I’m gearing up for the first 4.0 tutorials. I’m new to it, but I’m familiar with Reason 3.0.
I save templates for any software I use, so I can get to work right away. I mentioned that Reason 4 has added features, maybe I’ll have to use it more to be blown away by the upgrades….
The steps are basically the same as I explained in the Reason 3 Knockin Kicks Post. This is a reminder to prepare you for the forth coming “Reason 4.0 Dirty South Tutorial” which I’ll be posting later on, or tomorrow morn….
I start with:
Two mixers (pictured above)
I add a Redrum, and route the outputs to Mixer2
I add a few Dr Rex Samplers
Because I am pre-mixing my drums within the software, I add the effects I’ll use for the drums/mixer 2 before I begin the beat
Next I’ll pick a few drum sounds, for example an 808 kick, Snare, and hat. I usually try to tweak my kick and pay attention to it while I’m adding other instruments. At this point, I have only added compression, eq, and maximizer to the drum mixer which looks like this:
Once my drums sound decent I’ll add a few nnxts or malstroms etc and begin the beat making process.
The Reason 4.0 Dirty South Tutorial will be a little on the advanced side. If you have been following the tutorials you won’t have a problem. Those new to the site, take some time to learn the basic way to start up a Reason Song, and of course questions are encouraged. I will be using chord progressions and snare rolls, all the good stuff of todays T.I, Weezy, productions :-). I’m excited, and to all emcees this will be a free promotional beat download!!~
Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later