Thursday, 2 December 2010

Reason 5 - Using Redrum to trigger Kong

I upgraded to Reason 5 last month after seeing how much fun other musicians were having with it. It might not be as big a leap as it was form 3 to 4 (when the mighty Thor was introduced), but the new percussion tools are certainly a welcome addition.

So far I've been using ReDrum as my triggering source, because that's the way I've always done it. In the video I'll explain how I've done it, and demonstrate a few (a tiny few) of Kong's capabilities.

I used a Kraftwerk-style Motorik beat in the demo, just because it was easy to program, and it's got a nice driving sound to it. Since going to uni I've been listening to a lot of Kraftwerk actually, and it seems to be finding its way into my own music. Still, I can think of worse acts to be influenced by...

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