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Steven Slate Drums 3.5 | Kontakt Routing | Track Template | Multi-Out Routing

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I’m very excited to have the first video up that involves one of Tutorials For Reaper’s Sponsors! Steven Slate Drums has sponsored us with an EX license so that I could make a video to help the Reaper Community!

What you will need: Steven Slate Drums, Reaper, Kontakt Player(included with SSD) a 10-15 minute attention span.

What you will learn: Steven Slate Drums sound great!, How to route sound out of Kontakt with Steven Slate Drums as the instrument and set it as DEFAULT, How to make a Track Template.

Extra Goodies: My SSD 3.5 Track Template

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Vocals with Reverb | Direct Monitoring or Software Monitoring

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Over Christmas I did a lot of recording with my family in their studio using a M-Audio Delta 44 and Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Pro. It was a ROCK SOLID setup!  I kept the interface buffer at 1024 and used the Mackie for direct monitoring.  I used the “Inserts 1-4″ off the back going into the 4 1/4 inch inputs of the Delta 44.  If you are interested in this setup let me know and I’ll help you set it up. 

One of the issues we needed to resolve was getting reverb from Reaper back to the singers headphones.  This is actually a lot easier then you think… There are 2 ways to do this(that i can think of).

Option 1
1. Set audio buffer all the way down.
2. Create vocal track – Enable input monitoring and record enable
3. Create Reverb Track
4. Send audio to the Reverb Channel
Done

Option 2 – for di...

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Looking for a Kick Drum Mic? | AKG D112 will do the job!

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Hey everyone! I’ve been doing more and more live audio lately and the AKG D112has been my mic of choice.  Its only about $250 and it gives you all the punch, attack and depth that you would expect from a kick drum.  Although I’ve been using it for live audio, it would be a great mic to start using as an alternative to my favorite combo setup, which is the Sennheiser MD421 on the inside and EV RE-20 on the outside.

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Looking for a great live and starter studio vocal mic? Shure Beta 87A

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Recently I’ve been having a lot of experience with the Shure Beta 87A.  The venue that I book shows at and run sound for have this as one of their main microphones.  If you haven’t used one I’d highly recommend this for your main vocal mic for a project studio.  It is probably the only “live” mics for vocals that I would recommend for studio use(except for an Shure SM58 for screamers).

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Recommended Products!

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Recommended-Products
The E-MU 0404 is a Great starter USB interface. It has 2 XLR / 1/4 Inch combo jacks, Midi in/out. So you will have the ability to record 2 inputs plus a midi keyboard at the same time right out of the box. It has been well recieved among the Reaper community. I personally do not own one but from everything I have heard its an AWESOME starter.
Headphones are very important during recording as well as during mixing(for critical listening)… I prefer the Sennheiser HD280s for most applications during tracking. They have excellent attenuation to block out the surrounding noise i.e. drummers. They are a little hot around 10k but you may like that(i do). All in all a great pair of headphones.
The Sony MDR 7506s are known to be very flat with their frequency response and in turn have bec...
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