Monday, May 31

Point Zero Productions ROAR Order ReFill Review

Resonant Filter Blog checks out Point Zero Productions ROAR order
ReFill for Reason and Record with Reason. Pick up your own copy at for $39.95!

Launchpad + 7up


That's when I reach for my Revolver

REVOLVER is an analogue synth refill and multisample library, based on the sounds of DSI Evolver keyboard.

In other words, it can be viewed as a continuation of the Analogue Monsters series: REVOLVER provides vivid, dynamic and rich-sounding real analogue sounds, giving you a powerful new synth in your Reason rack.


sample source: 1.63 GB multisample in 24 bit wav format. All samples are perfectly looped and contain the unity note info for quick and proper automapping. The sample source is also included as a multisample library.

Dr.Rex loops: 79 melodic bass, arp & instrument sequence loops

NN-19 bank: 300 NN-19 patches in 5 categories.

• [All layers] (182)
• Bass & Lead (35)
• FX (24)
• Key & PolySynth (35)
• Pad & Atmosphere (24)

NN-XT bank: 302 patches in 7 categories.

• [All layers] (136)
• Arp & Sequence (25)
• Bass & Lead [poly] (27)
• Experimental & FX (22)
• Key & Polysynth (25)
• Monosynth (36)
• Pad & Atmosphere (31)

Combinator bank: 112 combi patches in 6 categories. This bank demonstrates the routing possibilities of Combinator and will definitely give you a lot of inspirations:

• Arp & Sequence (22)
• Bass & Lead (20)
• Experimental & FX (12)
• Key & Synth (14)
• KLP Sequence [RUN]* (30)
• Pad & Atmosphere (14)

PRICE = 27 Euros


mc 303 vs er-1


Steven Forést - I am lost

Hi all,

I made a track with Live and my new APC40 and this is the result!
Unfortunately, video and tone are not really synchronous, cause I
put another sound file under the video, because of the bad sound
quality of my camera and I cut the video by myself.
But in any case - just listen!

Let me know, if you want to hear more..


Sunday, May 30

Luftrum: Ambient - 150 Presets for Alchemy

Pitch Shifting in Reason 4

With all the questions on the net about neptune, pitch shifting in
Reason 5 and Reason 4 etc. I thought I would make a minor
tutorial on how to setup a basic pitch shifting setup inside Reason 4

Saturday, May 29

What is YOUR Creative Jet Fuel for Writing Music? Vespers...


Video showing Relaunch V0.01 working as a Launchpad to ReDrum
interface. Go to for more details..

52 Reason / Record Tips- Week 15: Misuse and Abuse of Time Stretch

In this week's episode James shows us how to find the beautiful textures that
come out of extreme time stretching and use them in our Record documents.
It's like the song of the humback whales if they were androids.

James Bernard - Propellerheads Product Specialist
Check out JB's music:

Eliot Lipp "OHM 64 Tutorial"

I've dug Eliot Lipp ever since hearing his track on the Hefty 10 Digest release
back in 2006. Cool to see his controller layout here, make sure to stick
around for the serious sh*t he drops live at the end:

Producer/DJ "Eliot Lipp" shows us how he uses his Livid Instruments "OHM 64"
midi controller to control his Ableton Live set. Eliot explains the functionality
and layout of his project and controller; as well as his custom effects and
tools to add variation and complexity to his music. After the tutorial there is
a section of his live performance from a recent show in Austin Texas that
was at Aces Lounge and promoted by Third Eye Productions.

You can find more about Eliot and his music via

Find more information about Livid and the OHM 64 via

Video Production by

Discord 3 by Audio Damage out now!

Discord3 is a comprehensive refresh of our popular Discord series of multi-effects. From subtle ADT effects to completely chaotic granular destruction, and everything in between, Discord3 is a capable and broad-reaching multi-effect plug-in.

Friday, May 28

Koshdukai's FX machines 001 microReFill

Koshdukai has just released his longly anticipated Regrainzer patch on Koshdukai's Music(al) Reason(ing)! You get not only the Regrainzer patch, a keyboard playable effects device, but the LoopBox, GatorBox, and FiltaPowa patches. Download this microReFill for free at

another electronic musician - inflationary

The official video for another electronic musician's "inflationary" taken from
the n5MD album "States of Space" by Tanner Volz and Britt Parrott.

