Last month we started off the newsletter with a plea for donations to the Red Cross / Red Crescent work in Haiti. We added a feature in our web shop to let people add a donation to their order and we are happy to say that many customers have done this; we recently sent a first transfer of $1200 to the Red Cross. A big thank you to all customers who donated!
The need for disaster relief in Haiti is still enormous. Haitians need to rebuild their country, more or less from the ground up, and this will cost money. Please consider donating through us to the Red Cross or through other established aid organizations.
In this issue:
Didi Gutman is the keyboard player in Brazilian Girls, a New York City based trio that's neither Brazilian nor Girls, save for vocalist Sabina Sciubba.
For Didi, Reason became both a practical and affordable way to get all the sounds he needed on stage without breaking his back or the bank. We met with him in his Brooklyn, NY combined studio and apartment to talk about how he got started with Brazilian Girls and how he started using Reason.
In the interview, Didi walks us through his Reason setup for the song Sirènes de la Fête where he uses synths, samplers and loops, all controlled in real time via Reason's Remote Override.
When preparing a space for recording and mixing we enter a potential minefield, as no two areas will sound the same, and therefore no one-solution-fits-all instant fix is available. There are, however, a few systematic processes we can run through to facilitate vastly improving our listening environment. Gary Bromham reveals his acoustics secrets in this month's Record U.
New in the online store this month: two gems from Goldbaby. The Tape101 gives you a tape-treated SH101 synthesizer, while volume 3 of Goldbaby's MPC60 series provides the drums, dripping with sonic character.
You already know just how powerful your Reason version 4 can be — now imagine a Reason with superpowers, a Reason 4000! Because that's exactly what you get when you add Propellerhead Record to the mix. The two programs will fuse together, adding just the features you always wished for, as well as flow and functionality you never knew existed.
We have added an interview to the site where Reason veteran Josh Mobley tells us about his transition to using Record for his professional work. Combining Reason and Record offers significant improvements over Reason when used in a ReWire setting.
As usual, we provide you with a small best-of list of things we've found on the big and mighty internet. Here's this month's selection.
Loop TV Record tutorials
Using Line 6 Recording Interfaces with Record
RM64 Artists Record
Berkleemusic.com, the online school of Berklee College of Music, offers Reason online courses and certificate programs for all skill levels.
Master the tools and techniques needed to compose, record, remix, improvise, produce and edit your musical ideas using Propellerhead
Reason. Enrollment is now open for the spring term starting on April 5th.