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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #270 on: Apr 7th, 2008, 6:27pm »

on Apr 2nd, 2008, 8:16pm, Taylor wrote:
uh, the whole m series of devices in reason is devoted to mastering

and equing boosts/reduces a signal so say you wanna fill some headroom in your mix you can boost a frequency range of one of your synths to fill it, or say one of your sounds are clashing or you like a drum sample but you dont like the hi part of it, you can EQ a certain pitch range out


didn't see that, thanks a lot. yeah, i suggest thor in reason. ive just started using it some, and its really cool. anybody have any ideas how to make reason songs louder? i read the thing on mastering on the site and i tried reason's maximizer, but its still not a volume that is very useful.
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« Reply #271 on: Apr 7th, 2008, 8:23pm »

compression, and other than that...i would say turn up the gain in the mixer? ive never had a problem with my tracks being quiet in reason
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« Reply #272 on: Apr 8th, 2008, 01:06am »

on Apr 7th, 2008, 6:27pm, SGuitar wrote:
didn't see that, thanks a lot. yeah, i suggest thor in reason. ive just started using it some, and its really cool. anybody have any ideas how to make reason songs louder? i read the thing on mastering on the site and i tried reason's maximizer, but its still not a volume that is very useful.



it's all about mastering.
read some topics about mastering in reason. But, i'd better like to do all the master stuff in ableton with rewire.
i think everything is getting so deep compressed and sidechaining in reason. hate the sound in reason.
nn19, scream and subtracktor rules. else, its shit

use ableton!
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« Reply #273 on: Apr 8th, 2008, 1:37pm »

with reason, i think i kind of hit a creative brick wall, i just didnt know what i wanted to do, if it had a built in sequencer i would probably use it more often
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« Reply #274 on: Apr 9th, 2008, 06:18am »

yea i keep hearing about thor etc. but im on reason 3 lol

guess i should put my pirate hat on and go get v.4
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« Reply #275 on: Apr 10th, 2008, 8:22pm »

alright im looking to buy a midi keyboard. im leaning towards the m-audio axiom because its pretty cheap, and i like the drum pads. but i dont know if i should get 25 or 49? i know with the 25 i can just play around with the octaves. im not that advanced in keyboards and im still a newb at piano, so i think less keys might do me some good.

pretty much my question is, will the 25 key limit me or anything?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #276 on: Apr 10th, 2008, 11:34pm »

on Apr 5th, 2008, 5:28pm, Kingnangelo wrote:
and heres a really silly question but how do you guys who use reason make the drums...like i know how to use the drum machine patch but i dont really know how to put that into the song, add parts take away parts....it just loops....


1. Detach Your Sequencer Window (so it's not clogging up the rack)

2. Select the Redrum track with the loop you made in the sequencer

3. Then in the Rack view, click on the Redrum module so it's highlighted, then go: Edit/Copy Pattern to Track

and the pattern should show up as a bunch of loops now in the sequencer.

If you're trying to copy more than one pattern in the same track, duplicate the drum track in the sequencer, and then select that one. Then just do "copy pattern to track" again.

Hope this was of some help.

p.s. youtube reason and there's a million vids out there that teach you how to do this shit.


On a similar note..

Fun thing I tried the other day with redrum. Make one module for your "kick", and one module for your "snare", and one for percussion, hats and other samples. In the kick Redrum, take all your favourite kick sounds (there's some decent one's in the presets) and then combine them together. Basically, make your 4/4 beat or whatever, and layer every kick on the same beat - and you get a crazy thumping punch-in-the-gut kick (similar to what you hear in SebastiAn's tracks). Make sure to throw one in with a nice sub bass frequency. Same goes with the snare, take some claps, some 808 style snares, and mash them all together. In the biz they call it "beatstacking". So you should end up with three different drum tracks in your sequencer: the kick, the snare, and the rest. Then you can add subtleties to individual samples like Reverb, or pitch shifting and such to tweak the sound you want. And if it's still not hard or crazy enough, scream 4 it up.
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« Reply #277 on: Apr 11th, 2008, 09:31am »

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« Reply #278 on: Apr 11th, 2008, 4:10pm »

on Apr 10th, 2008, 8:22pm, LukeSwits wrote:
alright im looking to buy a midi keyboard. im leaning towards the m-audio axiom because its pretty cheap, and i like the drum pads. but i dont know if i should get 25 or 49? i know with the 25 i can just play around with the octaves. im not that advanced in keyboards and im still a newb at piano, so i think less keys might do me some good.

pretty much my question is, will the 25 key limit me or anything?


