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Ms.Tris Reason 3 and 4: How I Start Up

Posted by Ms.Tris On December - 10 - 2008

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

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4 Responses to “Ms.Tris Reason 3 and 4: How I Start Up”

  1. maurostu04 says:

    Two mixers! Duh? Man, I never could put my finger on it, but thanks to MsTris, Im good to go.

  2. Ms.Tris says:

    Hey Maurost04..Thanks for commenting!`

    Yeah it was all new to me also..I think I saw it on youtube 1st then another producer told me about it…works lovely…stay tuned for more Reason…pz til later

  3. maurostu04 says:

    Oh, Fo Sho.Just showin luv. I got to put you on this Reason template tutorial. Its at Or search for Part 1 of Creating A Template In Reason 3.0 / Makin a beat by CalebJerome. Hope this helps-Peace

  4. Ms.Tris says:

    Yeah man I’ve seen a lot of his videos and have some posted here..real nice templates he has..Thanks..

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