In This Lesson: Recording + editing your own samples.
Using the NN-XT, you can record a sample (Audio) from your microphone or pre-amp, and then play that sample on the keyboard.
For those that don't know what a sample is, it's simply an audio clip of anything that's been recorded.
Right Click the NN-XT > "Initialize" to clear the NN-XT of any previous samples.
If you need a pre-amp at this point (For a microphone), I would recommend something like an M-Audio Fast track (Cheap), or a Profire 610 (More expensive). The more expensive unit will give you a much higher quality of sound, but either should be suitable for using samples.
To set up the pre-amp, choose Preferences > Audio > Audio Device (Set it to whatever your pre-amp interface is).
If you don't have a lot of money to spend on a microphone, I recommend an SM57. It can record vocals and instruments with at high proficiency. For a more expensive option (Between 250-400 Dollars), choose an SM7, or a Heil PR 35.
Watch the video and follow along. Without a pre-amp, or at least a USB microphone, you will most likely have trouble doing very many fun and interesting things with the NN-XT. Sampling is where it's at for really organic sounding electronic music!
For a USB Microphone, I recommend the Blue Snowball USB Microphone. It gets decent quality recordings, and it's super cheap. It won't be better than a 610 + Heil, but if you're a beginner it should be the perfect option for you.
I'm going to be adding more NN-XT tutorials in the Free section for Reason Tutorials, so make sure you check it out to see if I've released them yet.
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