By grasping the concept of velocity layers in a sampler you will be able to better use and more easily create your own dynamic and exciting sampler patches. Digital samplers, like Reason’s NN-XT, are an essential tool for creating your own unique sounds and audio effects (such as stuttering) and have been a secret weapon of hit producers since the early 80s (especially in hip-hop and dance music).

In my Producing Music with Reason course I have an entire lesson dedicated to the NN-XT Sampler. It’s that powerful and that deep to warrant a whole week of study. Yet, the assignment at the end of the week, to build from scratch your own NN-XT patch, is for many a serious struggle. Consequently, the way I figure it, I can’t have enough material explaining the finer points of the NN-XT. That said, here’s a video tutorial I did on understanding the power of velocity mapped zones in the NN-XT Sampler.

    Great video Erik, this is very useful for the Production class.

    Thanks for sharing..

    -Almario

    Hello Erik,

    This video demonstration is great. Thanks for the great work and cya in class!

    Best,

    Santiago

    This is great – thanks for making this illustration vid.

    Cheers,

    David

    Erik,

    Ah yes very helpful video, thanks for the link.

    Geoff

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