Peff's 5 Custom Patches
Kurt Kurasaki aka “Peff” is the author of the Power Tools for Reason book series and the Music Production with Reason 4.0 DVD tutorial. He is a member the sound design team for Propellerhead Software and a presenter at Producers Conferences, specializing in insane modular patching in Thor and the Combinator.
Beat Repeater V1.cmb
This patch is all over most of the tracks I release online. The Beat Repeater is limited to 16th note resolution, so I usually double the tempo of a track to get 32nd note repeat effects.
As much as I like the Scream 4 digital effect, it has a distinctive character. This combi is a variation of the bitcrusher effect with multiband filtering to mix things up.
Granular Snare Hit.cmb
This instrument patch is great for tweaky percussion effects. You can stretch a drum hit out and create some interesting artifacts. The effect is featured in one of my most popular YouTube videos.
This is a six stage multiband compressor with adjustable mid and treble ranges. I rely on this patch for mastering since I can adjust the gain on individual ranges rather than rely on equalization.
Storing references to various favorite REX loops is a little tedious, so I made this Combinator patch so that I could save a Combi with the REX Loop inside and quickly recall it. The patch includes a Thor Filter, and a beat repeat effect all in one.
Adam Fielding's Top 5
Adam Fielding took the #1 spot in the 2008 Bassline Battle with his 'Mad Bad Uber Funk'.
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.
Nat Motte's Top Five
While keeping their tongues buried deep in their cheeks, 3OH!3 drops sucker-punch vocals over hard-edged beats.
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