Are you Passionate or Obsessed with Music? Vespers discusses...

Siel MDP-40 Rex Files on Reason Patch a Day!

I sent Robb over at Reason Patch-a-Day some audio clips of one of my favorite rhythm machines, the Siel MDP-40, a week or so back so he could Recycle them into Rex files for us! There's six clips of the Siel run thru a couple of my favorite effects pedals. Go get them!

Reason 5 - Kong Drum Designer

The final video from the 5 days of Reason, Kong:

Where do we begin? The Kong Drum Designer in Reason 5 is a powerhouse
drum machine giving you virtually every type of drum sound generation around...
analog synth generators, physical modeling, REX loops and slices, sample
playback and live sampling. Throw some extra supporting tone generators on
top of it and some effects specifically designed for beat production and you've
got yourself one hell of an animal.

ReBirth App Update!

Update on iTunes for the fantastic ReBirth app. Now to version 1.1! Big thanks to tonalaxis for pointing this out on the PUF. The new version includes the famous Sid Station Mod designed by Massen and Elektron for the original ReBirth software; as well as RB-SEMx a Mod that Peff had a hand in designing with graphics inspired by the Oberheim OB-Mx.

From ReBirth Museum:

Sidstation Mod 2.0
By Massen & Elektron ESI AB
A new masterpiece by Massen and Elektron ESI AB. This fantastic mod is a RBM version of the famous sidstation synth. The sounds are all samples from the sidstation. Bleeps galore!

By Joy!Peff
One of the best 'theme' mods out there, very original. Graphics have an Oberheim-ish design and the drumsounds are made with analog synths!

Other improvements include:
- Auto rotates to any orientation
- Better performance
- Fixes to a few bugs

Go to your iTunes account for the update! Just open up your App library page and click on "Check for Updates" in the bottom right hand corner.

Thursday, May 27

Freelance Whales

259e Sequence

Again a pair of 259e oscillators provide the sound sources. Both are set up in
tracking mode with the modulation oscillator controlling the morph, and
running in hard sync mode. The principal oscillators are in mem skew "b"
mode at about 2 o'clock. The results are going through the 292e in LPF mode
and then to the 291e to emulate a resonant low pass filter. Buchla running in
Moog mode, if you will. Just more tonal stuff for your enjoyment, and to
demonstrate the range of this instrument, and the 259e in particular.


Wednesday, May 26

On this day...

On this day in 1926 one of the greatest trumpet players to ever blow a horn, Miles Davis, was born in Alton, Illinois to an affluent family. One of Miles Davis' first music teachers, Elwood Buchanan, taught him to play without vibrato, a signature to his sound that Miles kept throughout his career. As Miles himself put it, "I prefer a round sound with no attitude in it, like a round voice with not too much tremolo and not too much bass. Just right in the middle. If I can’t get that sound I can’t play anything."

Upon graduating from High School Miles moved to New York City to attend the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, which he dropped out of school quickly, turned off by Juilliard's classical European instruction. By this time he was already playing professionally with Charlie Parker in Harlem's famous Minton's Playhouse and it was only a few years later that Miles would record his first records as a band leader. Of Course, Miles Davis is best known for the album Kind of Blue, the best selling jazz record of all time! This album was a major shift in jazz from the structure of hard bop to a more melody driven jazz based on modes. Below is a later clip of Miles performing in 1989 on the David Sanborn show Night Music, with bassist Marcus Miller:

Video courtesy of heenez
Information and quotes courtesy of Wikipedia.

Craftsman Music Experiment - Craftsman Labs

Just saw this video on the fantastic Music of Sound Blog, check it out:

What you are watching is built entirely from the sounds of Craftsman tools
mixed and edited by Kutiman. No musical instruments were used.


Visiting hpsounds studio

Here is a small visit of my personal studio. I'm preparing a small live act in
two days at the High School of Architecture (ENSAL) in Lyon (France).

Little Phatty Filter Modulation

Little Phatty Filter Cutoff modulation via USB and Ableton.

iPad DJ - Touch OSC from DubSpot

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Native Instruments Kontrol X1 - TechTools Review

For more info please visit

All Hail King Neptune and his Waterbreathers!

