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    Tutorial 1



    In this series we're going to learn all about the brand new Players feature in Reason 9.

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    Tutorial 2

    Players Integration


    A brief overview of Players and how we can integrate them in with the Reason rack.

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    Tutorial 3

    Dual Arpeggio Interface


    Get a birds eye view of the Dual Arpeggio module to help you get familiarized and making music quickly.

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    Tutorial 4

    Dual Arpeggio in Depth


    Lets dig into the Dual Arpeggio's creative features and build arpeggios that are out of this world!

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    Tutorial 5

    Note Echo


    Did you hear something? That was the new Note Echo module. Multiply, Multiply, Multiply your MIDI and get creative with MIDI data echoes.

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    Tutorial 6

    Scales & Chords Interface


    Let's familiarize ourselves with the Scales & Chords module before we get into it in depth.

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    Tutorial 7

    Scales & Chords in Depth


    You can lay down tracks easier than ever, with minimal effort, and minimal knowledge.

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    Tutorial 8

    Players Toolbar


    Integrate multiple Players in Reason with minimal fuss.

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    Tutorial 9

    Getting Creative with Players


    Get crazy and start stacking Players to create your own one-touch orchestra.

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    Tutorial 10

    Finishing Up


    Take your Players sounds, and save them for access at a moments notice, then further customize them using other built in Reason features.

In this video tutorial series, Reason wiz Dave Askew reveals the new Players in Propellerheads Reason 9, with both break down of all the features and functions, as well as creative uses.

Dave Begins at the beginning, with an overview of what the new Players are, and what they are for. That leads directly to an explanation of how they are integrated into the Reason rack.

The Dual Arpeggio is up first, and youll learn all about the interface, and witness all of its creative potential for adding motion and life to your parts. Next, Dave shows you how you can use the Note Echo module to multiply your MIDI notes for some wild rhythmic and cool effects!

Dave now explores the Scales & Chords player with an in-depth look at its interface and features, as well as how you can use it to lay down chords with a single finger!

Now that the basics are covered, Dave shows you around the Players Toolbar, where you can load multiple players, and then its time to get even more creative. You see how to stack multiple Players to create a one-touch orchestra, and how you can save your sounds and your player toolbars for later recall and customization.

The new Reason 9 Players are cool tools you can use to create new sounds and parts in your songs. Learn how to use them now, watch Reason 9 Know-How: The Players today!

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've been a musician since a very early age starting with playing the trumpet, guitar, bass, and piano. Not the drums though, my brother got those genes. I am an excellent finger drummer though to say the least!

2. What training have you had?

For formal training I took regular music lessons in grade school and high school which were fortified with training from private tutors. After school I joined the Army band and went through the Army School of Music as well. I'd like to say that most of what I've learned though came through experience and having hands-on opportunities.

3. When did you get into recording?

During my stay in the Army I was the live sound manager. I loved operating the mixing board but I loathed the 'live' environment. I truly enjoyed making things sound great but I didn't like the fact that there is so little room for error in the live setting. I had wished for more time to invest in being able to make something that sounds ok, turn into something phenomenal. I started by recording our Army band performances on a Yamaha AW1600 for fun, but really enjoyed that I could capture that moment then take my time to make it sound amazing without having to worry about the crowd booing. The rest is history!

4. People you have worked with/for?

A few musical highlights have been running live sound for the President of the US, and doing some on the side tech work for the band Dope. I also was able to work with Virus on one of his side projects. Over the years though my focus has been mainly in customer service and tech, so I've talked with thousands of industry professionals on a daily basis which have truly been too numerous to name individually.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Growing up I always felt that I spent a lot of time training myself how to do things, but oddly enough I always thought I'd never make a great teacher even though I'm a geek through and through. In the early part of my career I turned down so many opportunities to teach music and engineering. I think part of that came with my own insecurity of not having the formal education that society tells us that we need to succeed. It took a lot of time, practice, and personal education to get me past that hump of feeling confident in trusting that what I taught myself was legit. I've finally reached a point where I feel like I have a lot to offer in terms of knowledge, but most of it has come through investing the time with having the hands on experience that not even formally educated people get sometimes. I truly believe the best way to learn something is to get your hands on it and immerse yourself in every little detail. Groove 3 is a great avenue to be able to share that knowledge.

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Reason 9 Know-How: The Players is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In Depth Coverage This particular tutorial Reason 9 Know-How: The Players give a very in depth view of the many facets and inter-workings of the Reason software Line which save a lot of time so one can get up and running quickly or move at your own pace - knowing you can always come back to them if you need to.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good instruction Clear instructions. I enjoyed watching the video. Great site
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best videos on Reason Best videos on Reason, DAWs, and music production in general. I like the new layout of the website. Well thought out.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Watch! This was one of the best sites I've seen on Reason's new Player devices!
Date published: 2016-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Overview Good overview with some helpful tips and tricks. I do wish there were more examples of what was being explained in musical action. A minor complaint to an over all good tutorial.
Date published: 2016-07-27
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