Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bragware Report: Hematoma

I've mentioned it on this blog and to a few of you privately, but I've been feeling stuck for a long time. I've created a few tracks in the last couple of years, but the ones I have created have either left me feeling a little cold or have been oddly similar to previous tracks, despite my best efforts to move into fresh territory.

Given my stagnation, it was a real pleasure to put together a new track this weekend, a "ambient dub" song I'm calling Hematoma.

Hematoma by Reason Patch A Day

As is usually the case with the tracks I create, nearly every sound you hear in the track comes from a patch that has been posted here on Reason Patch A Day. The only major exception are four drum samples I used from the free sample pack from the excellent Wave Alchemy - Tech House and Minimal sample kit. There are also a couple of patches that have not been posted here, but are available in the Reason Patch A Day Archive Refill.

Instrument Patches: 1 Up - Warp Gate, 1 Up - Computer, Alien Princess, Calm Alert, Clouds - Cumulus, Cough Tone (not posted here, but available in the PAD Refill), Croup, DB1 Squirt, Dizzying Echoes, Electro-Cowbell, Incognito, Little Wings, Lustral, Microscopic, Noise Pad, Orphan (look for a post soon!), Rubbed Raw 2 (not posted here, but available in the PAD Refill), Space Static 5, Stranga Sono, Surrender

Effect Patches: A Little Energy, Airport Music, Campfire, DB Murky Beats, DB Snare Box 2, Drone Chorus, Heft (Stereo), Interesting, Latent Period, Simple Bass Enhance, Simple Mastering, Simple Pad Enhance, Simple Smear, Soulful, Spacey, Stereo Delay, Sub Wide, Subtle Wide, Veiled

Remember, if you post a track using any of the patches found here, I want to hear about it. Please send me a message at patchaday (at) earthlink (dot) net and I'll post links to your music here on Reason Patch A Day.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bragware Report: Attention Deficit, by 1.44MB

I just got a new email from 1.44MB informing me that he has a new track up on Soundcloud that uses several patches from Reason Patch A Day. The song is called "attention deficit" and can be found on his Soundcloud page or can be listened to using the embedded player below:

attention deficit by 1.44mb

As 1.44MB explained, his new track uses "the Piston patch from last week, and the Effect Combinators Campfire, Heft and Rough Around The Edges. As before, any constructive criticism or comments you have about the track are welcome, so jump over to 1.44MB's Soundcloud page and let him know what you think. You can also leave comments here.

I like the track quite a bit, which isn't too surprising, given my weakness for 80s era Tangerine Dream. The bass and atmospheric sounds at around the 2:10 mark definitely has that old school Tangerine Dream sound, as does the synthesizer that comes in around 3:15. Nicely done, 1.44MB!

Have a track of your own that uses patches or sounds from Reason Patch A Day? Let me know by sending me an email and I'll feature your track here on the blog. I can be reached at patchaday (at) earthlink (dot) net.