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Join author J Chris Griffin, as he demonstrates how to record music in Reason 6.5, the virtual music studio used by some of the world's most popular musicians and DJs. Get jump-started with the "Making Music Right Away" chapter, and then dig into the program and discover how to create beats with ReDrum, use loops in Dr. Rex, and record guitars and basses through the built-in Line6 devices. The course also shows how to work with the built-in synths; utilize the collections of samples, patches, and programs known as ReFills; and add effects on several types of tracks. Finally, Chris dives into the Reason sequencer, track types, editing audio and MIDI data, and setting the tempo and click track.
The Malstrom synthesizer is an amazing implementation of Graintable synthesis. It basically combines wavetable synthesis and granular synthesis into one unit. Spectral shaping, wavetable sweeps, and waveform stretching are all standard sound-generation techniques in this synthesizer. It also utilizes Comb filtering, which gives a very cool sound to this instrument. Let me show you some sounds. Let's instantiate the instrument by right-clicking in the blank area, going to Instruments, and selecting Malstrom Graintable Synthesizer.
Again, it loads with the default patch, called Vesper, and we'll change that to more of a rhythmic sound, called EbberTone. (music playing) Now you can hear that it's arpeggiating, or bouncing, automatically. I'm just pressing one or two keys and Malstrom is doing the rest. It follows tempo, so if I bring the tempo up, (music playing) it will follow right along. (music playing) Of course, hitting Undo brings us right back to our original tempo.
Next, I want to bring up a patch called Cygnus. (music playing) This is a very interesting sound based on additive synthesis. It's a really cool sound. Now let's move to some pads. Let's load up AiryAddictivePad.
(music playing) Tangerine Strings are one of my favorite pads. (music playing) Comb filtering is a big part of that patch.
Let's move to some bass patches. Carnivorous Bass. (music playing) If you're into dubstep, there you go. (music playing) And you can see my mod wheel moving as I play. CHiPs is one of my favorite lead sounds, and it's found under MonoSynths.
(music playing) One last sound called Colours Lead. (music playing) Now I'll play a little arpeggiated pattern here. (music playing) So that's a basic overview of Malstrom.
If you want to have quirky sounds or kind of an attitude to your song, it's a wonderful instrument to bring up in that case.
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