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This Dub inspired piece came out of a jam session with my brother Cory — he on his acoustic drums, and me with my Moog synthesizer doing the bass, along with a nice long reverb. I arranged the bits of this piece out of the jam, added on more instruments and effects. Also, I finally learned how to quantize audio recorded without a click track in Reason. It takes some time and effort, but this is a huge win. Trying to play perfectly in time to a metronome detracts from feeling the music as it’s happening. Our original timing was not terrible, but quantizing definitely does sound better, and it’s a huge help while arranging the song. Enjoy!

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