Tutorials

How to make a track with BIAS AMP 2 in Reason 10

Posted Feb. 14, 2018, 2:47 p.m.

Join Paul Ortiz a.k.a. Chimp Spanner as he shows you how to get started making a track using the brand new BIAS AMP 2 virtual amp designer VST plugin by Positive Grid in Reason 10. Making use of the modular approach in the Reason rack, Paul utilizes both well-known Reason devices such as the Scream 4 Distortion unit as well as POD VST plugins by Line6 along with BIAS AMP 2.

BIAS AMP 2 by Positive Grid is the ultimate virtual amp designer, authentically recreating the tone and feel of real tube amplifiers, while allowing you to mix and match components to create your ideal amp. You can use Amp Match to clone the tone of real hardware or a guitar track, or connect to the ToneCloud® to gain access to thousands of custom amps from artists and recording studios, or upload your own custom tones to the cloud.

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Propellerhead and Positive Grid's BIAS AMP 2 and Reason 10 Giveaway

Posted Feb. 6, 2018, 1:02 p.m.

We have teamed up with Positive Grid, one of the world's leading developers of professional digital audio software and hardware, to bring you the Reason 10 + BIAS AMP 2 giveaway!

BIAS AMP 2 is packed with great features, including new dynamic tone engine, new Preamp Power Amp, New User interface, Improved Amp Match technology, Celestion IRs and much more.

Share your favorite BIAS AMP 2 feature and you can be the winner of:

1st Prize: 1 BIAS Amp 2 Pro License + Propellerhead Reason 10 License

2nd Prize: 1 BIAS Amp 2 STD License + Propellerhead Reason 10 License

3rd Prize: 1 BIAS Amp 2 STD License

Enter by February 19 for your chance to win!
 

Rules:

  • Contest starts on February 5th at 12:00 AM PST and ends on - February 19th 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on February 20th 2018 at 10:00 AM PST.
  • Contest available for fans Worldwide. No country restrictions.
  • Users can participate all the times they want.
  • Users will be automatically subscribed to the Positive Grid and Propellerhead Newsletters.
  • 3 winners will be randomly selected on February 20th, 2018

 

Click here to enter the giveaway!

 

Posted Feb. 6, 2018, 1:02 p.m.

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Propellerhead and Positive Grid's Ultimate Pro Effects Giveaway

Posted July 5, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Click here to enter the giveaway!

We have teamed up with Guitar Tricks magazine and Positive Grid, one of the world's leading developers of professional digital audio software and hardware, to bring you the Ultimate Pro Effects Giveaway!

Enter by July 14 for a chance to win a copy of Reason 9.5 + Positive Grid's BIAS Trifecta.

Included in Positive Grid's BIAS Trifecta: 

BIAS FX Pro ($199)
The first cross platform amp-and-effects processor

BIAS Amp Pro ($199)
The world’s most accurate, thorough and versatile guitar-amp modeler and designer. Its advanced amp-modeling engine captures the warmth and feel of real tube amps in every aspect, component by component.

BIAS Pedal Distortion ($99)
The first tone match distortion pedal. Virtually create your own distortion pedal from circuit guts to the transistors, tone match any distortion pedal.

Hurry! Contest ends July 14.

Click here to enter the giveaway!

Posted July 5, 2017, 8:10 a.m.

Artist stories

Behind the Song: Rock and Roll by Halocene

Posted Sept. 17, 2014, 1:11 p.m.

The band Halocene won our recent A-List Song Challenge with their upbeat punk rock anthem 'Rock and Roll'. I was really impressed with the production so I asked the band if they were up for sharing the Reason-file with the community—and they were!

If you have Reason 7 or above, you can download the track and check out how it was made. This is a great example of mixing in the box, with extensive use of Reason's big mixer. Regardless of skill level, there are both songwriting and production tricks to learn here. Brad from Halocene was even kind enough to record a short little voice over on how you get around the document at the end of the song.

Download the song and check it out!

Download

Download 'Rock and Roll' by Halocene as a .reason file. (471 MB)

Please note: This song requires Reason 7 and the A-List Electric Guitarist and Audiomatic Rack Extensions.

 

 

Posted Sept. 17, 2014, 1:11 p.m.

Artist stories

Maxïmo Park Interview

Posted Sept. 12, 2013, 12:51 p.m.

Maximo Park press

How do you use Reason in your music making?
I use Re-drum loads. Most of the Maximo Park songs I write start with me programming a beat that goes with the tune I'm working on. That beat may then getting mirrored by live drums. I love using it as sample trigger through the tracks.

What's the best music making tip you ever got?
A tip from Neil Young - Always listen to your mixes next door if they sound good there, you're on the right track!

Do you have any favorite sound or patch?
The 'Disco Snare' is a great default snare for any style if you're working quickly.

What do you do when writer's block strikes?
I tend to have 3 or 4 songs on the go at once so if ones not happening I switch to another. Alternatively I do something different like work on an imaginary soundtrack or create hybrid noises by combining effects, songs often materialise from that.

What has been the best moment in your music making career thus far?
Our band has been very lucky in that we have been able to travel the world & play great places but despite that my best moments are simply having the freedom to write & do something I love everyday, I'll never take that for granted.

Any Words of Wisdom for aspiring producers and musicians?
I guess it sounds obvious but if you have the drive & can work hard you're giving yourself a head start. If you're writing or producing listen to lots of varied things & try music you wouldn't normally listen to, it'll keep your own ideas fresh.

Posted Sept. 12, 2013, 12:51 p.m.