Unkempt Breaks Refill

By admin on Jul 01, 2014 in Refills and Rack Extensions - 0 Comments

My sound design conglomerate, MSXII Sound Design, is pleased to announce our first refill for Propellerheads Reason with The Unkempt Breaks Refill!  Based on the wildly popular Unkempt Breaks collection, the refill now harnesses the unmatched power of Reason to expand on the incredible live drum loop pack!  Designed with taking creativity to new levels in mind, the refill appeals to both beginners and seasoned users of Reason alike.  It is also backwards compatible with Reason version 6.5 and above; allowing you to take advantage of stock devices such as ECHO, Dr. Octo Rex, and Pulverizer. Whether you like mapping drums in the 16 pads of Kong to program like an Akai MPC, or you’re needing unique grooves to get your song ideas started, the Unkempt Breaks Refill is for you!  Details below…

Refill Features:

  • All original, unique live drum breaks based on the Unkempt Breaks collection by MSXII Sound Design
  • 27 mulit-tracked drum songs (with templates) to start your own song ideas
  • 3 different FX combinators for sound manipulation and coloring
  • Dedicated tape saturation, tube warmth, and bit crushing buttons and knobs on each combinator unit
  • 6 different combinators for Dr. Octo Rex and Kong kits
  • 27 groove files based on the drum loops
  • 6 songs per each FX combinator to jump start songs
  • 10 Dr. Octo Rex patches
  • Compatible with all stock devices in Reason version 6.5 and above 
  • 535 MB Refill file

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Rob Papen Predator Review

By admin on Jun 27, 2014 in Product Review - 0 Comments

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I recently was approached with an opportunity to review a dope product in the Rob Papen series of plugins, Predator.  From his website, Papen describes his products as “powerful instruments and plug-ins that bring together innovative design, uncompromising sound quality, and musical, production-grade presets to make your tracks shine.”  I couldn’t agree more.  Here’s why…

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The Synth Immaculate 3

By admin on Jun 26, 2014 in Analog Synths - 0 Comments

Peep the video for the instruments we’ve used in the all new Synth Immaculate 3!  Some of the instruments in the sample pack include the Oberheim OBXa, Firstman E Piano, Hohner Bass, Kawai SX-210, Korg PS-3200, Paia Strings and ThingsI’ll be doing a video on advanced keyboard mapping in Reason real soon for this, but until then, grab that project and get going with some analog synth goodness!  Stay posted!

Betatest The Unkempt Breaks ReFill

By admin on Jun 07, 2014 in Reason , Refills and Rack Extensions - 0 Comments

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Betatest The Unkempt Breaks ReFill!  If you’ve picked up the original Unkempt Breaks, consider this as the project on steroids.  I need your feedback as I continue to develop tools to help you all.  This is an exciting step in my career and there’s so much more I can’t share just yet.  Peep the details.

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Making Beats Easily with Reason 7

By admin on Jun 05, 2014 in Music , Reason , Video - 0 Comments

What’s up!?  I wanted to share a video with you all on making beats easily with Reason 7 and a little creativity!  I’ve been using Propellerhead Software Reason for about 6-7 years now (since version 3) and I’ve been hooked every since.  It has literally changed my life.  Here, I’m working with a dope sample pack from my sound design group, MSXII Sound Design, The Beatbox Kit 2.  The idea behind the video is to portray how quickly things can get dope with the workflow in Reason.  Don’t sleep!

Drumbreaks and Sample Packs for your Sampler and DAW

By admin on Apr 26, 2014 in Drum Kits , Music - 0 Comments

 

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This kit is specifically designed to help you in your musical transitions from chord changes, vamps, b-sections, and endings.  No stranger to quality, this kit packs that MSXII substance you’ve come to love.  All 30 fills were created on the Pork Pie Drums Hip-Pig; a 3-piece rock shell pack.  Tuned to perfection and colored carefully for optimal mixing, the FIll-Up Banks Kit is a must have.  Every fill will find it’s place in your work.  Don’t sleep on this, grab it NOW!