Getting a vocal performance right means so much more than hitting the right
notes at the right time. Sometimes you get that almost perfect performance
with perfect feel and presence, but the singer might have missed a few notes.
That's when Neptune can save the day. Neptune is an advanced pitch adjuster,
audio transposer and voice synth for Record 1.5.

Evolution of PC Audio

Saw this clip on

Computer audio has come quite a way since 1981 and here is a short video
comparing everything major from the PC speaker to Adlib on up to cards from
today! At least, from the perspective of the Lucasarts classic, The Secret of
Monkey Island. Get your education on, watch and gain respect for your aural

Monkey Island was chosen due to its having the widest amount of versions of
the same song, as compared to other games which didn't support this many
cards. The final version of the song is from the recent "Secret of Monkey Island
Special Edition" on PC/360/PS3.

Some clips recorded by me, others from Crossfire Designs, all awesome.


Skybase - Chain Reaktor

Chaning a bunch of Reaktor instruments toghether gets you some
fun stuff. Here's a live techno instrument made with LimeLite,
FastFX, vOOgle, Flat Blaster 2. While I'm not the creator of these
instruments, I just thought its fun to string things toghether just
to get yourself a nice set of things you can play with without
having to program much.

The thing is, I feel like I was caught up in programming my own
stuff when there's a ton of things which Reatkor offers that can
be simply chained and used like so.

It may be rough, but its just a way to start.

Circuit Bent Alesis Sr-16

Tuesday, May 25

Elektron Machinedrum Sps1 UW+ MK II +Drive Loop test

I have tested my new Elektron Machinedrum Sps-1 Uw+ +Drive, making a
Loop and processing them by Machinedrum synthesis all in real time.


Flying Lotus - Heave(n)

building a better pyramid..
Flying Lotus

Rude_NHS live at WInchester School of Art!

Rude_NHS (aka Mr. Ned Rush) has just posted a live set on (see above.) The performance was recorded recently at the Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton and is full of Rude_NHS' original music, as well as a cover of a Catnip & Claws tune. For those of you new to Rude_NHS, check out my interview with him from last August. Resonant Filter recommended!

Reason 5 & Record 1.5 - Blocks

Many musicians tend to think of music in terms like intro, verse, chorus,
breakdown, buildup and so on. With the new Blocks mode in Reason 5
and Record 1.5, your sequencer does too.

Blocks lets you sequence your songs using a more pattern-based approach,
with the segments of your song as individual building blocks to be laid out
in your arrangement.

Beatseqr v3 Overview

Here's a quick overview of what Beatseqr is all about.
Find out more at

Pyramind Elite Session with Trifonic

Monday, May 24

Jako Maron's videos

The DSI Mopho played with ableton live.
the pgm change is constently changing.
So you can have a global idea of the sounds of the mopho.

machinedrum elektron playing thru the metasonix TM-1 (wave shaper)

+ some kaossilator pro
+ some mopho
+ some boss re20(space echo)

Reason Wizardry 11 - May Issue

The latest issue of Reason Wizardry is now available for download! This issue discusses Envelope Followers and comes with some great combinator examples done by Jeremy Janzen. If you haven't subscribed to RW already, you can try out a month for free by becoming a fan of Nucleus SoundLab on Facebook! What are you waiting for?

I Blame Coco

I Blame Coco is the new band fronted by Sting's daughter, Coco Sumner. Now I usually cringe when I hear of a rockstar's lineage going into the family business (Wilson Phillips anyone?), but Coco appears to be the real deal. Of course it doesn't help that her forthcoming album is being produced by Klas Åhlund of Teddybears fame. Which is probably why Robyn is helping with the chorus on I Blame Coco's first single, Caesar:

Check out Diplo's fan-fucking-tastic remix:

Videos courtesy of Island Records and kdbee16.

-008' Scratch Techniques FREE Reason ReFill

Yo Reason family!

Here is a new freebie, you will have alot of fun with!
I made this "FreeFill" to showcase a new series I am making, called "-008' Scratch Techniques"

In this joint we got the standard "Ahh" & "Fresh" patches.
The most scratched-ed samples of all time?
I thought they would be perfect to demo this technique..
Also included are a "BeatScratch "ToneScratch" "& "SampleScratch"
In those 5 patches, there are over 330 scratched .wav files!

PDF Manual is in the .zip file, READ IT!
but as always, get at me if you need any help.


