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Reason 6 Explained

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Getting Started

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    1:06

    An overview of what you will learn in Reason 6 Explained.

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    Tutorial 2

    Installation & Setup

    2:07

    Installing Reason 6 and the Factory Sound Bank and getting through the registration process.

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    Tutorial 3

    First Look

    4:45

    After opening Reason 6 for the first time, we take our first look at the various sections of the interface.

Preferences

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    Tutorial 4

    General Preferences

    5:18

    Taking a look at the general preferences section to adjust some of Reason's behavior.

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    Tutorial 5

    Audio Preferences

    4:18

    Optimizing our audio preferences to suit our hardware and computer configuration.

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    Tutorial 6

    Keyboards & Control Surfaces

    4:30

    Setting up our MIDI-capable keyboards and control surfaces for use in Reason 6.

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    Tutorial 7

    Advanced Preferences

    4:17

    Configuring Reason to be controlled by our external MIDI gear, as well as setting clock sync and the scratch recording folder.

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    Tutorial 8

    Computer Keyboard

    1:34

    Setting up your QWERTY keyboard for use with Reason 6.

Understanding the Interface

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    Tutorial 9

    Working with Songs

    4:24

    Learning to open, close, create and save songs, as well as manage our song files.

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    Tutorial 10

    Using the Rack

    4:58

    Looking at the rack and learning how to navigate and add devices.

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    Tutorial 11

    Using the Sequencer

    7:10

    Understanding the fundamental elements and tools in the sequencer. Learning how to identify channels, tracks and clips and how to use the transport controls.

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    Tutorial 12

    Working with Tracks

    9:28

    An in-depth view of using tracks and clips to record our audio and MIDI. Taking our first steps towards recording.

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    Tutorial 13

    Advanced Sequencer Tools

    19:59

    Looking at some of the advanced functions of the sequencer, including loop mode, edit mode, snap and blocks.

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    Tutorial 14

    The Mixer Pt. 1

    5:52

    Learning about the SSL-modeled mixer in Reason 6 and it's wide variety of functions, including EQ, dynamics, gating and auxiliary sends.

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    Tutorial 15

    The Mixer Pt. 2

    5:50

    Learning about the SSL-modeled mixer in Reason 6 and it's wide variety of functions, including EQ, dynamics, gating and auxiliary sends.

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    Tutorial 16

    The Mixer Pt. 3

    6:58

    Learning about the SSL-modeled mixer in Reason 6 and it's wide variety of functions, including EQ, dynamics, gating and auxiliary sends.

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    Tutorial 17

    The Master Section

    7:08

    Understanding and using the Master Section, the Hardware Device and the Big Meter. Including Audio I/O, Advanced MIDI and Big Meter monitor modes.

Making Music

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    Tutorial 18

    Using Instruments

    5:12

    Learning to create and route instruments in Reason 6 so we can make music.

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    Tutorial 19

    Working with MIDI

    8:42

    Learning to record and playback MIDI data using regions and tracks. Also learning about overdubs, alternate recordings and quantization.

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    Tutorial 20

    Working with Audio

    12:58

    Using and creating audio files in Reason 6, as well as managing our audio files and takes.

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    Tutorial 21

    Using Automation

    7:13

    Automating parameters in Reason 6 to achieve our musical goals.

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    Tutorial 22

    Working with Patterns

    15:16

    Learning to program, sequence and manipulate patterns. Also, showing how to take our patterns from the devices to our tracks for editing and adjusting.

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    Tutorial 23

    Working with Patches

    5:37

    Understanding how to use patches. Browsing, recalling, loading, saving, initializing and basic editing are all covered here.

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    Tutorial 24

    Routing Devices

    13:47

    Showing our routing options using instruments, effects and channels. Including some creative routing examples.

The Devices

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    Tutorial 25

    Synthesizers

    8:06

    A brief look at Reason's built-in synths, including Subtractor, Malstrom and Thor.

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    Tutorial 26

    Samplers

    10:23

    An overview of Reason's samplers and their functions, including the NN-19, NN-XT, Redrum, Dr. Octo Rex and Kong.

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    Tutorial 27

    Effects & Other Devices

    11:25

    Looking at the variety of effects and functional devices in Reason 6 to better understand the tools we have to shape our sounds and compositions.

Sampling

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    Tutorial 28

    Quick Sampling

    3:14

    A look at the basic methods of sampling into Reason 6 devices. Also, learning the necessary routing to begin sampling.

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    Tutorial 29

    Editing Samples

    6:51

    Using Reason's internal sample edit window to manipulate and edit our samples. Also, looking at the ways in which Reason saves and organizes our samples.

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    Tutorial 30

    Creative Sampling

    7:22

    Using advanced sampling techniques to create new sounds and free ourselves from device limitations. Including re-sampling and sampling through devices.

Using ReWire

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    Tutorial 31

    ReWire into Logic

    6:47

    Understanding the principles of ReWire and learning how to use Reason with Logic.

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    Tutorial 32

    ReWire into Pro Tools

    3:28

    Applying what we've learned about ReWire to work with Pro Tools.

Finishing Up

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    Tutorial 33

    Exporting Audio & Sharing

    6:31

    Learning the various ways in which we can export our Reason compositions as audio files. Including Bounce Mixer Channels, Export Song and Export Loop. Also covered here are Song Self-Contain and Song Information settings.

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    Tutorial 34

    Tie It All Together

    4:10

    Using what we've learned to look at the big picture in Reason 6 and try to use our understanding to further ourselves musically.

Want to make Reason 6 your "go to" DAW? Well get ready for in-depth coverage that will make using the new Reason 6 a breeze. Reason super user Sedric Pieretti shows you Reason 6 from top to bottom and everything in between so you can start making music today.

Designed for the new or intermediate Propellerhead Reason 6 user, Sedric shows you the important basics and "not so basic" features and functions found in the new Reason 6. From installation, setting preferences, understanding the user interfaces, working with MIDI and Audio tracks, to all the synths, samplers and effects, Sedric has you covered. He even explains the new sampling features, using ReWire, exporting and sharing your songs and so much more.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I come from a family of casual musicians, mostly pianists. When I was very young, I learned to play piano, then forgot it all when I was teenager and then discovered guitar and bass...

2. What training have you had?

Formal training? Almost none. But I've made every mistake one could make in the world of recording and learned from every one of them. I've also had the privilege of interning with some very knowledgable studio techs and engineers and consider that a very valuable education.

3. When did you get into recording?

As a teen in the 90's, my band needed a way to get our music on CD, but our budget was very limited. We pooled our parent's money and bought a cheap Tascam 4-track tape recorder. Since I was the resident geek, it was my job to figure out how to record a 5-piece band with only 4 tracks and 2 SM57s. When I discovered overdubbing, my mind was officially blown. Then I discovered software and digital recording and became an instant lifelong addict.

4. People you have worked with/for?

The vast majority of my work as an engineer, studio tech or producer has been for projects I was personally involved in, or for close friends. However, I have had the opportunity to work with several notable Bay Area studios over the years. Including a bit of work at the Wash House, famous for their work with late rapper Mac Dre.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I consider the pursuit of knowledge a lifelong journey, and I've always been willing to share what I know with others... Perhaps to a fault. I've been known to speak at length on subjects for which there is no justifiable reason to know so much... I just enjoy teaching, and enjoy digital recording. I think the only things you need to train are knowledge and passion, and I'd like to believe that I have those in spades!

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