Kit Features:

  • 30 original, live drum fills in 16bit .wav format
  • Fills played on a custom 3 piece Pork Pie Drums Hip-Pig rock shell pack
  • Completely unheard of MSXII material; nothing recycled or borrowed.
  • Slightly colored/saturated for optimal mixing 
  • Partners well with other MSXII Kits [Synth Immaculate, Rhodes & Vibes, Joe Deertay, etc.]
  • Compatible with all DAWs, samplers, and mobile formats that accept .wav files

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MSXII Sound Design is proud to unleash the Beatbox Kit for all who crave that unique feel on their production!  We’ve taken the concept of layering traditional drumbreaks over original work and replaced it with live “beat-boxed” breaks.  This instantly adds a texture and color that is sure to get your ideas going in the right direction.  This kit is designed for the tweaker.  The Beatbox Kit is tailored for the producer who loves to cut, slice, truncate, split, reverse, sample, boost, compress, flip, and destroy a break into something brand new and creative.  Recorded with a Neumann Microphone through studio-grade converters, the kit has been ever-so-slightly colored and saturated to sit pretty in the mix.  When combined with your own drum sounds [see The Sammich Kit], the possibilities are endless!  Creativity sold separately.

Kit Features:

  • 40 unique “Beat-Boxed” breaks in 16bit .wav file format
  • Completely different breaks at tempos of 85bpm, 92bpm, 135bpm, and 141bpm
  • Bonus additional hits used in MSXII Beatbox Kit medley
  • Slightly colored and saturated for optimal mixing 
  • Recorded on Neuman TLM 102 Microphone 
  • Compatible with all major software DAWs including; Ableton Live, Logic X, ProTools, FLStudio,Propellerheads Reason, etc.
  • Compatible with hardware samplers that accept the WAV file format; Akai MPC samplers, Roland MV8000, Maschine, etc.

Snares&Hats Cover (Neg Filter)

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This kit represents everything you love in quality production; dirty hats and crunchy snares.  Make no qualms about it, this kit will partner well with your current MSXII library.  Multiple loop ideas have been included to spark immediate inspiration and ideas.  We’ve used some of the most dirty hats we can find (16″ Vintage Zildjian Hats) to get a great sound.  Recorded through studio grade preamps and processed carefully, The Snares and Hats Combo Kit will sit nicely in both your mix and arsenal.  Don’t sleep!

Kit Details:

• 60 drum loops of live snares + hi-hats in 16bit .wav form
• Vintage saturation/coloring via products by API
Hi Hats used include: Zildjian 12″ Special Recording Hats, Zildjian 16″ Vintage Hats (40/50s), Dream 14″ Re-FX Jingle  
• Snare Drums used include: Pork Pie Percussion 6×14 Clear Acrylic Pig Lite, Pork Pie Percussion 7×13 Brass Patina, Pork, Pie Percussion 5×13 Maple, Pork Pie Percussion 6×10 Maple Soprano, Ludwig 5×14 Acrolite Black Galaxy, Noble & Cooley 4.75×14 Aluminum Alloy Classic, Pearl 3×13 Brass Piccolo, Pearl 8×14 Vinnie Paul Signature (Maple),
Tama 5.5×14 Starclassic Birch, Custom SoCal 5.5×14 Maple (Built by Matt Slack)
• Additional chopped one-shot hits provided as bonus
• Compatible with all major software DAWs including; Ableton Live, Logic X, ProTools, FLStudio,Propellerheads Reason, etc.
•Compatible with all hardware samplers that accept the WAV file format; Akai MPC samplers, Roland MV8000, Maschine, etc.

