In this issue, I’m going to showcase two posts that deserve honorable mentions, just to give you the vibe of what the forum was like and those who felt strongly for / against it. I also thought it would be fitting to end this series on a note of finality. The few last comments that center around the Forum’s demise. And say thank you to the Propellerheads for the end of an era. Thank you folks!
In this installment, I decided to post some other random PUF pieces that didn’t fit anywhere else. All of these were requested by PUF members for archiving. As usual, if you see your name and want to be removed, let me know and I’ll be happy to remove your post. But this might give everyone a little glimpse into the Forum that once was, and what was scheduled for annihilation by the Props. Let’s get started.
In this installment of “what to keep from the PUF” as a time capsule for future generations, I thought I would post a few of my own favorite posts I’ve started over the years. To highlight some of my own topics I’d like to save. Call me selfish or nostalgic or whatever, but I put a lot of my heart in these posts and I, for one, want to preserve them. Not to mention, a few of these still ring true today, especially #3 and #5. Go Props go!
In this next installment, I’d like to take a moment to go over some of the feature requests that were posted to the forum. Note that most of the features centered around Reason, until the advent of Rack Extensions, iPad apps, and now Discover. All things that remove the focus and attention away from their main user base and pull their resources in many different directions. In my opinion, this chases the latest trend, and leaves them quite directionless. If it were my business, I’d drop all of it (except perhaps REs, since there’s really no going back on that one), and get back to basics: their Software; REASON!
Now for the next installment of information worthy to be saved: A few Valuable Posts! Just to give everyone a flavor of what the Forum was, and some of the great discussions that went on. Here are a selection of posts in their entirety. As always, if you don’t want me to be posting any of this information, let me know and I’ll have it removed. The intention is to preserve a little of the history of what the Reason community was for the first 15 years; the good parts, at least. So here’s a little more sampling; Unabridged and unedited.
Now for the next installment of information worthy to be saved: The Stickies! Thanks to Ed (Ecopro), Benedict, Noel Gonzalez, Mattias, and Dioxide. As always, if you don’t want me to be posting any of this information, let me know and I’ll have it removed. But we need to have a place to store this great resource, and the Props have decided it’s just not important anymore. So it falls upon us to Prop up the Props. Here you go. . .
So the demise of the PUF is imminent. In an attempt to retain even a miniscule fraction of the knowledge outlay provided over there, I’ll post a few pages of snippets that I’ve found useful; from some of the most brilliant minds I know. Let’s see if we can plagiarize and retain at least a sliver of knowledge that was out there before the Alexandrian library is burned. If I’ve posted something of yours, and you wish me to remove it, please let me know and I will. I am not claiming any of these juicy tidbits as my own, and I’m not trying to make a profit from these posts. I’m trying to keep some semblance of the past community that I had the pleasure to be a part of over the years.
This week I’m happy to share a contribution by fellow Reason nutcase, Mick Comito. He put together a synchronous-based Combinator called “Amaze Me,” and it’s pretty interesting. Using 2 Dr. Octo Rex loops, and a pulsar to control the freezing of the 3 Synchronous curves, this patch can add some really interesting spiciness to your tracks. It’s a nice, different way to enhance your tracks with some modulated effects. Have a look and see how Mick put things together.
It’s wonderful to be a part of something that truly makes a difference in our little music community, and I was lucky enough to contribute to a ReFill that helps out a true legend in the Reason world, James Bernard. The Bernard Childcare Trust is a ReFill where the proceeds go directly to helping out the 4 Bernard children. The family suffered a tragic loss in July 2011, when Nicole Bernard, wife to James and mother to the children, passed away. Please help out by purchasing this ReFill.