How To Make Sample Beats Using Reason 4 And Akai MPD32

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How To Make Sample Beats Using Reason 4 And Akai MPD32

How To Make Sample Beats Using Reason 4 And Akai MPD32


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I like what your doing with Reason along with the MPD32.

I've been working with Pro Tools for a while and I recently got interested in making beats and purchased Reason which is very user friendly.

I'm kind of having trouble with sampling and I was wondering how you set the MPD32 pads to trigger and work for Reason NN-XT, if you could please get back to me as soon as possible I would greatly appreciate it.

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What I do is make my sample slices and then import the slices into the lower half of the NN-XT. I find all of the slices and select and import them all at once. Then, in NN-XT, I right click (PC) and select the "Automap Zones Chromatically" option. Then, I set Polyphony to 1 and Amp Release to the maximum (all the way up).

The two devices I use for sampled beats are DrREX and NN-XT. You could also use the NN-19, but the NN-XT is like the NN-19 upgrade.

I use the DrREX when I want to match the sample tempo to my track's tempo (beat matching). This comes in real handy when I just want to loop a sample or match the BPM. I use the NN-XT for more creative stuff because it gives me more control of the sample.

You can import a sample as a loop or as "chops/slices" in both devices. In my videos, you can see that I use the MPD32 a lot and I'm triggering the samples in the NN-XT.

Hope that helps get you started. Let me know if you have other questions.

Grace and Peace!

The above video is part of a complete series that I did on the subject of How To Make Beats Using Reason + MPD32 + Yamaha DJX - Grace To You (Part 3 of 4). Be sure to check out all of the videos in the series below!

Keywords: sample beats, propellerheads reason, akai mpd32, nnxt, nn-xt



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