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Bassist Al “Boogie” Carty Gets Down Making Music With Reason

Bassist Al “Boogie” Carty Gets Down Making Music With Reason

Fervent player incorporates software into his regular programming and track writing work

Stockholm, Sweden, March 04, 2008 —Al “Boogie” Carty is a bass player/composer/producer/ music aficionado with a host of touring and recording credits spanning hip-hop/R&B, pop, country and gospel with a diverse range of artists including Rob Thomas (of Matchbox 20), Alicia Keys, Ashanti, Amerie, Lou Reed, De La Soul, Carrie Underwood, Gavin DeGraw, Me'shell Ndegeocello, to name a mere few. Currently, he’s on tour with Taylor Hicks with an upcoming swing with Rob Thomas and Jewell slated for this summer. Al’s been an avid Reason user for several years and incorporates it into his regular programming and track writing.

“I learned early that there was no one way to do things,” he remembers. “I started sequencing on Opcode Studio Vision back when no one wanted to use anything but an Akai MPC. I had friends that were producing hit R&B records with an old Atari computer running Notator. Using Reason, the rack reminds me of the MIDI studios we had in college (SUNY/Purchase) where I started getting serious about producing. The sounds are great, it's easy to edit.... It’s a very flexible, user-friendly program.”

Al finds that he can open up one program, do a beat from start to finish, run it alongside Pro Tools and track bass or vocals, and he’s done. He finds he mostly uses the built-in sound bank, in particular, the strings and drums refills. But his favorite feature he confesses is “undo!”

What’s in his Reason rack? Two Redrums, two Subtractors, two NN19s, two NN-XTs, one Dr. Loop, two Malstroms, two Combinators and plenty of effects.

Check him out at: www.myspace.com/alcartybass

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