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Artist Feature: Evan Marien

Posted Aug. 21, 2019, 8:47 a.m.

Photo by Eric Silvergold

Evan Marien is a composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Decatur, Illinois and now living in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently he has been seen playing bass, keys and singing backgrounds for Elliot Moss, playing bass with Thundercat drummer Justin Brown's NYEUSI, and the last bassist to play in guitar legend Allan Holdsworth’s band. 


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Artist stories

Music Talk: Ken Evans on recreating New Order albums for Peter Hook & The Light

Posted June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.

Ken Evans in the Tycho Central Studio
 

Ken Evans has been creating electronic music in the synth pop genre since 1985. In 1993 he co-founded the Brisbane (Australia) band Tycho Brahe, which has so far released five albums and a number of singles and EPs, has appeared on numerous compilations, and has remixed and produced other artists. Various live ...

Tutorials

Tutorial: How to Program Realistic Drums in Reason 10

Posted May 29, 2019, 8:10 a.m.

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MIDI drums give you the freedom and flexibility to program your own performances, but they often lack the realism and authenticity of a live drummer. Samuel Prather is a multi-instrumentalist and producer known for his work with renowned artists like Raul Midon, Fred Yonnet, Hugh ...

Crew

Reason Compact 2.0: A Product Manager's reflections

Posted May 24, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

After months of testing concepts, designing and implementing, we’ve finally released the first major upgrade to of Reason Compact. We’ve added two new instruments—a drum machine called Rytmik and a bass synthesizer called Monotone.

As you might remember, the first version of Compact was released last year in August. We were happy to see it was picked up by so ...

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Running Reason Rack Extensions on the web

Posted May 20, 2019, 9:27 a.m.

Here at Propellerhead we are not just passionate about music-making, but also technology in itself. When we originally designed our Rack Extension architecture, we sought to build a plugin system that would decrease the need for maintenance of released software and instead enable companies to focus on better things, like adding features or building new cool products.

I remember literally ...