I just finished up another voicing project for Dave Smith / Sequential for the upcoming Prophet X keyboard. This is something different that uses a multisampler engine, digital oscillators, and analog filters! The primary sample content comes from the 8DIO libraries and includes an abundance of acoustic instrument sets. The fun really […]
For several months now, I’ve been involved with Rossum Electro-Music and have been testing their new eurorack module, the Control Forge. This is a programmable 8 stage control voltage generator that can be use in a variety of applications. It can act as a waveform generator or an LFO, an envelope generator, a step sequencer, […]
Programming the Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 synthesizer can be a fairly labor intensive task. While I am compelled to use the [Latch 1] + [Hold] patch reset shortcut and start a new sound from scratch, I find myself creating up the same types of patches. As a time saving measure I’ve made […]
Power Tools for Reason 2.5/3.0 by Kurt Kurasaki. Edited by Jim Aikin. Backbeat Books 2004/2005.
This material is only for Power Tools for Reason 2.5/3.0 and does not apply to more recent versions of the title, not penned by Kurt Kurasaki. Those missing the content CD-Rom can download archives from […]
I have a fairly standard response whenever asked about mastering tracks: If this is a serious project headed for a physical or digital product, take it to the mastering studio of a great engineer. A good studio will have the equipment to reveal and correct problems, and balance the tracks to meet current standards […]
The Computer Music Reason 4 special edition is out and apparently available in North America. I contributed a couple of articles to this issue including one version of the granular effect combinator patch. Many thanks to Jeff Bradley, who helped with the REX loop programming article.
You can find more information on the CM […]
The Music Production with Reason 4.0 DVD has been available for about a month now directly from Groovebox Music’s website, but it’s just now making it into stores… namely the Prop Shop! This should make it easier to obtain the boxed version for people in Europe! Naturally if you don’t want to wait, […]
I have a couple of articles published in the January 2008 issue of Electronic Musician Magazine. One article discusses some of the important keyboard commands that make using the new sequencer more efficient. Some important notes about effectively using the ReGroove Mixer, and some cool RPG-8 tricks. The other article is […]
Well, up until this week, i’ve been busy working on a new project. It’s been about 5 or 6 years since I last created a Reason Tutorial video, so it’s about time that i got a new one out of the can thanks mostly to my friend Josh Mobley.
Up until a month […]
Since the acquisition of Backbeat Books by the Hal Leonard Corporation, a few changes have been made and most of the first two chapters from Power Tools for Reason 3.0 are now available online for preview. Essential Shortcuts covers some of the main time saving features you can employ like learning Key Commands and […]
In the past few months, Readers of Power Tools for Reason 3.0 have managed to find a few errors in the manuscript. Naturally these should be called typos, errors, or mistakes, but I think it’s more appropriate to think of them as bugs. Many thanks to those with keen eyes for informing me […]
The attenuation characteristics of both the ReMix and MicroMix mixer pan pots is not linear like the crossfade example above, instead the pan pots have a scaled attenuation rate called constant-power or equal-power. The output level of the two panned signals is constant between the left and right channels. The scaled attenuation of the pan […]