Beginner Production. Reason 4 Advice

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  1. Do0Bs

    Do0Bs Fo Shizzle Dizzle

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    Hey guys,

    I've been meaning to have a lil dabble in production for a while and I've just grabbed myself a copy of Reason 4 and after having a quick play around it seems pretty daunting.

    What I'm looking for is like a tutorial that shows you what each tool/effect does and how to use it. I.e. ReDrum and sythns etc

    Can anyone point me in the direction of something like this or any kinda basic guide to reason.

    Cheers

    Oh, and I've checked the sticky on reason on this forum but its a bit too 'in depth' for me at the moment.
     
  2. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    http://www.boyinaband.com/

    Have posted that link many times in many forums. Check everything on his websight and watch every video he has, then you will be pro at Reason.
     
  3. Do0Bs

    Do0Bs Fo Shizzle Dizzle

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    Nice one mate, checking his videos now
     
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    i was about to put waht pancake said :p haha im a reason user i lernt about80% of what i know useing them videos!
     
  5. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    REASON USERS UNITE!

    Everyone else, suffer at the power of Thor.

    But seriously, Thor is considered one of the most powerful synths around.

    NN-XT is a very powerful sampler, only if you can figure out how to use it.

    In the ReDrum, try not to go crazy with the pitch knobs, and don't go over the top with the step sequencer.

    The "M-Class" tools are going to be your best shot for mastering

    The Scream 4 unit is versatile AND easy. Use the tape setting to fatten up weak drum samples.

    Most importantly, The Rack, this is where you put all your instruments and effects. Most important thing is to always keep the instruments and effects you plan to use together in their own Combinator.

    For example, when building the patch for your drums:

    1) Create the Combinator

    2) Create a 6:2 line mixer

    3) Create a ReDrum

    4) Choose the drum kit you want

    5) Hit tab to look at the back of the rack, andconnect wires from the samples you want, through the processing effects, then into the line mixer, which goes to the combinator.

    6) Have fun with billions of knobs, sliders and faders

    7) get pissed at the wires and rewatch all the tutorials at www.boyinaband.com

    Lastly just have fun with it.
     
  6. jimjimjim

    jimjimjim oldskool

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    enjoy reason dude its not that daunting once you get stuck in.
    Get Some !!
     
  7. Do0Bs

    Do0Bs Fo Shizzle Dizzle

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    Cheers Pancake!

    Now I just gotta figure out what the fuck a Combinator is! :D
     
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    jimjimjim oldskool

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    think of the combinator as like an empty box - you can put whatever you like in there.
    Multiple devices etc. You can then save your combinator and it will keep all your devices - handy if you have a set up you like and want to use again.
    i have a combinator set up like one of the posts above - where you put in a mixer and a redrum - but put each redrum drum onto a seperate chanel of the mixer.
    that allows you to control each drum volume plus the send effects. basically a lot more control than just having a redrum.
    I wouldnt worry about that now though.
    Best thing to do at the start is just add in devices and play with them - have fun.
    once you get your head around the basics you can start getting more technical
     
  9. Do0Bs

    Do0Bs Fo Shizzle Dizzle

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    So I've been playing around with reason this morning mainly ReDrum and using the drums provided with software.

    Is there anyway of downloading more drums and sounds, because at the moment I can only find 50 or so drum sounds in the explorer thing?
     
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    jimjimjim oldskool

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    well yeah - download sample packs - buy computer music magazines for the dvds on the front (samples).
    Make your own with a mic.
    You can also add in single hits from DR Rex drum loops into the redrum.
    Browse around the threads on this forum and you will find some samples.
    Also competition threads normally have smples to use - basically you can get them anywhere.
    it will take a while to build up a big library of samples.
    Oh or you could fork out cash and buy them from teh internetz
    :)
     
  11. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    contact people in post messages, then they can throw a sample pack together for you, and send it without stirring trouble.

    (FYI post message me)

    also check www.primeloops.com and get all their demos

    and please thank my posts
     
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    look a few pages into production mate I posted up asking about a snare drum for liquid and somebody ( kama or groelle ) posted up a link to a pack with 5000 drum hits, very useful!
     
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    jimjimjim oldskool

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    also the sample swap thread here..
    (thanks)
     
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    safe m8 could u send me the link tht 5000 pack for them drum kits plz
     
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    iv been trying to find it mate, was on wikipedia!!
     
  16. Do0Bs

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