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Postby futures_untold » Sun May 31, 2009 5:18 pm

The Reason Questions & Answers Thread

This thread has been created to discuss Reason. Feel free to post any questions or tips you have regarding Reason below. Links to useful Reason resources and tutorials appreciated! :)

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Reason Forums

Official Forum - http://www.propellerheads.se/forum/

ReasonStation - http://www.reasonstation.net/board/view ... hp?forum=5

ReasonFreaks - http://www.reasonfreaks.com/

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Tutorials

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Frequency Splitting in Reason Tutorial - http://dubstepforum.com/viewtopic.php?t ... erts+sends

Advanced Drum Combinator Tutorial - http://dubstepforum.com/viewtopic.php?t ... erts+sends

Busses, Inserts & Sends in Reason Explained - http://dubstepforum.com/viewtopic.php?t ... erts+sends

Using Reason with live audio - http://dubstepforum.com/viewtopic.php?t ... =rewuschel

Tips and Tricks for Using Reason to Produce Dubstep

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Tools:

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Refill Packer - http://www.propellerheads.se/download/i ... fillpacker

Refill Unpacker - http://www.mediafire.com/?j4w3jtwmemt

Bome Midi Keyboard - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMhvT6CzIsA

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Project EX wrote:Tutorial: Using combinator’s programmer

Let’s say you have 3 subtractors in a combinator, playing the same pattern/melody/wobble and you want to assign multiple parameters of these synths to a single rotary knob on the combinator. For example, you want the LFO speed of all three subtractors under rotary 1.

Press the ‘open programmer’-button on the front of the combinatory. A blue screen will unfold like this.

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On the right hand side you see the modulating routing. In this window you can set the source, the target and the min & max values. On the left hand side you’ll see all the devices within the combinator. Each device has it’s modulation routing window, which can be accessed by clicking on the device on the left side of the programmer.

In our case we want to assign the LFO speed of all three subtractors to rotary 1, rotary 1 being the source. Click on the first subtractor, now assign the target in the modulation routing window by clicking on the empty slot. In the drop down menu go to. LFO -> LFO 1 rate. Now do this for the other 2 subtractors. Now when you turn rotary 1 you’ll see that the LFO 1 rate knobs of all 3 subtractors are also turning.

The min & max rates in the modulation routing will automatically will be set to 0 and 127. This means when the rotary is all the way down, the controlled parameter will be at it’s minimum rate, which in this case is 0. And vice versa for the max rate.

This is just a basis explanation of the programmer, as you can tell there are many, many modulation possibilities by assigning different parameters, even on the same device, to single rotary which will give you some nice results when automated. Try experimenting with different assignment!


