Mimic Tutorial

Mimic Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Introduction

  • Intro & Device Overview 3:05

    Intro & Device Overview

    This video introduces the course and shows the basic layout and features present on the sampler.

Chapter 2 : Synth Layout & Features

  • Audio Algorithms & Sample Editor 11:30

    Audio Algorithms & Sample Editor

    Here, Thomas covers the different audio time-stretching algorithms and how they affect the audio material in the sampler. You?ll also learn how audio can be loaded and edited via the Sampler Editor Window.

  • Sample & Pitch Adjustment 8:05

    Sample & Pitch Adjustment

    Discover how audio material can be edited in the sampler. Thomas demonstrates the start position modifiers, pitch shifting, and speed controls.

Chapter 3 : Devices Modes

  • Pitch & Slice Mode 5:50

    Pitch & Slice Mode

    In the first video on the device modes, you'll learn how the different modes control how audio material is played back. Thomas demonstrates how both the Pitch mode and Slice mode can be used.

  • Multi Slot & Multi Pitch Mode 7:45

    Multi Slot & Multi Pitch Mode

    Explore how the Multi Slot and Multi Pitch mode are used for advanced playback of multiple audio samples from a singular instance of the sampler. The Multi Slot mode lets you play back multiple samples like a drum machine, while the Multi Pitch mode allows you to layer multiple samples on top of one another.

Chapter 4 : Sound Modifiers & Envelopes

  • Filter & Amp 7:06

    Filter & Amp

    This video covers the features of the filter section and how it's used to modify the audio material loaded into the sampler. Thomas also discusses the amplifier section in this video.

  • Filter & Amp Envelopes 7:14

    Filter & Amp Envelopes

    Next, Thomas illustrates how envelopes are used to modify the filter and amplifier discussed in the previous video. These sections allow for detailed sculpting of your audio material and let you create entirely new sounds.

  • LFO 6:53


    Learn how the LFO section of the sampler can be used to modify different parameters on the device. You'll also discover how to route the LFO to control different sections.

  • Effects Section 9:44

    Effects Section

    Here, Thomas covers the effects on the sampler and how they can be used to add lo-fi flavor to your patches. This video also shows how to configure the sends.

  • General Settings & Controls 7:04

    General Settings & Controls

    In the last video on the controls of the sampler, you'll explore the general playback and control features like portamento and polyphony.

Chapter 5 : Demo Patches

  • Bass 14:24


    In this video, Thomas shows how to make a heavy DnB-inspired Reese bass out of a drum loop. This patch utilizes the advanced features on the sampler and shows how looping can be combined with start position modulation to create textured bass sounds.

  • Pad 11:07


    Thomas closes out the tutorial by demonstrating how to make a granular pad sound out of horn stab sample.

Product Overview

Studio expert Thomas Cochran presents a comprehensive set of Mimic video tutorials! Mimic is Reason's latest sampler, and it's filled to the brim with lots of powerful features and tools. This video course will quickly get you up to speed on this sampler and have you designing your own unique, expressive sounds in no time. Thomas begins with the basics, getting you familiar with the sampler's layout and features, before covering the more specific and advanced features of the software, including using Reason's Pulverizer, RV7000, The Echo, and MClass EQ to enhance Mimic's sound. These videos are for beginning Mimic users.

Thomas welcomes you and begins with a basic overview of Mimic's layout and feature set. He then moves on to demonstrating how audio can be loaded in the Sampler Editor Window and can be processed via the various time-stretching and pitch adjustment algorithms for different effects. Next, he moves on to the device modes, including Pitch and Slide modes along with Multi Slot and Multi Pitch modes.

Continuing on, you'll explore the sound modifiers and envelopes. The Filter and Amp allow you to process your samples (or layered samples) just like a synthesizer, with independent control over various parameters such as filter cutoff, resonance, and more, while the envelopes provide a method of automatically applying these controls over time. The LFO provides another alternative to adding modulation over time.

Throughout the rest of the course, you'll discover how to apply Mimic's effects, such as compression, high/low pass filters, distortion and more. And you'll also learn how to tweak some general settings of the sampler, such as portamento, polyphony, and others. Thomas closes out the tutorial by designing two patches - a Reese bass and a pad sound - so you can see exactly how it's done!

To see exactly what's contained in these in-depth Mimic tutorials, and how they'll make creating loops and sounds quick, fun, and easy, see the individual Mimic video tutorial descriptions on this page. If you can imagine it, you can create it with Mimic, and this video series will teach you how. Watch “Mimic Explained®” now!

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