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Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials 1.5 are out, and to celebrate, we're giving away the brand new Propellerhead Rack Extension Pulsar for free to all users. Claim your copy now! The offer ends on October 1st, 2012.

Pulsar LGM-1 is a dual channel modulation powerhouse for the Reason rack. Use it to introduce variation to your sounds, create entirely new ones using its advanced and flexible modulation, or load up any of the masterfully crafted presets for instant inspiration.

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In this issue of the newsletter:

  • Figure adds saving, exporting and more
  • Get started with Rack Extensions
  • Pyramind Launches Reason 6 Online Classes


Figure adds saving, exporting and more

A new version of Figure is out – bringing your most requested features to our best-selling music app for iOS. Figure 1.1 lets you save, browse and load songs, and adds variable loop lengths, better recording and export of audio through iTunes File Sharing.

The price for Figure remains the same at EUR €0.79 / USD $0.99.
Get it in the iTunes AppStore.

New in Figure:

  • Save, browse and load song files
  • Set length of loop (1, 2, 4, 8 bars)
  • Export audio to iTunes File Sharing
  • Better recording. Tap record and then draw on the pad to start recording. Or just press Play.
  • Performance and bug fixes

Full product info on Figure can be found at our website.


Get started with Rack Extensions

Rack Extensions have been out for just over three weeks and there are already tons of tutorials available for those who want to learn more about using all the new tools available to Reason! Below we've listed some of our favorites so far.

Getting Started with the Pulsar Dual LFO

The Pulsar Dual LFO is a flexible little powerhouse utility with tons of routing potential. Even though Pulsar is capable of some wild tricks, it also is one of the best places to start learning about modular synthesis and LFOs. We put together this introductory look at how to use LFOs to spice up your existing sounds and how to get Pulsar making some sounds of its own.

Using Pulsar as a playable synth

Musicradar.com has a video of our own James Bernard showing how to use Pulsar as a playable synth — recorded at the recent Producers Conference at Ministry of Sound in the UK. In ten minutes you'll learn how to set up Pulsar as an instrument and create a reese-style bass.

Three tricks with the Softube FET Compressor

In this video Softube teaches you three tricks with their FET Compressor: parallel compression, recreating the "all-buttons-in" sound, and using the compressor to get a more dynamic sound.

FXpansion Etch Red Overview Tutorial

In the Etch Red overview tutorial, FXpansion gives you an overview of the interface of Etch, shows you how to use the modulation source selection area and setting up sidechaining.

Making wide arpeggiator patches using Korg PolySix

Audiotuts' Mo Volans shows step-by-step how to create a wide synth sound using some of the built-in features in the Korg PolySix Rack Extension, such as the unison, arpeggiator and analog controls.


Pyramind Launches Reason 6 Online Classes

Pyramind is proud to introduce you to the future of distance learning in music production training – Pyramind Online. Learn Reason 6 from the comfort of your own home. Next start date is July 9th! Enroll here.


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