We hope everyone had a good Valentine's day. The boxes of chocolate are eaten and the roses are gifted. So with that all behind us, it's onward to the February Propellerhead Newsletter!!
In this issue:
Acoustic singer/songwriter Cyra Morgan is about as new as a debut artist can be. How new? She's using the same pick she started learning guitar with on day one. She hasn't changed her strings yet because she doesn't know how.
But these things don't concern Cyra because she's soley focused on one thing: Getting out the music she's heard in her head for 20 years. And in that regard, recording at home with Balance and Reason Essentials has been nothing short of liberating for her. We visited Cyra at her cozy New England house where she's put together a modest studio to capture her ideas and to hear one of her latest songs, Beautiful Madness.
The latest in our Creator Series is out! The Alt Drums ReFill (three volumes) is a collection of hard-hitting, massive, and aggressive drum kits mixed with custom effects and dynamics designed by legendary rock producer, Ryan Greene.
"What if The Beatles were Motley Crüe?" Greene's rhetorical question is answered in his collection of vintage and rock workhorse kits from Ludwig, Leedy, Tama, Gretsch, Pork Pie, and many more! Each volume also comes with a library of MIDI drum tracks for you to get all the feel and variation of a live drummer.
Better than a box of chocolates, these ReFills are sure to do better on your waistline.
The Olivia Broadfield Remix "Say" and Win contest submission period has ended and all that's left to do it pick a winner. Right now as we speak, Olivia Broadfield is sequestered in an undisclosed location sustaining herself on a diet of protein pills while a constant stream of music pours out of speakers towards her. Imagine the deprogramming scene in A Clockwork Orange and you'll have some sense of her dedicated and unrelenting drive Olivia has to find the best remix.
All through the month, Olivia will be putting her favorite remixes which are in the running for the top spot in her SoundCloud favorites list. Check in to see what's made the cut so far. And to hear which remix Olivia picks as the winner of the contest, she'll be holding a special live streaming broadcast on her uStream channel on the 29th of February (it's a leap year, after all).
Are you just getting started with Reason? Or perhaps you want to hone your skills, pick up some new ideas or learn others’ techniques for using Reason?
We’ve assembled tons of dedicated learning resources for Reason 6. Whether you prefer books, video tutorials, online schools or a classroom setting, there’s something for you at the brand new Reason Resources pages.
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