Adam Young's Top Five
As listeners on MySpace climb into the tens of millions, Owl City gets set to release his latest creation, Ocean Eyes. Loaded with amazing loops, catchy pick-ups, and lyrics that soothe the mind and touch the heart, Adam Young has once again created a lush listening experience.
Schiedmayer Celeste (Abbey Road Keyboards / Instrument Patches / Preset Patches / Celeste Close Up)
Love the realness of this instrument. The samples themselves really capture an organic quality.
ClockenSpiel (Reason Factory Sound Bank / Subtractor Patches / PolySynths)
Perfect for adding a soft glisten to a warm track. A touch of dampened reverb or a bit of delay adds a lot.
Electric Piano 1 (Reason Factory Sound Bank / Thor Patches / Poly Synths )
I really like how soft and smooth this patch is. Thor's built in effects are great.
Stereolab Vibes (Reason Factory Sound Bank / All Instrument Patches / Bells and Mallets)
I love how 'live' this patch sounds. It adds a great deal of depth to a dead track.
DnB Bass 1 (Reason Factory Sound Bank / Malstrom Patches / Bass)
An amazing synth bass. I love how 'wide' it sounds and how it embodies a soft yet aggressive texture.
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.
J Bizness Top Five
This beat-smith/father hailing from So Cal was the LA winner of the Red Bull Big Tune producer competition in 2008.
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