Chapter 6. Working With Samplers
Now that you've been introduced to Reason's synths, it's time to start exploring the many instruments in Reason's sound banks and using Reason's samplers to play them in your tracks.
A sampler is an empty synth that you put your own sounds in. It then maps those sounds to keys so you can play them from your keyboard or from Reason's Sequencer. From there the sampler uses the same types of filters, envelopes, LFOs, and modulation as a typical synth.
This chapter teaches you how to use Reason's NN-19, NN-XT, and Dr. Rex samplers and gives you practice in controlling them by automating knob and fader movements in your Sequencer tracks.
Creating an NN-19 Sampler
The simplest of Reason's samplers is the NN-19, which is designed to handle standard MIDI instrumentation. (If you aren't sure what counts as a basic MIDI instrument , look in the NN-19 Instrument folders in the Reason Factory Sound Bank to get an idea.) The NN-19 is also a good starting place for making your own sounds.
To create an NN-19 sampler
Writing Your First Sampler Track
All the NN-19 instruments are stored in your Factory Sound Bank (the Reason Orkester bank does not contain NN-19 patches). Let's start by writing a piano part.
To load a sampler patch
To write a piano part