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Meet Gabe Saporta and Ryland Blackinton from NYC based Cobra Starship. The band is currently riding high in the charts with their third album ‘Hot Mess’ and the hit single Good Girls Go Bad, featuring Gossip Girl start Leighton Meester.
We went to New Jersey to meet with Gabe and Ryland in the studio as they were putting final touches to the album. We got to talk to them about their use of Reason in songwriting and production and they also did an introduction demo for the beginner. Being pretty new to the Reason way of working they wanted to show other beginners how to get going. In their own way.
Many keyboard players would give their left foot to play a major world tour. Kevin Hastings drew the winning ticket as he landed the gig with Rihanna’s current world tour. With Reason as his main instrument, he is playing in front of sold-out venues on a daily basis.
Coming from a musical family, he started playing the piano at the age of six. Starting from a classical background, he soon moved over to Jazz and Rock. At the age of 18, he enrolled at Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, California and it was there he started making the connections that got him several high-profile touring gigs.
We met up with Kevin during sound check at the Rihanna show at the Hovet arena in Stockholm, Sweden to learn more about life on the road and how he is using Reason as a performance instrument.
In the video above, Kevin shows the Reason patch he is using to play the synth lead on the hit song Umbrella. Click below to download the combinator patch and try it out yourself!
Umbrella combinator patch