Initial impressions:

I have to admit I almost didn't download this refill. You see I'm not really into Hip Hop and didn't think I'd be interested in a scratching refill, but I figured it's made by -008' it must be worth checking out! And it is... Yes, there's scratching for Rap/Hip Hop on here, but there's more to this refill than that. The "Tone Scratch 1" combi would sound killer in an Electro Clash setting and "Sample Scratch 7" is a lot of fun to play with. Obviously a lot of thought went into the included combinators, "Freshmaker" uses D1 as a mute button, which is great for creating stuttering effects (perhaps to mimic crossfaders?) All of the combis are set up with RPG-8 arpeggiators controlling the NNXT samplers, which makes creating scratch patterns quick and easy. Scratch Techniques - it's free, it's by -008', what do you have to lose?

Reason 5! Record 1.5! Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player! just announced Reason 5! Over the next five days new information is going to come out about the new product. Here's today's:

28 May - Mark Your Calenders!

Some big news is dropping this week at Propellerheads headquarters! Reason 5? Recycle 3? I'm hoping to hell it's a combination of the two. I'd love a wav slicing Dr. Recycler inside of Record with an updated sampler for Reason 5 with granular synthesizer capabilities. What are your hopes?

Robyn 'Dancing On My Own'

Sunday, May 23

Beastie Boys Cut the Ribbon on the MiniMoogseum!

Hip Hop Legends Perform Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on MiniMoogseum Installation,
Paying Tribute to the Moog Legacy!

One Day Video and Bass Tutorial - The Transients

One Day

One Day Bass Tutorial

Learn how to make the big bass sound of "One Day" using
Propellerheads Reason 4.

Dazzle on AKAI APC20


Saturday, May 22

Recycle Webinar by EditEd4TV!

Miss Ed's Webinar this morning on Recycle? Have no fear you can view and download it thru



Video Synth Workout

The little video synth that could rides again. The frame rate on the (web)cam
I filmed this with was really strange -- in reality the picture moves/flickers
smoothly. Pictures of the synth:

In the Studio: Super Public

Super Public (Brett Cimbalik, Rudi Thornburgh) in the studio.
Raw footage from a Canon iVis HFS21. I bought the camera yesterday.
filmed by: Vinnie Massimino

Drums and the Machines

Synth session with drummer. Electronic music using analog synthesisers.

Korg DS-10 Synthesizer 101 - Sidechaining

Watch this video and learn how to sidechain with Korg DS-10! :D

Happy Birthday Bob Moog!

Deep in the heart of the Moog Sonic Research Facility, even the instruments
remember... Happy Birthday, Bob!

Friday, May 21

Poly Chain- MoPho Keyboard DSI Dave Smith Instruments

The Mopho Keyboard is a compact and affordable—but powerful—
monophonic analog synthesizer. The voice architecture is similar
to a single voice of the Prophet '08, but with a couple of twists to
distinguish it from its award-winning sibling. We have added two
sub-octave generators—one per oscillator—for additional girth
and crushing basses. It also has an audio input that lets you
process external audio and mix Mopho's own audio output back
in pre-filter for feedback effects that can range from subtle
distortion to extreme skronk. It features the same semi-weighted
keyboard action as the Prophet.

Propellerhead Record + Reason: Ring Modulator Guitar

Line 6's Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper demonstrates
how to make a Ring Modulator effect for guitar, using the filter
section of Reason's Malström synthesizer.
From Matt's blog at

requiem | repeat

music for art as a new art form.

Requiem (365 singhiozzi per Dawson) work on paper by Gianni Moretti
repeat! - suite for printing machines, field recordings, electronics and guitar by Gary Marlowe

being the first collaboration between Moretti and Marlowe, repeat! represents an attempt, a first step on the road of the two artists towards a new form of music in the context of visual art.

based on the works created by Marlowe for his aural frames installations, which pursue the development of music towards absolute singolarity in a defined context and moment in time, the work presented with Moretti is, in the same instant, ambient and also co-protagonist. without creating a dilemma: in an advanced Eno-esque definition, the music is seen in architectonic way, as an inherent part of the ambience in which Moretti´s work is presented. Instead of coming closer to irrepetibilty, as generally attempted by Marlowe in his installations, here the music is being repeated after 33 minutes, merging with the graphic proposal of infinite repetition.

