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Reason Beat Making

TaurusBeats Reason Beat Making Tips and Techniques help music producers elevate their skill as they watch and learn beatmaking in Reason.

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Check Out My Video Series Showing The Making Of My Song Even Still

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Hey fam! Thanks for stopping by and checking me out!

Here is another video series with me actually talking. I'm breaking down a song that I made, explaining details about what the song is, how I made it and why I made it. The original recording was one long video, but I chopped it up into five parts.

I had just finished mowing my lawn before doing this recording. So, I was ready to sneeze a lot while recording. Mowing the lawn seems to be a thing that I get inspiration from because I tend to go right into making music.

I call this a Reason tutorial video series, because I walk you through and explain some of my music productrion tips and techniques for making music with (Propellerhead) Reason.But it is more of a behind-the-scenes look into the music I make. This is a "beat breakdeown" and walk-through of the making of my original, organic (no samples) song, "Even Still" from the Moody Grooves album.

Oh yeah!

I recorded this video (series) in my home studio/office in Edmond, Oklahoma. My wife was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base at the time.

Finally Mixing My Music The Right Way

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I'm sure there is a RIGHT way to mix music, but I'm an artist who prefers to spend my time creating the music (composing, arranging, performing), rather than mixing.

How To Chop Samples with ReCycle and Make Beats Using Reason

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Watch how to Chop Samples with Propellerhead ReCycle and TaurusBeats show how to Make Beats Using Propellerhead Reason in this video.

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How To Layer Drums and Samples in Propellerhead Reason

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Learn how to layer drums and samples in Propellerhead Reason and get drum layering tips and techniques from TaurusBeats.

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How To Arrange Beats in Propellerhead Reason

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Get how to arrange beats in Propellerhead Reason watching TaurusBeats show you his process in Beat Tutorial video series.

Learn How To Make Beats With Reason Tutorial Videos

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My Propellerhead Reason Tutorial Videos will help you quickly Learn How To Make Beats while walking you through the techniques and tips I use to make Moody Instrumental Music.

Learn How To Make Beats With Propellerhead Reason Tutorial Videos by TaurusBeats

When Sample Chopping Noise Is Good

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Here is a message from one of my subscribers asking for pointers on the subject:

I'm a big fan of your beats man and I've been watching all your videos here on youtube and I use them as motivation. I've just started making beats and I use pretty much the same gear and software you do. I have a question for you though and I hope you can help. When I chop samples with recycle I always get this noise at the end of every chop almost like an echo noise so I was just wondering if you know a way to remove that noise because I noticed your samples don't have that noise?!? Also for the bass which one of the Reason applications do you use? I hope u can help! Thanks in Advance.

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How To Master Beats Using Reason

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A Subscriber Question about Mastering in Reason:

Hey man, i really like your beats and especially your sound. And i was wondering if you master your beats in reason or with another program because they always sound really good to me. And when i want to get a certain sound in reason my stuff seems to overdrive most of the time.

How To Make Pitched Snare Rolls Using MPD32 And Reason

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This tutorial shows how to make pitched snare rolls heard in dirty south beats using Propellerhead Reason and the AkaiMPD32.

Also known as the snare roll build-up, the pitched snare roll is commonly used in electronic dance music, techno and trap music.

Learn how to make pitched snare rolls for trap beats using Akai MPD32 and Propellerhead Reason.

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How To Load Samples Into NN-XT

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Watch this video and learn how to load samples into the Reason NN-XT Advanced Sampler.

How To Use Multiple Controllers With Reason

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Question from subscriber:

How do you use two controllers in reason(like in your beat videos)? I thought you can only select one.

EQ Tips: How To EQ Music Tracks

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Question from a subscriber:

I need help on understanding eq. Im lost on it.

Propellerheads Reason 4.0.1 update released

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This is a FREE maintenance update for Reason 4 owners. From now on, Propellerhead Reason 4 will ship with Reason 4.0.1 update. This maintenance update not only resolves some minor issues, it is IMPORTANT to users of the Akai MPD32 because it has the MPD32 listed as a recognized controller! Again, this is very important for those of us who have the MPD32 because we can just plug the controller into the computer and Reason recognizes it without having to jump through a bunch of hoops.

Here are some release notes regarding this update:

How To Chop Samples In Reason

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A subscriber wants to know How To Chop Samples In Reason.

Chop Samples With What Software? ReCycle?

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Question From a Subscriber:

First and foremost I'd like to say you get busy for real! I watched a number of ya vids and all ya beats are tight. I just started producing a few months ago using reason 4.

My question is other than recycle is there a way to chop a sample for reason? Whats the advantage of using say a mpd to play sample chops over using a keyboard? Good lookin on any help you can give me.

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How To Sample A Song

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Question from a Subscriber:

How do you actually grab the sample to record and chop?

Reason - WAV sample slicing tutorial with NN-XT

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Question from a subscriber:

Here is a nice and simple tutorial I found on how to slice WAV / AIF samples in Propellerheads Reason NN-XT advanced sampler, when you don't have Recycle. Requires Reason 2.0 and higher.

Again, this is a good tutorial on how to "chop samples" inside Reason's NN-XT - no external editor is used in this example. All "chops" are done on Reason!

This may be a little advanced for complete newbies, but follow along and you will be ahead of the game in using the feature-rich Reason NN-XT advanced sampler.

BPM Matching: Match Sample Tempo To Song Tempo

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Question from a subscriber:

Hello TaurusBeats,

I'm a beginner and I got much respect for your work .I got reason 4 and recycle 2.0 but I don't know how to make my sample at the Bpm of my song.For instance, If I don't know the original bpm of my original sample and I want make a beat at 90 bpm How can I do ? I would like to know too what is the best way for sampling in reason ? dr rex or NN-XT ?

Sorry for my English But I from Paris.

Thx !!!

How To Make Beats

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In this guide, TaurusBeats shares his beat making techniques and ecplains how to make beats in 5 steps.

To Make professional sounding beats, you need knowledge and hours of practice. In this guide, I will give you the knowlwdge of beat making that I have gained over the years so you can get started and elevate your skills.

How To Arrange A Beat

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In this video series, I share several steps of my beatmaking process to help you become better at beatmaking, including:

- Arrangement, Structure, Layout
- Get Song Structure from Music Genre
- Common Beat Structure
- How To Arrange A Beat Using Reason
- Composing Hooks
- Composing Verses
- Composing :Change-ups" 

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How To Create Instrumental Music

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How To Create Instrumental Music using Propellerhead Reason and other computer software along with hardware tools.

Get the right start.

Get the right gear.

Get the right education.

My Propellerhead Reason Tutorial Videos will help you quickly Learn How To Create Instrumental Music while walking you through the techniques and tips I use to make Moody Instrumental Music.

Learn How To Create Instrumental Music With Propellerhead Reason Tutorial Videos by TaurusBeats

 

What People Are Saying

Bosman Ragga - na

I like your beats too Taurus, and I look forward to learn 1 thing or 2 from your videos?

Jonathan Ustin - na

Completely answered my question. Great demonstration of your work process. Really tight beat too. Thanks much.?

Asha' J - USA

Keep in Christ bruh!! I love the music!!! You are the best!!!! You know how we do!!

Marina Muravyeva - na

Hi Taurus, Thank you for your comment about "Silence. I like your "Heartwashed"! Very nice sound and music. Marina

Shawna East - USA

B.B.
I have listened to the music that God has inspired you to produce and I just wanted to tell you that you are a blessing!! You are truly anointed and walking in your purpose. Never give up on this!!!! Much love to you and Sissie (and my litlle niece/nephew)
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