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.
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.
AbdeCaf Top 5
AbdeCaf is the alphabet inverting producing and composing moniker of Ukrainian born, Miami raised, Rostislav "Steve" Vaynshtok.
Kirsten Price Top 5
Singer, writer, producer Kirsten Price has been churning out Pop, Rock and Dance/RnB projects ever since most of the tracks from her self produced album "Brixton To Brooklyn" ended up all over US network TV. She has also shared the stage with the likes of Sly Stone, Wyclef Jean and fellow Brit, Natasha Bedingfield.
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