I recently had a chance to catch up with the good sir Justen Williams. You’ve most notably have seen him as an official Propellerheads Software brand ambassador. Justen and I have recently been chopping it up on music production, techniques, Reason, and everything in between. You know my stance; you can learn from anyone and I figured that his insight into beats, the music business, and the industry as a whole would be valuable information for the community. Nevertheless, the dude is on his way–recently landing placements with RCA signed artist Dee-1 and additional work with Ford Motor Co. among others.
Over the last couple of weeks I took to a project that was fairly easy to do with a synth I caught a great deal on. I found some random posts online about folks modifying their Microkorgs into Moog style boards. Long story short, here’s my joint (with progression pics) I’ve recently completed. All in all, between work, fam, and music, I’d say I spent about three weekends on it. If you’re interested in the mod, I’ll gladly email over some instructions and things you’ll need to get it done. Peep!
One word…dope. Click here to purchase
After numerous requests from current customers on the drums from the medleys in my sound design group’s catalog, we’ve decided to release some exclusive sounds to compliment your music production. Today we’ve dropped the second installment of our MPC Drums from the MSXII library. Nothing to special here, other than some dope a** sounds from floppy disk, through the mpc, with pushed levels and filtering to characterize each drum, and then brought to you. Below I’ve dropped a couple of medleys to showcase them both! Enjoy.
Download the original MPC Drums from MSXII – Click Here
Download MPC Drums from MSXII v.2 – Click Here
Propellerhead Software Announces Reason 8 today. Those of you that frequent this site know that I’ve been #ReasonGang my entire career. Tons of gear comes and goes in my lab, but the Reason platform has been the one staple where all ideas find a home for print. On the surface it looks as if the interface has been redesigned, drag-and-drop now implemented, and audio editing features have been enhanced. These have been some user requested features for a while now via the forums.
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…
- 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
Purchase The Unkempt Breaks Refill – Click Here
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…
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! 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.