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 our newest trainer at macProVideo.com, Mo Volans: an authority on everything that makes sound in the digital world!
There's a million ways to design drum sounds in Kong including 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!
Mo does an excellent job breaking down the instrument and explaining every section so that it's easily understood. I had imagined KONG as an MPC type of instrument and Mo has shown that it can be more versatile than I ever imagined. If drum pads are your thing, get this tutorial.
Rolland Bryan wrote on December 27, 2010
Comprehensive and business-like, this tutorial covers Kong from A to Z, and it does it well.
martin wrote on October 24, 2010
This is the definitive Tutorial on Kong, money can buy.Mo is one of the best tutors ive seen in the music industry for a very long time.
if your reading this review, to help you make your mind up whether to purchase this tutorial,its proberbly because of one of two factors.
Number one-Your looking at kong in all its glory and thinking to yourself " WTF Where do i start even using this device".
Number two.your quite competent and wondering if there is anything new in this Tutorial you could learn from it.
Answer to both is yes,you will definatly learn new
ideas like programing redrum to play kong,
And if your in option one then mo will make this the easiest lurning curve you will ever under take
Ru wrote on October 14, 2010
Kong is full of features, but it is a simple and logic device.
anyway, this tutorial explain all that you need and covers every aspect of the unit.
Dean wrote on September 20, 2010
Now this is a really worthwhile video. Looking at kong for the first time can be quite daunting, but everything is explained and not a single thing overlooked. I was a bit suspicious of Kong at first because I realised that there was no step sequencer which is something I know and love on the Redrum unit. Problem solved, watch this video. I'm looking very forward to more tutorials on other synths. thanks
Apollo wrote on September 8, 2010
Nice!! This is just what I need. It's important for me to get up to speed quickly and this tutorial does the job. I can't wait to start playing around with KONG now that I can see what's possible. Sampling, effects, sound generation... there's so much!! Thank you for taming this beast (had to say it).
Marco Neumann wrote on September 3, 2010
Excellent tutorial! Very detailed. ItÂ´s a must-have for people who want to get really deep into Kong. Very well done.
teacee wrote on September 2, 2010
I actually beta tested Reason 5 and Record 1.5, and there was a lot missing that is included in the final version. Mainly in Kong, the multitude of drums and samples. This video tutorial will give you all that you need to get started with Kong and to mastering the interface, and all that it has to offer. It is much more then a drum plugin, it is a sampler a loop player, rex player and a drum machine. This tutorial is definitely a must, and in just over 3 hrs you could be the "King Kong", Just kidding, another great tutorial!!!