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Printing guitar and bass tracks with final amp settings

From: Up and Running with Reason 6.5

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Now that I've recorded guitar and bass tracks for my song, I need to do a bit of housekeeping. In the middle of a session it's sometimes hard to keep up with naming, so I'd like to rename the tracks now and keep things organized. I'll rename this PWR Chord 2, and our bass track should be named Distorted Bass. I want to take these sounds and print the output to a new track. This will allow me to export the guitar tracks to another program if I choose, and it will allow for assurance that the sound I hear now will be preserved forever as part of a new audio file.

Printing guitar and bass tracks with final amp settings

Now that I've recorded guitar and bass tracks for my song, I need to do a bit of housekeeping. In the middle of a session it's sometimes hard to keep up with naming, so I'd like to rename the tracks now and keep things organized. I'll rename this PWR Chord 2, and our bass track should be named Distorted Bass. I want to take these sounds and print the output to a new track. This will allow me to export the guitar tracks to another program if I choose, and it will allow for assurance that the sound I hear now will be preserved forever as part of a new audio file.

The quickest and easiest way to accomplish this is through the Bounce Mixer Channels command in the Reason File menu. When I select Bounce Mixer Channels, Reason presents a dialog that helps me determine the complexity of the bounce. I can choose several tracks, one track, or the whole thing, via the Master Section. Now you'll notice that Distorted Bass is already checked. That's because we have it selected in our mixer window here and Reason assumes that whatever you have selected will be what you want to bounce.

I can choose where the bounce occurs in the signal path of each channel, I can select the range or portion of the song to bounce, I can determine the file format, and I can determine what happens to that file once it's bounced. Let's select the PWR Chord tracks and the bass track we've just recorded and bounce them out with the Line 6 Device inserted as part of the sound. The resulting file will be the sound we hear with the Line 6 Devices inserted and active on these tracks. In other words, it will be baked in and we can no longer change the sound.

I'll choose All except fader section because I want the resulting output to be unaltered by my fader or pan position in the Reason mixer. I'll select Loop to bounce only the looped part of the song, and I'll select New tracks in song because I want the resulting audio file to come right back into my song and I want to mute the original tracks. Now you notice the file format grays out, because of course it will bounce the correct file format for you and bring it back into your song.

So it's bouncing the tracks out, and there they are. Now if we play our tracks, we'll notice that the old tracks are muted in our mixer and the new tracks have the resulting Line 6 Device burned in as part of the sound. (music playing) Now, of course, we'll need to alter the fader level and pan position of each of these sounds, because they're essentially new audio files brought back into Reason.

(music playing) This is the quickest and easiest way I know of to print volatile or potentially changeable effects into the resulting audio file. I don't expect Reason to change anything on its own of course, but a mistake or unintended move may alter a distortion sound I'm completely in love with and sometimes I just don't want to risk that. I always print effects once I'm happy with the sound and it's just my preference.

But Reason makes it really easy to deal with my peculiar quirks as a producer and keep me creating.

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Up and Running with Reason 6.5

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  1. 2m 10s
    1. Welcome
      1m 12s
    2. Using the exercise files
      58s
  2. 8m 39s
    1. Installing Reason and authorizing your ignition key
      1m 47s
    2. Investigating the Reason folder
      2m 1s
    3. Setting preferences and settings for controllers and audio
      4m 51s
  3. 22m 8s
    1. Making music with Dr. Octo Rex
      5m 8s
    2. Creating additional Dr. Octo Rex tracks and instrument tracks
      3m 53s
    3. Finishing your first beat
      3m 33s
    4. Creating audio tracks for vocals or instruments
      5m 43s
    5. Expanding the vocal possibilities with Neptune
      3m 51s
  4. 18m 7s
    1. Using the ReDrum drum module
      5m 11s
    2. Adding Auto Combinators
      6m 9s
    3. Utilizing multi-loops in Dr. Octo Rex
      6m 47s
  5. 10m 56s
    1. Trying and buying Rack Extensions
      2m 53s
    2. Using Rack Extensions
      8m 3s
  6. 11m 38s
    1. Creating guitar sounds with the Line 6 devices
      6m 10s
    2. Creating bass sounds with the Line 6 devices
      2m 2s
    3. Printing guitar and bass tracks with final amp settings
      3m 26s
  7. 48m 51s
    1. Using the SubTractor analog synth
      4m 14s
    2. Using the Malström Graintable synth
      3m 49s
    3. Using the Thor polyphonic synth
      4m 39s
    4. Using the ID8 Instrument Device
      3m 24s
    5. Using the NN-19 digital sampler
      3m 42s
    6. Using the NN-XT advanced sampler
      7m 8s
    7. Utilizing the Kong Drum Designer
      7m 49s
    8. Utilizing the Combinator
      4m 31s
    9. Utilizing a synth or sampler without a MIDI keyboard
      3m 52s
    10. Using third-party ReFills
      5m 43s
  8. 13m 57s
    1. Putting reverb on vocal tracks
      6m 12s
    2. Adding effects to other tracks
      3m 23s
    3. Utilizing cool effects via the master section
      4m 22s
  9. 28m 59s
    1. Understanding the layout of the sequencer
      8m 6s
    2. Utilizing Blocks mode
      9m 40s
    3. Using the ReGroove Mixer
      5m 17s
    4. Editing MIDI performance data
      3m 13s
    5. Editing audio tracks
      2m 43s
  10. 51s
    1. What's next?
      51s

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