Nat Motte's Top Five
Ever since they first connected over a mutual man-crush on Buck 65 in a University of Colorado physics class, 3OH!3 has been packing clubs with their trademark blend of dirty synths and even dirtier come-ons.
Gangsta Lead (Factory Sound Bank / Malstrom Patches / Monosynths)
I use this patch ALL THE TIME!! it's the lead line for the second half of the chorus on our song "Chokechain" and It is all over both of our records. I love the grittiness of it, and distorting it with the Scream is the cat's tits. I kind of feel like this patch represents the whole sound of our group.
Wonderbas (Factory Sound Bank / Subtractor Patches / Bass)
I love the deep and clear bass sound of the Wonderbass for continuous, held-out bass notes and layering synth lines. Get a little freaky on cranking up that Frequency slider on Filter 1, and who knows what will happen...
Harpsichord (Factory Sound Bank / NN-XT Sampler Patches / Piano)
I love the deep, archaic sound of this patch. Distorting is with the Scream and popping a little bit of delay on there is pretty fun too. Real haunting, real creepy.
B Grand Piano 1.0 (Factory Sound Bank / NN-XT Sampler Patches / Piano)
A wonderful sounding piano! Great for writing songs and just starting from scratch. Sounds really cool with an exact copy of this patch with reverb on it, layered on top of a clean piano track. I like EQing the piano for with a thinner, higher, more lo-fi sound, or conversely a broader, bass-heavy sound!
Combing Lead (Factory Sound Bank / Thor Patches / Lead Synths)
A brand new discovery and I can't stop attempting to make EPIC tracks using this patch! It has a HUGE sound and cool delay out of the box. Ibiza here I come!
Schpilkas Top 5
Casey Dunmore aka Schpilkas is an Urban Electronic producer, composer and musician, from Brooklyn, NY now living in Los Angeles, CA. Credits include original music placements on: MTV, VH1, BET, Showtime, E!, FX Networks, Oxygen, ABC, Fox Sports Network, TLC (and who knows what other networks), your Palm & Nokia smartphones and Sony PSP devices.
Blondie - Matt's Top 5
Matthew Katz-Bohen is a NYC based producer, writer, guitarist, and keyboard player. He tours/plays/writes with Blondie, who just finished a new album to be released in the Spring of 2010, and has also backed artists Ashford and Simpson, Jody Watley, and Lady Miss Kier.
Adam Young's Top Five
With over 6 million profile views and over 25 million plays on Myspace, Owl City is one to watch!
Richard Barbieri's Top Five
Barbieri's career started with the group Japan in 1976, and he's since then played in Porcupine Tree, The Bays and more.
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