Mo Volans is world class musician, writer and music software professional whose creative contributions include original music for TV, film and recordings. His insightful writing is featured in many of the top music technology and pro audio magazines around the world.
This course, originally created in a previous version of Reason, is forward-compatible with the most recent version.
KONG!! To name a drum machine Kong, you must have created something really powerful... and that's exactly what the mad musical scientists at Propellerhead Software have done! This virtual beat making machine can do it all. And who better to tame the beast than Reason master Mo Volans: an authority on everything that makes sound in the digital world!
There are a million ways to design drum sounds in Kong using samples, physical modeling and synthesis. Mo explains how all these sound design techniques work together, along with Kong's effects and modulators, to get us producing powerful drum tracks that are the foundation of any great production.
So if you want to know why Kong is the king of all drum machines, join Mo Volans as he shows us just how to get this beast of a drum machine blasting out beats that only "Kong: King of Drums" can produce. Run for your lives!
This course, originally created in an earlier version of Reason, is forward-compatible with the most recent version.
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Ben Thompson wrote on July 12, 2020
Really good content. I know the short videos are the style here, but a few have very little content, and they might be appended into another as an intro. But a really comprehensive and useful overview of what Kong does.
kldub313 wrote on January 3, 2020
Gareth Millers wrote on September 8, 2016
Immense Power. It took me one week of waking up at 4:45 am and watching till 7:30 am, taking notes and being blown away by what I could possibly achieve using this powerful all-in-one module. Synth Drum sound creation with the extra Noise and Tone Generators and a Transient Designer included in the FX section...Now I can really get into making my own drum sounds. Combined with the external audio routing, CV & Gate, internal sampling and edit feature...wow...this is going to be fun! Thank you Mo for explaining everything that Kong has to offer in such a clear and concise manner. The best decision I have made to date, was to subscribe to these tutorials.
All you need! wrote on March 7, 2016
All you need to finally understand the "KING-KONG"!!! Step by step explained by Mo Volans and there are no questions left. Thumbs up!!!
Simon wrote on May 18, 2015
As usual with Mo Volan's tutorials, both clear and exhaustive. One technical issue though - the videos seem to be full of 'dead spots' which cause the video player to crash. You have to refresh and scroll directly to a point in the video past them to continue to watch.
Daniel wrote on June 12, 2014
Very complete course covering all the aspects of Kong. Well explained and made it easy to learn and replicate on our side. Thanks a lot!
FlyingSoulo wrote on May 26, 2014
Executed extremely well. Covered (quite literally) every single aspect of the device with both great explanations and great examples. Most of the lessons that I've come across have been fantastic, but the flow of information seemed to jump around illogically. This series really goes from top to bottom in easy to digest chunks and really demonstrates the power of this device in Reason. I would recommend this to anyone who has any questions about how Kong works, how Reason works, how CV controls work, how FX inserts work, etc. Fantastic. 10/10.
OTHA MCGEE wrote on April 12, 2014
This is "The best" source for learning " KONG" in reason. Each tutorial is less than 4 minutes. A must have tutorial for the beginer as well as experienced user.
bracey wrote on February 10, 2014
Great course. Learned a lot of things about Kong and how it can work with other parts of the rack as well as being it's own sampler.
Z3Pro wrote on October 13, 2013
A great course for anyone interested in making unique and interesting drum sounds. Whether you are a beginner just starting off or a pro looking to sharpen your skills. This is the course for you!