Trap Drum Basics: Super Neat Beat Cheat Sheet

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 3:32 p.m.

A couple years ago the whole world went Trap crazy. It didn't matter what style of music you made, Trap suddenly was starting to influence your style. Trap beats are a little different than other EDM styles but even if you're new to music making, Ryan is here to break it down step by step and have you creating basic Trap beats in minutes.

By the end of this video you'll have learned the basics of layering drum sounds, wiring combinators, advanced drum rolls, and triplet accent rhythms.


Deep House Drum Basics: Super Neat Beat Cheat Sheet

Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 1:58 p.m.

One of the most popular styles of Electronic Music is Deep House. If you're just starting out making music you might be wanting to make Deep House drum beats but stuck for where to learn how. Thankfully, Ryan is here to kick off a new mini-series he'll be making on how to program basic drum beats in many popular styles.

By the end of this video you'll have made your first Deep House drum beat and you'll even pick up some cool advanced Reason tricks along the way!

Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 1:58 p.m.

Elite Session with Lucky Date

Posted July 20, 2015, 2:15 p.m.


House producer and long time Reason user Lucky Date recently joined up with Pyramind and held a two hour Elite Session which is now available online over at their website. Among LOTS of other things, Lucky Date talks about his production process and workflow in Reason and also how he came to the name "Lucky Date". We get an in-depth exploration of his own tracks and how they came about, as well as a discussion about collaboration techniques when working with other producers and musicians.

Check out the video teaser below and then head over to Pyramind's website for the full two hour Elite Session.


Click here to watch the full two hour Elite Session with Lucky Date!


Pyramind Training, the San Francisco music production school, operates side by side with Pyramind Studios. Pyramind offers a wide range of programs; Music for Picture and Games, Electronic Music Production and Rock & Acoustic recording as well as four online programs centered around specific DAWs.

Click here to learn more about the courses at Pyramind Training!



Posted July 20, 2015, 2:15 p.m.

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 the patch as a .thor file.




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

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