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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #330 on: May 22nd, 2008, 5:13pm »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthesizer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drum_machine

check stuff like this for really basic questions. you could type "synthesizer" or "drum machine" into google and find everything youd ever need to know i'm sure.

of course, analog is fading quickly, especially from amateurs who want the flexibility, convenience, and lower cost of software. but, there will always be people who swear by analog's sound, same reason why tube guitar amps haven't died out (i'd never dream of playing solid state). the software out there operates on the same ideas as the analog stuff though.
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« Reply #331 on: May 22nd, 2008, 9:32pm »

the thing i like about hardware is that it imposes certain limits and you work a certain way with it, and it develops your "sound" that way, like i can tell that boys noize uses a monomachine a lot, almost like slash always has his 59 les paul and that gives him his bluesy tone
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« Reply #332 on: May 23rd, 2008, 4:55pm »

just bought a busted ARP Omni...the fucker is broken, but I've got a good repair guy...excited. awesome analog string sounds from the 70's.

also have an eye on an ARP Solus, but it's expensive.

hardware, baby.
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« Reply #333 on: May 24th, 2008, 01:07am »

I went to guitar center today and one of the guy's there said that you can't do everything with Reason because its just a VST, so you would need a program like Ableton as well to put in vocal/guitar/etc tracks and record...is that entirely true?

Im looking at getting a Korg padKONTROL (im not very good with the keyboard/never played it too much) and an M-Audio Oxygen 49. Any opinions? Is the Akai MPD24 a better choice over the Korg?



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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #334 on: May 24th, 2008, 09:55am »

on May 24th, 2008, 01:07am, sinuspain wrote:
I went to guitar center today and one of the guy's there said that you can't do everything with Reason because its just a VST, so you would need a program like Ableton as well to put in vocal/guitar/etc tracks and record...is that entirely true?

Im looking at getting a Korg padKONTROL (im not very good with the keyboard/never played it too much) and an M-Audio Oxygen 49. Any opinions? Is the Akai MPD24 a better choice over the Korg?





yes, thats true, reason is just one big VST, youll have to route it via ReWire into a sequencer, and depending on what youre trying to produce, drum pads seriously arent that important, when i do a lot of improv drumming on my keyboard instead of the pads, so why not save up and buy something with nicer key action instead

and akai will have nicer pads, they pretty much invented drum pads
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« Reply #335 on: May 27th, 2008, 7:25pm »

I just got a padKontrol and Axiom 25 as well as Reason 4.0. I am having problems using both at the same time. Both are connected to my laptop through USB. Is it not possible to have both connected at the same time, the axiom to control the keyboard synthesizer and the padKontrol for drum beats? Or do I have to do things seperately (I doubt this is the case). Also...how do I load up samples on the padKontrol pads and save those samples on the pads?
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« Reply #336 on: May 27th, 2008, 9:03pm »

on May 27th, 2008, 7:25pm, sinuspain wrote:
I just got a padKontrol and Axiom 25 as well as Reason 4.0. I am having problems using both at the same time. Both are connected to my laptop through USB. Is it not possible to have both connected at the same time, the axiom to control the keyboard synthesizer and the padKontrol for drum beats? Or do I have to do things seperately (I doubt this is the case). Also...how do I load up samples on the padKontrol pads and save those samples on the pads?


go to preferences and interface or something like that, then it should show ports, and assign one port to the axiom and one to the padkontrol...and you cant dude, its a midi controller, now you can, say load a drum kit up into a program and save it as a certain kit with certain mappings to your pads, but thats about it
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« Reply #337 on: May 27th, 2008, 11:11pm »

on May 27th, 2008, 9:03pm, Taylor wrote:
go to preferences and interface or something like that, then it should show ports, and assign one port to the axiom and one to the padkontrol...and you cant dude, its a midi controller, now you can, say load a drum kit up into a program and save it as a certain kit with certain mappings to your pads, but thats about it


Still no dice. In reason under preferences>keyboards and control surfaces>Korg>Edit when you push find to find the midi input it doesn't come up with anything. Its weird because yesterday when I only had the padKontrol hooked up it worked fine, but when I hooked up both today the padKontrol didn't work at all. I tried hooking up the padKontrol by itself again today and it didn't work.
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« Reply #338 on: May 27th, 2008, 11:18pm »

my cracked version of reason sucked...i think it was missing rewire. i gave up. i should try that stuff again.
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #339 on: May 28th, 2008, 8:38pm »

on May 27th, 2008, 11:18pm, MiscChoc wrote:
my cracked version of reason sucked...i think it was missing rewire. i gave up. i should try that stuff again.


nah...im not sure how reason works in rewire with fruity loops, but heres what you do, make an audio track and just go to the i/o controls for the track and have the in be reason, also you have to start reason after FL
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« Reply #340 on: May 28th, 2008, 8:40pm »

on May 27th, 2008, 11:11pm, sinuspain wrote:
Still no dice. In reason under preferences>keyboards and control surfaces>Korg>Edit when you push find to find the midi input it doesn't come up with anything. Its weird because yesterday when I only had the padKontrol hooked up it worked fine, but when I hooked up both today the padKontrol didn't work at all. I tried hooking up the padKontrol by itself again today and it didn't work.


you could always return the padkontrol and use the axiom pads, do you really even need pads? seriously, i never use mine, im a key drummer myself
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #341 on: Jun 3rd, 2008, 3:05pm »

So everyone is saying that reason is just a VST, what is the sequencer-type feature that it has built in then? And why is it insufficient to just use reason and better to rewire it in Ableton? I ask because I always just solely used Reason, and I can't get my head around rewiring it in Ableton. Are you supposed to just use the soft synths in reason and actually write the music in ableton?

Also, can you not use vst plug-ins such as the arp2600 with reason?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #342 on: Jun 5th, 2008, 02:33am »

on Jun 3rd, 2008, 3:05pm, mrkraft wrote:
So everyone is saying that reason is just a VST, what is the sequencer-type feature that it has built in then? And why is it insufficient to just use reason and better to rewire it in Ableton? I ask because I always just solely used Reason, and I can't get my head around rewiring it in Ableton. Are you supposed to just use the soft synths in reason and actually write the music in ableton?

Also, can you not use vst plug-ins such as the arp2600 with reason?


reasons sequencer is really bad. You cant even export wave files in it. I think thats why people are using it with rewire. Because you cannot even use vst's...
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #343 on: Jun 5th, 2008, 02:54am »

on Jun 5th, 2008, 02:33am, Malthelm wrote:
You cant even export wave files in it.


File > Export song as audio file ?
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Re: Making Electronic Music
« Reply #344 on: Jun 5th, 2008, 03:20am »

on Jun 5th, 2008, 02:54am, mrkraft wrote:
File > Export song as audio file ?


sorry, i mean import
it's only a midi secuencer.
but if you want to play wave files in reason, you have to do it via redrum or the sampler og something
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