the suite repeat!, which proposes big industrial printing machines as soloists, is made of numerous field recordings of significant ambiences, precisely selected and modified by Marlowe. Some examples are the supertram in Sheffield, a printing room in Cuba, a greek restaurant, printing presses in Idaho and Utrecht, and finally, as the basic ambience of the work, the acoustic image of class of fine arts students visting... right, an art gallery.

leaving behind conventional boundaries between music and sound design, Marlowe proposes a composition of surprising development, with elements both mantric and transcendental. The repetition of unexpected noises brings a profound acoustic experience, close to meditation. A compositorial mirror of the requiem by Moretti, with an uncompromising guitar, in the same moment invading and pleasant, pushing the thoughts to... repeat. da capo.

Thursday, May 20

Project Echo: Snapshots from Space

Project Echo: Snapshots from Space, a new Reason ReFill from New Atlantis Audio!

Today we release our latest sound library; "Project Echo: Snapshots from Space", and it's a blast. It was designed by processing high resolution NASA satellite images with spectral analysis, and a whole lot of granular echo and resynthesis. Very unique and whole a lot of fun. In the past we've covered the Arctic, the jungle and the city - so now we can add outer space to that list. Loads of audio demos and details over at the website so go have a look. If you like our previous stuff you'll probably love it.

Tech Specs:
Delivery: Instant Download

Audio Quality: 24 bit

Reason 4 ReFill: 160 Rex2 files, 7 Combinator instruments

Rex Pack: 160 Rex2 files

Audio Pack: 160 Apple Loops/AIFF

*All versions include 100+ Bonus Percussion Single Hits in AIFF format


On August 12, 1960 the Echo 1 satellite was successfully put into orbit. At 100 feet in diameter, the giant metalized balloon was used to reflect radio, telephone and television signals from earth for over 7 years before reentry and burn up in May of 1968.


Panoramas - Project Echo by Rackflip

Go to to buy and for more information!


ableton sequenced my evolver and vst machinedrum for.... drums

Launchpad basics tutorial - The DSP Project

I have just received a Launchpad from the good people at Novation and I am
really enjoying it so far. I have already done a first impressions review
comparing the Launchpad vs APC40 so I thought a tutorial might be more
interesting. So in this episode I am going to cover the basics of how the
different modes work. Comment if you want to see more Launchpad tutorials
and I might dig in deeper!

Comment, rate, subscribe:

52 Reason / Record Tips- Week 14: Using Thor to Process Audio

Think Thor is ONLY a versatile and amazing sounding synth? Think again
because Thor is also one of the coolest audio processors you've got...
you just didn't know it.

The best part? James not only shows us how to process audio through Thor,
but he's created some Thor combinator patches to get you started!

James Bernard - Propellerheads Product Specialist

Pick up James Bernard's music @

Moog Recording

Tuesday, May 18

Tom Cosm - IAC Drivers - Clitch

In this video I explain an advanced way to create a glitching effect
that compliments whatever you want to glitch.
I have named this effect Clitch.

Please visit for more info!

Monday, May 17

Emilio "Millo" Sapia - Fragments

An original track..? Actully just little improvvisation on a 2 bar loop.
Gear used: Waldorf MicroQ, Clavia Nord Modular G2, MPC500 (main sequencer),
Elektron Machinedrum, DSI Tetra, Korg MS2000, Korg SV1.
No computer were used. Recorded on a Yamaha Pocketrak CX.

The DX7 Being Sonically Destroyed

part of my new song -
I'm not very good at creative FM programming, so I take pleasure in creating
harmonically rich waveforms and molesting the sound with expensive pedals.
In this segment, the ever-classic Yamaha DX7 gets toned down with a Moog
MF-101 for some envelope action, then gets blown to bits with an awesome
Devi Ever Spectacular Aenima with a Death by Audio Robot in the feedback
loop. The feedback loop is controlled by the photo eye on the pedal.


Hammock: "Breathturn"

From the album "Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts"

Saturday, May 15

Kill The Noise - Reason Artist Feature

Kill The Noise DJ and Producer Jake Stanczak discusses how he uses Reason
to produce tracks on his debut EP, Roots.

