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Made using Propellerhead Reason
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Taurus M. James aka TaurusBeats
I make moody instrumental music and
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make more music in less time
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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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Je Suis Amor Sample Flip Beat Video

Je Suis Amor - Sample Flip Beat

Je Suis Amor - Reason 4, sample flip beat, instrumental music, sample flip hip hop beat

Beatmaking video - Sample Flip Beat - How to Make Beats - Je Suis Amor Sample Flip Beat

Watch me make a Sample Flip Beat using Propellerhead Reason Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the M-Audio Oxygen8 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I'm making the sample flip beat using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Je Suis Amor"
by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Je Suis Amor Sample Flip Beat Video part of the Make Beats with Propellehead Reason Video Series

Time: 10:00

This post is about: sample flip beat, Still Relevant, sample flip, Nancy Wilson, flip this sample, propellerhead, flip a sample, reason, beat, sample flipping, instrumental, sampled, hip hop, Akai, mpd32, m-audio, oxygen, flipping samples

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The Changing Sample Flip Beat Video

Here I am using the AKAI MPD32 USB/MIDI PAD CONTROLLER to trigger sounds in Propellerhead Reason devices while making "The Changing". This track contains a sample from George Benson's "The Changing World" - the sample Common used for "I Used to Love H.E.R.".

The Changing - Reason 4 beat instrumental mpd32 oxygen8 sample

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Closer Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Video Series Part 6

Make Sample Flip Beats with Reason: Making the Sample Flip Beat "Closer" (Part 6 of 6)

Closer Sample Flip Beat Part 6

Learn how to make sample flip beats 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 6:
- Propellerhead Reason 4
- Slicing Samples in ReCycle 2.1
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1 Autoslice feature
- ReCycle 2.1 Transient Shaper
- Loading Samples into Reason 4 NN-XT Sampler
- Using MPD32 with Reason 4 to act as a "poor man's" MPC (Fake MPC Feel)
- Select Zone via MIDI feature in NN-XT

Time: 13:59

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Building Music With Basic Parts Video Series Part 6

Make Music with Reason: Building Music With Basic Parts (Part 6 of 7)

Building Music With Basic Parts Part 6

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 6:
- Building the piano chords
- Layering piano chords with multiple Reason devices
- Verse structure
- Programing LH and RH piano parts
- Humanizing Techniques to male piano sound more human (more human feel)
- Changing octaves for piano parts

Time: 6:10

Propellerhead Reason Making Music With Basic Parts Video Series Part 6

This post is about: piano, layering, reason, piano doubling, propellerhead reason, piano pattern, layers, yamaha djx, 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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Closer Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Video Series Part 4

Make Sampl Flip Beats with Reason: Making the Sample Flip Beat "Closer" (Part 4 of 6)

Closer Sample Flip Beat Part 4

Learn how to make sample flip beats 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 4
- Slicing Samples in ReCycle 2.1
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1 Autoslice feature
- ReCycle 2.1 Transient Shaper
- Loading Samples into Reason 4 NN-XT Sampler
- Using MPD32 with Reason 4 to act as a "poor man's" MPC (Fake MPC Feel)
- Select Zone via MIDI feature in NN-XT

Time: 13:59

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Django Unchained Piano Freestyle Beat Video

Django Unchained Piano Freestyle

This one is an original. I made the sample flip beat first and added the piano part afterward. What you see in this video is me doing the piano freestyle (improvisation) over the basic sample flip and finger snap. The finger snap serves as the metronome, keeping time for me in the video.

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The Making Of Even Still Video Series Part 4

Make Music with Reason: The Making of "Even Still" (Part 4 of 5)

Even Still - Making Moody instruMental Music using Reason - Part 4

Learn how to chop and flip samples using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX as a keyboard controller.

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

In Part 4:
- Adding percussion elements to develop the rhythm
- Adding the drum elements
- Listen to final result

Time: 6 minutes

This video is about: Even Still, instrumental music, Propellerhead Reason, software, Yamaha DJX, piano

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The Way Piano Freestyle Sample Flip Beat Video

This is one of my very first piano freestyle sample flip beats made in Propellerhead Reason.

The Way - reason 4 beat instrumental sample flip piano beat

LISTEN TO THE TRACK!

The Way Sample Flip Beat Piano Freestyle Video Part of the Make Beats with Propellerhead Reason Video Series

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Study Break Sample Flip Beat Video

Here's a video that I made during one of my "study breaks", while taking seminary classes.

In the video, I make a sampled hip-hop beat using Reason 4.01 and the Akai MPD32. I guess some people would call this a "freestyle beat" because I'm really just making the beat as I go, but I call this just playing around.

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Getting Started Tutorial Video Series Your Computer

Getting Started Beat Making Video Tutorial Series - Computer

Here's part 1 of the beginner beat making video series with tips and information to help you make wise choices when getting started on your journey making beats.

