Jim Aikin shows how to conform audio files (such as drum loops) to MIDI grooves, and how to export and work with the results as a sliced REX file in Reason’s Dr. OctoRex instrument.
Reason 7 brings tons of new improvements for the mixer, the rack and the sequencer. Integrate your instruments into Reason with MIDI out, audio slicing and audio quantize. Turn your recordings into REX loops. For mixing, we’re introducing a spectrum analyzer with visual EQ, group and parallel channels and workflow improvements. To inspire, Reason 7 imports audio from your music library and web formats, the enhanced Factory Sound Bank comes fully loaded with tons of new loops and drum kits and the new Audiomatic Retro Transformer effect adds a futuristic-vintage sound to any tracks.
Learn more about what’s new in Reason 7
Propellerhead’s James Bernard offers tips on getting creative with Reason + Record:
All of us have experienced some sort of writer’s block at one point or another… and I have found that there are some features of Reason and Record that help to break me out of that block and get back to composing. This week I talk a bit about the Alter Note/Alter Pattern functions and using the ReGroove Mixer to inspire new ideas.
This is the latest in Bernard’s series 52 Reason and Record Tips. See the link below for more episodes in the series.