Project EX wrote:Week 1: Creating a Rhythmic Gate Using Record's Dynamics Section - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYzzaPxEK9U
Week 2: Creating a wobble bass sound - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jnZ1EwvW88
Week 3: Advanced Dub Step Wobble Bass Sound Design - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mKL2xCw1Ds
Week 4: Unlocking the secrets of CV & Gate - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGPYBnpt1ZA
Week 5: Samples who needs them? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zspTLS6RwE
Week 6: Multi band processing part 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEMHoAqz-P8
Week 7: Multi band compression part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGpko81167k
Week 8: Simple drum replacement - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCFQaL3hGCk
Week 9: Vocal Remover - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNDT-4vErz0
Week 10: Advanced Drum Replacement - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5d4w1oTz8E
Week 11: Convert Reason Song to Record - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqkicC-U4SQ
Week 12: "Tape Stop" Effect - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO6A87iG7Yg
Week 13: Reason Drum Kits in Record - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjbafPAdlMU
Week 14: Using Thor to Process Audio - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlwUhvrGQaE
Week 15: Misuse and Abuse of Time Stretch - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8ac8kElvFU
Week 16: How to Hook Up and Use A Vocoder - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vq6iXyPEHg
Week 17: Becoming an NN-XT Super User - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGhR-2v1y90
Week 18: Using the Beat Repeater Effect - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHiUEpfD2lY
Week 19: Breaking Out of Writer's Block - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmxPuotgli8
Week 20: The Combinator Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLWpG55Cjjw
Week 21: The Combinator Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlg1kPosA6k
Week 22: Reason Key Commands to Speed up Your Work - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA4CdEiABkA
Week 23: Record Key Commands to Speed up Your Work - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Mlb0toWw0
Week 24: Live DJ Mixing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzE2GYKD-2w
Week 25: Replacing a Live Keyboard Rig with Reason - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0kB-i280Ik
Week 26: Thor Step Sequencer Tips - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MruR2U55bkY
Week 27: Using External Hardware Effect Sends/Inserts - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrEdv8YgJDU
Week 28: Nurse Rex (Kong) Chunk Trig Tips - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RszBmc9wII8
Week 29: Kong's New Effects Used With Other Devices - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlKUNWtjLG0
Week 30: Using Neptune on Singer That Needs It... ME! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZTIGbBpL60
Week 31: Using Neptune on an Already Talented Singer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMlv7ZSlnIw
Week 32: Linking Multiple OctoRexes for Simultaneous Playback - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7Pb6WHv0rM
Week 33: Step Sequencing Kong Drums using Redrum - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkyz2hyQ-Ao
Week 34: Automation Clip Toolbox - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y0Ro2M1Sh4
Week 35: Edit Your Loops and Stretch to Tempo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01JoCHI--wA
Week 36: Comping Takes Together in Record - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c326DwEDUoc
Week 37: Parallel Processing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLhBOIoIie8
Week 38: Using Neptune for Sound Design - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7u1wky4q0Y
Week 39: Compression Tips for the Best Mixes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvroplTrAwA
Week 40: EQ Tips for the Best Mixes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w6cRqRzrCw
Week 41: Mid-Side Processing for Great Masters - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i0IMHAnzK8
Week 42: Stereo Width w/ The Haas Effect - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN_oDvod1DU
Week 43: The Side-Chain Compression Effect - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOT8ycbKnHQ
Week 44: Synth School with the Subtractor - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUfJgNodnpY
Week 45: Subtractor Filters and Envelopes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc46yV4GLsQ
Week 46: Subtractor LFOs and Mods - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9rtAONIjWU
Week 47: Malström Graintable Synthesis - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nziQPZ4kTY
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Postby DZA » Sun May 31, 2009 5:49 pm

Whyy?
jackmaster wrote:you went in with this mix.
.onelove. wrote:There needs to be a DZA app on iPhone just for id'ing old Grime tracks.

https://soundcloud.com/slevarance/core-civil-war-ft-jamakabi-slevarance-remix-2012-lost-project-file
http://soundcloud.com/keepitgully http://www.mixcloud.com/slevarance/
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Postby soner one » Sun May 31, 2009 6:26 pm

i dont see the point in this does this mean everyone who doesnt post in this section if they have a reason question is going to get flammed
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Postby futures_untold » Sun May 31, 2009 6:29 pm

I dunno. Maybe it will be useful in the end like The Big Thread of Samples & Patches?

Also, if people come across cool links for a certain daw, or have decent little tips to share, then people generally browsing may pick up something new! :)
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Postby soner one » Sun May 31, 2009 6:30 pm

Yeah will keep the forum proper tidy i spose
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Postby futures_untold » Sun May 31, 2009 6:59 pm

Advice for beginners using Reason:

Learn the keyboard shortcuts, and your workflow will speed up! (There aren't that many). You will find details of the keyboard shortcuts in the Documentation folder in Reasons Start Menu folder.

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The Widdlers speedy workflow layout

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Create your own default rack to get new sessions started quickly.

