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Propellerhead Newsletter

Happy Valentines Day, everyone! We've got lots of love to go around this month, from new sounds, inspiring artists, contest prizes sure to please, and tutorials to enlighten. If tonight's a big date with your significant other, please read on at your own risk... you may end up late for your big date!

In this issue:

  • Figure 1.4 is OUT!
  • New Figure song contest
  • Cookie Monsta Artist Feature
  • New ReFill in the Shop
  • Subtractor Fundamentals Tutorial

Figure 1.4 is OUT!

Figure 1.4 is OUT!

Everyone's favorite mobile music app, Figure, is out with a new version. Figure 1.4 brings some exciting new features for your musical "figures." Want to share your music with friends, SoundCloud support built into version 1.4 makes posting your songs to the cloud a snap. New Audiobus support also means you can now pipe your Figure sounds over to your other iOS music apps. With background audio support you can switch from app to app while your Figure music doesn't skip a beat.



Figure Song Contest

Figure Song Contest

To celebrate the release of Figure 1.4, we have teamed up with SoundCloud and Beats By Dre for a massive prize draw! The two winners will receive a one year SoundCloud Pro account, a Propellerhead production suite (Balance, Reason and ReCycle), and either a pair of Beats Pro headphones or a Figure friendly Beatbox Portable speaker system.

The contest is simple: Get Figure 1.4 and start creating. Upload your songs to SoundCloud and your music will automatically be entered into our Figure listening gallery. When the contest is over, we'll draw a winner at random from all the entries. Each play your song gets on SoundCloud is like one raffle ticket in the drawing so the more plays you get, the more chances you have to win!

So head over to the app store, get Figure 1.4, and get the beats flowing!



Cookie Monsta Artist Interview

Cookie Monsta

Cookie Monsta is known for his massive aggressive bass sounds. But to him, creation is all about play. He keeps the fun in his process that dates all the way back to his first productions that happened on the Playstation game console.

We visited Cookie Monsta at his studio in Nottingham to see how he layers up his sounds to create interesting dubstep basses that smack you in the face.



New ReFill in the Shop

SampleMagic makes some of the best sounds around and this month's release is no exception!

Matthew Codek's Fonkin' House

Stereo Productions continue their exclusive SampleMagic series with 310+MB of jackin' and funkin' house workouts, percussive grooves and kick-free tops, courtesy of rising star Matthew Codek. Pumping filter loops, FX impacts, bombs risers and falls - plus 332 drum hits for custom beat building.

View in Shop


New Tutorial: Subtractor Basics

Product Specialist Mattias Häggström Gerdt is back with another tutorial for you. This time, he returns to synthesizer square one with a look at the most basic but very powerful Subtractor synthesizer. Become a subtractive synthesis sound design powerhouse with this new tutorial from Mattias.


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