Eric Shafer
Eric Shafer is a unique hybrid of talents. A computer technology student and professional by trade, Eric also has a keen interest in graphic and web design, running his own blog, Presidia Creative. He also works extensively with music and professional audio, and has written several articles for AudioTUTS+ as well.
Tutorials
  • Music & Audio
    How to Audition Reason Combinator Blends with Your KeyboardThumb
    Finding a set of sounds that work well together can be difficult. In Reason, it can be a laborious effort to create a combination of instruments, record some MIDI on each and then play them back. In this tutorial, we’ll look at a trick you can use in Reason to allow you to hear playback from multiple Combinators in real-time from your MIDI controller.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    10 Ways to Enhance Performance In Propellerhead's ReasonThumb
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    In this article, we’re going to look at ten things you can do to help maximize the performance of Reason, fix various annoying issues, and avoid CPU strain during heaving automation and interaction with other DAWs.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Your Guide to Getting Started with Synthesis in ReasonThumb
    A synthesizer is an electronic instrument that reproduces a variety of sounds by generating and combining signals of different frequencies and waveforms. Propellerhead’s Reason features various forms of synthesis, and it’s often difficult for the user to decide which synthesizer to use. In this tutorial, we’re going to explore the art and the science of synthesis, as well as discuss how Reason’s synthesizers can be used, and in which situations you should use them. Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    The Making of "How We Do" by The GameThumb
    In this tutorial, we're going to learn how to recreate the beat, bass and melody from How We Do by The Game featuring 50 Cent and produced by the illustrious Dr Dre. If you’re a fan of hip-hop and hip-hop music production, you’ll be a fan of this tutorial.Read More…