Modern EDM Bass in Reason
In this Propellerhead Reason tutorial we'll be looking at ways on how to create moderns style EDM Basses using free or stock devices. If you look at the stock devices then using the Malstrom or Thor will be ideal. Because moderns style Bass sounds are all about morphing sounds. A lot of these moderns basses are created with VSTs like Massive or Serum. Since I want to everything relevant to the reason rack itself, I will be mainly looking at Rack extensions to get this one done. Ideas that come to mind to cover in this realm are Groovy Mellon - Morfin FX Crossfade. Since it is a rack extension that allows a quick blend between 2 different wave tables. Ideal would be having more tables.
Trap Production creating your custom 808 kick
Welcome back to another article about Propellerhead Reason 9.5. I will explain how to create a custom 808 kick for your trap music productions. While trap music is original all based on 808 style percussion elements, it is always better just to make something custom just to distance your music from a different music producer. Creating a custom 808 kick is not that hard, it is just defined by how well you layer your kick.
Trap Music Production and how to create them
Trap music is a sub genre that originates from Southern Hip Hop music. It is typically defined by a fast paced hi hat, a beats per minute that gets doubled, a few layered synthesizers, string sessions and a Roland Tr 808 to set up the major kicks and snares. Nowadays EDM (Electronic Dance Music) has a big influence on Trap Music. Since a lot of trap music is made inside Digital Audio Workstations, there is some typical usage when it comes to using Wave table synthesizers such as Massive or Serum. Which makes sense, since these are easy accessible to create cool sounds with.
In this article I want to address some pointers on how the major elements are created in Trap Music. Going from the percussion elements to the synths. While this is a linear approach, there are still different ways to set things up. Be creative and create some awesome Trap Productions.
Reason 5 introduces the Kong Drum Designer
The Kong Drum Designer was introduced in Reason 5 and has a few purposes: Create drums fast and have an MPC setup. Inside the Kong Drum Designer you might already start to notice that it has 16 pads. And each pad corresponds with a single (or multiple) drum. The pads are triggering the sounds, where they usually respond to velocity settings (the harder you trigger the pad, the louder the drum sounds like). And often this is one of the most prefered methods for people to create drums... Kong can be seen