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Shepard tone

Shepard tone

Music can really play tricks with the mind at times. In the following article, I will be describing one technique that does a really mind job at best. The Shepard tone I am going to describe is something that often is used in cinematics to create suspense for instance. Others use it just for the fun of it being an illusion. It kind of would be similar to those images from Escher.

one year ago
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How to record automation lanes with CV

How to record automation lanes with CV

In this article I will explain how to record your Control Voltage outputs on an automation lane. It may require some external tools to make it work. While I am not familiar with Apple / Macs I am mainly focusing on how it works on windows (you may need only one specific tool
one year ago
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Writing songs in two hour sessions

Writing songs in two hour sessions

This is going to be hard one just to write down in text. But I thought I would address this issue today since I have a feeling I have 'nailed' it big time. Sometimes we want to take our time while writing our songs down. There is really no problem there. The only fuzz I have with long term projects is that it sometimes tends to get boring to "work" on "that" song again. Those long term projects turn in to pissing contests in to which EQ would be better, which compression setting you really want, and which layer to add or to remove. We all probably have been in that stage that you will end up die trying to perfect a song in Propellerhead Reason. Whatever you do, it never feels finished.

2017-07-10
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The different levels of music production

The different levels of music production


2017-02-25
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VST in Reason

VST in Reason

VST in Reason is something people have been requested a lot of times. It has been stated back in the days that Propellerhead will not integrate the VST format. Nor are there any plans regarding integrating VSTs in the Digital Audio Workstation called Reason (yes, we can call it a DAW). At some point in time when Reason 6.5 got released the program got its own unique platform for external plugins. Which is a great step forward. Most of the external plugins as Rack Extensions work seamless in the workflow of the program itself. While this has been there for quite some time there is still an outcry for VST support in Reason. For those who really want to use VST support in Reason, this topic might be for you.

2017-01-17
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Frequencies for equal scale based on a sine wave

Frequencies for equal scale based on a sine wave

The following table presents all the notes based on the A4 = 440Hz I am presenting this table in case you will need it. I use this table a lot in case I need to tune a percussion element to sync it up with for instance a bass line.

2016-10-12
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A few Reasons why Reason may not be the program for you

A few Reasons why Reason may not be the program for you

Since I have been seeing a wide range of "threads" (eg: forum posts) about why people would leave reason. Or people calling out that Reason kind of sucks in a general context. I would just write down a list of items why Reason will never be the DAW for you (in case this question comes to mind). To be honest, I like Reason for what it is. However there are moments that I go back to other DAWs so I can compare thing, spot the weaknesses and "code" my own stuff back in to Reason to get simi

2016-10-23
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Swapping between Reason versions

Swapping between Reason versions

Welcome back to another tutorial about Reason. While this topic might not be applicable to anyone who uses Reason. It is more a topic that addresses users that have the same issues as I would have. On a daily basis I handle collaborations using a closed network where the Reason versions vary from one version to another version. It are issues like these when I can't send back a Reason 7 file back to a person who for instance runs Reason 5. The issue here is that the file formats in most conditions ..

2016-10-12
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10 things to do when getting started with making music

10 things to do when getting started with making music

Right, let me give you a top 5 list of things I "normally" do when starting a music session. This may alter ever time I start a music session, but I am just going to throw in my top 5 thingies I normally do when starting one.` 1. No interruption I try to make sure I am not going to be interrupted during my music session. This means: no facebook, no twitter, no phone, no anything (except for the nagging girlfriend that keeps asking me to tone it down). Interruption can take you out of the ...

2016-10-12
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Workshop 2 Genre juggling

Workshop 2 Genre juggling

Welcome back to another "workshop" article. In this type of article I am going to a break down on how I made the song, and why I made the song. Previous article in this "series" was a song that fits in the realm of WipeOut The reason for me posting these type of articles is because it is a different angle from learning from people who make music. Sometimes we like to talk sound design, sometimes we talk mastering. In cases like these there are other "problems" that come to

2016-10-12
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Workshop 1 Wipeout song

Workshop 1 Wipeout song

Welcome back to another Reason related article. This time I would just like to break down a track I have made of my own. Just for the single purpose, I might get some feedback about the song. And second you might pick a few elements here and there. Or you could just stuff popcorn in your face and just enjoy the show. Take your pick. The idea behind "workshops" is quite simple. I will try to dymistify my own productions. Explain why I have taken the steps in this direction. Are these the right

2016-10-12
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Reason 7 workflow

Reason 7 workflow

Welcome back to another Reason Workflow article. As I have done multiple workflow articles in the past, I felt like writing a new one which fits in the realm of Reason 7.1. Since I am a long time Reason user (Reason 2.5 and upwards) I have kind of followed the changes regarding workflow. I still feel that the workflow of Reason 4 is the best that is out there. Sequence wise it worked pretty well. While Record and Reason 6 brought the SSL Mixer, it did provide a different way of thinking when it comes to ..

2016-10-12
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