Electro Pop Drums: Super Neat Beat Cheat Sheet

Posted Oct. 20, 2015, 3:02 p.m.

If you're cray cray for #TayTay or gaga for... well... Gaga, then this tutorial is for you. Electro Pop drums are all about hard hitting, crisp, beats that support the song and give you just enough to clap along with.

In this episode of the Super Neat Beat Cheat Sheet series, Ryan walks you through the creation of pop drums but also shows you his favorite Drum Machine in Reason and it's one you might not even know exists.

Get that Sound: Clean Bandit - Rather Be

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 12:09 p.m.

It happens all the time. You hear a song on the radio, on Spotify or on YouTube and you're thinking "Wow, THAT sound is really nice. How do I get that?".

That's exactly what we thought when we heard Clean Bandit's song 'Rather Be'. So after some research time in the lab, Mattias shows you how to recreate the main synth sound from that song in this tutorial video:

Listen to the original song:


Download the patch as a .thor file.




Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 12:09 p.m.

The Making of a Summer Hit

Posted June 11, 2014, 12:52 p.m.

In the summer of 2012 you couldn't go anywhere in Sweden without hearing the song "Dansa Pausa" by Panetoz. Peaking number one in Sweden and selling 4x platinum, the song was the soundtrack of the summer for many.

The man behind the music is producer Sergio Elgueta, or Memo Crescendo as he's also known. An avid Reason user, Memo sat down in his home studio to show us how he made "Dansa Pausa" from scratch in Reason.

Posted June 11, 2014, 12:52 p.m.

Think Inside the Box with Kool Kojak

Posted Feb. 13, 2014, 6:53 p.m.

Before he was Kool Kojak, Allan Grigg and his brother built their own drum set out of tape and pvc pipes and created their own recordings using their boombox. It was the start of a lifelong quest to make the hip hop sounds that inspired him from childhood. His tenacity led him to New York where he interned at legendary hip hop studios, saved for years to get his prized MPC drum machine, and made musical friendships that would lead to number one hit songs around the world.

Kool Kojak's success is no fluke. He works hard but he plays hard, not afraid to push himself into experimentation and find his own sound. His reputation and credits have led him to work with artists like Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, and many many more.

Posted Feb. 13, 2014, 6:53 p.m.

Muttonheads' Snow White Track by Track

Posted Jan. 16, 2014, 3:28 p.m.

He makes it look easy and in some sense it is but Jérôme Tissot, better known as Muttonheads, is a master of infectious hooks and banging club synth sounds. Don't take our word for it, he's got the #1 hits to prove the point. In this special artist interview from France, Muttonheads walks us through his custom mastering suite and his latest hit "Snow White" track by track to see just how it works. His studio is built around his Reason rack and Muttonheads uses it to great effect indeed!

Posted Jan. 16, 2014, 3:28 p.m.

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