Friday, May 14

2-Band Reverb in Reason and Record

This gets you thinking about how to create a two-band reverb, and also how to extend control over your devices in reason and record by connecting two (or more) combinators together. Hope you get something useful from this. Come visit me on reason101 dot net when you have a chance. Cheers!

The second part on how to create a 2-band reverb in Propellerhead Reason and Record. Here I get into how to program as much control over the reverbs as possible by using 2 connected Combinators. You will have to save the file as an .rns or .record file, but this allows you a greater degree of control over how your reverbs operate than if they were all packed into a single combinator. visit me on reason101 dot net when you have a chance. Thanks for all your feedback and thanks for watching.

52 Reason / Record Tips- Week 13: Reason Drum Kits in Record

In this week's episode we'll learn how to load the Reason Drum Kits combinator patches and reroute each drum mic from the standard 14 channel mixer inside the combinator to Record's main mixer. Doing this allows you to mix your individual drum mics with all the killer EQ and dynamics processing available in every mix channel in record. There is quite simply no better way to get a pro sounding drum mix than mixing each mic individually on a pro-level console.
James Bernard Propellerheads Product Specialist
Buy James Bernard's music!

Wednesday, May 12

Processing Mixer Feedback - "paddle into the sea"

TGV a tribute to fast trains

an idea I started whilst riding the TGV from Strassbourg to Munich Ableton live and Access ti

FM227 Promo Feat: FourTet

The first of two new In The Studio videos sees Kieran Hebden break down Sing and Love Cry from his new album, exclusively for Future Music. Issue 227 on sale 18th May. Dont miss it!

Jonsi - Go Do on Craig Ferguson

rude_NHS = Messenger



Just downloaded GrainCube an insane Reaktor ensemble designed by Richard Devine & Josh Kay (of DevineSound) with the aid of Rachmiel and Igor of Twisted Tools. This is my first time messing with this ensemble - it looks like it's going to be killer!

Tuesday, May 11

-008's One Year Anniversary!

Just received word from -008' that it's his one year anniversary in the business:

Hey Guys!

Hope you all are makin some hot beats...

I am celebrating my one year in business. Thanks for signing up and I have big things planned for the next year!

Feel free to give me a shout on any new refills you want to see in the future.

Peace & Good Music.


According to a traditional first year anniversary gift is paper. They recommend framed photographs, books, stationary, coupons (wtf?), or love letters. But you know what else is made of paper? Money! Why don't you head over to and pick up one of his killer Reason ReFills! I recommend Drumutations.

BOSS 10 Million Pedals Sold!


Monday, May 10

Foxes in Fiction

Ran across this song today on YouTube and dug it! It's from a one
man project by Warren Hildebrand called Foxes in Fiction.
Lo-fi organic electronic shoegaze! Download mixes, live
recordings and other goodies at

Calvin Cardioid videos on Vimeo

A fun afternoon with a few pedals. Not a melody in sight...

Quick few seconds with the new Moog Taurus 3 Bass Pedals.

Check out Calvin's blog:

Bob Reynolds Loop Collection

The Bob Reynolds Loop Collection - Available at


my song for the MCRP v5
in monome: pages with molar
all loops made in ableton
in molar:
row 1: raja sample
row 2: antiphon sample
row 3: jazzgasm sample
row 4: raja sample
row 5: pirxthepilotsample
row 6: thesuperorganism sample
row 7: thesuperorganism sample
row 8: henders sample
row 9: pirxthepilot sample
row 10: pirxthepilot sample
row 11: raja sample
row 12: joels sample
row 13: raja sample
row 14: brian w sample
row 15: raja sample


Sunday, May 9

PROJECT PRESET - Luftrum Ambient soundbank for Camel Audio Alchemy

Luftrum: Ambient is a journey between worlds, from summer afternoons to the icy depths of space. With dense washes of warm, shimmering pads and soundscapes, gentle guitar and piano arpeggios, music boxes, delicate, and ethereal sound effects that totter between beauty and despair, this is a particularly inspiring collection for the ambient musician, film, TV or game soundtrack composer. Its darker elements include chilling machine sounds, disturbing alien atmospheres, the voices of haunted children, water droplets, plus a sprinkling of the avant-garde.

Luftrum is a respected sound designer and electronic experimentalist, known for his Ambient ReFills and atmospheric field recordings. This library incorporates a 127 MB sample library full of fascinating details covering interior and exterior atmospheres, rural ambiences, creatures at rest, and synth soundscapes.

