creation only doing the parts you love, whether it’s singing, playing guitar, rapping, creating beats, producing or just messing around with sound.
I think I also have to say something about what this service is not. It’s not a publishing service. It will be where music creation is happening, not where you see the polished result. And it’s not for backup or archiving—it’s for the music you are making, here and now. It’s not a tool for professionals who are looking to fully integrate their DAW production work. But don’t get me wrong, Reason fits beautifully into our new system too, as the music production powerhouse it is.
Let me also tell you that launching the service hasn't changed anything about how you use our apps. You can still be completely private about your music. What we are offering is an extension to what you already do. When you do decide to collaborate, you’re still in control. The stuff you have dropped can be visible to the whole world or only to those you want to share it with.
On a more personal note, this is the most exciting thing that this company has done since I helped found it. I have dedicated my life to help people’s musical dreams come true and as of today we start expanding that idea to people I never dreamed that we could reach.
We want your feedback. We have ideas about what to do next, but we’re building this for you so if you want the service to do something special, be sure to let us know via our survey!
So, go create a piece. Drop it to Propellerhead. Discover what others are doing. But most importantly, forget about technology and have fun!