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Breaking out of the loop

Breaking out of the loop

Welcome back to another article about Propellerhead Reason. In this one I would like to address a few tricks I often apply myself to get out of the "loop". Where the original is based on a loop. Some of these ideas might be quite obvious, but then again I can just write them down in let's say 30 minutes time. The concepts off breaking out of a loop aren't that hard. It requires some logical thinking and it may require a few things to make it all work. Anyhow here are some ideas to get you started with it.

12 months ago
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Drum Processing and the Dr Rex

Drum Processing and the Dr Rex

Welcome back to another Video. In this video I will do 2 to explain how to process different slices from the Dr Rex / Dr Octorex. In the first set up I will explain how you modify the complete sequence of a dr Rex file using the Dr Rex loop player. In this segment I will also try to shed some light on how I would use the velocity lane in a quick set up to modify the Filter frequency changes. Changing the filter frequency can be done using edit automation on the Filter frequency knob itself. However when ..

2016-10-12
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Dr OctoRex and Modulation

Dr OctoRex and Modulation

The Dr OctoRex in Reason 6.5 is pretty "dull" when you look at the modulation parameters. Inside the Dr OctoRex there are a few settings that can change the following: - LFO to Pitch - LFO to Filter - LFO to Pan - Modwheel to Filter Frequency - Modwheel to Resonance - Modwheel to Filter Decay - Envelope to Pitch (Env A.) And I think I have mentioned most of them about now... However, in most cases these settings are "enough" for us to modulate an existing Rex ...

2016-10-12
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Dr OctoREX meets BV512 Vocoder

Dr OctoREX meets BV512 Vocoder

Most people probably have tried a BV512 vocoder. In the most common ways the vocoder was used as a "Voice Encoder" utility to broadcast "hidden" messages in World War 2. In music, the vocoder is more used as creating "robotic" voices. The main key element is that a synthesizer and a voice join together in a Vocoder unit (while one is used as a Carrier (Synth) while the other one is the modulator (Voice)). We have a complete tutorial about the BV 512 Vocoder which we'll

2016-10-12
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Dr OctoRex Trickbox part 4

Dr OctoRex Trickbox part 4

Welcome back to another trick box for the Dr OctoRex in Reason. In this article I will post example files in Reason 5 RNS file format, but these will also function in Reason 6.5. The main idea why I am throwing these examples in Reason 5 is because the Dr OctoRex was introduced in this version. If that makes sense. I thought I would just address this. Anyways, todays topic is a simple "trick". Yet, it can be found an effective one. In the rear panel of the Dr OctoRex we have a ...

2016-10-12
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Dr OctoRex Trickbox part 3

Dr OctoRex Trickbox part 3

Beat mangling with the Dr OctoRex is made easy... There is one nice feature called "ALT" which does this. When done right, the loops will never sound the same as the original! That is what we are going to talk about. But before we be discussing the "ALT", we'll define some alternative methods next to "ALT"... Copy Loop to Track Inside the Dr OctoRex there is this awesome button called "Copy loop to Track". With this button the complete slided up ...

2016-10-12
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Dr OctoRex Trickbox part 2

Dr OctoRex Trickbox part 2

In the previous Reason tutorial I went through the process on creating loops and pitch changes inside a single Dr Rex file. The main goal was to make a single Rex file turn in to something new. In this topic I will look at a method on how you can make an existing Dr OctoRex loop sound more interesting over the stereo field of it all. The basic concept works similar as a set up I have done before (Editorial note: read Stereo 101). The main idea here is to use a straight forward sound source, detune .

2016-10-12
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Dr OctoRex Trickbox part 1

Dr OctoRex Trickbox part 1

Welcome to another tip and tricks article about Reason. In this case I am going to focus on some strange concepts regarding the Dr OctoRex. The dr OctoRex is a loop player. With loop players you re-use the same loops that are already existing in some form. The tricky part is that some loops might become recognizable. Heck, haven't we all had this moment that we watched the tv for instance and all of a sudden you hear an Amen Break thrown in as a backing track. It are sometimes moments like these we

2016-10-12
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Reason 5 and the Dr OctoRex

Reason 5 and the Dr OctoRex

Dr OctoRex in Reason is a new device which found its introduction in Propellerhead Reason 5. The Dr OctoRex works similar as the Dr Rex, with a few differences. - 8 different Rex files can be loaded up in Reason, providing an ideal method for backing tracks - Slide edit mode is introduced - Reverse Slices - Enable playback The dr octorex in reason 5. The dr rex loop player gets an updated version since Reason 5 While we could write down every bits and bobs about the Rex player as we did ...

2016-10-12
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Dr Rex in Reason 4

Dr Rex in Reason 4

The Dr Rex loop player, as the name might already give away will play loops for you. In a way this sounds pretty simple, since we have a single loop and we can repeat this loop when we want to. Loops and swoops are easy for people that don't understand music that much and to be honest you can make your own songs in 10 minutes straight just by using multiple loops. Loops? A Musical loop is a pretty straight forward method to create music either rhythms. A loop is repetitive, and plays the same ...

2016-10-12
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