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Abelton tutorial number 6 – using reason inside abelton

if your like me, then you love using abelton, but you also love making drum beats with reason.
you can use your reason drumbeats (and anything else you have) inside abelton.

its an easy process once you know how to do it, and you can save the setup as a template, so that when you open abelton its already wired for use with reason.

so fire up abelton and lets get going.

basically im going to show you with pictures how to :
1) create new audiotracks
2) set the input to reason
3) wire up reason so that the individual drum sounds have a channel inside abelton
4) save the setup as a template
5) record the drums from reason inside abelton

so, on with part 1

make a few audio tracks (ctrl+t)

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Rancid

Ooooh, rancid are gonna (hopefully) release a new album i just ripped this from some site that I subscribe to, and ive just fired up rancid on my winamp Rancid is working on a new album that is expected to drop around the same time the punk-rockers dive into their Read more…

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MySpace, Major Labels Join Forces for Online Music Store

Http://blog.wired.com/music/2008/04/myspace-partner.html

It seems that myspace are going to start paying the majors for their music on its site (or a spinoff site) through subscriptions (which wont work – the argument being ‘why should I pay for something I can download for free, even if you are telling me its illegal, its still free’)
what might be a better thing to do is to share some of the 20 million (ish) USD PER MONTH that they make from advertising on the bands pages with the bands themselves.
eg, I have a band, and its quite popular on myspace, I manage, for exapmle to get 1000 people to go to my page in a day, myspace make money from this (they make a SHITLOAD from google adsense alone – on average I can get $0.50 per click on a google banner, a click happens about 7 times for every 100 visitors, so in one day myspace could make $35 a day from my page alone, how about myspace giving me $20 of that, since im the reason that the people are going to my page, hell, if I was greedy id DEMAND $30 form that, but I understand myspace is a whore, anyway here is the articl that I found –

MySpace has partnered with three of the four major record labels in an effort to create “a one-stop source for all music, in all its various digital incarnations,” according to The New York Times.

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