Welcome to first newsletter of 2010. We hope this finds you rested after the holiday season, and not too troubled by the cold temperatures that seem to have taken an icy grip on large parts of the planet. First off - an important message.
The survivors of the Haiti earthquake need all the support they can get. Propellerhead Software has made a donation to the Red Cross Haiti relief and we urge you to do the same.
You can donate directly to the Red Cross (International | Swedish), or by adding a Haiti disaster relief donation to your next order from the Propellerhead web shop (available on checkout). All donations received will go directly to the international Red Cross / Red Cresent Haiti aid effort. We thank you for your support.
In this issue:
Super Adventure Club is Michael Winger and Jake Wood, and they want to rock your world with drums, bass and a couple of laptops. Winger has recorded and engineered for big names like Kronos Quartet and Feist. Wood is a freelance drummer and teacher. The duo plays Reason via ReWire to achieve a wide palette of tones, while playing drums, bass and singing at the same time!
They'll be showing us how they use Reason in their multi tasking live performances.
Gary Bromham addresses the subject of selecting the best mic for the job, and then how to use it to best effect in Record. And he should know - he's worked with Björk, George Michael, Sheryl Crowe, and Graham Coxon.
In this, the latest in the series, we're looking at two different ways to hook up sidechain compression using the Record mixer dynamics section and the M-Class compressor to create some sidechained pumping pads.
Just in case you missed it, as of January 1st 2010, Reason is now even more affordable. With a new and lower price for Reason, the Record Reason Duo, and the Reason Premium Edition Bundle, this might be just the deal you have been waiting for! Contact your reseller or visit the PropShop for our new pricing!
There's also good news for Reason Adapted owners wanting to upgrade to Reason together with Record; you can now find
the Reason + Record upgrade for Reason Adapted owners in the PropShop.
New in the online store this month: Bitword's Oxide Kits volume 2 offers percussive oddities and musical noises. Uniphonic brings Auditory Vortex, a vortex of sounds all created with Thor.
About the ReFills
Uniphonic - Auditory Vortex
Announced last month, RM64 Artists Record is a blog where seven unsigned, promising bands are documenting their musical lives in text, audio and video - launched by Propellerhead Software and leading A&R consulting agency Room 64.
Told in their own words and videos, we follow the bands through song writing sessions, rehearsals, car mishaps in the New Mexico desert, recording sessions and learn about their life with music.
New Year, New York by The Narrative
An Argument Against Free Music by The Eastern Sea
The decline of western civilization, in the southern united states, by Bud Carroll
New Record + Reason video tutorial from Line6Piper: Vocoding with Drums
"Reason on steroids" — Erik Hawkins on Record
Brilliant new tutorial from Line 6's Matt Piper: Playing Guitar Through the Reason Synths
Record is Music Radar's "DAW of the Year"!
Resolution magazine reviews Record