Friday, February 15th, 2008 | 1:24 pm and filed in ReFill.
Reason 4.0’s ReGroove Mixer is an amazing way to experiment with note timing and exploring rhythmic patterns. It’s no secret that the Akai MPC series of drum machines are legendary for their feel and some even speculate that the vintage devices have more character than the new ones. Included with the Reason 4.0 Factory Soundbank are a set of MPC60 groove templates, and even the new shuffle control features settings that emulate MPC swing patterns. The MPC 3000 groove files might seem a bit redundant, but they do have a unique character.
Many years ago I created a file of MPC 3000 grooves which were very popular on this site, and with the introduction of the Reason 4.0 ReGroove mixer, I planned to revisit this project with a set of groove templates. Originally i tried importing the old files, but I encountered some problems. Recently I decided to re-record the beats and reanalyze them for groove extraction. These groove patterns are four measures long with inconsistent timings (see the previous posting: MPC Groove Template Tutorial. The original REX files are also included in the refill along with development files I used to create the set.
Included with this refill are MIDI file extractions which are 1 measure groove templates. These are slightly different and offer a different groove than the ReCycle based groove templates.
I’m still having some problems with the templates. Namely the 74% and 75% swings are not working properly, but everything up to that point works great. For now this is merely a beta version of the patches until I figure out the problem.
Download Peff 032 - MPC 3000 Groove Templates 19Mb zip archive. <– link fixed!