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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 ...

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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 ...

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How to Record Retrowave with Reason 10

Posted June 17, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

With influences ranging from 1970s and '80s film soundtracks to artists like Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, and John Carpenter, Retrowave is a genre of driving, synth-based music that has surged in popularity thanks to retro-inspired shows and movies like Stranger Things and Blade Runner 2049. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to record a Retrowave track in Reason 10 using a ...

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Download Andrew Huang's FREE patches for Europa by Reason

Posted June 5, 2018, 9:26 a.m.

Andrew Huang is a Toronto-based music and video producer with a penchant for working within absurd, self-imposed limitations. 

A versatile and prolific musician, he has released over 2,000 songs in a massive range of genres. He is perhaps best known for the strange feats of musicianship which have earned him over 1.3 million subscribers and 170 million ...

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Europa by Reason VST/AU plugin is here

Posted May 30, 2018, 2:02 p.m.

Today Propellerhead released our first VST/AU. We’ve been doing plugins for six years, and DAW instruments and effects since long before that, so what’s the big deal?

Well, this one works in Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Image Line FL Studio, Presonus Studio One, Cubase and many other DAWs (I hate that word. Can’t we just call them music making ...