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Reason and Record for Live Performance

with G. W. Childs

Video: Introduction

Shows how to take Reason and Record from the studio to the stage, using the features as live performance tools.
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  1. 1m 51s
    1. Introduction
      1m 2s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 22m 53s
    1. Choosing the right laptop for stage performances
      4m 47s
    2. Ensuring a good show with a backup solution
      2m 22s
    3. Picking the right audio interface
      3m 28s
    4. Understanding the importance of latency and hardware buffer size
      2m 18s
    5. Conserving CPU usage during live performance
    6. Getting the right stand and setting up the space
      2m 24s
    7. Choosing the right monitoring option for each band member
      4m 14s
    8. Reviewing practical tips for live performance
      2m 21s
  3. 27m 58s
    1. Understanding backing tracks in Record
      6m 19s
    2. Building a click track for drummers
      3m 5s
    3. Setting up separate mixes like click tracks in Record
      5m 22s
    4. Working with direct monitoring and automation
      4m 32s
    5. The Reason browser as a performance tool
      6m 15s
    6. Working with the Vocoder
      2m 25s
  4. 18m 20s
    1. Understanding the principles of Reason's ReWire using Cubase
      5m 28s
    2. Setting up Reason to run with Ableton
      3m 52s
    3. Reviewing the setup of a live rig with Ableton
      3m 29s
    4. Using ReWire with Pro Tools
      2m 27s
    5. Using ReWire with Logic Pro
      3m 4s
  5. 12m 4s
    1. Learning how to use Remote with your controller
      3m 16s
    2. Creating Remote overrides
      1m 18s
    3. Working with additional Remote controls for live performance
      2m 23s
    4. Using surface locking to assign multiple controllers
      1m 48s
    5. Setting up multiple instruments with Reason or Record
      3m 19s
  6. 17m 15s
    1. Understanding the Combinator
      2m 33s
    2. Creating a basic split-key patch in the Combinator
      3m 1s
    3. Creating a layered patch in the Combinator
      4m 1s
    4. Creating a song starter in the Combinator and performing an entire song from the Combinator
      7m 40s
  7. 17m 58s
    1. Understanding the NN-XT sampler and its role in live performance
      2m 49s
    2. Importing audio to the sampler
      4m 16s
    3. Creating loops for the NN-XT
      3m 7s
    4. Creating and editing an NN-XT split-key patch
      2m 50s
    5. Why and how to use the NN-XT's multiple outs
      4m 56s
  8. 1m 31s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 31s

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Reason and Record for Live Performance
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Reason and Record for Live Performance shows how to take Reason and Record from the studio to the stage. Author and audio expert G.W. Childs demonstrates how to use Reason's instruments as performance tools, and shows how to create a personal mix for each performer, from click tracks to pre-recorded backing tracks. He shows how to integrate Record with third-party software—such as Live, ProTools, Logic, and Cubase—using the ReWire feature. He also offers practical tips on selecting the right equipment for the space and organizing everything beforehand, so more time is spent on the performance and less is spent on the computer. Exercise files are included with this course.

Topics include:
  • Building a creative base for a live performance
  • Choosing and setting up equipment for a live performance
  • Tweaking the MIDI controller with Remote
  • Creating patches in the Combinator
  • Importing and editing loops
  • Integrating with ProTools, Cubase, and Ableton Live through ReWire
Audio + Music
Reason Record


(Music playing.) Hi! I'm G. W. Childs, and welcome to Reason & Record for Live Performance. For years, Propellerhead's Reason virtual audio rack was a great way to turn your ideas into music. But with release of the new record app, the two of them form an amazing tool for the studio as well as the stage. I'll start by giving you tips for your live performances, tips for monitoring your band, even tips for your cables onstage, tips I've picked up over the years. Then we'll jump into the interface, and I'll teach you how to use ReWire to work with many other Pro Audio apps from Logic Pro to Pro Tools and more.

I'll show around the Reason and Record interfaces, for example, highlighting how the browser and its favorites list can save you tons of time. Then, I'll introduce both the Combinator and the NN-XT, and how to use them both to build an absolutely killer final sound. I promise to show you plenty of tricks you can use to take your skills to the next level. So if you're ready, let's get going with Reason & Record for Live Performance.

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