February 5th, 2000
Reason:: Well I’ve been down in Los Angeles this week for the NAMM convention. This is my first visit to the convention and I’m definitely not disappointed. The thing is HUGE and it’s a gear freaks paradise (or hell). It’s a bit of torture to see so much stuff you really want but can’t afford.
I met with Ernst, Marcus, Peter and Tage as well as Jesuspark and his brother. Last night we were out drinking where Marcus and Tage made the joke that they should have a Gearaholics Anonymous session set up at the convention. 12 steps to recovery from Gear Addiction.
Other highlights for me was the chance to meet Robert Moog and Mr. Ikutaro Kakehashi of Roland Corporation, Japan. I wont even begin to go into details about equipment, but I’ll just say that there was a lot of nice stuff.
My sincerest thanks to all of the Steinberg people and Ernst and the Propellerheads for the invitation to come to the show. I had a great time and It was very nice meeting all of you. Thank you also to Ken at Digidesign, Paul at Manley Labs, Gail at Big Briar, Paul at Summit Audio, the guys at Studio Electronics, and Ron at Neumann.
MP3:: A new track created exclusively with the new Propellerhead’s Application, REASON, is now available from my MP3.com page. Archer [NAMM 2000 Mix] Make sure to check the song story for information about preproduction.
January 28th, 2000
Reason:: Go to the Propellerheads website and check out Tage’s New Users Area. Just do it and you will be happy
January 2nd, 2000
Best wishes to everyone in 2000!
RBM:: The Niftywerks FTP server is currently off-line. All of the ReBirth MODs and Other related files will not be available until later. Sorry for the inconvenience. Meanwhile, Check out the Planet-ReBirth Archive or the official Propellerheads Software Archive.
December 17th, 1999
303:: A new Project 303 update from Rubix! This one is longer than usual, and I put a lot of edge on the screaming square waves.
December 16th, 1999
RBM:: The Red Stripe mod is finally here! This is a joint collaboration with jesuspark (infernalizer mod), JackPlug (The orchestrator and knob creator) and myself. This is the mod used to create e-priori available on my mp3.com page. If you were skeptical that this track was created entirely in ReBirth, then you can now see for yourself.
Red Stripe-dnb.rbm is Brought to you by 5emedia.net and Red Stripe Beer from Jamaica
RBS:: The demo song is available on my RBS page if you don’t know how to find the demo songs in the RBM files. e-priori(red stripe demo)
Here’s some additional Red-Stripe Info:
Red Stripe Sample Information
|BP = Bass Phase
||Roland MC-202 + Moog Phaser
|ST = STutter
||TR808 SD 1
||TR909SD1 (snare) sample stutter variation
|the variations refer to
||TR808 SD 2
||TR808OH (tambourine) sample stutter variation
|samples in the mod
||TR808 SD 3
||TR909HT (Crash) sample stutter variation
|NOT a Roland TR-909
||TR808 SD 4
||TR808HT (Loop Kick) sample stutter variation
||TR808 SD 5
||TR909SD1 (snare) sample stutter and pitch variation
|OT = Over Tones
||TR808 SN 1-4
||Oberheim OB8 Sync percussion random overtones
|UB = Upright Bass
||Upright Bass Hard Attack (C#)
||Soft Attack (B)
||Upright Bass Soft Attack (G#)
||Pluck slap back (F#)
|LP = Loop
||Drum Loop (default 140-2bars long)
|RP = Reverse Loop
||Reverse Loop and snare roll (works best on even steps)
|WT = WaveTable
||A 5th PPG Wavetable
||E 5th PPG Wavetable
||G# 5th PPG Wavetable
||C# 5th PPG Wavetable
|MF = Modulation/Filter
||EMS VCS-3 Ring Modulation/Filter Effect
|VX = Vox
|TM = TaM
||Tambourine (live sample)
|RM = Ring Modulation
||EMS VCS-3 Ring Modulation Descending
|KD = Kick Drums
||Kick Drums correspond with Snare Drums
|SD = Snare Drums
||KD1:SD1, KD2:SD2, KD3:SD3, KD4:SD4&SD5
|SB = Sub Bass
||Sub Bass (Prophet 5)
|BP = Bass Pad
||Prophet 5 Bass Pad (D)
|CR = CRash
|RS = Rim Shot
||Dark Rim Shot
|BG = BonGo
|H1 = Closed hat 1
||Closed Hi Hat (Originally Corresponds to BD3:SD3)
|H2 = Closed Hat 2
||Closed Hi Hat (Originally Corresponds to BD1:SD1)
|VC = reVerse Crash
||Reverse Crash Cymbal (TR909HT reversed)
|RC = Ride Cymbal
December 10th, 1999
MP3:: A new Remix of a track, Breathe by the infamous Tom Aragon and a Swedish performer Lizette is available from my MP3 page. Sorry no ReBirth used on this one. You can find more remixes of Lizette and Tom on the Breathe Remix page.
This marks the change of an era for me. I’m working on a new project and studying up on some new production techniques. Normally when I create a mod, I build a song around it. This time, I will be working on some songs outside of ReBirth, then creating a mod from those elements. Stay tuned…
November 16th, 1999
303:: More of Jonas’ patterns are now available for download. Actually, one is a repeat at a different tempo. I’ve also made some 303 program charts to help program and convert ReBirth patterns to the TB. You can also check these out. They are kinda useless unless you actually have a TB-303, but I know a few of you out there might find these handy
Hey Hami, CC needs a mod update, we’ve got a sh*tload of new mods on the server.
LNK:: Check out Pattern Master by Matthias Schill- a cool little WinOS application which gives you a graphic piano roll interface for programming ReBirth RBS patterns. Once you’ve got some cool ones, please submit a few to Project 303