What are pads anyway? You probably know them as the droning quarter note, half note, whole note progressions you’ll hear low in the background of slower songs to fill up more space. You may have heard
Virtual Analog synths aren’t just great for creating bass patches and pads, they can also be put to work on drum and percussion sounds too. Creating these sorts of patches is...
If you have a lot of .Rex files in your library, or are just a fan of the format, you’ll be glad to learn that Logic handles them pretty well.
The Dr.OctoRex is a great update to one of my favorite virtual instruments. Amongst the many updated features is an innovative new graphical editing system. In this quick tip we'll take a look at how
Unsurprisingly Vocoders have always been associated with vocal processing, after all this is what they were originally designed for. This preconception shouldn't affect the way you use your Vocoder as
With so many different distortion processors out there offering many different types of effect it's not surprising that some beginners get confused over the jargon used. Here we'll focus on producing
There's little doubt in my mind that Kong is one of the most powerful drum machines on the market today. The sheer quality of sound sources available is one of it's main strengths and the Nurse Rex lo
If you are not familiar with buss processing it is simply a technique that involves processing an entire group (or buss) of instruments at once. This could be two guitars, fifteen drum parts or an ent
It's amazing how many loops of drums, percussion, guitar riffs, and more come with Reason. There are so many, in fact, that it would be really easy to build songs made from the included loops along...
We use technology for many tasks in our daily life. From communication, to basic daily tasks, it can make life much easier. Music is another area that technology has greatly improved. Within every mus
Gone are the days when you had to export your audio from Reason to edit it. Let's face it this was always a convoluted task, so the introduction of a Sample Editor built into a few select instruments
Expanding on this series of quick tips that focus on making beats in Reason this tutorial takes a look at how to make a beat by triggering sounds with Reason's excellent CV/Gate system. I'll be using
Reason 5 has a great collection of instruments and it's routing system is incredibly versatile. The only downside is that once you start get into a busy project things can get a little hectic. Even wi
For many who are new to audio recording with computers, and even some who have worked with them for a while, but are a little timid; automation has appeared as almost a dark art. For some, once they'v
During the heat of my video game industry days, I was often asked what I used to make so many Sci-Fi characters sound so authentic. To the surprise of many, I would always respond with simply, "Reason