Kidz in the Hall "Flickin'"
Kidz in the Hall are looking to become one of hip-hop's most admired acts, destined to leave a legacy of artistic brilliance. Michael "Double O" Aguilar & Naledge (Jabari Evans), are reviving a format that Gangstarr, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, and Run DMC established as the set standard in early-'90s hip-hop. These are 5 patches they used in the song "Flickin'".
Distorto Bass (Reason Factory Sound Bank / Thor Patches / Bass)
The sound that started it all. There were no drums simply my 25 keyboard and me when this song started. I came up with the melody then found a tempo. Once I added drums I went back and added a 2nd bass melody so that I wasn't being redundant. Once that started, things flowed from there.
Sub Bass 2 (Reason Factory Sound Bank / Subractor Patches / Bass)
This is probably my most used patch ever. Whether I am layering like I did with the other bass or simply using it on it's own this is my most used patch. I tweak it sometimes by altering wave forms to get a specific attack or sound but most of the time it goes in as is. I used this to fatten up the original bass sound.
DnB Growler Bass (Mod Wheel) (Reason Factory Sound Bank / Thor Patches / Bass)
I use this for single note stabs right before the changeover from chorus to verse and vice versa but it gets its just due in the 3rd verse when the beat switches and I use this as the main bass playing a less dynamic version of the original melody. Since this beat as elements of dub step in it this was one of those must have sounds.
Attic Guitar w/Scream "Easy Fuzz" added (Reason Factory Sound Bank / NN-XT Sample Patches / Guitar and Plucked)
I wanted a higher octave sound that still had grit to it that repeated what the bassline was doing. I just experimented until I found it and threw it in. It only comes in in the hooks and 2nd verse because I didn't want to be too redundant.
Analogue Lead (Reason Factory Sounbank / Thor Patches / Lead Synth)
I initially created a melody with this without the Arpeggiator on it. After I was done I realized it was WAY too "pop" in an almost TV jingle sense. So I took it off. I went back as the song progressed and when I added the arpeggiator at 1/8th sync, single note repeat and one octave set I got a sound I really liked.
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