i fucking despise reason......i dont know why i just do....its too much of a package for me, too sterile, too much of something - i prefer various VST synths in cubase or real synths.....
id say essentials are
cool edit pro
bojo organ one
waves native bundles
there are others but these are the easiest to find and best in my opinion
yes, outboard is the way to go, but the topic of the thread was a question regarding comp progs, not outbard shizza - nothing beats a nice analouge, but again, the responses were geared to the question at hand, and you should keep that in mind when posting responses.
time to go to bed and try to sleep of the drunkies - have a feeling that it wont quite happen tonight.
Yes Justin Surdit...you are correct my man. The question WAS 'what progs to use' BUT it would seem as though his admitted lack of knowledge about the subject of 'making breaks' may have forced his question to be ignorant to the fact that there are other, and IMO better, ways to make breaks. I read into the root of the question...'How do I make breaks'. I was simply stating my oninion and giving him another alternative depending upon how serious he is on making breaks. Definately keeping within the theme of the thread. I get so many emails every week from people asking me the same thing with little or no knowledge. I'm more than happy to answer them and help them the best I can. In fact, now I just copy and paste from other emails and customise it to their particular question. I find in most of these emails the common thread that they ask the same question as above but are really asking me 'how'. I list for them all kinds of different senerios from cost conscious through cost ridiculous.
The question: '...what programs are good for makin' breaks...'
My answer: (based on experience)-Don't use programs, use outboard gear
Hardly a hi-jack jonny you snot-nosed little diaper wearing beatch! but thanks for the support anyway!
Monkey: Suck my cleanly shaven balls you Michael Jordan-semi-retired-I'm out-I'm back in-I'm outtagain, catholic priest wanna be faggot, Maybe you could be rich like me if you used outboard gear to make beats
just for the record. i didnt know we were talking about outboard gear, which is almost all i use.....as simon knows
vst shit is fun, but the reason why reason sucks my balls is that it requires no real knowlege of synthesis to sound good, unlike my baby, my roland sh7, which is a sexy beast and also a motherfucker to use.