Total Run Time: 1.25 hrs

In this tutorial, David Alexander, an electronic recording artist, will show you how adding the right groove or loop can often elevate your music to completely new heights. Usually incorporating loops and grooves can take hours of hard work just to get the loop to fit your song's tempo and timing. Propellerhead's ReCycle gives you full creative control over utilizing your looped material.

Topics include

  1. Propellerhead ReCycle
  2. Recycle Overview
  3. Traditional Loop Based Programming
  4. Recycling of Loops
  5. Creating a Library for Redrum
  6. Reprogramming REX Loops in Reason
  7. Dr. Rex Loop Player Controls
  8. Recycle for Sample Based Music Production

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This ReCycle series demonstrates how to use sampled loops by altering the tempo, replacing sounds and processing them individually.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: Propellerhead ReCycle (1 min)

  1. Introduction
Chapter 2: Recycle Overview (2 min)

  1. REX Files for Production
Chapter 3: Traditional Loop Based Programming (8 min)

  1. Import,Edit,Set to Grid and Time Stretch,Using the Grid to Cut Loops, Reprogramming Loops
Chapter 4: Recycling of Loops (21 min)

  1. Arrow Tool, Lock Tool, Mute Tool, Pencil Tool and Preferences
  2. Zoom In/Out, Setting Markers/Locators, Grabbing Tools, Open/Close Documents, Saving and Exporting
  3. Positioning Your Hands for Editing in Recycle
  4. Import, Zoom In, Set Sensitivity Slider, Audition Slices, Find Loop Point, Set Locators, Enter Bars and Save
  5. Edit, Add and Remove Slices
  6. 3 Rules for Proper Playback
Chapter 5: Creating A Library for Redrum (4 min)

  1. Setting Markers Around One Slice, Exporting vs Saving and Organizing Your Library Into Catagories
Chapter 6: Reprogramming REX Loops in Reason (11 min)

  1. Dropping MIDI Triggers to Track, Editing MIDI Triggers, Playing Your Own Patterns and Generating Random Patterns in Reason
Chapter 7: Dr. Rex Loop Player Controls (3 min)

  1. Select Slice Via MIDI, Transpose, Slice Pitch, Panning, Pan Slices and Slice Volume
Chapter 8: Recycle for Sample Based Music Production (24 min)

  1. Import Menu, File Directory, Using Import Markers, Naming, Grab and Saving Sessions
  2. Finding Imported Files, Sensitivity Slider, Pencil Tool and Setting Bars Before Saving
  3. Opening Files, Setting Correct Pitch and Recording Patterns
Chapter 9: Propellerhead Recycle (1 min)

  1. Conclusion

Presenter Info

David AlexanderDavid Alexander is a multi-talented recording artist/producer whose career includes producing, mixing, scoring, remixing, programming, and co-writing. A co-founder of a digital music production school in downtown Los Angeles called Icon Collective, David seeks to empower and educate electronic artists in an environment that blends technology with creativity. His credits include scoring music for some of the top video games such as “Quake II” and “Terminator 3” and his music has been featured in major motion pictures including “Rush Hour” and “Friday.” Currently working with DJs and artists in the dance and electronica scene, David is producing several albums including working on the latest release by DJ Irene, a leading female turntablest. In addition, David has toured the States while playing keys for The Gap Band, George Clinton, Chaka Kahn, as well as many others. He is a frequent contributor to BPM Magazine. When not mentoring other musicians, David performs in his live audio/visual electronica band called Icon Underground thats a unique blend of technology and soul with hypnotic visuals.