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.
Bless Beats Top Five
Best known for creating Wiley’s 2008 smash ‘Wearing My Rolex’, which debuted at number 2 in the singles chart, selling over 300,000 copies. Renditions which followed by the likes of Little Boots and Hot Chip for Jo Whiley’s Live Lounge session on Radio 1 took Bless Beats’ work well beyond the ears of the post-grime loving electro pop massive.
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Orlando Voorn is one of the major contributors to the electronic music scene for more than two decades now.
Harald Boyesen Top Five
Writes and produces scores for Film / TV, and produces bands from Sweden to San Francisco.
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Javad is a keyboardist/MD and producer for various artists including the Timbaland Camp, Warren G, and Jam and Lewis.
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