Welcome to another video about Reason 10 and Humana. In the following video, I am presenting a method to turn a simple voice into a multi-layered choir setup. While the idea is similar to a setup I did in the past using Malstroms, the principle and idea remain the same.
The concept is to layer one set of voices using 3 or more different layers. It starts with the native note and all the additional layers will surround the native note. This can be done using Semi settings (I personally prefer semi 7 because it fits the theory of the perfect fifth. Sometimes I use an octave higher or an octave lower. It kind of depends on how the sound will accompany the native root note.
The benefit with Humana, in this case, is that it contains different types of voices that do their own thing. While combining them together works usually perfect.
To balance it with perfection I usually use different mixers (most often the mixer 14:2) to keep track on what the native note is doing and what the surrounding notes are doing in strength. Another benefit of this technique is that the mixer 14:2 can house around 4 different sends. And if you need more, you can add them eventually. Thus you have an unlimited amount of sends that can be applied while using the Mixer 14:2.
A complete patch could be looking like the following:
While looking at this it may look rather complicated, while it can be created in less than 5 minutes. As I am showing this setup in the following video presentation:
In case you want to download the patches I have been using in the video you can download these using the following 2 links:
Have a nice weekend!
Written by hydlide