By now you should all know that Propellerheads Reason 4 is the best beat-making program ever created. If you don't, then shame on a nuhhh! No seriously, I never thought about ditching hardware until I got Reason. Now I can't even make a beat on the MPC without thinking of how much better it'd be if I had been doing it in Reason.

So on the 23rd of August, at the Drake Hotel in Toronto, Canada, Propellerheads is holding one of their producer's conferences. The Toronto conference will focus primarily on "Groove," and how to use the Groove Quantize in Reason's ReGroove mixer. And to aid in the challenge, Clyde Stubblefield will be on hand. Clyde's probably most known for his work as a drummer with James Brown, as his break from "Funky Drummer" could quite possibly be the most sampled-break in hip-hop history. Without this particular drum break, hip-hop might not even exist as it does today. It's that serious. Check out this list of how many songs sample "Funky Drummer." Amazing.

Marley Marl, who is largely credited with being the first hip-hop producer to chop drum breaks into individual drum sounds, most notably with "Funky Drummer," will be on hand to talk about how that whole process began.

So to summarize:

Where: The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen Street W
When: Saturday August 23, 2008
1:00 pm - 6:00 p.m