Video: Making Linear Drum Loops in Reason 6

One of my most popular blog posts is the one I wrote a few years ago entitled “Linear Drumming for Dummies“.  It’s a concept made famous by Steve Gadd (he’s no dummy) and oddly enough, Wikipedia references this very blog when talking about the most widely discussed song featuring linear drumming, Paul Simon’s “50 Ways […]

New ReFills for Reason 6

The Loop Loft just released two new ReFills for Reason 6 that I produced. Check ’em out! Reason ReFill – Indie Rock Drums Vol 2 Following on the success of our first Indie Rock Drums ReFill, Volume 2 delves even deeper into the many subgenres (and sounds) of indie rock. From the post-hardcore aggressiveness of […]

New Reason 5 ReFill

A new ReFill has been released over at The Loop Loft. Check it out! Funk Essentials Reason 5 ReFill from The Loop Loft on Vimeo. With 229 REX2 loops, 4 Combinators, 5 Kong and and 26 Dr Octo Rex Patches, The Funk Essentials ReFill is a collection of drum grooves and sounds inspired by everything […]

Crazy, Massive Sale on Reason 5 ReFills

Yeah, it’s me. I’m still alive. I’ve spent the past two months knee-deep in diapers and spit-up, but I promise to return to a more regular blogging schedule soon. Until then, I just wanted to let you know about this crazy sale over at The Loop Loft. 50% off all Reason 5 Refills… this weekend […]

New ReFill for Reason 5 – The Art of Brushes

You’re probably asking yourself, why doesn’t Ryan post on this blog as much as he used to? What happened to all of the Dave Weckl jokes? Where are all of the references to 80’s hair metal? Well, things have been absolutely nuts for me lately. Nuts in a good way.. but nuts, nonetheless. A major, […]

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 […]

The Car Game – Round 2

To be perfectly honest, I had no clue about what I was going to write today so I decided to attempt another death-defying round of the “car game”. For those of you just tuning in, the “car game” is when I get in my car (typically after my wife has driven it), start the engine, […]