Saturday, May 8

Reason Patch a Day Challenge Part Deux!

Remixes for the Reason Patch a Day Challenge are now being posted over at Reason Patch a Day. Chris Stallone remixed my 15728 piece and turned it into his own! Also some great remixes by DJ Mad Wax and Robb-a-Day thus far. I'll hopefully start working on my remixes next week.......
Check it out!

Glitch experiment with Reaktor via Effectrix

Friday, May 7

52 Reason / Record Tips - Week 12: "Tape Stop" Effect

This week I show how to simulate the sound of stopping the play heads on a Reel to Reel tape machine in Reason and Record.
James Bernard Propellerheads Product Specialist

Thursday, May 6

Back FX in Reason (Parts 2 & 3) - Reason 101

A continuation of how to send your FX to the front, back, left and right sections of your mix in Propellerhead Reason and Record. This part of the series goes over creating a few modulations for the FX themselves, and thinking outside the Box / Combinator. In this way you can create some phaser sweeps for the front and back Effects. Thanks to Geoffrey Wakefield for his suggestion on doing something like this.

Read the accompanying article @ Reason 101


MDV10 lemur template for the elektron machinedrum.
lemur interface design by CPU™.
Sorry lemur template not available for public download.

Tuesday, May 4

School of Seven Bells - Babelonia

STEREOGUM is currently premiering Babelonia on-line; the track is the first glimpse of SVIIB's forthcoming album Disconnect From Desire, which comes out July 13th on Vagrant Records. Here's what SVIIB guitarist Benjamin Curtis says about the track:

We realized something else about our music, which is that there’s this heavy quality to it, this powerful quality that we weren’t really aware of because we were just writing at home. Going out and playing every night and discovering that, we got really inspired.

Check it out!

Lost & Found: New York City Nightscapes

This highly unusual Reason ReFill is powered by six years of live nighttime field recording footage captured at various locations all over the Big Apple. Hand-selected gems were processed, resynthesized, combined, mangled and then processed again to produce a truly one-of-a-kind set of sounds for your Reason and Record productions.

Haunting carriage rides through Central Park, ships docking at South Street Seaport, the chatter of tourists and traffic in Times Square, street performers and other "interesting" folk, cars, trains, busses and more from the darkest hours of night in New York, transformed into a diverse, usable, weird and wonderful collection of sonic tools.

Rex Powered

At the heart of every sound in this ReFill is a Rex file. From the drum loops, to the musical elements, to the evolving ambient soundscapes (some nearly two minutes long). Using Rex files to power this collection brings about an entirely new level of sonic potential for your music.

Long-playing field recordings are sliced and diced for instant access to the most interesting elements. The included Combinator instruments, loops and drum kits only begin to scratch the surface. Around every corner is another opportunity for you to take them to entirely new places of your own.

Tech Specs:
Format: Reason 4 ReFill - Instant Download

Contains: 30 Combinator Instruments, 10 Combinator Scenes, 2 Combinator Sound Effects Racks, 3 ReDrum Kits, 40 Drum Hits, 12 Drum Loops, 23 Field Recordings, 11 Field Rhythms, 10 Long Play Soundscapes, 34 Music Elements, 90 Rex Files

Audio Quality: 24 bit Audio and Rex

Soundscapes Demo - Lost & Found NYC Nightscapes by Rackflip

Damn! This looks fantastic, and at $19.99 the intro price is just right. I'll be picking this up ASAP. Go to for more information and more audio demos.

How to Destroy Angels

How to Destroy Angels is Trent Reznor's new band with sexpot wife Mariqueen Maandig (ex West Indian Girl) handling vocal duties. Wonder if the name is a nod to Angelology? Anyhow, I never could get into Trent's voice but always loved NIN music, so I'm looking forward to this new outing... According to their website they'll have a "Self-titled six-track EP out this summer. Exact date TBA". Apparently Trent isn't auctioning off everything on Ebay. Guess I'll save up for when he auctions off Mariqueen at the end of the Angels tour, because every hipster needs an Asian girlfriend.


Evidently How to Destroy Angels was the name of Coil's first single, which let's face it is so much better of a name than United/Zyklon B Zombie.