Sid "Speakerbomb" Top 5
Sid was a member of The Souldiggaz producing for Missy Elliott and has also produced for a variety of artists from Lupe Fiasco, Teddy Riley to Jonathan Davis. For live shows, he has been using Reason with his own band, Malbec, for 6 years and all throughout 2009 with interscope Records artist, The Knux, at every major music Festival from Coachella to All Points West.
808 Bass Machine
This combinator patch I made gives you the most similar to a real TR-808 kick sound that I have seen. Its not a sample though, it’s a Thor synth that produces the initial sound so you can play it on the keyboard with correct pitch. I use it all the time for deep kicks in Hip Hop.
This is a combinator patch that I rigged up so that you can quickly use the filters and built in effects on the Thor synthesizer. I love running samples or synths or whatever I want through the different filters on the Thor. I also think the way that the delay on the Thor de-tunes its feedback is unlike anything else I have heard.
Arp Trance Mega
This combinator I made is a big nasty trance synth with an arpeggiator on it. Great sounding synth that sounds good at any tempo. I used this and a couple variations of it on Malbec’s song, “Unus Vita,” from Answering Machine EP#5.
Poly 80’s Ballad
This is a little combinator patch that I made that has kind of an 80’s Yamaha DX7 Rhodes feel to it but with a lot more of a bell sound to it. It’s a very light sound that’s easy to fit into a mix. I used it on Malbec’s “When We See” off of Answering Machine EP#3.
095-Gmin-OrchPrases (Reason Strings Refill/Orchestral Strings)
I know a lot of people have probably heard this string loop before but I used it in 2006 on “What It Do” from Lupe Fiasco’s “Food & Liquor.” This is a great refill because there are not very many other refills out there with REX’d orchestral phrases. Most are just multi-samples, not loops.
Michael Rasbury Top Five
Michael teaches Sound Design at the University of Virginia. In 2001, he toured with John Cage’s "An Alphabet".
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.
Dave Robertson's Patches
From his studio base in Portsmouth, Dave Robertson’s sound-waves are felt right across the globe.
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