It’s Hip Hop week!

Posted May 22, 2015, 8:44 a.m.

Create a hip hop beat based on this drum loop, drop it back to Propellerhead and help your friendly neighborhood rapper by filling Discover with great beats! We’ll feature our favorites on Discover next week.

How this works:
1. Click through to the song page and open the loop in Figure, Take or Reason.
2. Build on the drum loop and turn it into an awesome Hip Hop beat.
3. Drop your beat back to Propellerhead.

 

It's no secret that Hip Hop was built on the musical foundation of soul and RnB. Want in on the secret sauce? Check out this feed of great grooves, tailor-made for sampling in your beats or just freestyle to.

Last week, we asked for your lushest, chillest, most ambient contributions, and boy did the community deliver. We made a feed of some of our favorite pieces. Take a listen, or why not sample one of these ambient works in your hip hop beat?

 

Posted May 22, 2015, 8:44 a.m.

Space out with Propellerhead

Posted May 15, 2015, 10:52 a.m.


Are you up for taking it down a notch? Zone out this weekend with droning pads, low tempo and relaxing sounds in our ambient challenge! Join the music making by dropping a song to Propellerhead and include #ambient in the song title. We will feature our favorite entries next week!

Need some inspiration to get started? Listen to this feed of atmospheric sounds, straight from the Propellerhead community.

Make music with Threv

Threv, an electronica producer from Miami, recently dropped his ambient piece Clear Air on Rylos to Propellerhead. It inspired many of us at PropellerHQ to add something to it. Maybe it’ll inspire you too? Take this track further by adding your own ideas!

 

 

Best of last week

Last week, M1KE213 was looking for someone to sing on his beat KCompany. Turns out we have plenty of talented singers on Propellerhead up for the task! Listen to some of our favorite vocal additions in this feed.

Posted May 15, 2015, 10:52 a.m.

All that's missing is your voice

Posted May 8, 2015, 1:48 p.m.

All that's missing is your voice

Whether you're a world famous pop star or just singing in the shower, here's an inspiring feed of songs just waiting for you to add vocals. Pick one you like & make some music!


How this works:
1. Listen to the feed and find something you like.
2. Click through to the song page to open the backing track in Take or Reason.
3. Sing your heart out and drop it back to Propellerhead.

Join forces with M1KE213
M1KE213 dropped his fantastic song KCompany with a simple request: that you would sing to it. Add your vocal hook to this beat and make Mike's day!

 

Posted May 8, 2015, 1:48 p.m.

Propellermix: "The vultures", he cried

Posted April 16, 2015, 8:02 a.m.

For this week's Propellermix, we were completely smitten with Alexis Snyder and her song '"The vultures", he cried!'. While the song is hauntingly beautiful on its own, there was something with the phrasing that just begged for a jazzy bossanova groove... We simply had no choice but to try it out! Take a listen:

 

Try it yourself! Add something to the original song and see in which direction you'll take it. Simply open it in Take or Reason on the player page and start making music. We'd love to hear what you come up with, so make sure you drop your result to Propellerhead and send us a tweet @PropellerheadSW or share your music on our Facebook page.

Posted April 16, 2015, 8:02 a.m.

Propellermix: I don't know what's going on

Posted April 1, 2015, 9:05 a.m.

It's Propellermix time, people! This week we're highlighting a remix made by Reason Product Manager Ludvig.

 

 

We asked Ludvig about his remix and how he approached it:

 

"This started when I heard Ryan's "I Don't Know - Produced", which was based on "I Don't Know" by aarongrider. I thought the acoustic guitar intro would work fine in a higher tempo, so I made a 120bpm guitar hook loop out of it. At the same time I happened to hear "What's going on?" by beat86, which had some really nice vocals. It sounded as if these two pieces could fit together somehow, although both tempo and key were different... Some tempo and pitch matching was done in Reason, after which I started adding bass, drums and other niceties, using the Factory Sound Bank, Disco School and Soul School. The disco guitar in the chorus section is actually the same acoustic loop as in the intro, but run through a Softube Amp and an Alligator!"

 

Want to add vocals, an instrument or re-arrange the Propellermix? Just open it in Take or Reason to add your own part. And if you want to try your hand at remixing the original yourself—simply open it in Take or Reason and start making music. We'd love to hear what you come up with so make sure you send us a tweet @PropellerheadSW or share your music on our Facebook page.

 

Posted April 1, 2015, 9:05 a.m.