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In this section you can find things that will assist you in your own computer-based musical productions. There's a lot of original Dubroom material which you can use, but also third party material. There's much more than "just" sampled material, as you can find some little pieces of software, presets and other things as well. Everything in this section is, like all stuff in the Dubroom by the way, legal and -a lot of times- absolutely free of charge. Definitely worth a visit, for novice to veteran.

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We continued to set up for a first Dub session, by combining instruments in sub mixes before they land in a channel on the master mixing board. 

MAKING DUB WITH COMPUTERS - CHAPTER 25: CREATING A SET UP (3): A SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE DUB DELAY AND REVERB

With five input channels at our master mixing board ready to be processed, it's time to add the effects. Before we'll dive a little deeper in fine tuning and stuff, though, we'll add a delay and a reverb which we'll use later in the Dub mixing. You will see why the returns on the mixing board are of little to no use: after all, they're just inputs without any other possibilities attached to them. 

It's best to set up the effects according to the following principle: Aux 1 goes to an effect, the output of the effect lands in channel 11 at the mixing board. Aux 2 to channel 12, aux 3 to channel 13 and aux 4 to channel 14. Take a good look at the following video, where you will see (and hear) all of this explained in about four minutes:

CREATING A DUB DELAY AND REVERB

Making Dub With Computers Video 01: Setting Up Dub Echo and Reverb in Reason

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_qZjgbFIbc

By not using any feedback in the delay itself but rather looping it back to a channel, you give yourself full control over the echo's. Unless you really want to have that specific effect, a Dub echo is not just a repeat of itself. The flow of an echo changes, for example by applying certain EQ on the echo's channel input or -as was done in the video- by adding reverb over the echo. And that's what you want: you want to add layers of effects on top of each other. 

Bypass the whole return options. Rather treat the effect devices as instruments by giving them their own input channel. By doing so, you have established a potential of countless different effects. You can add EQ over a Reverb, Reverb over a delay, or make even a four layer effect in an instant during your Dub mixing session. Makes it spontaneous instead of pre-programmed.

Here's the whole thing in a little table. And, oh yes: use post-aux, not pre. 

AUX OUT DEVICE(S) CHANNEL IN
1 Delay (Feedback 0, Wet)  
  EQ Channel 11
2 Reverb Channel 12

Now we'll have to continue to set up effects. We'll take a look at the different forms of effects and finally get our instrumental track to sound a bit reasonable. After that, we can make our first Dub and get into the real niceness of it all! Needless to say, I try to keep all of this available for non-Reason users as well, so you might have to change a few things here and there. I use Reason as simulation of a real studio, so if you'll treat your DAW more or less the same everything should more or less be fine. 

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This tutorial is in an unfinished stage, but it does contain the basics to get yourself equipped to use just about any DAW or even hardware studio in order to make DUB from Reggae Music in the authentic and original way. When you have a question or comment you'd like to see addressed, feel free to use the Dubroom Contact pages or join YUKU.com and post your words publicly on the Studio Forum. Click here to read about the latest updates to this tutorial.

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