As many of you know, I’m working on a lot of music right now. Some original material and some cover versions. Well, I had a very wet weekend and instead of going out and getting soaked, I decided to test some new audio software and skills out on a new cover version. No real plan in mind, just mess around and see what came of it.
Well, after a few hours this is what I ended up with. I decided to film parts of the process and ended up putting a montage video together that took long to edit and encode than it did to actually record and mix the song!
Anyway, here is the end result (minus vocals – that’s coming soon) along with the video – Judas Priests classic ‘Breaking the Law‘ from the British Steel album.
Sequencing Drums Part 2 for Cockos Reaper DAW shows you how to start adding more of a human touch by adding groove, velocity and timing changes.
Utilizing Toontrack’s EZ Drummer 2, I guide you through the process of creating more complex drum beats and utilise a range of techniques to add a human feel. I cover the use of velocity, ghost notes and the Humanize functions.
Sequencing Drums Part 1 for Cockos Reaper DAW shows you how to set up the virtual instrument, route it through multi-channel and parent the tracks.
Utilizing Toontrack’s EZ Drummer 2, Paul guides you through the process of creating your first simple drum beat. He also touches upon the use of velocity to add more dynamics to the beat as well as increasing the complexity of the beat. Read More
Cockos Reaper Quick Tips: This short video tip shows you how to quickly and easily show or hide your inactive takes in a recording / mixing session.
A great way to de-clutter your session without losing the ability to go back and swap takes later.
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In this second video on The Basics of Gain Staging series for Cockos Reaper Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) I look at a simple method of dealing with Direct Input (DI) instruments or mics. How to reduce the volume (using the JS Utility Volume Plug-in) prior to hitting the faders to ensure that you signal isn’t too hot and you have plenty of headroom for the mixing stage.