Sammich Kit 2 Cover

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With the initial success of it’s predecessor, MSXII Sound Design is proud to release The Sammich Kit 2!  By popular demand, we bring you that same crunch, grime, slap, dust, and warm texture you’ve come to love with MSXII kits and sample packs.  The same rules apply here as to the previous version; all sounds are usable.  No fluff, no fillers, no bullshi#.  Nothing has been recycled.  Our products are 100% unique and layered to taste.  Carefully mixed under 0db, The Sammich Kit 2 boasts fifty sounds that were slightly colored and sculpted to cut through in your mix.  Your sampler & DAW will thank you.  Grab The Sammich Kit 2 now!

Kit Features:

  • 50 sounds in 16bit .wav form
  • Layers of new live snares, hats, shakes, slaps, claps, live drum layer combos, + more
  • No fluff, no filler sounds, EVERYTHING is usable
  • An excellent pack for crafting immediate ideas and inspiration
  • EQ’d and mixed to taste–tweaked for immediate use
  • Compatible with all major software DAWs including; Ableton Live, Logic X, ProTools, FLStudio,Propellerheads Reason, etc.
  • Compatible hardware samplers that accept the WAV file format; Akai MPC samplers, Roland MV8000, Maschine, etc.


MSXII Drumkits And Sample Packs in Reason

By admin on Mar 27, 2014 in Tutorials - 0 Comments

 

As I continue to explore tons of avenues and opportunities in the industry, I will always try to make time to give back.  I’ve received numerous emails, tweets, and posts on how to get a good sound out of Reason.  Tackling this issue was at the forefront of launching Reasontowork.com.  Now that my sound design group, MSXII Sound, has taken off in unexpected ways, I’m getting the same feedback from some of the kits; “how do you get that sound?”  While I will certainly not give away the sustainability aspects of my music production, I will most definitely give any interested reader insight into a process and allow them to explore from there.  With tons of video, interviews, tutorials, and info on this site, I’ve given a lot away!  Dig deep!

In this example, I wanted to fuse our kits The Synth Immaculate, The Synth Immaculate 2, and The Sammich Kit into one tutorial. For that reason, I used The Sammich Kit medley as a basis for the work.  Peep.

As always, any ReasonToWork.com subscriber [click here to subscribe] can get 5% off of any of my drumkits, sample packs, or sound design.  Use the code #R2W at checkout on msxaudio.com.

Here are also all three medleys to the kits used in this video:

MSXII Rhodes and Vibes Kit

By admin on Mar 07, 2014 in Drum Kits - 0 Comments

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Seems like it’s all work and no play ’round here.  With MSXII, we’re back at it.  This time with that soulful, funky ish.  Pure vintage heaven with the Rhodes and Vibes kit.  We had a lot of fun knocking down this project in Reason.  At one point, Reason handled over 60 files with numerous combinators, automation, and simultaneously playing tracks without a hiccup.  The program is rock solid and the kit is just the same.    I’ll do a beat making video on the medley I did soon, but until then, peep the details..

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DJFinyl Wins MSXII Maschine Giveaway Contest

By admin on Mar 02, 2014 in Drum Kits - 0 Comments

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DJFinyl has won my sound design conglomerate, MSXII, Maschine Giveaway contest.  There were about one hundred entries and numerous tracks that stood out.  Overall, DJFinyl [@DJFinyl] edged out the competition with an incredible record that featured some dope flipping of our Joe Deertay Compositional Stems kit.  Peep the Q & A with DJFinyl here, and enjoy the winning entry below!

The Sammich Kit

By admin on Feb 24, 2014 in Drum Kits - 0 Comments

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As I continue on in this musical journey, I’m finding that more and more opportunities catch me while I’m expanding my creative limits.  The Reasontowork.com subsidiary, MSXII Sound Design, is booming!  I’ve had to focus more attention here lately to make sure it takes off in the right direction.  This next kit we’ve dropped is a one-shot, layered kit straight from my personal library.  I’ve hand crafted each and every one of these sounds to taste–all in Reason of course.  The Sammich Kit is all about immediate usability.  Full details + medley after the break, yo.

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