Join Matt Piper for an in-depth discussion in this video Mastering your own recording, part of Learning Reason 7.
Well, I think our mix is about as done…as it's going to get and it's time to master it.…Now, we have a choice to make.…We could give this to a mastering engineer who has made it their life's work…to make your music sound as awesome as possible, or we could do it ourselves.…The first option is a great choice, but it's also great to be…able to do these things ourselves because we have to make demos that sound…great, we want to put our music on SoundCloud hot…off the press and share it with our friends.…
And it's nice to be able to use these tools that we have on our laptop.…So listening to this mix, I noticed that it is rather hot and it is clipping.…And what I'd like to do before getting into any kind…of mastering, is I would like to export a stereo mix.…You don't…have to do this.…Often, I don't do this, but there are some benefits to exporting a stereo…mix and then just opening a new project with the stereo mix to master.…
One benefit is, sometimes your mixes can have a lot of really…heavy duty stuff in there that's putting a strain on your CPU.…
- Setting up Reason's preferences
- Recording audio and software instrument tracks
- Creating drum beats with Redrum and the Kong Drum Designer
- Triggering REX loops
- Live sampling
- Recording automation
- Quantizing audio
- Pitch correcting vocals
- Using the ReGroove Mixer
- Time stretching and time compressing audio
- Working in the mixer and the rack
- Processing your tracks with compression, EQ, and effects
- Mastering a recording in Reason
Skill Level Beginner
1. Setting Up
2. Recording Music
3. Editing Your Recording
4. Mixing Your Recording
5. Finishing Your Recording
Mastering your own recording12m 46s
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