Sample your own drum (and other) sounds
OBJECTIVE: Create your own drum sounds for the Kong Drum Designer module.
BACKGROUND: Reason 5’s Kong is an extremely flexible drum module that even lets you sample your own drum sounds. We’ll assume you have an audio interface with an audio input, have selected it under Edit > Preferences, and have a sound source you want to sample.
1 Click on Kong’s Show Drum and FX button; in the Drum Module, select NN-Nano Sampler.
2 Select one of four sample slots, then click on Start Sampling.
3 When you’ve finished sampling, click on Edit.
4 Click-drag across the region you want as your sample, then click on Crop.
5 On the Edit screen, you can also normalize, reverse, fade, audition, set the root key, name the sample, and more. When done, click on Save.
6 Use the NN-Nano’s processing options to further modify the sample.
• Step 3: You don’t have to edit immediately after sampling. For example hit Stop, continue sampling into other slots, then edit any sample at any time by selecting its slot and clicking on the Edit Sample button.
• Step 5: You can also loop samples in this window.