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Todd Rundgren talks about using Reason live

If you’re a songwriter I guess you will fall in love with the music of Todd Rundgren at some point. At least, I did. I have heard Todd play live several times. Last time was a month ago in Amsterdam at the Paradiso. He used a large touchscreen running Windows with Reason on it. Even […]

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dr-octorex

Finally we’ve gotten into the groove

Sloppy timing is not a groove, and sloppy timing generated by a machine is even worse. So yeah we worked very hard to get a great groove going, but we almost never got to the level we heard on other people’s CD’s at the time. Probably what we needed was a Fairlight or a Synclavier. […]

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thor-ipad

My sounds for Propellerhead Thor synth on iPad

Propellerhead has released: a playable iPad version of Reason’s massive Thor synthesizer, with all of its features Including my patches for Thor commissioned by Propellerhead Software. For example this patch of mine called Spaced Out which Propellerhead uses as a Thor showcase sound: There’s a lot more info on the Thor page at the Props’ […]

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analog

When we dreamed of a better future

A lot of people are nostalgic about the past. Retro is popular and that feels kinda strange to me. I remember the past as not being so pretty and thinking all the time about what technology could offer in the future. Because the equipment I was using in the late 80’s and early 90’s wasn’t […]

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parallel channels

Like Photoshop for audio: parallel channels

In Reason 7 parallel channels were introduced. This means that now any channel can has many digital copies for additional processing. This way you combine both the original channel and it’s parallel channel(s). For example you can compress the parallel channel with any compressor you would like and blend the two.

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dx100

My old DX100 comes back to life

I’m glad that the Propellerheads had a wake-up-call and decided to add MIDI Out to Reason. They have implemented it in a great manner in Reason 7. The new External MIDI Instrument device is tightly integrated in the rack design. And because of this your external MIDI equipment can be controlled from Reason and it’s […]

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Twisted

In commission of HUMAN (Dutch Public Broadcast radio, tv & internet). Using Brad Sucks and Cezary Ostrowski samples, John Pazdan on bass and me creating this tune while playing guitar. In search of the pop, rock, music …

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