The Widdlers default Reason rack (see pic above) - http://www.mediafire.com/?xhmq3jmfzwt

Futures Untold default Reason 3 rack (see pic below) - http://www.mediafire.com/?zmmz2ylzwzi

Futures Untold default Reason 4 rack - http://www.mediafire.com/?junuui2nwrv

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Postby DZA » Sun May 31, 2009 7:13 pm

futures_untold wrote:Futures Untold default Reason 4 rack - http://www.mediafire.com/?junuui2nwrv


:roll:
jackmaster wrote:you went in with this mix.
.onelove. wrote:There needs to be a DZA app on iPhone just for id'ing old Grime tracks.

https://soundcloud.com/slevarance/core-civil-war-ft-jamakabi-slevarance-remix-2012-lost-project-file
http://soundcloud.com/keepitgully http://www.mixcloud.com/slevarance/
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Postby futures_untold » Sun May 31, 2009 7:17 pm

The_Dza88 wrote:
futures_untold wrote:Futures Untold default Reason 4 rack - http://www.mediafire.com/?junuui2nwrv


:roll:


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Postby DZA » Sun May 31, 2009 7:26 pm

Stupid question but why have you got 3 cominators named AA in there all cutting of the bottom end? :oops:
jackmaster wrote:you went in with this mix.
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http://soundcloud.com/keepitgully http://www.mixcloud.com/slevarance/
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Postby futures_untold » Sun May 31, 2009 7:29 pm

The_Dza88 wrote:Stupid question but why have you got 3 cominators named AA in there all cutting of the bottom end? :oops:


Notice I have each combinator loaded up with a mixer which in turn is patched through a Filter, eq and two compressors?

I can't be arsed to load those up every time I start a new sound + tie the filter cutoff to Rotary 1.

With those combis already loaded up, I just click inside and create whichever instrument I want. Then I can get tweaking on the eq and compression with minimal fuss.

The patch is called 'AA' so that it appears at the top of my Reason patches folder. When I need a new combi, it's quicker to fire up those compressors, eq and mixer by loading the patch rather than creating each one individually.

I like to have the line mixer in each combi so I can stack multiple synths in one preset. It also gives me the option of having send effects before the master mixer.
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Postby DZA » Sun May 31, 2009 7:31 pm

awww, Thanks babesss :c:
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https://soundcloud.com/slevarance/core-civil-war-ft-jamakabi-slevarance-remix-2012-lost-project-file
http://soundcloud.com/keepitgully http://www.mixcloud.com/slevarance/
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Postby paddedcell » Sun May 31, 2009 7:40 pm

good idea keeps things all together might help prevent the same things being asked over and over 2!
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Postby r3pulse » Sun May 31, 2009 7:42 pm

big up for this
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Postby futures_untold » Sun May 31, 2009 7:44 pm

R3pulse wrote:big up for this


Welcome to the forum :)

After the 'Cack Fiasco', perhaps it was time to be useful again? ;)

Credit goes to £10 Bag anyway for mentioning the idea.
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Postby DZA » Sun May 31, 2009 8:03 pm

http://www.sendspace.com/file/o53ju2

Side chaining and different effects :)
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https://soundcloud.com/slevarance/core-civil-war-ft-jamakabi-slevarance-remix-2012-lost-project-file
http://soundcloud.com/keepitgully http://www.mixcloud.com/slevarance/
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Postby DZA » Sun May 31, 2009 8:20 pm

Some good reason tutorials

http://www.youtube.com/user/AcePincter
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http://soundcloud.com/keepitgully http://www.mixcloud.com/slevarance/
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Postby DZA » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:11 pm

jackmaster wrote:you went in with this mix.
.onelove. wrote:There needs to be a DZA app on iPhone just for id'ing old Grime tracks.

https://soundcloud.com/slevarance/core-civil-war-ft-jamakabi-slevarance-remix-2012-lost-project-file
http://soundcloud.com/keepitgully http://www.mixcloud.com/slevarance/
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