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DUBBING IS A MUST

Yes, it can be done. And that is an understatement. It is not only possible to create DUB with Reason;CHECK REASON NOW the software is simply made for it. When you want to make DUB, it can be done.

And we know: Dubbing Is A Must. Or at least, we should know it.

Producing DUB is not the same as creating a riddim. Producing DUB is creating a riddim to DUB IT. And because it's not easy to create DUB with sequencers such as Cubase and Cakewalk, a lot of people simply make a riddim, apply some effects over them and that's it.

Sequencers are for fine-tuning, for mixing several audio tracks into one. These programs won't let you connect everything the way you want, for example. Synchronizing Midi and Audio is the complaint number one among the producers too. The only solution to this collection of problems is to buy a lot of hardware or to get into Reason.

The fact that the software is in frequent use by producers of electronic music brings another prejudice to the surface. Many people do not realize how much Trance, Techno and other electronic forms of Dance Music have in common with DUB and yes, even with Reggae Music. And so they think that software such as Reason cannot be anything for a DUB or Reggae producer. A prejudice, which seriously disables a personal progression!

There are also a lot of preterist producers who basically claim that the best Reggae of today is the Reggae that "sounds old". They claim that Reggae and DUB music had some golden age in the 1970's, and their attitude is basically that "the only good Reggae is retro-Reggae". One can even wonder as to why these people make music anyway, unless they are preterists who think they can bring back the "good ole days" by imitating them.

Another prejudice is the idea that music must be "played" by "musicians". The reason why many think it really is like that, is because the midifiles of many contemporary producers sound like they should have been played by musicians. The tightness that comes with sequencing isn't recognized as one of the strongest parts of Digital music production, when these midifiles suck.

Reggae is primarily a studio music. Riddims are recorded. Look at them as midifiles. What do you do with the midifiles, with the riddims? In Reggae, the vocalists and the DUB mixers take care of the riddims produced in the Studio. A boring riddim can even, in theory, become a killer tune with some right DUB mixing or good singing/chanting on top of it.

When you know all these things, when you know how prejudice disables many from developing themselves in this current day and age, then you have no reason not to get into the studio, which Propellerhead Software created for you. When you know how Dubbing Is A Must, why then continue to struggle with audio sequencers that aren't even designed for DUBBING?

Maybe you hear people say how they only buy old Reggae, or that they don't like to listen to digitally created music anyway. Maybe you think about ways to reach those people with your music. Don't even bother with it, though. These preterists think that Reggae is museum music. Every time they claim how the "old is the best", they are doing some pathetic attempt to declare Reggae Dead.

There's more. Because most people of today have absolutely no problem with Digital Music. The dances are full! More people visit a dance than concerts. And it's not unusual to pay more money to get into a Dance Part then for a live concert. Music, created by Reason or other software, rules.

When you listen to the electronic dance music, it's obvious how DUB is the inspiration for it. Rhythm, effects, skillful mixing in and out of instruments, all of these obvious DUBWISE techniques is incorporated and people dig it to the fullness.

But where is the DUB? Unfortunately, still in the back of the Reggae Collections in the Record Stores. And magazines are filled with crazy statements claiming how DUB is a music of the past, too. Where the whole world is dancing to the rhythm of a drum and bassline. If these people even hear a glance of Reggae, they all start to cheer and dance more. So it's clear: DUBBING A MUST.

Where are you waiting for? Get some Reason!

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