Loop recording allows a vocalist or instrumentalist to record in a relaxed, low-pressure environment. Reason 9 features a Comp Edit mode which can be used to easily create a composite take made from several takes automatically created during loop recording. Matt Piper, audio engineer and multi-instrumentalist, shows how to loop a section of your song, loop record several passes of an instrumental performance, and then create a composite track in Reason's Comp Editor.
- [Voiceover] Loop recording is a really useful technique.…It takes the pressure off…and allows you to get a vocal take…or a live instrument take in a relaxed manner…because basically, you're going to select…the portion of the music that you'd like to add something to…and just let it loop…so you can record over and over again…and eventually, assemble the best of all of those takes…into one good take.…So in order to loop the appropriate section,…you need to set the left and right locators…and I have already done so here.…
That's my left locator…and this is my right locator.…Another way I can set the position of those…is to click while the holding the Alt key.…That'll be my left locator.…And to set the right locator,…I can click while the holding the Command key on Mac,…Alt key on Windows.…And you can see how this is sort of not going exactly…where my cursor is.…That's because I have the Snaps set to Bar.…
If I had that snap finer on 16th notes for instance…then it would go to the nearest 16th note.…I'm Command clicking right there.…
- 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.