Why would you want to do this? There are a number of reasons (no pun intended!). First, you may have a huge layer made of 10 or more devices with effects. This may use a lot of CPU when you play it. You could sample the whole thing, throw it into an NN-XT or even an NN19, play the one sample and save a lot of CPU. Another reason would be to add breath control to a sound or device that has no breath control or CV inputs. I know we talked about how to route breath performance data to anywhere in the Reason rack, but there is at least one device that has no breath control or CV inputs - the ID8 device from Record.
I wanted to add breath control to one of the combinators, so in order to do that, I sampled the combinator sounds via the live sampling feature in the NN-XT in Record 1.5/Reason 5. I was then able to add breath control to the NN-XT sound.
Click 'Read More' to learn how to do it.
Resampling the ID8
Our new multi sampled instrumnet will consist of 2, 10 second samples per octave at velocity 127. We are going to use the live sampling feature on an NN-XT to do the sampling. Live sampling is a feature of Reason 5. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will just create one sample per note and not worry about looping the samples. a 10 second sample is long enough to play 6 bars at 120 beats per minute, so it should not hinder our playing in a normal playing circumstance.
Follow these steps to get set up:
To get around this, I'll go to File > Song Self Contain Settings....
However I will leave you with a little taste of what this patch sounds like, now.
I hope you learned something, I certainly did. Have you any ideas of sounds you want to resample from the Reason rack? Let us know in the comments.