Songs made in: Spring 2015

Week 25 of 2015

I tried to spend more time on this song to try to make the sound quality a bit better. I layered 4 pads for the main melody. And there’s an extra bass playing long notes for added bottom. There are also two drums to make up the beat.

NOTE: This will be the last song for a while. I’m taking a break since I will not have my music gear with me for some time.

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Week 24 of 2015

Normally I use Reason’s master compressor in the mixer, but this time for some reason I was getting some kind of strange distortion with it. So I decided to turn it off and use only the MClass compressor.

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Week 23 of 2015

I was going for a trip-hop kinda song but it didn’t come out like the kind of thing I had in mind. It sounds too clean maybe.

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Week 22 of 2015

This song was more about trying to make it sound good as far as sound quality than about it being an actual good song, even if it’s quite a catchy melody. Hopefully the sound is good then even if the song itself is nothing really special.

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Week 21 of 2015

Short but powerful. I’m using mostly Pulsar Combinator presets here. I’m not good at drums so this time I tried to work on that a bit more. I ended up using two Dr.OctoRex and two Kong instruments. I hope it’s not too much.

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Week 20 of 2015

This was a keys week. One track is using Radical Keys and another is using an electric piano from NN-XT. For the beat I was lazy and used Dr.OctoRex, although I did have to do some tweaking. And the bass is actually 3 bass tracks layered together.

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Week 19 of 2015

Actually quite simple but cool cinematic, movie soundtrack kinda song. I used only Orkester Sounds on NN-XT advanced sampler for this song. Probably the most amount of tracks I’ve used in Reason. 15 total, of which two are bus tracks to combine the drums and some violins.

Also this week I updated Reason to version 8.2. I had to use junction links in windows to prevent Reason from automatically installing the sound banks on my C drive.

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Week 18 of 2015

I discovered the Pulsar rack extension this week and it’s awesome! I had it all this time but it doesn’t show up in the effects list. That’s why I forgot that I had it and just came across it while looking through the specific rack extensions folder. I will sure be using it a lot from now on.

I had made a beat for this song, but then I just didn’t like it and took it out. So the song was left with only three instruments in the end.

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Week 17 of 2015

Nice dark sounding song. I meant to do more with it but ended up leaving it more simple. The volume of this one was quite low. Maybe because of the many layers that it has. So I had to play with EQing and compression to get the volume up. But this degraded the quality a bit and lowered the dynamic range quite a lot also.

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Week 16 of 2015

This time I tried to play a bit with some samples from the Reason factory sounds. I also used a sample of a female voice which I found at freesound.org. I did some cutting, clip joining, cross fading, stretching, and reversing with the samples.

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