Propellerhead Record + Reason: CycleOn
If you have been involved in the Propellerhead community for any length of time, then you have no-doubt heard of Kurt Kurasaki, a.k.a. "Peff."
In 1997, Kurt was in a user group that hacked Propellerhead's groundbreaking ReBirth software and started the phenomena of ReBirth Mods. The concept was adopted by Propellerhead, and the first official ReBirth Mod featured Kurt's Techno Box TB-909e graphic interface. Since then, he has become a great source of information, inspiration, and sounds for the users of Propellerhead Reason, ReCycle, and most recently, Record.
Through the years, Peff has designed several excellent ReFills which he distributes for free at www.peff.com, and he is the author of the highly acclaimed Power Tools for Reason. He also contributed several effects patches found in Reason versions 3 and 4 as well as in Record.
Kurasaki's most recent creation is CycleOn, a Combinator-based instrument patch designed to create live performance and DJ Style effects using Propellerhead Record + Reason 4.0 (both applications are required). You simply must check out his demonstration:
The Peff 035 - CycleOn Combinator Refill comes with about 120 preset patches and includes content from Loopmasters, GW Childs, Goh Nakamura, and Tim Bulkley, and features graphics by Bitplant.
The main features of CycleOn include Tempo Synchronized Loop Playback; crossfading between two loops; auto-synchronized start and stop; loop start re-triggering effects; delay based audio juggling; a dual stage beat repeater effect; and one-click effect initiator buttons. The controls are programmed to be used in a live situation, and when used in conjunction with a control surface, CycleOn patches form the foundation of a compelling performance piece.
CycleOn has a planned release date of 03-03-2010.