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.
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 tutorial, originally created in Reason 5, is forward-compatible with Reason 6 and beyond.
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Steve wrote on May 14, 2019
Excellent course taught me a lot
Jonra Define wrote on June 12, 2013
This is a great course. It gives you a thorough review of KONG! After this course you will never be the same, KONG has so much flexibility, from assigning trig hits to CV rerouting. Just crazy fun.
Lazyboots wrote on June 9, 2013
This course explains every parameter and routing method. There isn't one pad, knob, button, assignment, or jack that isn't covered.
BPGeez wrote on May 13, 2013
This might be one of the most complete courses I've seen!! No redundancy either! Mo Volans does a great job.. Good gig MacPro!!!
Gabriel M. wrote on January 7, 2013
This series is a complete guide to Kong. Mo Volans does a great job of explaining the device in fine detail. I like that these videos are diced up into short pieces; makes for easy referencing.
Thanks again Mo!
Peter wrote on September 8, 2012
MPV - please listen carefully. You have some great teachers, but there are a few that truly know how to teach. Mo is one of them. The other is Steve H. These pedagogues are thoughtful, patient, and know how to repeat and highlight a concept to drive it home. Further, they don't skip over material and their tutorials are thorough and consistently valuable. This one - Kong - is no exception, and might be one of Mo's best. Had no intention of using kong before, now I'm a convert, precisely due to the teaching style of Mo. Now Mo - you please listen: I'd like next a tutorial on all of reason's BACK PANEL. That means a deep three hour tutorial on the back panel of every instrument - control voltages, gates the real nitty gritty. Only you're qualified to do that, and with so many having not grown up with cables and sound modules - this one will be a great tute. Please produce it!
Lanre wrote on December 22, 2011
GREAT TUTORIAL! Before this I was just using Kong to trigger sounds with the pads, but now this tutorial has opened a whole new world to what I can do with Kong.