Adam Fielding's Top 5
Adam Fielding, an electronic musician and popular music production student from the UK, took the #1 spot in the 2008 Bassline Battle with his entry 'Mad Bad Uber Funk'.
The Big Chill (Viral outbreak / Combinators / Pads / The Big Chill AF)
Yes, I made this patch, but I use this all the time. It's just such a satisfying, warm sound that fits in any situation (apart from post-nu-breakcore-noise or something). This can be heard on several of my tracks, particularly on Distant Activity.
Granular Sampler System (Peff 033 - Thor Step Sequencer System / Granular Sampler)
I seriously cannot get enough of this. I use this all the time with vocals for stuttering effects, atmospheric sounds and... it's just brilliant, brilliant fun. Twist those samples up!
Analog Bass (Stomppfill Thor)
I tend to use this as a starting point for a lot of bass sounds. I used it in a track of mine called Distant Activity, and I love how fat and bouncy it sounds.
Rickenbacker N&B A|U47+F|M49 (Reason Electric Bass / Bass Patches / -Preset Basses / -Rickenbacker 4001 (Pick))
This is the first bass guitar patch I turn to if I'm looking for a satisfying electric bass. I used it in a track called Aurora and for my bassline entry, Mad Bad Uber Funk. Not being a bassist myself, I just really like how it sounds out of the box.
Yamaha Old (Reason Pianos / -Piano Patches / -Preset Pianos / -Yamaha C7 Grand)
Pianos tend to be a common staple of mine, and this patch in particular is my usual go-to for something nice and expressive. I used this in a track called The Long Goodbye, which is a solo piano piece itself with a nice synth-based atmosphere complementing the piano.
Adam Young's Top Five
With over 6 million profile views and over 25 million plays on Myspace, Owl City is one to watch!
Seth's Top 5 patches
Details Details is Seth Williams and his sound is best described as a cross between Owl City and Daft Punk, because of his catchy lyrics matched with deep bass lines and satisfying beats.
Customs Patches for UK Grime
Preditah is a 23 year old Electronic/Grime music composer from Birmingham, UK. He has been been producing his own music for 10 years now and made quite a name for himself in the underground scene in his hometown and surrounding counties. Relatively unknown in the UK Grime scene before 2011, Preditah’s ascension to the top of the Grime scene has been nothing less than extraordinary.
Michael Rasbury Top Five
Michael teaches Sound Design at the University of Virginia. In 2001, he toured with John Cage’s "An Alphabet".
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