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In this tutorial, David Alexander, an electronic recording artist, will show you how adding the right groove or loop can often elevate your music to completely new heights. Usually incorporating loops and grooves can take hours of hard work just to get the loop to fit your song’s tempo and timing. Propellerhead’s ReCycle gives you full creative control over utilizing your looped material.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?

  • Music producers
  • Music students
  • Music teachers
  • Sound engineers
  • Recording engineers

Course outline:

This course consists of the following:

  • Module 1: Propellerhead ReCycle
  • Module 2: Recycle Overview
  • Module 3: Traditional Loop Based Programming
  • Module 4: Recycling of Loops
  • Module 5: Creating A Library for Redrum
  • Module 6: Reprogramming REX Loops in Reason
  • Module 7: Dr. Rex Loop Player Controls
  • Module 8: Recycle for Sample Based Music Production
  • Module 9: Propellerhead Recycle

Course Duration:

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for ReCycle.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Career Path:

This course could help you pursue a career in any of the following industries:

  • Music production
  • Music teaching
  • Sound engineering
  • Recording engineering

Presenter Information:

David Alexander is a multi-talented recording artist/producer whose career includes producing, mixing, scoring, remixing, programming, and co-writing. A co-founder of a digital music production school in downtown Los Angeles called Icon Collective, David seeks to empower and educate electronic artists in an environment that blends technology with creativity. His credits include scoring music for some of the top video games such as “Quake II” and “Terminator 3” and his music has been featured in major motion pictures including “Rush Hour” and “Friday.” Currently working with DJs and artists in the dance and electronica scene, David is producing several albums including working on the latest release by DJ Irene, a leading female turntablist. In addition, David has toured the States while playing keys for The Gap Band, George Clinton, Chaka Kahn, as well as many others. He is a frequent contributor to BPM Magazine. When not mentoring other musicians, David performs in his live audio/visual electronica band called Icon Underground that’s a unique blend of technology and soul with hypnotic visuals.

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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
ReCycle FREE 00:00:00
1: Propellerhead ReCycle
1. Introduction 00:00:00
2: Recycle Overview
1. REX Files for Production 00:00:00
3: Traditional Loop Based Programming
1. Import,Edit,Set to Grid and Time Stretch,Using the Grid to Cut Loops, Reprogramming Loops 00:00:00
4: Recycling of Loops
1. Arrow Tool, Lock Tool, Mute Tool, Pencil Tool and Preferences 00:00:00
2. Zoom In/Out, Setting Markers/Locators, Grabbing Tools, Open/Close Documents, Saving and Exporting 00:00:00
3. Positioning Your Hands for Editing in Recycle 00:00:00
4. Import, Zoom In, Set Sensitivity Slider, Audition Slices, Find Loop Point, Set Locators, Enter Bars and Save 00:00:00
5. Edit, Add and Remove Slices 00:00:00
6. 3 Rules for Proper Playback 00:00:00
5: Creating A Library for Redrum
1. Setting Markers Around One Slice, Exporting vs Saving and Organizing Your Library Into Catagories 00:00:00
6: Reprogramming REX Loops in Reason
1. Dropping MIDI Triggers to Track, Editing MIDI Triggers, Playing Your Own Patterns and Generating Random Patterns in Reason 00:00:00
7: Dr. Rex Loop Player Controls
1. Select Slice Via MIDI, Transpose, Slice Pitch, Panning, Pan Slices and Slice Volume 00:00:00
8: Recycle for Sample Based Music Production
1. Import Menu, File Directory, Using Import Markers, Naming, Grab and Saving Sessions 00:00:00
2. Finding Imported Files, Sensitivity Slider, Pencil Tool and Setting Bars Before Saving 00:00:00
3. Opening Files, Setting Correct Pitch and Recording Patterns 00:00:00
9: Propeller head Recycle
1. Conclusion 00:00:00

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