UpRock Take Diary #4 - Devin Wright

Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 2:51 p.m.

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UpRock Audio's filled to the brim with talented artists, but they can't all fit in the studio at the same time. To pass time, Devin Wright recorded an acoustic version of his song 'Tidal Waves', scaling down a bombastic pop production to an intimate singer/songwriter piece. If you ever want to treat your fans to something special, sharing is the way to go. Take Creative Vocal Recorder allows you to share little sketches, previews and much more to the world. And it really does sound great. Take a listen to 'Tidal Waves' below:

Posted Sept. 29, 2014, 2:51 p.m.

UpRock Take Diary #2 - Chelsea Hughes

Posted Sept. 25, 2014, 1:45 p.m.

When UpRock Audio started using Take with their artists, Chelsea Hughes recorded a demo of her song 'Skin & Bones' that simply took our breath away. Chelsea sings her heart out, accompanied by guitar, and with her unique voice it's hard not get drawn in.

Take is perfect to record a song like this and quickly get it online. Share the song with your friends or fans, use it as a demo for the studio or just record for your own sake. Chelsea went on to record 'Skin & Bones' in the UpRock studio too - and to be honest we're still not quite sure which version we prefer...

Take a listen below!

 

 

Posted Sept. 25, 2014, 1:45 p.m.

UpRock Take Diary #1 - Zanko

Posted Sept. 24, 2014, 9:57 a.m.

zanko profile 2 edit Singer/songwriter Zanko is both a skilled guitarist and vocalist. This combination always seems to result in beautiful, heartfelt music and Zanko's no exception. When we asked our friends at UpRock Audio to try out the free Take Creative Vocal Recorder app with the artists at their studio for a week, Zanko seemed like the perfect match!

In the song 'Eileen' off Zanko's EP 'The Story & The Change', there is a healthy dose of dexterous guitar plucking and beautiful singing. However, there are also vocal harmonies. As a solo artist, it's not the easiest task to sing harmonies with yourself for practice, but it's something you need to do before a recording session or a gig. With Take it's much easier. Zanko recorded his vocals on one track, guitar on a second track and then worked on the harmonies in the chorus. Perfect for practice when you're on the go!

Take a listen to the result below!

 

Posted Sept. 24, 2014, 9:57 a.m.

A-List Song Challenge Winner

Posted Sept. 12, 2014, 12:47 p.m.

We challenged the Reason community to create the best song they could, featuring the A-List Electric Guitarist or A-List Acoustic Guitarist. And wow did you deliver! From the darkest industrial metal to heart-melting ballads, there were some fantastic entries this time around. We had a really hard time picking the winning entry. In the end, there can only be one winner though and the jury at PropellerHQ have chosen... Halocene!

Much impromptu headbanging occurred at the office when "Rock N Roll" started playing the first time. Pure energy! The combination of a great hook, sky-high production values and gritty guitars made Halocene the winners of ALL Propellerhead Rack Extensions. Congratulations!

Make sure you check out Halocene's music, their latest album was entirely made in Reason!

Posted Sept. 12, 2014, 12:47 p.m.

Getting Started with the Polar Dual Pitch Shifter

Posted Sept. 10, 2013, 11:37 a.m.


The Polar Dual Pitch Shifter is a great tool for keyboard players, singers, and mix engineers alike. Guitarists, on the other hand, have embraced harmony effect devices like this for over thirty years and so for them Polar is even more of a welcomed addition to the Reason rack. In this Getting Started tutorial, we take a look at the basics of the Polar Dual Pitch Shifter and show guitarists some of the amazing versatility it can add to their playing. Guitarist or not, everyone can learn a thing or two about Polar from this introduction tutorial.

Posted Sept. 10, 2013, 11:37 a.m.