Create a Classic 808 Style Cowbell in Reason 8

Reason is a sound designers paradise if you know it well. G. W. Childs shows how to conjure up a classic 808 style cowbell in Propellerhead's popular music production platform.  

Sometimes you're looking for a classic drum sound from the annals of electronic music history. Sometimes, it's hard to find these sounds on the fly. This is why I am of the opinion that it's good to know how to synthesize some of your own, should the internet connection be unavailable. One sound that comes up every now and then, especially when you have a taste for Old School would be the mighty 808 cowbell. In this quick tutorial, I'd like to show you how to make an 808-esque cowbell on the fly.

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Sound Designer, Musician, Author... G.W. Childs has worn many hats. Beginning in the U.S. Army back in 1991, at the age of 18, G.W. began learning electronics, communications and then ultimately audio and video editing from the Department of Defense. Upon leaving the military G.W. went on to work for many exciting companies like Lu... Read More


Thank you! I love your Reason articles. They are a little treasure cove.

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