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Old 08-24-2016, 04:34 AM   #1
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Reggae Chords?

What Vst are you dubbers using for your offbeat reggae chords?

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Re: Reggae Chords?

Anything with a creamy/juicy filter, really. I think its more about the delay one uses. The Reggae feel is more about what chords and as you pointed out, that they are played rhythmically within the genre conventions.

That said, I use a lot of organs from Kontakt.

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Re: Reggae Chords?

the only vsts I've used recently are from mda. their "dubdelay" is rather versatile
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:04 PM   #4
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Re: Reggae Chords?

i use just piano or guitar

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Old 08-27-2016, 01:06 AM   #5
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Re: Reggae Chords?

They're mostly major and minor, nothing too complex. The tricky part is figuring out the inversions guitars play the chords in, however. You'll want a really staccato attack with a bit of reverb. It's hard to make what's "nothing" for actual guitars sound like what's "something" to everyone else trying to stimulate them. But you'll be able to tell if you got it right; it'll sound too dry otherwise.

How I know this stuff? I was a sax player in a first wave Ska reggae band.

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Re: Reggae Chords?

Whatever piano VST or sample work really. Just treat the envelope properly and EQ (often a boosted peak somewhere in the midrange, where depends on what kind of off beat reggae chord you want). Then whatever reverb for the genre in question.

Its classic to layer guitar and piano together but you can layer trumpets, sax etc on top as well and you can also have the piano or guitar on its own.

For guitar you can use VST but its much easier with recording your own.
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Re: Reggae Chords?

Serum does a pretty good job for the reggae i use in my dubstep songs


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