37 is the smallest i would go because i dont like shifting octaves all the time, i have a 49 and when im playing around i usally stay within 3 octaves
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« Reply #279 on: Apr 11th, 2008, 7:23pm »

I just recently got a program called MiniMonsta and I love the intstruments and the tools on the program to edit the synths, but I need to know how to transfer the instruments to Ableton...I have a mac. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #280 on: Apr 11th, 2008, 7:50pm »

on Apr 11th, 2008, 7:23pm, Camerone wrote:
I just recently got a program called MiniMonsta and I love the intstruments and the tools on the program to edit the synths, but I need to know how to transfer the instruments to Ableton...I have a mac. Any suggestions?


the riots boys use that i think, just install it in your vst folders, then go to preferences, scan the folder, then click on that plug thing where your instrument usually are, then click on it while the channel strip is highlighted
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« Reply #281 on: Apr 11th, 2008, 9:26pm »

i have a noob question and i cant find a good clear answer online.

okay so i began using ableton a few weeks ago. my question is how do i get loops to play at the same tempo? i tried to go into the detailed view and change the segment bpm all to 130 but they still doesnt sound right.

my other question is i downloaded a few loop packs and whenever i drag and drop them, right click, and hit "loop selection," i loop the clip but when it plays, it doesnt sound smooth. like you can tell where the loop ends/begins again. how would i fix this?

thanks a lot guys
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« Reply #282 on: Apr 11th, 2008, 10:32pm »

on Apr 11th, 2008, 9:26pm, tron wrote:
i have a noob question and i cant find a good clear answer online.

okay so i began using ableton a few weeks ago. my question is how do i get loops to play at the same tempo? i tried to go into the detailed view and change the segment bpm all to 130 but they still doesnt sound right.

my other question is i downloaded a few loop packs and whenever i drag and drop them, right click, and hit "loop selection," i loop the clip but when it plays, it doesnt sound smooth. like you can tell where the loop ends/begins again. how would i fix this?

thanks a lot guys


uh when you drag a loop in, it should automatically warp it, sometimes ableton doesnt do it quite right automatically and you have to go in and set the event markers yourself

and it not sounding smooth might have to do with a difference in tempo between the original sample and your sequencers tempo
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« Reply #283 on: Apr 13th, 2008, 4:45pm »

i was looking back again at the stuff in this section, and it seems like a lot has been established about programs, vsts, keyboards, and dj stuff.

i have a question though about the actual process of making an electronic song. i notice the sounds of synths in a lot of songs subtly change over time, making the song more dynamic and giving more movement to the arrangement. how is this shifting done? is it a matter of automating the eq for the synths, automating distortion and other effects? i guess theres also just the levels too, bringing something gradually higher into or lower out of the mix.

also, any recommendations of how to use this shifting texture in songs? where it works best, stuff like that.
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« Reply #284 on: Apr 13th, 2008, 6:58pm »

on Apr 13th, 2008, 4:45pm, SGuitar wrote:
i was looking back again at the stuff in this section, and it seems like a lot has been established about programs, vsts, keyboards, and dj stuff.

i have a question though about the actual process of making an electronic song. i notice the sounds of synths in a lot of songs subtly change over time, making the song more dynamic and giving more movement to the arrangement. how is this shifting done? is it a matter of automating the eq for the synths, automating distortion and other effects? i guess theres also just the levels too, bringing something gradually higher into or lower out of the mix.

also, any recommendations of how to use this shifting texture in songs? where it works best, stuff like that.


thats automation of some type or parameter either on the synth or the automation of an effect,in most songs, to make it sound more dynamic, they make the filter more agressive as it progresses, if you record and say, adjust the filter frequency or other parameter while the song is playing, it should be recorded and will play like that from now on, thats kind of a simple explanation, if that doesnt help, then you might need to give me more specifics
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