In Reason 9, the Combinator device is used for combining individual virtual instruments and effects to create more complex instruments and effects. Audio engineer and music producer Matt Piper demonstrates how to use the Combinator to combine two instruments, along with a mixer and a reverb device. Learn how to combine a grand piano and a violin section to create a lush, multi-layered sound that can be played with your keyboard controller.
- [Voiceover] I wanna introduce you…to a utility device called, the combinator.…It allows you to combine multiple instruments…and effects into a single instrument, or effect.…Several of the reason nine sounds are made…from combinators.…Let's just look inside one of these folders…and let's open Ambient Bamboo Valley,…and hear what that sounds like.…(harmonic sound)…Okay,…let's look inside.…
We'll click, show devices,…and you can see there are actually several little things…inside of that big thing.…Okay.…Well, that is a combinator…and I'm gonna show you a very simple example…of how you can use the combinator yourself.…And that is if you think, I would really like something…that sounds like this and also like that.…In this case, I'm gonna delete this,…and I would like to have a sound…that plays a piano and a string section at the same time.…
So, I'm gonna go to utilities…and here is a combinator.…So, I drug it in here and it's in the rack…and I have a sequencer track for the combinator,…but I have no devices inside it.…
- Recording audio and virtual instrument tracks in Reason 9
- Loop recording
- Creating synth lines
- Making beats with loops and the sequencer
- Editing audio
- Correcting pitch
- Automating tempo and time signature
- Mixing tracks in Reason
- Master the final recording
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 10/30/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover what’s new in Reason 9.5.x, including using VST plugins in Reason, MIDI drag and drop, and delay compensation.