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Shape from Lectric Panda

Shape from Lectric Panda

Shape from Lectric Panda is a utility that was originally designed by Lectric Panda and was released as a separate Rack Extension. While synchronous was more an effect process generator where the curve could also be used as an external control voltage output. Shape, on the other hand, is all about that idea yet take it towards a whole different level. When I originally bought Shape as a utility to sculpture a sound in all kind of different ways, I started making use of this device more often especially in terms of Genres like Ambient music, IDM, Breakcore, and Glitch.  Part of the beauty lies in the way you can reuse the same pattern, yet do it differently while the waveform progresses over time. So from an evolving point of view, that is pretty much perfect for the genres I just mentioned.

5 months ago
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Grain sample manipulator advanced layers

Grain sample manipulator advanced layers

I am Hydlide of Reason experts. In this article, I am going to create a combinator that would be similar as an approach to how the NNXT internally works. Since I have heard a lot of times, we need a better sampler inside Reason. Yet at this point, we have a better sampler since Reason 10, Grain sample manipulator.

6 months ago
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Best practices Mclass stereo imager

Best practices Mclass stereo imager

In this article, I would like to take a closer look at one device that came with Reason 3. The device, in particular, is the MClass Stereo Imager. While originally the MClass units where meant for mastering since Reason 3, I was personally never a really huge fan of the Stereo Imager the first time I laid my eyes on this device. In this article, I would like to address the underlying usages on how to use this device and I would also like to address my own opinion on why I never use the device in specific contexts. You may want to read this with a grain of salt while doing this because it is partially an opinion based article.

one year ago
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ADSR Envelopes Attack Decay Sustain Release

ADSR Envelopes Attack Decay Sustain Release

Welcome to another videos series about envelopes. While envelopes might not be new to most of us, I thought I would start with a short beginners guide first and throw in different ideas on how to make use of envelopes. Personally, I use envelopes a lot to shape a sound in different angles. While I might note, that this series is just the tip of the iceberg on what you can do with them. Since an envelope can be connected to any setting that is out there. While the most obvious route I am taking most of these videos towards is to reshape distortion using an envelope combined with a different filter slope. The benefit of a technique like this is that the distortion will pick up different frequencies while the filter/distortion progresses over time. Especially when you are using a resonating filter, the distortion will tremble totally different and results in too small character changes while the sound progresses.
one year ago
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Drum microphone placement

Drum microphone placement

I am Hydlide of Reasonexperts. In the following video I want to explain a simple, yet effective trick, to mimic the idea of microphone placements to give room to a sound. I use this technique a lot especially when it comes to create those large scale orchestral sounds. Since it allow you to reshape sounds per channel in this context while just focusing on the mix channels only. In fact, it is more a mixing trick rather then a sound design trick just be fair.

For the following video I will be using Kong the Drum designer to make it work, but as you might understand from this article it works with any instrument. Since it all depends on the amount of parallel buses you would apply to them anyway.

one year ago
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Combinator Run patches and how they work

Combinator Run patches and how they work

Since reason 3 was released us reason users were introduced to the combinator. With this, we have a wide range of different patches that have a label called [RUN]. Since of late I had a few question from people who are (apparently) new to the digital audio workstation called Reason. And they have been asking me how to make these patches work. While to be honest, I can't give a fair answer on how they work since it totally depends on the patch you are using. Some of these patches are meant as live performance patches, while others are just sounds that have complicated routings in them to reshape the sound in different directions. Therefore I made a video explaining a few different options on how these run combinators work, how they are implemented and so on.
one year ago
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Live template set up

Live template set up

2016-10-10
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Mixfood Orange in Reason

Mixfood Orange in Reason

2016-10-10
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One finger chords in Reason

One finger chords in Reason

2016-10-10
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Modular synthesis in Reason

Modular synthesis in Reason

2016-10-09
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Alligator drum processing

Alligator drum processing

2016-10-07
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Triggering effects override mapping

Triggering effects override mapping

2016-10-05
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