Jack Wiles
Jack Wiles is a qualified and experienced sound engineer/producer working in Nottingham, England. As well as working with bands in the studio and producing digital music on a regular basis, he also works as a sessional lecturer, delivering courses on music production for various college institutions around Nottingham.
Tutorials
  • Music & Audio
    Vocal Time Stretch Effect with Reason's Combinator & Granular Synth TechniquesPreview
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    This tutorial will make use of some interesting wiring techniques in Reason to create a vocal time stretching effect. It also goes some of the way to creating a graintable synth much like the Malstrom in Reason and should give you a good understanding of how graintable oscillators function. This tutorial assumes a basic understanding of envelopes and routing in Reason, though it shouldn't be too tricky to follow even if you are a beginner. [audio: http://cdn.tutsplus.com/audio/uploads/legacy/683_vocaltimestretch/Audio Example 1.mp3]Read More…
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    Manipulating the Amen Break in Cubase/NuendoPreview
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    With the recent revival of Jungle, Future Jungle and Jungle breaks I thought it would be nice to put together a tutorial on how to manipulate that most seminal of drum loops – the Amen break. This tutorial will outline many of the techniques you can use to transform a simple one-bar drum loop into a frenzy of percussive production wizardry. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create a Percussive Filter in ReasonReason logo%20200x200
    This quick tip will show you how you can create an interesting percussive effect using a filter and a delay unit after any percussive sound. I have created my effect using Reason, but the process will work just as well using just about any filter/delay unit in any DAW.Read More…
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    How to Make an Organic 'Super Flanger' in ReasonReason logo%20200x200
    This tutorial will show you how you can build an organic sounding 'super flanger' using the RV7000 and a combinator in Reason. This effect can really add some life and movement to drums and other sounds in your music, and takes advantage of the unique wiring options offered in Reason. I have used Reason 4 to make this effect but any version of Reason from 2.5 and upwards is fine. Below is an example of the kind of effect you can create with this device. [audio: http://cdn.tutsplus.com/audio/uploads/legacy/536_flanger/audio example 1.mp3] Read More…
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    Additive Synthesis in Propellerhead Reason – Part 2Reason logo
    In the second part of this tutorial we will look at how modulation can make our organ patch more interesting and realistic, and how further modulation of the individual overtones in our additive patch can create different sounds and textures.Read More…
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    Additive Synthesis in Propellerhead Reason – Part 1Reason logo
    This tutorial will show you how you can create an additive synthesizer using a combinator in Reason. Additive synthesis is one of the less common forms of synthesis in use today, but it can be used to create some great sounds. Furthermore, following this tutorial is a great way to improve your understanding of some of the fundamental principals of sound and synthesis in general.Read More…
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    How to Create a Beat Repeater in ReasonThumb
    This tutorial will show you how to create a 'beat repeat' effects unit similar to the one found in Ableton. This can be a great tool for adding interest to a track, glitching up beats, vocal lines or other sounds!Read More…