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Slicing Audio In Reason

Propellerhead Reason Tips & Techniques
Published April 2017
By Simon Sherbourne

Screen 1. Two sections of sampled audio: one clean drum loop, and part of a full mix. Screen 1. Two sections of sampled audio: one clean drum loop, and part of a full mix.

We look at different ways to slice audio in Reason.

One of the classic techniques in hip-hop production is to sample a loop or section from a record, chop it into sections, then re-trigger the sections in new ways. Propellerhead of course have a long history with this concept, being the developers of ReCycle: the tool for doing this in the hardware sampler era. Beat-chopping is also deeply ingrained in Akai’s MPC, where you can quickly record a sample and spread individual slices across the pads. Maschine and Push have since adopted very similar features, and it’s also easy to use this production trick in Reason...

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Published April 2017