This is going to get confusing, isn’t it, with a product name like “Record”? (A “Record Tutorial”? A “Record Video”? Maybe it’s just me…)

Anyway, if you’re hooked up with the Record beta and looking to get started, Propellerhead have posted a video tutorial to get you going, with more planned. There’s also a new Record blog:

Record Blog

There’s an update on the state of beta testing, and you’ll find some notes from Props CEO/founder Ernst on why they’re creating Record:

When we designed Record we went back to our original roots, the drive that made us create Reason a long time ago. In 1998, when the Reason design came to life, there were already incredible synthesizers. You could already make music with your computer. There was immense power in the solutions that existed.

Now, I’m sure that won’t calm down any of you who won’t use Record because it has a dongle, or because it lacks MIDI output for talking to your hardware synths. But, then, that’s why we have more than one tool from which to choose in music technology, both commercial and open source.

For instance, since I know there’s a rabid Reaper community out there, I’m happy to see these two apps face off in an audio software slam.

Just to be contrary, I’m going to tag this post “DAWs,” because even if Record isn’t a DAW, I think it clearly can be an alternative to DAWs as a “piece of software that allows you to record and make music.” Really, while there’s no convenient acronym for that, that’s the whole point of all this software, right? (Then again, that’s all the more reason not to call anything a “DAW,” because “workstation” is a meaningless word that has little to do with actually using computers to make music.)

And, sure, if I had it to do over again, I might simply call this blog “Create Music.” Or “Music.” Or just “ate.”

  • rhowaldt

    i wish you'd call this blog 'ate'. that would be so incredibly nonchalantely cool. or something.

  • This on top of "Ableton Live." which means you have to say things like "I like to use Live when I play live." or even worse "Do you use Live live?

    Whatever else you can say about it, at least Cubase is not a common english noun.

  • do you record live live in record?

  • pyramind

    is there any Reason behind your Logic?

  • not really.
    all in all, its just about the pro tools.

  • otnooishphoo

    rock on buddy!


  • bliss

    Yeah, "Ate" is not bad — but I like "Sausage" better. Because these days one can just toss anything they want into their music, and have a good chance of getting the music to come out tasty. So in the new Star Trek timeline — this blog could very well be named "Sausage".

  • now that I see it in action, I'm significantly less enthusiastic.

    This is some serious "meh" … just another interface with differently laid out controls that do the same things as every other piece of recording software does.

    well prop-heads … "rock on, buddy!"

  • Does Record records midi in? Can Record record more than one midi channel at the same time (I think that this is not possible in Reason)?

  • JPV

    For 300 bucks I can get an Mbox Mini and ProTools LE 8, now with 48 audio tracks.


  • A very good tutorial video!

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  • bassjunkie

    yea jpv but Mbox mini sucks and quite frankly pro tools is the least user friendly software I have ever used,if you are just a studio man then yea its amazing but propellerheads has some thing special; incredible stability, low cpu use and quick idea in your head to 1 + 0's on your hard drive no pissing about, quick simple. thats why we like it.

  • Brendan

    +1 beta