Inspired Music Making with Discover and Reason

Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 10:50 a.m.

Propellerhead Discover is a fantastic feed for musical ideas, ready to be picked up in Reason with a single click. When you open Discover material in Reason, the tempo information is preserved, making it very easy to get going quickly adding your own production and musical ideas.

However, sometimes the greatest song ideas captured in Take might have been recorded by singers without a steady tempo or backing beat, which means the tempo tend to drift quite a lot. That shouldn't stop us from being able to use them in Reason, though. In this tutorial, Ryan shows us the basics of finding inspiration from Discover but also an advanced technique for tempo mapping and fitting freely recorded material to a fixed tempo grid ready for Reason production.

Discover links

Hear more of Faustine's songs

Hear the finished version of Ryan's Production

Add your own production to Faustine's already mapped song

Reason 8.1

To take part in the music making on Propellerhead, you need Reason 8.1. Reason 8 users :  download the update for free!

 

Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 10:50 a.m.

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

Download the patch as a .thor file.

 

 

 

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

Hard-hitting Dubstep drums

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 2:44 p.m.

Hard-hitting drums that really cut through the mix is key to any electronic music. But how do you get it right? Luckily, Max Rehbein is here to show you. Learn how to layer your sounds, EQ to perfection and spice things up with creative FX in this advanced tutorial.

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 2:44 p.m.

Andrew Foster recording with Take

Posted Sept. 10, 2014, 3:36 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Andrew Foster recorded his latest song 'Science of You' with Take Creative Vocal Recorder. A beautiful song from a beautiful place, Andrew filmed himself recording it on the south coast of England. Below you can watch him record it and then hear the complete Take song!





Posted Sept. 10, 2014, 3:36 p.m.

The Producers Conference with The Cataracs

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:39 a.m.



In 2012 Niles Dhar, also known as The Cataracs, stopped by Musicians Institute in Los Angeles for a Propellerhead Producers Conference. Niles gave an incredibly inspiring talk about production, but not the technical details we often get wrapped up in. His talk gets to the heart of the philosophical points of what it means to be a producer, work with people, and how to maximize what you're good at while knowing when to collaborate. It was too good not to share.

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:39 a.m.