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Propellerhead Reason: Redrum Tutorial

Posted by Ms.Tris Beats On August - 15 - 2008

Happy Friday To All… I feel like crate digging today, I’m going to mix an R&b beat, then hit the vinyl spots.

Yesterday’s tutorial was a beginners guide to starting a project in Reason. I found a great follow up which takes a closer look at the Redrum device.

The Redrum device is Propellerheads answer to a hardware drum module. It can be used with Reasons Refill banks and you can load your own wavs or other file types.

The video is from Music Pro Guides, be sure to book mark the channel and leave some comments let them know your thoughts…

There are few more videos on various software like logic, along with more on Reason
Music Pro Guides Youtube Channel

Happy Beat Making To All
Pz Til Later..

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Propellerhead Reason: Where To Begin

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 14 - 2008

Happy Thursday to ya…Yesterday I was reminded of the first time I looked at Propellerheads Reason. As soon as I opened it I clicked “X” and went back to Fruityloops fast. Finally someone showed me how to get the thing going. Theres only one way to share that with you, those curious like I was, yet clueless on how to make it work.

The concept of Reason is quite awesome. When you see pictures of Industry Producers studios, you will see racks and racks of equipment which is connected to a huge SSL Mixing panel. The creators of Reason have copied this exact type of set up and placed it into a software program. Using Reason is like using a rack of modules and effects all connected to a mixer as pictured below:

Picture courtesy of TheHawkStudio.Com

Starting with Reason will be like connecting rack mounted hardware equipment. If you have used hardware, you will most likely configure Reason to your liking after a few uses. I will use the easiest automatic connection settings today, but there are hundreds of ways to manually wire the software.
To learn any software always refer to the help file. The help file will explain in depth how to start up. Here is a brief summary of what you will have to manually do for Reason.

Open an Empty Project……
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August Blog Carnival 2008

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 12 - 2008

Whats a Blog Carnival?…..
That’s the same question I asked when Dr. Pisano from MusicTech asked his Me bloggers to be a part of one. A blog carnival is like an online magazine. It gathers authors of various blogs to add post about a particular subject. Once all post are submitted, they are published under one title.

We are in this months carnival, and I am reading through all the entries today. Stop by and check out the post ME Tech August Blog Carnival it’s all about music, and the subjects are very interesting so far!~

To find out more about Blog carnivals
Blog Carnival.Com

Always remember to leave feed back or comment on the post you love..

Happy Reading..
Pz Til Later..

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How To Recall Hardware Cable Connections

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 12 - 2008

Good morning all…hope you’ve been banging out nothing but hits!~ I have a lot of things in store after this week. I’ll be getting one of those screen recorders for tutorials, adding new beats,graphics, and more drum kits. I’ve started 3 projects, and things are going smooth.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, pictures can also save you from a thousand headaches..When I first bought my Mpc, I didn’t have a clue about midi connections to my sound modules. Once I finally got everything connected, I took a picture of my connection. … Read the rest of this entry »

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A Closer Look At Reason 4.0

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 8 - 2008

Happy Friday to ya… Today is busy busy…beats,beats and more beats, then I’m designing a new wordpress site, later on…. off to eat some good Maryland steamed crabs…

Reason 4.0 is next on the must have list. I’m looking into the features and wanted share a few cool videos I found.

1. Reason 4 – Tutorial 1 – Welcome and introduction

This is a decent video that demonstrates general devices and how reason 4.0 works..
created by:reason4tutorial youtube channel . He has several videos there…

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How To Make Money For Your Studio

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 7 - 2008

Good morning all!~ It’s 9:30 am EST, and I’m preparing for an early morning session. We usually start around 10:00 am. Yeah I know.. to early to blast some music, and you are feeling for the neighbors. No need to worry…. this is not an ordinary session. I am renting my studio to a hot producer, as well as teaching him how to use software. I don’t charge much, 1/2 price of the average recording session, and it works great for both of us.

There are tons of ways to make money while pressing on to that multi platinum production deal. Although we’d all like to do music just because we love to, I don’t see anything wrong with making a few dollars along the way. Especially when there is equipment to buy and software to upgrade.
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Are You An Organized Producer?

Posted by Ms.Tris On August - 5 - 2008

What’s up to all my readers, producers, artist… Last week, I am admitting to the act of being a “cell phone ” shopper. I was running in the dollar store to pick up a sketch pad, (yes finally the graphics shall arrive 🙂 )…. and my cell phone rings. As much as I don’t like folks who hold up lines, or drive slowly because of the cell phone..I was caught by temptation and kept on talking.

I know I’m not talking loud, and I made sure I kept it moving while browsing the aisles. When I arrived in the school supply section, I looked for the pencils first. In the middle of a sentence..(remember I’m still on the phone), I was blown away… A 12 pack of ” Sharpie” permanent markers $1.00 !~ No one could pass up a deal like that. It was my cue that I needed to label some cd’s, and clean up the hard drive soon. I picked up the sharpies, some pencils, and a new sketch pad.
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