Propellerhead Reason 6 Workshop with Hank Shocklee & Falty DL
Propellerhead Software’s Reason audio production platform made a massive leap in 2011. Reason 6 brought features such as the integration of Record (the acclaimed recording and mixing software), new instruments, new effects, a new mixer, and a sexy new audio interface called Balance. Add to this list a pay-what-you-want upgrade option for owners of Reason and Record and you’ve got an impressive music production platform that hit many best of 2011 lists in recent weeks. Reason 6 is a totally new beast.
To help you understand the depth and possibilities of this new production platform we are pleased to preset a special Reason 6 workshop at Dubspot NYC on Monday January 30th from 7-9pm EST. The event will feature production luminary Hank Shocklee (Bomb Squad, Public Enemy, Def Jam), dubstep / bass producer FaltyDL, and vocalist Cody Geil. Dubspot’s Chris Petti and Propellerheads’ James Bernard will host a series of discussions and demonstrations that will introduce you to new workflow and features in Reason 6 using the Balance Controller (read more on Balance below). James Bernard and Hank Shocklee will kick off the event with a short discussion on effecient production methods with Reason and they will quickly segue into producing a track from scratch in front of the audience. If you’d like to join us for this discussion and workshop, please RSVP on our Facebook page. In addition, we will be streaming the workshop live on out site, so bookmark this page if you’d like to catch the workshop online!
About Hank Shocklee
Hank Shocklee is one of the godfathers of hip hop and modern music production. Through his early work as a DJ on Adelphi University’s 90.3 FM radio station and as a nightclub manager, Shocklee started to meet the individuals who would later be transformed into the groundbreaking group Public Enemy. As Shocklee’s work with Public Enemy started to gain momentum and airplay, a then lesser-known Russell Simmons summoned Shocklee to work on remixes for artists on his Def Jam roster. It was Shocklee’s creative vision and energy that landed him a position with Def Jam Recordings where he served as Vice President of A&R and staff producer from 1986-1988, while he was still developing the Public Enemy Concept. Shocklee also eventually became the Publicity and Marketing point person for Rush Artist Management and handled touring projects for artists such as Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, and Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. With the signing of Public Enemy to Def Jam Recordings and the group’s rise to stardom, Shocklee’s efforts shifted to full time studio work. He served as Producer and Executive Producer for the group and led them to the success of 1 Double Platinum, 4 Platinum and 2 Gold Albums. Shocklee also managed Public Enemy along with Russell Simmons and Public Enemy soon became Def Jam’s biggest global act and went on the road for a series of successful world tours.
Drew Lustman’s releases as FaltyDL encompass IDM, drum’n’bass, hardcore techno, house, garage, and dubstep. Full of abstractions and abrupt changes, the majority of his output was nonetheless intended for active dancefloors. The New York-based producer debuted “FaltyDL” in 2007 but gained serious traction in 2009 with a pair of singles on Ramp, as well as an EP and an album — titled Love Is a Liability — for Planet Mu. More short-form releases on Rush Hour, Planet Mu, Ramp, and Swamp81 were issued across 2010 and 2011. You Stand Uncertain, a second album, was also released on Planet Mu in March of 2011.
• 2-in by 2-out audio interface
• USB 2.0 – bus powered
• Hi-end pre-amplifiers
• Hi-end 24-bit ADC/DACs, 44.1 to 96kHz
• Low latency design
• Clip Safe — “built-in recording engineer” automatically heals any clipped recordings.
• Mac OS class compliant (no driver on Mac OS).
• ASIO drivers for Windows.
• Built-in Propellerhead Ignition Key
• Direct monitoring (for stand-alone or DAW use)
• Two XLR microphone inputs w. 48V phantom power
• Two 1/4″ guitar inputs with padding
• Four 1/4″ line inputs (two stereo pairs)
• One 1/4” headphone output
• Two 1/4″ TRS balanced main outputs
• Hardware input source selection
• Input level control
• Separate output and headphone level control
• Output muting
Master Reason & Record with our complete program of courses culminating in a four track EP ready for release. In addition to achieving a complete overview of the composition process in Reason & Record you’ll also earn the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Reason & Record. After completing this program, you will leave with a new EP, a remix entered in an active remix contest, a Refill ready to share, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Reason & Record.
- Reason Level 1: Sketches, Beats, and Remixes
- Reason Level 2: Dissect and Reconstruct
- Reason Level 3: Sound Design
- Reason Level 4: Advanced Sound Design
- Reason Level 5: Recording and Mixing
- Reason Level 6: Beyond the Rack
This program is about learning Reason by going through the entire process of being an artist, from developing your sound through a series of sketches while getting familiar with the application to creating a fully-fleshed out four song EP. You will create a remix and submit it to an active remix contest, create a refill, and learn valuable insider tips and techniques.
Start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.
Or if you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.