The Big News – Reason 5 ReFills

I’m happy to (finally) announce the release of a project I’ve been working on all summer. I’ve partnered with the über-cool Swedish software company, Propellerhead, to produce two ReFills designed specifically for Reason 5 and Record 1.5. After spending the past several months practically living in the beta version of this software (officially released just […]

Got brush loops?

Wondering why I haven’t posted in a while?  It’s because I’ve been putting the finishing touches on this bad boy.  I also have something even bigger to announce in a few days.  No, I’m not taking over Ricky Rockett’s drum throne in Poison.  But it’s almost as exciting.  Here’s the official press release for today’s […]

Give THE DRUMMER Some.

Via http://clydestubblefield.chipin.com In July 2009, funk drumming legend, Clyde Stubblefield, whose sampled beats from his innovative recordings with James Brown have shaped the sound of hip-hop and drum & bass music, suffered kidney failure and began weekly dialysis treatment. In July 2010, The Coalition for Clyde Stubblefield – an artist & industry association of Clyde’s […]

Turn Up The Quiet

Loop #139 When your studio is temporarily set up in a spare bedroom (I’m doing some more work on the carriage house) and your wife is taking a nap (apparently, pregnant women love to nap), knowing how to play quietly becomes an essential part of the production process… and a happy marriage. And playing quietly […]

Crazy, Huge Sale on Loops

Our good friends over at The Loop Loft (the place my loops go when they’re ready for the big leagues) are having a massive sale on their entire loop collection this weekend. Don’t sleep on this one… “Summer is almost over, but your chance to pick up the best loops online isn’t! Just enter the following […]

Built On Delay

Loop #138 For this loop I decided to take the opposite approach to producing. The “Costanza Method” of recording, if you will. As I’m sure most of you already know, effects and audio processing are typically applied during the mixing process, after all of the tracks are recorded. However, for this session, I applied a […]

Sweaty Mustaches

I’m not sure how I got into this whole “facial hair” theme with my last few video posts, but if the music is good, then I will not be deterred by a little scruff. In this live performance from 1979, Toto steams things up in Cleveland with an extended version of their hit single, “Hold […]

James Gadson Takes Us In Between

When I put out a call for loop requests the other week, I received an outpouring of emails asking for every type of genre and beat you could imagine. Everything from tangos, odd meter math rock, slow bossa novas, death metal (I don’t own a double bass pedal and my trenchcoat is at the dry […]