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Discussion in 'Production' started by IV4, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. IV4

    IV4 DnBF Sheriff VIP Junglist

    Sep 13, 2010
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    In an effort to help myself learn more and help other Reason users learn more about the software I am proposing the making of a tutorial. I keep asking other people make a tutorial. However, I never offer a tutorial myself.
    The problem is I don't know where to start. So if anybody at all wants or cares to know how I made any sound or did any drum work on any of my songs I would be happy to tell you. I also hope you would be willing to do the same.

    Hit me up.
  2. djSing

    djSing Ill-usions

    Jan 18, 2012
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    Norwich, UK
    Looking at your tunes theres some good stuff there.. I especially like the moombah tune 'henry vera mix'.. love the bass.

    So some ideas for some tutorials, would be interesting for me personally to see you do a bass tutorial, the one in the track mentioned above was really tight, and in some other tracks you have this cool phasey kinda bass thing going on. I tend to struggle creating basslines so would be good to see how someone else does it in Reason.

    Only other thing I could suggest is perhaps a tutorial on drum processing or layering beats.. I have a combinator patch i've set up which works well to split/combine everything but it can be a bit anti-workflow, if you know what I mean. Id like to see another perspective on that.

    I know these ideas are a bit general but its nice to see someone intending to make the effort to help out others. Hopefully you can come up with something.
  3. IV4

    IV4 DnBF Sheriff VIP Junglist

    Sep 13, 2010
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    Got it. For now it will have to be text but when I get home from school and work today you will be able to make that bass.
  4. IV4

    IV4 DnBF Sheriff VIP Junglist

    Sep 13, 2010
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    Does any body know where I can get the soft ware that records what you do?

    Open a combinator

    Insert Mixer 6:2
    (Every thing will be in thor until I say connect out)
    Hold shift and bring a thor( do not connect the thor yet and initialize the patch)
    Osc 1
    Wavetable osc basic analog
    kbd 123
    oct 2
    semi 0
    tune +6
    Position needs to be set at 48
    Route the osc 1 into filter 1 only

    osc 2
    Wavetable osc Basic analog
    kdb 127
    oct 2
    semi 0
    tune -7
    Position needs to be at 127
    Route osc 2 to filter 1 only

    osc 3
    Analog set it to sine wave
    kdb 127
    oct 1
    semi 0
    tune 0
    route osc 3 to filter two only

    Filter one
    State Varible Filter
    Drive 64
    Filter freq 2.09 khz
    Rez 0
    Click on the notch then shift the know all the way down towards lp

    Lfo 1
    key sync-on
    tempo sync-on
    rate 1/4
    delay off
    kdb off
    Use sine wave

    Lfo 2
    Key sync on temo sync on
    rate is 2/4
    and it is set to sine wave
    Filter 2
    Low Pass ladder filter
    Drive 75
    Freq 39.4 hz
    Rez 95
    use 24 type II(Roman numeral for 2)
    Make sure filter two is connected to the gain turn the amp all the way up

    Turn the shaper on and use warp but turn the drive all the way down

    The bottom of the thor should read like this

    Source Amount Dest
    Lfo 1 28 cv out1
    Lfo 2 100 cv out2
    Lfo 2 100 osc1pos
    lfo 2 -100 osc2pos
    (We are done with the thor and this is your original sound. Connecting Lfo 2 to the position knobs in the osc is what is going to give this bass is destictive sound.

    Connect the thor to a MClass EQ
    only turn on the low cut button(we do this because you dont want any noise below -30db)

    Connect the MClass EQ to a Stero Imager
    Turn the low band all the way down to mono and set the x-over freq to 100hz leave the high band alone

    Connect the Stereo Imager to another Stero Imager and repeat the process

    Connect the 2nd stero Imager to a scream 4
    Initialize patch set to over drive
    Damage 62
    P1 1:71
    P2 2:48
    Low Cut
    Mid Cut 0
    High Cut 0
    master level 85
    Do not turn on the body

    Connect the Scream 4 to a Mclass eq
    hit the low freq cut off(we will only use Pram ! and two in this eq)
    Pram1 Pram2
    Freq 304.2 hz 3.444 khz
    Gain 9.4 db 1.7 db
    Q 9:6 3.9

    Connect the MClass EQ to a Chorus Flanger CF-101
    Delay 26
    Feedback 0
    Rate 0
    Mod Amount 0
    Sync off
    Press tab and connect the cv line delay filter to cv1 modulation output in thor

    Connect the CF-101 to a Spider Merger and splitter
    Connect the first line in the spider to a vocoder connect the 2nd line to the modulation
    Now that you are connected to the vocoder turn the vocoder to bypass in the upper left hand corner and set the bands to 16. Make sure you leave it on vocoder and not equalizer.

    Connect the vocoder to another vocoder
    Switch the vocoder to eq and leave it on
    Switch to four band and turn Band level 1 all the way up the rest of the bands keep the same
    Attack 59
    Decay 81
    Shift -22
    HF EMPH 24
    Dry/Wet 0

    Connect the Vocoder to an EFC-42(envelope control filter)
    Freq 127
    Rez 18
    Env Amt 127
    Vel 0
    Mode lp12
    Press tab and connect the freq cv to the cv2 modulation outout in thor. Turn the freq knob all the way up on the back of the EFC-42.
    Connect the filter to a spider Audio merger and splitter
    In the splitter connect the first line to the mixer. (At this point you should be able to hear your main sound) Connect the 2nd line to a CF-101(Chours Flanger) Lable the CF-101 (Highs)

    CF-101 Chour flanger
    Delay 101
    Rate 16/4
    Sync on
    Mod Amount 127

    Connect the CF-101 to a Stereo Imager
    Stereo Imager
    Lo Band Original
    x-over 535hz
    High Band turn it wide to 56
    solo in high band

    Connect the stereo Imager to a MClass Eq
    MClass EQ
    LOw Cut Lo Self Pram1 Pram2 High self

    Frq 87.9hz 663.4hz 2.143khz 8.676khz
    Gain -18.3db -18.3 8.0db 2.3db
    Q .62(turn left) 18.0(Turn right) 5:1(Middle) :62(turn left)

    Connect the MClass eq to an EFC-42(envelope controller)
    Freq 80
    Rez 20
    EveAmt 32
    Vel 0
    Mode Band Pass BP 12
    Now Press Shift and brind in an unconnected thor. Initialize the patch and set lfo two to waveform 3(A sawtooth) sync to tempo and key. Press tab and connect lfo 2 modulation out put to the EfC-42 Filter Freq Cv. The thor does nothing but lfo two filter controls the wobble on the EFC-42 filter.

    Connect the EFC-42 to a spider merger and splitter
    With the first channel route to the mixer and pan left
    With the 2nd channel route to the mixer and pan right
    And you are done

    Playing with the lfo settings and the filter frequency knobs is how you get the bass to match your rythem.
  5. djSing

    djSing Ill-usions

    Jan 18, 2012
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    Norwich, UK
    Woah, big post! ill give this a look soon, thanks for putting it up. CamStudio is a good option for recording, I think its free.
  6. IV4

    IV4 DnBF Sheriff VIP Junglist

    Sep 13, 2010
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    Any one eles?????