Propellerhead Reason 6: In Studio With James Bernard
We will be filming a new video for Propellerheads Reason 6 next week with James Bernard. We are stoked to offer our readers a chance to chime in if you have any questions for James about the new software. We will be giving away a Propellerheads prize pack for the best question and we will personally address your inquiries in the video shoot.
Working in Artist Relations, Sound Design and as a Product Specialist for Propellerhead
Software, James Bernard keeps busy traveling around the world doing gigs, demos and
training seminars. He also recently completed a years worth of YouTube video tips and
tricks on Propellerhead Software that have been very well received.
In his 18 years of producing and releasing records, James has been a musical shape
shifter. Scrolling through his extensive discography, you may find an ambient/glitch/idm
album, a techno acid stomper or a gold selling musical score for a blockbuster movie.
His extensive knowledge of Propellerhead Software products and music production
techniques, and his ability to make even the most difficult technique easier to understand
ensure that you will come away from any of his presentations with some useful
What’s new in Reason?
If you’ve already got Reason version 1 to 5, get ready for Reason 6! With audio tracks in the sequencer, breathtaking time stretch, and audio transpose you’ll be able to stay inside Reason’s creative environment for your whole production. With the addition of the Neptune pitch corrector, Line 6 modeled amplifiers, and the ID-8 writer’s toolbox of instruments, you’ll have serious tools for serious production.
We’ve also added three new creative effects (Pulveriser, Alligator, and The Echo), an expanded factory sound bank, and 64bit OS support. Reason 6 is a monstrous step up for your rack.
Mix in studio grade quality
The fully equipped mixing desk adds a big studio signal chain to all your sound sources. Every audio and instruments track has its own channel strip — the built-in EQ, dynamics and advanced routing will give your music that unmistakable million-dollar console sound. The “radio ready” master bus compressor gives your mixes that extra punch.
Pulveriser puts crunchy compression, dirty distortion, a multimode filter and flexible modulation in a single, sound-crunching effect.
The Echo is an advanced stereo echo bringing together the brilliance of modern delays with the organic sounds of analog circuitry and old-school tape machines. The Echo is equal parts pristine stereo delay, sound sculpturing toolbox, and playable performance effect.
The Echo Propellerhead
Alligator is a three band pattern-based gate effect that turns bland pads into rhythmic textures, radically twists your loops, and tweak boring beats into blockrocking breaks.
New in the Reason rack is the Neptune pitch correction and voice synth device. Neptune turns your performances into pitch-perfect ones in no time. Simply play your new harmonies on your MIDI keyboard for instant backing vocals.
Capture your ideas with a minimum of mouse clicks and menu actions — version 6 introduces unlimited hard disk tracks and rock solid audio recording in Reason.
Time stretch & audio transpose
With our now legendary non-destructive time stretch, you can actually record first and pick your tempo later. And with the brand new audio transpose you can even record first and change the key later. Change the tempo of your song, and the audio follows right along. Non-destructively change the pitch with a mouse click.
The large Recording Meter overlay lets you tune your guitar and set the levels from across the room.
Line 6 guitar and bass amps
With the virtual guitar and bass PODs® from amp and cab simulation experts Line 6, Inc. you are never short of interesting tones and timbres.
The included Factory Sound Bank has been expanded with thousands of new patches and loops for Reason’s instruments, and hundreds of patches for the new Pulveriser, The Echo and Alligator effects. Finding your sound has never been easier.
Reason has been killing it for years and has always been my weapon of choice. We are super stoked to have James Bernard, the king, in next week and we will be sure to dig deep and have a great shoot. If you have any questions about Reason or your music production for James and the team here at UniqueSquared please leave them below in the comments and we will answer them for you in the upcoming video. Plus, you can win a fancy prize pack for the best questions. NICE.