Beginner Beat Making video tutorial - Getting Started - How to Make Beats - Computer

Topics discussed in this video:
- Plan Ahead to save time and money
- Computer choice: Desktop or Laptop
- Computer choice: Mac or Windows
- Inside the Computer: CPU
- Inside the Computer: RAM
- Inside the Computer: Hard Drives
- External Hard Drives and BACKUP

Time: 10:29

This post is about: beginner beat making, getting started, beat making computer, beat making, pc vs mac, cpu, ram, hard drives, how to make beats, beat making video tutorial

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Building Music With Basic Parts Video Series Part 2

Make Music with Reason: Building Music With Basic Parts (Part 2 of 7)

Building Music With Basic Parts Part 2

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 2:
- Bass line
- Piano improvisation
- Playing piano "by ear"
- Recording various piano solo melodies
- Developing melodies from a simple bass line
- Style of play

Time: 7:05

Propellerhead Reason Making Music With Basic Parts Video Series Part 2

This post is about: reason, bass progression, propellerhead reason, make music, instrumental music, chord progression, basic music parts, piano, improvisation, play by ear, Yamaha DJX

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Natasha Bedingfield Angel Remix Video Part 3

Part 3 of the Moody instruMental Remix. This video takes you through more details about the RPG-8 (arpeggiator), tambourine, trumpets and drum changes in creating tension in the track using Propellerheads Reason 4.

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Ethereal Hope Sample Flip Beat Video

I call this one Ethereal Hope.

This is my flip for a challenge on FutureProducers.com. The challenge was that the samples were provided 'already chopped'. Everyone flipped the same chopped samples in some very different ways. Check it out here.

Ethereal Hope - Reason 4 Beat Instrumental Sample MPD32

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Pound Cake Remix Beat Structure Video Series Part 2

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music Beat Structure Arrangement - Part 2 of 5

Here's part 2 of the video series showing the making of the Moody Instrumental Music Remix of Drake's Pound Cake and explaining the song structure / beat arrangement.

Beatmaking tutorial - Song Structure - How to arrange beat parts - The Making of the Moody Instrumental Music version of Pound Cake (Drake) - "Cake"

Part 2:
- Walkthrough of song structure (verses and choruses)
- First Verse
- Second Verse
- Piano solo development
- Instrumentation change-ups within verses
- Continuous buildup to a climax as song progresses
- Measure count per verse and chorus

Pound Cake Moody Instrumental Music Remix Beat Structure Arrangement Video Series Part 2

Time: 6:03

This post is about: Pound Cake, Drake, Remix, Hip Hop, Beat, Song, Arrangement, arrange, arranging

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The Hammer Piano Freestyle Sample Flip Beat Video

Piano Freestyles Video Series - The Hammer Sample Flip Beat

Beatmaking tutorial - Piano Freestyles - How to Make Beats - The Hammer Sample Flip Beat

Watch me make Moody instuMental Music using Propellerhead Reason Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard.

In this video, I'm just practicing - doing a lot of impromptu playing (improvisation) around with a smooth beat I made using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"The Hammer"
Copyright 2014 by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

The Hammer Piano Freestyle Sample Flip Beat Video Part of the Make Beats with Propellerhead Reason Video Series and the Piano Freestyles Video Series

Time: 10:21

This post is about: piano freestyle, piano improvisation, piano, piano mechanics, ear training, make beats, beatmaking, sample flip beat

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Chocolate Sun Sample Flip Beat Video Series Part 2

Make Music with Reason: The Making of "Chocolate Sun" (Part 2 of 5)

Chocolate Sun Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Part 2

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 2:
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1
- Optimizing sample selections using WAV editor
- Normalizing vs. Maximizing in Soundforge
- Choosing highest quality songs to sample from
- Using Recycle to make the "chops" (sample slices)
- Recycle's Envelope and Transient Shaper features
- Manual slicing vs. using Recycle's "Sens" feature

Time: 15 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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Natasha Bedingfield Angel Remix Video Part 6

Part 6 (of 6) of the Moody instruMental Remix. This video takes you into Acid Pro 4 and shows you the final combination of the tracks from the original Natasha Bedingfield song with my Moody instruMental Music.

Angel by Natasha Bedingfield - Moody instruMental Remix Part 6 of 6 (Reason 4 Acid Pro 4)

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Rollin Sample Flip Beat Video Series Part 2

Make Sample Flip Beats with Reason: The Making of "Rollin" (Part 2 of 4)

Rollin Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Part 2

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 2:
- Propellerhead Reason 4
- Slicing Samples in ReCycle 2.1
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1 Autoslice feature
- ReCycle 2.1 Transient Shaper
- Loading Samples into Reason 4 NN-XT Sampler
- Using MPD32 with Reason 4 to act as a "poor man's" MPC (Fake MPC Feel)
- Select Zone via MIDI feature in NN-XT

Time: 8:13

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

Rollin Sample Flip Beat Video Series Part 2 Can We Go Back Amerie Carl Thomas Remix by TaurusBeats

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The Making Of Even Still Video Series Part 5

Make Music with Reason: The Making of "Even Still" (Part 5 of 5)

Even Still - Making Moody instruMental Music using Reason - Part 5

Learn how to chop and flip samples using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX as a keyboard controller.

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

In Part 5:
- My piano improvisation on the final track

Time: 10 minutes

This video is about: Even Still, instrumental music, Propellerhead Reason, software, Yamaha DJX, piano

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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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Natasha Bedingfield Angel Remix Video Part 2

Part 2 of the Moody instruMental Remix. This video takes you through more details about creating the drums using Propellerheads Reason 4.

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Closer Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Video Series Part 1

Make Sampl Flip Beats with Reason: Making the Sample Flip Beat "Closer" (Part 1 of 6)

Closer Sample Flip Beat Part 1

Learn how to make sample flip beats 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 1:
- Propellerhead Reason 4
- Slicing Samples in ReCycle 2.1
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1 Autoslice feature
- ReCycle 2.1 Transient Shaper
- Loading Samples into Reason 4 NN-XT Sampler
- Using MPD32 with Reason 4 to act as a "poor man's" MPC (Fake MPC Feel)
- Select Zone via MIDI feature in NN-XT

Time: 12 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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