How To Create Unique Patches In Propellerhead Reason's Grain Synthesizer

Use any sample from anywhere, or record your own sounds directly in to Grain to create a limitless selection of atmospheric pads and textures. Here's how.  

Reason 10's Grain synthesizer is a powerful tool for creating all kinds of amazing sounds based on any audio samples that you like. In this short video from the course Reason 10 202: Grain's Granular Synthesis Explored, Rishabh Rajan guides you through the process of loading a sample - either from Reason's library or your own collection - to use as the basis for generating sounds. 

You'll also see how to use the sample button - present on many of Reason's devices - to record audio samples directly into Grain and have them placed straight into the sample playback area. It's also possible to edit the sample using Reason's native sample editor window which pops up when needed. By editing or selecting areas of the sample for use as a source, you can greatly influence and change the way the end results are generated. For a complete guide to this powerful synth, check out the other videos in the course!

Watch the full course Reason 10 202: Grain's Granular Synthesis Explored in the Ask.Audio Academy | macProVideo | AskVideo

Reason 10 202: Grain's Granular Synthesis Explored

From atmospheric pads to the most unique and exciting sounds you can imagine, granular synthesis opens a whole new world of sonic possibilities. In this course, by synth expert Rishabh Rajan, you learn everything you need to master Reason 10’s Grain Sample Manipulator synth. Listen closely, because this synth is truly amazing... and a lot of fun!

Rishabh starts with an overview of the user interface, where you discover how the instrument is laid out. Next, you learn how to load samples, how to set up the root key, and how the different playback modes work. In the next section, Rishabh explains the differences between the four playback algorithms: Tape, Long Grains, Grain Oscillator, and Spectral Grains. Continuing with the course, you also get a solid understanding of the oscillator, filter, amp, modulation, and effect sections. The course concludes by putting everything you learned together in an otherworldly sound design workshop!

So watch this info-packed course by sound designer Rishabh Rajan, and learn everything about this fantastic-sounding instrument!

Watch the full course Reason 10 202: Grain's Granular Synthesis Explored in the Ask.Audio Academy | macProVideo | AskVideo

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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