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Chocolate Sun Sample Flip Beat Video Series Part 4

Make Music with Reason: The Making of "Chocolate Sun" (Part 4 of 5)

Chocolate Sun Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Part 4

Learn how to chop and flip samples using Propellerhead Reason and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 4:
- Propellerhead Reason 6
- The importance of not wasting time while in creative mode
- Developing your own sample flipping style or "flow"
- Flipping sample slices using NN-XT and Oxygen25
- Listening for note changes within the sample being flipped

Time: 19 minutes

This video is about: sample chop, sample flip, flip a sample, chop a sample, sampling, music sampling, Sample Chopping, Sony Soundforge, Propellerhead, ReCycle, sample Flipping, Propellerheads, Reason, software Akai, MPD32, Pad controller

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Video Series Part 2

Making "Cake" (Part 2 of 5) - Moody instruMental Music Inspired by Drake's Pound Cake

Pound Cake Moody instruMental Remix Video Series - Part 2

Learn how to make instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller.

Part 2:
- Moving away from the original sample
- Building instrumental parts from sample
- Playing parts by ear
- Rhodes, Piano, Bass

Time: 5 minutes

This video is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, Sample, how to make beats, instrumental beats, rap beats ,instrumental, reason, beats instrumental, instrumentals, music, music video, hip hop, Making of, rnb soul, Rap, yamaha djx

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Chocolate Sun Sample Flip Beat Video Series Part 3

Make Music with Reason: The Making of "Chocolate Sun" (Part 3 of 5)

Chocolate Sun Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Part 3

Learn how to chop and flip samples using Propellerhead Reason and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 3:
- Propellerhead Reason 6
- Using "song templates" in Reason to make beats faster
- Optimizing productivity
- Using the M-Audio Oxygen25 to trigger samples in the NN-XT
- Loading sample slices into NN-XT
- NN-XT settings: Key Polyphony
- NN-XT settings: Amp Envelope Release
- Sample Flipping: Recording different sample flip patterns
- Sample Flipping: Sample flipping style not dependent on how sample is sliced

Time: 20 minutes

This video is about: sample chop, sample flip, flip a sample, chop a sample, sampling, music sampling, Sample Chopping, Sony Soundforge, Propellerhead, ReCycle, sample Flipping, Propellerheads, Reason, software Akai, MPD32, Pad controller

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Video Series Part 3

Making "Cake" (Part 3 of 5) - Moody instruMental Music Inspired by Drake's Pound Cake

Pound Cake Moody instruMental Remix Video Series - Part 3

Learn how to make instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller.

Part 3:
- Adding Bass line
- Importance of the Bass to the Groove
- Piano breakdown
- "Tagging" the original sample with piano melody

Time: 5:14

This video is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, Sample, how to make beats, instrumental beats, rap beats ,instrumental, reason, beats instrumental, instrumentals, music, music video, hip hop, Making of, rnb soul, Rap, yamaha djx

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Building Music With Basic Parts Video Series Part 5

Make Music with Reason: Building Music With Basic Parts (Part 5 of 7)

Building Music With Basic Parts Part 5

Learn how to make instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 5:
- Building the piano (piano patterns)
- Piano layering
- Layering piano elements with multiple Reason devices
- Verse structure
- Piano changes within verse
- Humanizing Techniques to male piano sound more human (more human feel)
- Changing octaves for piano parts

Time: 11:07

Propellerhead Reason Making Music With Basic Parts Video Series Part 5

This post is about: piano, layering, reason, piano doubling, propellerhead reason, piano pattern, layers, make music, instrumental music, octave change, piano layering, basic music parts, instrumental, layering piano, piano pattern, nudge notes, humanizing, note nudging, humanize, human feel, technique


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License Moody Instrumental Music for Your Life Story.
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The Christ Side (piano)

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Track with a little West Coast flavor to it. No sample flip this time. This track is also available without my piano improvisations.

The Christ Side - Make Beats In Reason Yamaha DJX - Original Music

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Breathe (ft. Evanescence)

"Breathe (ft. Evanescence)" dramatic, television theme - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James 

Breathe (ft. Evanescence)is a dramatic television theme or film music. This is also a great story rap beat for the rap artist who wants to tell a chilling tale.

This is another dramatic track,

Made for XinXan Moody instruMental Music Collection

XinXan | Film Music | Moody instruMental Music

Genre: Cinematic, Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Orchestrated Hip-Hop, Beat

Mood(s): Cinematic, Urgent/Impassioned, Moody, Intense/Foreboding, Dramatic, Dark/Mysterious, Angry, Aggressive/Driving

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 95

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Loved

Loved

It's an awesome thing when you know that you are loved. Even when everything seems to be completely messed up or destroyed all around you, knowing that you are loved gives you enough to take one more step and take one more breath.

To all of you who have taken the time to check out this moody instrumental music, I hope you know that you are loved.

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Stomp

Stomp

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Takin It Back

Genre(s): Hip-Hop, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film)

Mood(s): Aggressive/Driving, Angry, Cinematic, Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic, Impassioned, Intense/Foreboding, Somber/Dark, Urgent/Impassioned

Tempo: Mid-Tempo 97 BPM

Other Tags: piano, preview, edgy