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Tutorial: How to Write a Melody with Reason 10

Posted Aug. 8, 2019, 1:42 p.m.

The most popular songs in the world all have one thing in common—great melodies. They’re what draw the listener in, and what keeps them humming along after the song is over. Melodies are most important part of any song, which is why we’re breaking down everything you need to know about how to write a melody, as well as a ...

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How to Create a Neo Soul Beat in Reason 10

Posted June 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m.

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Known for impassioned vocal performances, thoughtful lyrics and heavy use of use of live instrumentation, neo soul music combines the best of classic soul and modern R&B. Popularized by artists like D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Maxwell and Lauryn Hill in the mid-90s, early neo soul music relied heavily on ...

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Tutorial: Thor Polysonic Synthesizer: Everything Explained – The Complete Walkthrough

Posted June 12, 2019, 7:30 a.m.

Where other synths use one specific form of synthesis and one single filter, the Thor polysonic synthesizer features six different oscillator types and four unique filters. What does this give you? Simply the most powerful synth ever created; an unstoppable monster of a sound generator that utilises synthesizer technology from the last 40 years.

In principle, Thor can be a ...

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 ...

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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 ...