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Filtering different octaves

Filtering different octaves

Welcome back to another reason tutorial. In this tutorial, I want to write down a chain of thoughts regarding filtering different sounds that sit in a different octave range. This process could be done manually but sometimes I like to use this setup for let's say a live performance type of setup. In theory, this setup does not require that much to begin with. A single combinator patch housing 3 different patches sitting in 3 different octaves could be a starting point. It could also be done with 2 octaves though, or with one... just take your pick.

12 months ago
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Transposing the Matrix pattern Step sequencer

Transposing the Matrix pattern Step sequencer

The matrix step sequencer is a utility that allows the user to make a monophonic pattern and use it to trigger a specific sequence. While by default it does not allow transposing at all with in Reason since the original design for the Matrix was meant to be a pattern based sequencer. You draw in 32 different patterns, select on the sequencer which patterns are playing in a sequence. And that is how they say is that... On a personal note I often use the Matrix in context while making quick bass line sequences and throw those on the sequencer lane by right click "copy notes to track". I am just adding this piece of information in case you didn't know why it is there.

one year ago
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Matrix toolbox combinator part 3

Matrix toolbox combinator part 3

Welcome to another follow up reason tutorial on the series about the Matrix Toolbox I have been setting up inside Propellerhead Reason. Today it will be somewhat similar as the previous toolbox. The major difference here is that I wanted to have a toolbox series that allow different sets of control to manipulate the CV output. In this case I am using a set up where all 4 matrix pattern step sequencers are using for one single CV output. The matrix curves are merged together in 2 by 2 pairs. The curves can be balanced (like a mix knob if you will) to go from one set to another control voltage set. The result, a flexible method to manipulate CV while being in full control on what is happening with their outputs.

2017-08-28
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Matrix toolbox combinator part 2

Matrix toolbox combinator part 2

In my previous Propellerhead Reason tutorial I mainly wrote down the basics about the matrix pattern step sequencer and its default usages. While I ended up with a concept and design for setting up more complicated Control Voltage toolbox. In this article I am going to partially continue with the idea I ended with but expand it with the exact feature I wanted to build. The whole idea I wanted to head towards is to have different matrix patterns based on toggle buttons to toggle back and forth between different patterns and different presets while making gradual adjustments. The case and point is, a patter inside the matrix pattern step sequencer is always going to be the same exact pattern repeating the exact same cycle.

2017-08-24
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Matrix combinator toolbox

Matrix combinator toolbox

In this propellerhead reason tutorial I will mainly look at one device in particular: the Matrix Step sequencer. While by default the matrix is used as a step sequencer. This device is still used in my production as my go to Control Voltage device. Today I want to share a single combinator which contains four different matrix patterns step sequencers using up to 8 slots each. The whole idea here is that it could be used as 4 different outputs to control 4 different inputs. Let me divide this article up in to a few different segments. For those who are new to this DAW might learn a few things here. Others might want to skip the first few segments though in case you already know what this device is doing.

2017-08-23
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RPG 8 Non traditional usage

RPG 8 Non traditional usage

In this article I will use the RPG-8 as a modulator just to drive the sounds in a different direction. Normally, the RPG-8 is used as an arpeggiator. While the RPG-8 is meant for monophonic sequences that gets altered by the way we either input them, or the way that the RPG-8 is set up. We can also "abuse" the system more or less to do something different again. It are topics like these which I personally find interesting. Since there are a few things happening at the same time: - I am ...

2016-10-12
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Matrix pattern advanced usages

Matrix pattern advanced usages

Welcome back to another tutorial about Reason. In this Reason tutorial I will write some more advanced and irregular usage while using the Matrix Pattern step sequencer. In its default state the Matrix is a nice and clean device to set up monophonic lines rather fast. You can read more about this in an article I posted 4 days ago here: Matrix pattern step sequencer in Reason While the Matrix feels like underestimated, it can be used for all kinds of Control voltage toolbox set ups. In this article I ...

2016-10-12
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Matrix pattern sequencer in Reason

Matrix pattern sequencer in Reason

Welcome back to another reason tutorial. I have been writing down multiple articles where the Matrix Pattern Sequencer has been applied. I never wrote down a complete article dedicated to this simple, yet effective machine. Since the Matrix is quite versatile as a device. What makes it even cooler is that matrix has been here since the first versions of Reason. Till this day, the pattern step sequencer still is quite useful. By default the Matrix pattern step sequencer is used to make monophonic lines.

2016-10-12
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Creating a Stompbox in Reason

Creating a Stompbox in Reason

Stomp Boxes in Reason If you are in to guitars and electric guitars especially then the idea of using stomp boxes is probably something you have learned to use. The idea behind a stomp box is that these are used to drive the incoming to a specific effect. Now with tools like Reason, there is no limit in to what is needed as a stomp box device, since the Combinator can be used as an Audio Effect unit and turned in to our custom made stomp box using 4 different rotaries and 4 different buttons. However

2016-10-12
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The Hydlide Guide of the Combinator part five

The Hydlide Guide of the Combinator part five

In this article I will explain the usage of a combinator as an Audio effect processing unit. In the first 4 chapters we have been discussing the following concepts: - the basics about layering instruments in a combinator patch of Reason - the fundamentals about setting up a live performance patch - a dr rex on steroid, where we abuse the NN-XT advanced sampler to turn it into a loop player like the Dr Octo Rex - Creating fat instruments from everything which is already inside the Reason Rack Audio

2016-10-12
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The Hydlide Guide of the Combinator part four

The Hydlide Guide of the Combinator part four

The Combinator in Reason. Download these reason combinator patches: Reason 5 Combinator Patches (Zip file) In the previous 3 aritcles about the Combinator in Reason I mentioned a few basic setups: - Setting up an advanced instrument - Creating a live performance patch - Setting up a Dr Rex loop player using the NN-XT in stead In this article I would like to write about setting up something fat and big while using the default stuff which is already inside the Reason Rack. The cool thing with ...

2016-10-12
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The Hydlide Guide of the Combinator part three

The Hydlide Guide of the Combinator part three

The Dr Rex is nice to create a drum sequence really rapidly, since it relies on drum loops or instrumental loops. One can't use a Dr Rex inside a Combinator patch without using the sequencer. However, there are tricks to get the Dr Rex Loops playing in an instant, without even using the Dr Rex directly. This tutorial will require some work... but in the end the results can get things going and will pay off. Building the Dr Rex on steroids To get things started we are going to use a sampler to

2016-10-12
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