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Reason 10 beta challenge: The winners

Posted Oct. 24, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

After they were done hunting down bugs, we asked our awesome beta testers to be creative and record a video of them making music with Reason 10 and the new instruments for a chance to win an upgrade to Reason 10. The response has been massive and we've had so much fun watching all the videos! It was no easy task picking only three videos but we finally chose these three talented winners!

We'll reach out to the winners with their free Reason 10 upgrades. Congratulations and thank you!

Watch all submissions here!

Posted Oct. 24, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

Crew

Plug-in subscriptions done right

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

Ernst Nathorst-BöösToday Propellerhead are launching Rack Extension subscriptions. And I dare say it’s the first time plug-in subscriptions are done the way they should have been in the first place.

First, let me get a few things straight. Subscriptions are not replacing sales. You can still buy all Rack Extension products as usual, and we absolutely have no plans to change that. Secondly, Rack Extension instruments and effects are more popular with you musicians than they ever have been, even after we introduced VST support. Thirdly, Propellerhead are as dedicated to the Rack Extension format as we ever have been. There’s lots of stuff in the RE pipeline.

With that out of the way, let me get back to why our subscriptions make more sense than anybody else’s. Other company’s subscriptions usually mean one of two things. Either you subscribe to one product at a time which gets really expensive and a pain to manage. Or you subscribe to a fixed bunch of products, usually all from the same manufacturer. This means you end up paying for a bunch of stuff you really didn’t want. Not good.

So, what if you could choose between hundreds of products, creating your own personal mix of plugs from a huge selection of manufacturers? And what if you could just switch out the ones you find that you didn’t use as much as you thought, only to add completely new and fresh products, even ones that just came out? What if you could up- and down-size your music arsenal freely, between those periods when you make a lot of music and the other times when your life is filled with other things than making tracks (yeah, right).

All that is exactly what Propellerhead subscriptions are all about. Letting you mix and match your musical life in the way that’s best for you.

With this freedom, there are a million ways you could organize your plug-in life. Let me just share my one favorite. With Reason comes an amazing set of devices and those will always be the backbone of the rig, for all of us. In addition to that, most people add a few essential Rack Extensions, those select ones that you learn really well and use on almost all projects. And now, on top of that you can add a subscription that you vary over time, with projects, with musical styles you’re into or with new techniques you want to explore and learn.

The Reason devices. The REs you own. The mix of instruments and effects you get from subscribing. The best of three worlds rolled into one.

/Ernst Nathorst-Böös

Click here to learn more about Rack Extension subscriptions!

Posted Oct. 9, 2017, 2:01 p.m.

Crew

Announcing Reason 10

Posted Sept. 22, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

We're extremely happy to announce Reason 10!

Reason 10 is the biggest content upgrade we've ever done, and that's saying something. For this upgrade we wanted to make sure music makers had a fantastic set of instruments and sounds right out of the box. I definitely think we delivered.

Europa is a feature-rich dynamic wavetable synth that picks up where Thor left off. I'm particularly fond of how many different types of sounds it can do well, from those ridiculously big and wide modern sounds to esoteric sound design and creamy analog emulations. Grain on the other hand take a different approach to synthesis. As the first true granular synth in Reason it breathes new life into your samples. I've already re-sampled tons of parts of my songs and twisted them into new sounds! Make sure you try and drop any and all samples you've got into it and see what comes out.

Klang, Pangea and Humana join Radical Piano in Reason 10 to make sure you have a great selection of realistic, acoustic instruments. Since I also dabble in video game soundtracks, these are very dear to my heart. Finally, Drum Supply and Loop Supply refreshes Reason's drum sample collection in a big way. It'll take quite a while to go through just all the kick drums.

Reason 10 is being beta tested now (sign up here!) and will be released October 25th. I can't wait to hear all the fantastic music you'll be making with it.

Mattias Häggström Gerdt
Reason Product Manager

Posted Sept. 22, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

Tutorials

Beatmaking in Reason

Posted Sept. 12, 2017, 10:26 a.m.

Want to learn more about beat making in Reason? Let’s take a look at three distinct routes you can take in Reason to reach beat making Nirvana.

Get started with beatmaking in Reason!

 

Tutorials

Recording Acoustic Guitar

Posted Aug. 24, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

Recording acoustic guitar can bring life and natural character to your songs but getting them to fit into your mix begins at the recording phase. So we're taking a deep dive into tried and true techniques for acoustic guitar recording that will suit the style of song you're recording it for.

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Posted Aug. 24, 2017, 9:42 a.m.