I thought this would be easy… Sample the Roland TR-808, load the files into the Reason 5 Kong Drum Designer… Bam… done! Nope, that definitely is not how things went down.
The primary goal was to create a set of Kong patches that effectively simulate the classic 808. This involved selectively […]
Erik Hawkins of Berklee College of Music, has asked me to join the faculty of the Berklee Online Producing Music with Reason course.
We are in the second week of the term, and I’m really enjoying this online education format. The system and course layout is comprehensive and the online environment fosters a […]
The combinator (version 3) in Reason 5 / Record 1.5 has a few notable improvements. Programming is easier with hierarchical destination menus - you no longer need to scroll down long lists of destination parameters. Another welcome improvement is the addition of direct CV inputs. In combinator 2 (Reason 4), a […]
For Record Reason Duo users who have upgraded to version 5/1.5, rest assured that CycleOn still works as designed with the Dr.OctoRex. Even with the new loop run mode, there are still some benefits to using CycleOn. Namely, Loops start and stop at the beginning or end of a measure marker, instead of […]
My experiments with the TouchOSC app for both the iPad and iPhone have brought me back around to Cycling74 MaxMSP 5. Of all of the methods of controlling Reason and Record via open sound control, routing OSC messages directly into the MaxMSP rewire object have proven to be most responsive. This process uses […]
Over the next few days, Propellerheads are unveiling the new features of Reason 5 and Record 1.5! The first announcement is an upgrade of the Dr.REX Loop Player. Now called the Dr. OctoRex which allows you to trigger and control multiple loops on the fly. The loop switching and mangling possibilities are […]
Groove3 just announced that their audio and production tutorials are now available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Anyone who subscribes or purchases Music Production with Reason 4.0 can now stream the tutorials onto your iPad! It’s pretty cool.
Seeing some of the html5 implementation on the iPad has been inspiring, and it […]
Here’s a YouTube video demonstrating the use of the iPad as an MPC style drum pad device / MIDI control surface. This configuration uses a customized TouchOSC drum pad interface, and the iPad pads triggers a Redrum Drum Machine in Record+Reason. Buttons are also assigned for transport control and effect sends. […]
I’ll be presenting a little Reason + Record Clinic/Q&A in the beautiful 808-state, Hawaii next Thursday, April 1, 2010 - No fooling The event starts at 4:30pm and will be held at Easy Music Center in Honolulu.
I haven’t sorted out the format for the clinic, so I’ll play it by ear for […]
CycleOn is a real-time playback system for ReCycle REX loops. This combinator based instrument patch is designed to create live performance and DJ Style effects using Propellerhead Software Record + Reason 4.0 (both applications are required).
Many thanks to my friends who contributed to this package. The logo and graphics have been […]
This coming Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 2:00pm, we will be having a little discussion group on Record+Reason in San Francisco. The guys at Robotspeak have set aside some time for me to come in and turn the shop into a lab! I’ll probably do a quick clinic of the product, but I […]
3.03 update - video removed. please see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYPaRvX9gt8
Here’s a preview of the CycleOn combinator i’m working on. This is basically a loop player system that also includes several different effects and control systems into one patch, and the functionality makes it possible to create live mixing effects and tempo synchronized changes in real […]