All posts tagged “REX”
It’s a non-linear world, people! Media has become non-linear, reading via the internet has become non-linear, and thanks to Kong’s Nurse Rex module now your loop library has become non-linear. If you loved REX loops back in Reason versions 1.0 – 4.0, you’re going to love what we’ve done with the Nurse Rex Loop Player module inside Kong. No longer will you be playing loops from start to finish… instead cut ‘em up, split ‘em in to slices, assign them to pads, and freak them.
Drums. They’re absolutely everywhere and vital to most music. A good drum track can make or break a track. Luckily Mattias has some useful tricks up his sleeve to help you spice up your drum patterns!
Learn about ghost notes, tips for using REX loops to add some groove and how to create complex patterns in simple ways using polymeter.
“No, I don’t use loops. I create my own music.”
Heard it before? In all likelihood, yes. Oddly enough, the use of loops still remains a somewhat controversial issue. It’s in the twilight zone, that fuzzy grey area between artistry and “pushing a button”. After all, a loop is the product of someone else’s efforts, talent and creativity. But then again, isn’t that true for any kind of art? Aren’t you using sampled instruments that have been recorded – and played – by someone else? And synth presets that someone else programmed? Who do you owe credit to when you play a violin trill on the NN-XT – the guy who sampled it? The conductor? The violinist? Antonius Stradivarius, who built it? The truth is, at the hands of a skilled artist a bunch of raw loops can be molded into a unique piece of artwork that holds its own against any other musical accomplishment. And never was there a tool more powerful for tweaking, bending, carving and re-shaping loops than Dr.REX!
In this opening chapter of Discovering Reason we will explore this versatile device. We’ll start off with the simpler and more common applications, and as the article progresses we dig deeper until we reach the very bottom of Dr.REX’s bag of tricks!