Join Matt Piper for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the included REX loop library, part of Learning Reason 8.
- In song writing and production,…one of the fastest ways to get a song together…is to use REX loops.…I personally go to REX loops first…many many times to arrange the drum parts…in my music productions.…So let's open a Dr Octo Rex,…and we can actually just use…what it is defaulted to here,…these acoustic drums.…Let's hear what those sound like.…(Drum beat plays)…In most cases Dr Octo Rex patches…contain several variations on a basic drum beat,…if they're drum loops.…
And they're designed to be used as songwriting tools.…So I'll show you what I mean by that.…This track in the sequencer for Dr Octo Rex…is already highlighted,…so I'm going to click create pattern lane.…Now I have this pattern select lane here.…And I'm going to double-click to create…a few clips here.…
OK, so, if I click on one of these,…I'll see that there is a drop-down…and I have several choices here.…So if I choose loop three down here,…when the song position pointer gets to this bar,…this loop is going to play, that's in slot three.…And if I hit this drop-down,…
- Installing the Rack Extensions
- Setting up Reason's preferences
- Recording audio and software instrument tracks
- Creating drumbeats with Redrum and the Kong Drum Designer
- Customizing REX loops
- Live sampling
- Recording automation
- Quantizing audio
- Pitch correcting vocals
- Time stretching and time compressing audio
- Mixing your tracks with compression, EQ, and effects
- Mastering a recording in Reason
Skill Level Beginner
1. Setting Up
Using Reason's browser5m 58s
2. Recording Music
3. Editing Your Recording
4. Mixing Your Recording
5. Finishing Your Recording
Mastering your own recording12m 36s
Next steps1m 10s
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