This easy-to-understand demonstration shows you the basic method for recording a virtual instrument in Reason and also shows how to do some basic MIDI editing.
- [Instructor] Reason 10 comes with several new Virtual Instruments, and I'm lookin' forward to showing those to you in a little while, but first, I wanna make sure that you know how to record with Virtual Instruments, and I'm actually gonna grab an oldie but a goodie, the Thor Poly Synthesizer. I'll double-click on it. And I wanna load a Bass sound. I'll choose this Analog Triangle.
Okay, and it sounds like this. (bass tone buzzing) Okay, recording with virtual instruments is very similar to recording audio. I'll turn on the click, turn down the volume a little bit, give myself a pre-count, and press Record. (rhythmic clicking) (buzzy bass line playing) Okay, and we can play that back.
(rhythmic clicking) (buzzy bass line playing) Okay, I can double-click on this clip. If I want to, now I can edit the individual MIDI notes. (low bass tone buzzes) (higher bass tone buzzes) And I can grab that and move it anywhere I want. (buzzy bass tone slides up) I can move it in time as well. (buzzy bass tone fluctuates) I can also grab the edge of it and choose when it ends, when it starts, and I can even grab my Pencil tool and I can change the velocity of these notes which is gonna change how loud they are in most cases.
(rhythmic clicking) (bass line getting louder) And I can also quantize the notes, so I can correct the timing or change the timing. So if I press Command + A to select all these notes, if I wanted to, I could move them all to the closest 16th note, which is what it's set for. I can actually open the Tool window, which is F8 to open the Tool window, there we go, and the Quantize Value is set for 16th. I could set the Amount of Quantize to something lower than 100 if I wanted to.
Let's see what happens. So all the notes moved, Command + Z undo, watch 'em go. Command + Y to redo. Let's hear what this sounds like. (rhythmic clicking) (buzzy bass line playing) Okay, so now that is like robotically-perfect time. All right, that's a quick look at how to record with a Virtual Instrument in Reason.
- Accessing function keys on the Mac
- Installing additional free content and instruments
- Recording audio and virtual instruments
- Working with the new Reason instruments
- Making beats with loops and the sequencer
- Editing audio
- Correcting pitch
- Automating tempo and time signature
- Mixing tracks in Reason
- Mastering the final recording