Archive for the 'Commercial Projects' Category

TR-808 with Rossum Filters

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Happy 808 Day!
I’ve been testing the Rossum Electro Music Linnaeus multimode filter module which is going into production this week. Since it’s 808 day, i figured it would be interesting to see how it treats some classic electronic drum sounds. Linnaeus is a stereo module and you can invert the modulation of […]

Sequential Prophet X

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

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 […]

Rossum Electro-Music Control Forge

Friday, November 4th, 2016

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, […]

DSI Pro 2 Patches

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

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 Legacy Files

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

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 […]

Mix and Mastering Comparison

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

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 […]

Reason 4: The Unofficial Guide

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

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 […]

Music Production with Reason 4 DVD

Monday, December 24th, 2007

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, […]

Electronic Musician - Reason 4.0 Articles

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

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 […]

Music Production with Reason 4.0

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

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 […]

PTR3 Essential Shortcuts & Control Voltages Chapters Online

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

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 […]

Power Tools for Reason 3.0 Bug Fixes

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

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 […]