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Old 18th September 2011
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Reason 4 drums

Hello all, I had a question about reasons 4. Ok so Im really into my drums hittin hard and jus really punching, Now i know about the maximixer and a little bit about the compressor and the mastering suites etc... But my drums still dont hit how i want them to hit. But when i use fruity loops 9 the drums hit so hard without any effects period! Are there any plug-ins for reasons or is there anyway to maximize your drums without it taking real long or changing the original sound of the kick and claps????
Old 19th September 2011
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If I am not mistaken there is some type of limiter on the masterbus that comes on the default template in fruity loops, so that is why ur drums hit harder when using fruity loops. I dont really mix in Reason, but my advice is to create a drum bus in your mix and put limiter on it; dont squeeze the hell out of them though.
Old 19th September 2011
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Hello all, I had a question about reasons 4. Ok so Im really into my drums hittin hard and jus really punching, Now i know about the maximixer and a little bit about the compressor and the mastering suites etc... But my drums still dont hit how i want them to hit. But when i use fruity loops 9 the drums hit so hard without any effects period! Are there any plug-ins for reasons or is there anyway to maximize your drums without it taking real long or changing the original sound of the kick and claps????

Try opening another redrum in reason and copy the pattern you made to it. Then change the sounds on the second one so you are blending two drum set sounds together.

Also note that most the stock drum sounds in Reason 4 are pretty lo fi sounding with sort of a vintage vibe.

If you get Reason 5 with Kong you can trigger Kong sounds from redrum and REALLY get them banging!
Old 19th September 2011
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Yeah, what everyone else said is correct. I used to go through the same thing, wondering why my drums don't bang "that" hard. Well now I know.

Trust me, Reason can make drums bang HARD. You just have to know what you're doing. And you have to have ears.
Old 19th September 2011
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I agree with the above...
Old 19th September 2011
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Just try something till it works. On redrum you can select how hard you want the drum to be hit if I remember correctly...
Old 19th September 2011
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I depending on template, if you have Reason's default mastering suite on, you will be using a limiter automatically. That can often be an issue for new users as they are trying to turn things up when they are already being affected by the limiter. Then when they add other instruments, it becomes more of an issue.
Old 19th September 2011
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if u can't get your reason drums to hit thats a you thing not reason.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4940109/Test...zik%20loop.wav

straight out of reason drums.
Old 20th September 2011
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Hello all, I had a question about reasons 4. Ok so Im really into my drums hittin hard and jus really punching, Now i know about the maximixer and a little bit about the compressor and the mastering suites etc... But my drums still dont hit how i want them to hit. But when i use fruity loops 9 the drums hit so hard without any effects period! Are there any plug-ins for reasons or is there anyway to maximize your drums without it taking real long or changing the original sound of the kick and claps????
The drums in FL are probably hitting harder because FL automatically instantiates a limiter on the master bus when you open it.

If you are using nnxt from drums you should extend the release time a bit, I remember for whatever reason when I used the nnxt it would often cut off a bit of the sample.

Focus on layering and balancing, and starting with the best drum samples you can afford from the start.

I highly recommend listening to your favorite records and making note of the songs that have open hits that you can sample and compile you own kit with.

The song in my sig was all done in reason/record. Great program for drums IMO, especially Kong.

Best of luck!
Old 10th October 2011
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ok thanks man, sorry it took so long to respond i jus figured out that when someone replies to your thread it doesnt come to the email lol im like wow so nobody's gone respond lol but reasons have drum bus? i really don't know about them
Old 10th October 2011
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thanks man i appreciate it! and im actually considering getting reason 6, man it costs though lol btw man you have some great music. very good quality! #1newfan
Old 10th October 2011
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thanks bro nice stuff!
Old 12th October 2011
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thanks man i appreciate it! and im actually considering getting reason 6, man it costs though lol btw man you have some great music. very good quality! #1newfan
Thanks man, good luck with figuring out reason, if you have questions you can feel free to PM me.
Old 12th October 2011
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Reason 4 drums

Try adding the scream
Underneath your drums on the tape or tube setting also a lil reverb helps also
Old 12th October 2011
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1) download some quality sounds
2) use individual EQ on specific drums to make em hit, I usually EQ my whole kit so approx 10 separate EQs and then a master drum EQ then a master track EQ. I cut out frequencies etc to achieve a clearer sound
3) Compressor
4) Kong (so upgrade)
5) layer samples
6) again optimize that EQ
Old 14th October 2011
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thank u sir
Old 14th October 2011
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imma definitely try some of these methods tonight
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