This is a short tip coming on the heels of the previous tutorial on thickening up your sound by mixing in a filtered version of the original sound. It got me to thinking - are there any other devices that we could route a signal through and mix in? Of course, the answer is yes. What I'm really talking about is using what would normally be thought of as insert effect, such as a phaser or Line6 Amp, as a send effect, so this is really easy to do.
Simply add your effect as a send effect and mix your effect in. You'd be surprised what mixing in some tone from a Line6 Bass Amp can do. It can add warmth or grit to the sound - depending on how much you mix in.
So, give it a try and let us know how it works for you!
I recently got my hands on EditEd4Tv's "Reasonable Help 2010" ReFill and thought I would post a ReView of it, since I am so impressed.
Ed Bauman is a fixture on the Reason Forums. He is one of the most knowledgable and certainly most helpful guys out there. Many times, I have seen a post start or end with 'Maybe Ed has some ideas on this...' hoping to get a response from the master!
This ReFill is rather eclectic but jam packed with a lot of great stuff. It is a compilation of seriously advanced Reason techniques, packaged up with some great documentation. In fact Ed himself describes his ReFill as "A helpful collection of creative combinators for Reason and Record." It's also important to note that the ReFill is not presented as a collection of patches, but as a collection of Reason song files. This lets the author present little song examples to demonstrate the functionality of each one.
I've stumbled across a few techniques here and there for fattening up a monophonic sound, so I thought I would compile a few of them into one blog post. We all could use a fuller, rounder sound, right? With that in mind, I humbly present to you the THK-1000 Sound Fattener!
By the end of the tutorial, we will have created a combinator insert effect that you can use to fatten up any sound. At least, it works for me, maybe it will work for you. Ready? Let's get started!