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If you’re cray cray for #TayTay or gaga for… well… Gaga, then this tutorial is for you. Electro Pop drums are all about hard hitting, crisp, beats that support the song and give you just enough to clap along with.
In this episode of the Super Neat Beat Cheat Sheet series, Ryan walks you through the creation of pop drums but also shows you his favorite Drum Machine in Reason and it’s one you might not even know exists.
Figure is available in the App Store now.
iPhone 4 or higher is recommended. Playback works on fine on my iPhone 3GS but recording fast drum parts tends to gets very sloppy.
The second announcement for Reason and Record is taking a stab at structuring your songs in segments like intro, verse, refrain etc using something called Blocks. Blocks lets you sequence your songs using a more pattern-based approach, with the segments of your song as individual building blocks to be laid out in your arrangement.
Start by creating the discrete parts of your song in blocks mode. When you are ready to start building your song, just switch back to song mode and draw in what blocks should play in the dedicated pattern lane. Use one block for the verse and one for the chorus — or build your song around a single 8-bar loop.
Blocks provide a very fast way of creating a musical structure for your song. But the options don’t end there. With the basic arrangement laid out, you can see the contents of the blocks and create variations and mute individual parts, or add further musical elements in song mode.
I think this seem very promising – looks like the Propeller guys got this right!
Sonic Reality, creators of the Sonic Refills, Miroslav Refills, Ultra Refills and the popular free Tastefill have put together yet another free refill for all Reason 4 users to download. This time they tell us that it is one stellar-sounding 24-bit drum kit from the Ocean Way Drums library; a refill with a stereo Ocean Way Drum Kit 10 “Medium Ambience Mix” Kit for the NNXT and ReDrum.
Here’s all the details from the press release…
The original pre-packed size of this amazing drum kit is over 700 MB! This FREE kit includes alternating hits mapped in both General Midi and “iMap” (Sonic Reality’s proprietary drum mapping system for achieving greater performance realism and expression).
Ocean Way® Drums features larger-than-life sound, having been recorded in the legendary Studio B at Ocean Way® Recording in Hollywood, California where artists like Radiohead, Beck, Green Day, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and countless other artists record. It was recorded and mixed by Grammy®-winning engineers Allen Sides and Steven Miller to offer users “album ready” drum mixes right out of the box. Ocean Way® Drum kits have a natural acoustic sound that has presence, punch and depth rarely found in drum sample libraries, winning accolades such as Keyboard Magazine’s Key Buy and Electronic Musician Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award. Now all Reason 4 users can have a FREE taste of this amazing drum sample collection to use right inside their Reason 4’s NNXT, ReDrum and Combinator!
The FREE “Ocean Way® Drum Kit 10 Medium” Refill can be downloaded exclusively from Sonic Reality’s download site- DownloadableSoundz. All Reason 4 users may click on this link: http://www.downloadablesoundz.com/redeemcredits.php?refcode=pr10-21-09 and enter the following promo code: PROMO-OWDPROP
Or simply go directly to:http://www.downloadablesoundz.com/freesoundz.php after first setting up a free download account with DownloadableSoundz.com
Propellerhead launches AudioCubes contest
What do they do?
The cubes are wireless MIDI controllers that interact with each other. They can output controller data or MIDI notes based on their relative placement, on how they are rotated or by using them as proximity sensors.
The latest update of the Audio Cubes software includes full support for Reason’s remote technology, allowing for effortless integration with your favorite music software.
You’re a Reason 4 owner ? Wanna enter this contest ? Please visit the link >>