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The basics elements of deep house music

The basics elements of deep house music

Welcome back to another series of House music in Reason. In this article, I want to start off with writing down the basic ideas what the genre Deep House is all about. While I have originally written a complete article about the genre house music itself, deep house borrows elements for this genre while mixing it with a blend of jazz or blues elements. In short, it uses the percussion elements of house, while adding on top of this the usage of acoustic elements like piano's, Rhodes, or Pianets (where the latter two are acoustic electronic instruments). In the early days of Deep House music, it has some bridge between Gospel vocals. In the modern days, the Gospel is replaced with traditional vocals. Deep House is also known as a minimalistic type of House music. It usually consists of a bassline, some chords, and some deep sounding pads with a touch of a groovy percussion set. While using these elements it also comes with a lot of emotion (=deep). The mood for this would be more relaxing, hypnotizing and chill with a groovy element.

11 months ago
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Playing melodies around scales

Playing melodies around scales

Today's article is all related to Reason 9. Just because of the idea we are going to use players to make a song much faster (and it may also be an aiding tool later to know how to make a melody later). The reason why I am using players is simply that since Reason 9 I haven't really played any chords manually myself (as I am starting to realize this). One may argue that using players is like cheating to create music. When you understand the idea of making music than players in Reason 9 will make things a lot easier to get things done (without forgetting the whole theory behind it). You may have seen me bounding together a whole article about building chords last week. That is the theory behind it... today we'll be expanding on this to make melodies the easy way.

12 months ago
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Chords for beginners

Chords for beginners

When it comes down to making music a lot of music artists will be using basic chord progressions. Chord progressions have been there for decades and there are complete 'theories' (music theory) that will shed some light on the subject of how it all works. In this article, I will make use of something that is called the circle of fifth from music theory to create basic chord progression based on triads. All of this will require knowledge about triads, major chords, minor chords and the circle of fifth.

So I will jump straight into this because there is a lot to cover.

12 months ago
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Breaking out of the loop

Breaking out of the loop

Welcome back to another article about Propellerhead Reason. In this one I would like to address a few tricks I often apply myself to get out of the "loop". Where the original is based on a loop. Some of these ideas might be quite obvious, but then again I can just write them down in let's say 30 minutes time. The concepts off breaking out of a loop aren't that hard. It requires some logical thinking and it may require a few things to make it all work. Anyhow here are some ideas to get you started with it.

12 months ago
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Making stock music

Making stock music

Hi, I am Hydlide of Reasonexperts.

Let's talk about Stock music, what is made of, how it is made and what the major difference is between normal licenses versus stock music licenses. I would also like to touch on the audience of stock music and who uses them. What type of platforms there are to sell it and ... that type of thing.

one year ago
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Introducing Propellerhead Reason 10

Introducing Propellerhead Reason 10

So you have your computer, you have your midi keyboard (or maybe not), the speakers are set to full power and you want to start making music. How do we do this? The answer to this question is: get a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW in short). While there are plenty of Digital Audio workstations out there you may require some digging into the world of DAWs before making the proper choice here. Since this site is a Propellerhead Reason site, we'll be looking at what Propellerhead Reason 10 is, what it does and how it can aid you to make music. This is the first article in a series of beginner guides to help you to understand what Reason is and how it works.

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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Trap Music Production and how to create them

Trap Music Production and how to create them

Trap music is a sub genre that originates from Southern Hip Hop music. It is typically defined by a fast paced hi hat, a beats per minute that gets doubled, a few layered synthesizers, string sessions and a Roland Tr 808 to set up the major kicks and snares. Nowadays EDM (Electronic Dance Music) has a big influence on Trap Music. Since a lot of trap music is made inside Digital Audio Workstations, there is some typical usage when it comes to using Wave table synthesizers such as Massive or Serum. Which makes sense, since these are easy accessible to create cool sounds with.

In this article I want to address some pointers on how the major elements are created in Trap Music. Going from the percussion elements to the synths. While this is a linear approach, there are still different ways to set things up. Be creative and create some awesome Trap Productions.

2017-06-25
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Basic Elements House Music

Basic Elements House Music

Welcome back to another tutorial in the series of Basic Elements. In this article I would like to set up a starters guideline in the realm of house music. While it is fair to say that writing just one article about House Music would not really cut it. Therefor I will try to give a few different set ups so you can get started by creating your own. The Definition of House music House music is an electronic music genre that originates from Chicago. Developed in the early 80s. Early house music is ...

2016-10-12
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February Album Writing Month Day 1 2016

February Album Writing Month Day 1 2016

2016-10-11
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Chordset Setup

Chordset Setup

2016-10-11
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Creative RPG-8 in Reason

Creative RPG-8 in Reason

2016-10-11
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