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Soft Synth Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Right Synth Plugin for You

Posted Jan. 15, 2019, 10:03 a.m.

From the earliest electronic sound experiments to the digital revolution of the 1980s and beyond, synthesizers have had a hand in shaping popular music for decades. But today a new class of instruments rules the charts: soft synths. A soft synth is simply any synthesizer in software form (as opposed to a physical instrument), and they can produce sounds that ...

Crew

Introducing Complex-1 Modular Synthesizer

Posted Dec. 18, 2018, 10:58 a.m.

2018 is almost over, but I'll be damned if we won't release just one more awesome Rack Extension. I'm happy and proud to introduce Complex-1 Modular Synthesizer!

It's no secret that some of us at Propellerhead have a fondness for modular. We've had CV and gate cables, the semi-modularity of Thor and the Combinator for a long time. Since then ...

Tutorials

How to Make Vaporwave in Reason 10

Posted Sept. 10, 2018, 9:11 a.m.

Over the last decade, dozens of electronic music subgenres have starting popping up all over the Internet. Around 2009 Chillwave was all the rage. Often criticized for relying too heavily on nostalgia, artists like Daniel Lopatin, James Ferraro and Xavier began making Chillwave tracks that ironically featured slowed down samples of smooth jazz, easy listening and elevator music from the ...

Tutorials

How to Record Trap Soul in Reason 10

Posted July 10, 2018, 2:02 p.m.

Reason is the perfect tool for creating Trap Soul beats with banging 808s, classic R&B licks, and sparse atmospheric textures. Check out this video by Stefan Guy to learn!

Trap Soul is a relatively new music genre that combines the atmospheric textures, booming 808s and rapid-fire hi-hats of trap music with the rich pads, lush strings and heartfelt melodies of ...

Tutorials

How to Make a Drum n Bass Track in Reason

Posted June 20, 2018, 6:50 a.m.


 

Drum ‘N’ Bass is a dance music subgenres that evolved from the tangled web of the UK’s underground rave scene in the 1980s and ‘90s, with roots in the broader genre of Breakbeat. Drum & Bass combines heavy synthesized bass lines with vocal samples from soul and reggae records to create an bold, energetic, and supremely danceable wall of ...