I always end up rendering the audio out and continuing in Nuendo after a few hours but for that initial writing burst Reason is unbeatable.
I am new to this forum. I have just started learning music production and I’m pleased to have found your recommendations on where to begin. There are just too many choices and this makes for a great confusion in the apprentice’s mind without a guide. I don’t know Reason well, but I understand it doesn’t have all the processing capabilities of Nuendo, and that’s why you export your tracks as audio for further processing there. So am I getting it right? You produce the basic track with Reason’s synths, drummers etcetera, and then process the exported audio files in Nuendo so to add any sort of effects to the audio tracks. You use these effects to give texture to your tracks that would otherwise sound too mechanical in Reason, but the non-processed concept was made in Reason already! It would be interesting to me to hear the difference between the post-Reason and post-Nuendo loops.
As a complete newbie, the only thing that would puzzle me in this exchange between programs is that you wouldn’t be able to automate specific synth commands in the final track in Nuendo, since the final composition would be made of genuine rendered audio…but I suppose that you’d export more versions of a specific loop made in Reason, with a different synth setting in this case, and fade between them. I hope I’m making somewhat of a sense…as said I’m very new to all this and I’m not aware of all “best practices”.
Is it crazy to ask what is it that you do in Nuendo specifically? I suppose you’d add sidechained compressions, phasers and flangers, and things like that. Not sure if you’d timewarp your loop or modify it in other ways. I don’t know Nuendo at all so I’m using the Ableton/Logic language I know.
I hope I’m not getting too specific and technical. But as you probably know it’s the technical, sometimes simple/routine things an amateur has to figure out so he can pour his own ideas to the world. Now easy as I don’t have any (good) producer around I can ask to…that’s where the internet saves. Of course the best for my personal study would be to find your very reason files, but I’m not asking for that. =)
So, I hope you can make some clarity on that. Cheers!