Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Time stretching in Reason, part of Remixing Techniques: Time Stretching.
I remember using Reason back in 2001 for the first time when it was only version 1.5.…I always hoped that they would eventually add audio as a feature to the…program, and when Reason 5 came out several years ago, paired with Record 1.5, my hopes were answered.…Now with Reason 6, Record 1.5 is disappeared, and we're just dealing with Reason on its own.…So I have a blank Reason 6 session opened, and this particular DAW operates…a little bit differently than Logic and Pro Tools when it comes to importing audio.…
Since I'm using Iyeoka vocal that's at 112 beats per minute, what I'm going to…go ahead and do is change the BPM of this session before I bring the audio in,…and I'll import the audio file, and we choose Iyeoka - Simply Falling,…we open it, and there it is. Reason operates in this fashion.…You need to set Reason's BPM to match the original BPM of the audio file…that you're importing.…This way the audio file analysis takes place upon import of the audio file.…
So, I set the BPM to 112 prior to importing the audio, and now I'll turn on a…
- What is time stretching or expanding?
- Understanding how time stretching fits into the remixing process
- Working in Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, or Reason
- Calculating the tempo of the original track
- Dealing with wet vocal stems
- Importing vocals with the 10% time-stretch rule
- Comparing time-stretched vocals at faster tempos
- Putting a time-stretched vocal in context
- Setting up a session for double-timing a vocal
- Creating a 4/4 remix from a song originally in 3/4 or 6/8
- Tightening up a vocal that drifts from the click track
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Time-Stretching Basics
2. Tools of the Trade
3. Technique 1: Speeding Up Vocals
4. Technique 2: Slowing Down and Double Timing Vocals
5. Technique 3: Creating a Composite Vocal from Multiple Time Stretches
6. Technique 4: Transforming a 3/4 or 6/8 Vocal into 4/4
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