All posts tagged “Advanced”

7 Tips for Reason 7

Posted by Mattias on 2013-11-26 in Tutorials

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In this exclusive article, Matt Piper will highlight his 7 favorite new features in Reason 7.  To learn more, join lynda.com and get access to his Up and Running with Reason 7 video course as well as over 100 other classes on recording, mixing, mastering, acoustics and software.

1.)  Use Hi-Pass and Low-Pass filters to define your mix
Before ever touching any other EQ controls, once you have set comfortable relative signal levels for each channel in your mix, you can define the sonic space of each channel with the Hi-Pass and Low-Pass filters. For instance, set the low pass filter on the kick so that the highest frequencies of the kick do not overlap with the core frequencies of the snare. Then use the high-pass filter on the snare to filter out unnecessary low frequencies. For visual feedback on what you are doing, press F2 on your computer keyboard to see the Spectrum EQ display.

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How to Make an Aggressive Dubstep Bass

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

Max Rehbein (aka Dorincourt) joins us for a guest video, showing you how to create an aggressive, hard hitting dubstep bass. Using the standard Reason devices, learn how to really get your sound to roar by using effects and how to make it sit well in the mix.

After this, you’ll be able to make that love-it-or-hate-it dirty wobble bass we all know!

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How to Create an Electro Bass Sound

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

Max Rehbein just might be the best thing to come out of Germany since the pretzel! Never short on amazing sounds and a willingness to share his knowledge, Max is back with another sound design tutorial. This time he’ll show you how to make an Electro Bass sound using amplitude modulation in Thor. Sound complex but it’s freakishly easy. Throw on a little distortion and you’re off to the races. We’ll let Max explain the rest but if you hear those Electro bass sounds and want to learn how to make your own, this tutorial is for you!

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How to Make Your Drums Punchy

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

In this Reason Sound Design video Propellerhead product specialist James Bernard give you some tried and tested engineering tips to help get your drums punching through your mix. It may seem redundant at first. After all, drums are punchy by their very nature so why do we need to MAKE them punchy if they already ARE punchy. The simple answer is that when you layer other instruments on top and everything starts fighting for the same sonic frequency space, your drums can get lost in the process.

James will show you through proper EQ, compression, and parallel processing how you can lift your drums back out of the mix and have them punching through your song exactly as you hope for.

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How to Make Your Sounds Fatter

Posted by Mattias in Tutorials

In this Reason Sound Design video Propellerhead product specialist Mattias Häggström Gerdt lets you in on some tried and true tips for making your sounds bigger and fatter. Ever wondered how to really make a sound take up some space in the mix and get a nice, wide sound? These tips will get you there in no time!

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