The development of sampling technology has spurred vast changes in the way music is created, produced, and performed. This course begins by taking you through the basics of the sampler's parts and functions, and looks at some of the different ways this versatile tool can be used. Particular focus will be given to Reason's NN-XT sampler to examine more in-depth principles associated with sampling, including programming single and multi-sample programs, digital signal processing, and extending the sampler program using synthesistechniques that are used extensively in dance music, hip-hop, and many other musical genres. In addition to the NN-XT, you will work with the other sample players in Reason, including the NN-19, Redrum, and Dr. Rex. You'll also learn to create unique instruments and sounds, including some made from your own recorded audio, and use them effectivelya benefit for all producers and engineers, as well as performing musicians. By the end of the course, you will be able to create fully functional sampler programs with your own source material, as well as prepare an audio project based entirely on the use of sampling and samplers. And, get an educational discount on Reason.
To be successful in this course, you should have good computer skills, know how to configure your computer for sound, and have a MIDI keyboard.
Berkleemusic and Propellerhead have come together to offer an educational discount on the Reason 6.5. Once you enroll in the course, you will be able to purchase this package at the discounted price through the Required Course Materials link on your My Home page. Early enrollment is encouraged to ensure software delivery prior to the start of the course.
If you’re looking for a little elbow room to experiment with sampling in your music, than Sampling and Audio Production is the course for you. “The course is really not geared at all to style,” course instructor David Doms says. “I focus it almost completely on techniques so that the students can practice applying it to the music that’s their passion.” Read more
"The course introduced me to software and a variety of techniques that I was unfamiliar with. The professor did an excellent job of putting the production process in context and he provided an exceptional overview of the most essential aspects of Sampling.” - L. Eckert
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