It's hard to imagine that it's already November, though one step outside onto the Stockholm streets reminds us all real quick.
In this issue:
Olivia Broadfield would be the first to admit that a common question when people see her name is "Who is she?" But she also realizes that their common follow up is "Why is she outselling everyone but Owl City on the iTunes chart?" Olivia is a self-producing artist who is more than just a gifted songwriter. She's has a gift for music publishing as well.
Where most bands finish their album, pile into a van, and start touring it around the country, Olivia takes to the modern online social networks to reach music supervisors and publishing companies. She has secured some of the most coveted film, TV, and commercial placements around, reaching audiences of millions with her music in the process. Most recently, Olivia's music was featured on Grey's Anatomy. The show's music placement has made household names of artists like Imogen Heap in the past.
We sat down with Olivia to hear about her early songwriting, what inspires her, and see how she's using Reason to create synth hooks from her vocals.
And don't miss a special live uStream event with Olivia Broadfield on the 21st of November to celebrate her recent double CD release.
When Uprock Audio in Sacramento, California got their hands on the new Balance with Reason Essentials package they set about on a new creative project. The plan was simple enough: They wanted to record a song with a local artist, produce it, then sample it, remix it, and turn it into a second entirely new hip hop song... all in one day!
We captured the process, spoke to Dean and John at Uprock Audio about the project, and put it all together into a music video. You can hear the song that resulted from their day's work and get a glimpse into the social aspect that Uprock Audio uses for inspiration, motivation, and just plain fun.
You can even download the song in Reason demo song format to get an up-close look at how this track was produced.
What's the one thing we all love even more than Reason production tips from an industry professional? Answer: FREE Reason production tips from an industry professional! Erik Hawkins, one of Berkleemusic's online instructors and resident Reason guru, has put up a list of his 5 most essential Reason tips and tricks. You can get them for free by visiting Berkleemusic.com!
With the release of Reason 6, many owners of Reason 5 and previous versions have upgraded and found themselves both excited and slightly overwhelmed with the plethora of new features they have at their disposal. Where to start? The new devices? The audio workflow? The big mixer? It can be a bit daunting to make sure you're getting the most out of the new tools.
Fortunately ASK Video have put out a series of 20 highly focused videos which means you can get your questions answered fast and effectively.
With the release of Reason 6, Balance, and Reason Essentials the reviews are appearing in magazines and websites around the world. Like a bunch of proud parents, we thought we'd show you sampling of what's being said. Consider this our version of those bumper stickers on cars that say "My Child is an Honor Student at XYZ Middle School."
When we told Mattias to get some good Propellerhead-related stories from around the world wide web, we didn't expect him to actually travel the world looking for them. But he's back from a cross-european trek and we gotta admit... he brought back some good stuff!
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