Happy Halloween, people! Sure it's costume party season in the U.S. but the big holiday Swedes decided to celebrate by dressing up as witches and trick or treating is actually Easter. We're kinda weird that way. We've got lots of new stuff for you this month following the exciting release of Reason 6, Balance, and Reason Essentials.
In this issue:
In just a couple of years Jordan Atkins-Loria has gone from student, to teacher, to master, and finally to headline act. When DJ Lucky Date was introduced to Reason, he instantly recognized the power of its synths and set out to master them. First by following online tutorials, Lucky Date soon lived by the saying, "the best way to learn is to teach." His own tutorials became very popular and led to his own ReFill series of electro synth sounds.
More recently DJ Lucky Date has been busy producing music, charting on Beatport, remixing for major artists, and performing at large club and festival shows.
We caught DJ Lucky Date live in action at Avalon in Hollywood, CA. Before the gig, Jordan sat down with us to show off the tricks behind a couple of his popular sounds. What's even better, he shared the patches with us so we can share them with you!
Record Reason Duo owners, if you haven't heard already we are running a massive offer through the whole month of October to celebrate the release of Reason 6. For a limited time you can upgrade to Reason 6 for whatever price you name, be it one dollar or one thousand dollars.
To participate in our "pay what you want offer," just login to your account and visit our online store. From there you can name your price and start your download. If you want to learn more about "pay what you want" or Reason 6, our website has details on everything.
If you've heard about our new audio interface, Balance, then you've probably heard about our revolutionary Clip Safe feature which ensures that you'll never lose a good take to distortion again. But how does it work? And why are we so worried about distortion in the first place? These and many more questions will be answered in our new micro tutorial on Balance's Clip Safe technology.
Okay you've got Reason 6, you've got Balance, and you're still craving some more ways to pimp out your music... how about some news sounds to go with the new toys! We've got a massive infusion of new ReFills in the Prop Shop this month:
macProVideo.com has announced 12 hours of expert video training by renowned Reason pros Hollin Jones, GW Childs and Mo Volans. That's 11 new Reason 6 tutorials for only $19.50 each! MPV covers everything about Reason 6: The Fundamentals, the New Effects, the Instruments - even Mixing and Mastering!
Sign up for a free one hour Reason 6 Quick Start Guide tutorial - just for creating an account!
Michael Bierylo is a Music Synthesis Professor at Berklee College of Music, and the author and instructor of several online Music Production courses for Berkleemusic, including "Desktop Music Production" and "Sound Design for the Electronic Musician". Please join us for a free half-hour live online clinic with Michael on Thursday, October 20th at 4:30pm EDT (Eastern Standard Time). Michael will be covering the topic of sound design using Reason, and he will also be answering a few questions from attendees. Don't miss out!
When: Thursday, October 20 - 4:30pm EDT (Eastern Standard Time)
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