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Chapter 1 - Introduction

  Introduction
2m:10s  
  New in Reason 4
6m:15s  
  Song Overview
4m:25s  
  Mixer Setup
1m:26s  
  Josh Submix Setup
2m:40s  

Chapter 2 - Drum Arrangement

  Drum Programming
5m:18s  
  Percussion
4m:54s  
  ReGroove
2m:51s  

Chapter 3 - Sequencing and Arrangement

  Setting up the Mixer
1m:50s  
  Sequencing the Bass
2m:18s  
  Labeling the Bass
1m:18s  
  Moving Lanes
1m:29s  
  Detaching the Sequencer
1m:12s  
  Vector Automation
2m:12s  
  Divide & Mute Loops
2m:45s  

Chapter 4 - Song Development

  Guitar Distortion
1m:32s  
  Guitar Automation
2m:02s  
  Sequencing the Piano
2m:54s  
  The Bell
1m:33s  
  STOMPP
1m:52s  
  Nasty Sweep Intro
2m:18s  
  Nasty Sweep Arrangement
1m:06s  
  Intro Drum Fill
0m:41s  

Chapter 5 - Song Arrangement

  Arranging the Second Section
1m:11s  
  Adding a Dropout
0m:41s  
  Sub-Drop
2m:18s  
  Drum Fill
0m:49s  
  Crash & Context
0m:31s  
  Ambient Breakdown
2m:51s  
  Thor Programming
6m:14s  
  Organ & Fill
1m:52s  
  Exporting the Song
1m:04s  

Chapter 6 - Vocals in Reason

  Prep Vocals for ReCycle
2m:11s  
  Vocals in ReCycle
4m:12s  
  Vocals in Reason
2m:05s  
  Vocal Looping
2m:17s  
  NN-XT Vocal Zones
5m:32s  

Chapter 7 - Dynamics Processing

  Vocal Submix
3m:50s  
  Vocal Compression
2m:52s  
  De-Ess Vocals
3m:22s  
  De-Essing Explained
3m:46s  
  Compressing Drums
5m:21s  

Chapter 8 - Special Effects

  Grain Vocals
7m:39s  
  Grain Main Vocals
1m:19s  
  Using a Vocoder
2m:57s  

Chapter 9 - Engineering a Mixdown

  Mixing Sounds
6m:05s  
  Mix Automation
4m:07s  
  Vocal Automation
4m:00s  

Chapter 10 - Mastering

  Josh Mastering
6m:16s  
  Kurt Mastering
11m:55s  

PEEK BEHIND THE MUSIC PRODUCTION CURTAIN

This groundbreaking release shows you how one of the hottest songs included in the new Reason 4 Factory Soundbank was created. Learn step-by-step how the awe inspiring track "Narrow Escape" was written and produced by the songwriter himself, Josh Mobley (aka Neoverse).

Furthermore, the series is directed by Reason guru and world-wide Reason speaker and instructor Kurt Kurasaki (aka Peff). Get ready for a journey that shows you how to build this track up from nothing, into something truly great.

Product Highlights
  • 50 Tutorials / Over 2 Hours Total Runtime
  • For all beginner to intermediate Reason users
  • Written by Reason gurus Josh Mobley and Kurt Kurasaki
  • Simple to use video control interface for Mac & PC
  • Watch Online, Download, Stream to iPad, iPhone & iPod

Kurt Kurasaki

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

Throughout the years, I've studied different instruments including piano, sax, and classical guitar.  I can't say that I've excelled at any of these since I was never disciplined enough to practice.  I did enjoy studying music theory, and I've been interested in electronics since I was quite young.  I was always taking things apart - telephones, radios, televisions, and sometimes I manage to reassemble them without ending up with spare parts. When I was two-years-old, I had this record player and I wanted to find out where the sound was coming from, so I took it apart. It was still plugged-in, and I learned about high voltage electricity - the hard way.  Eventually the two interests met when I was given my first little electronic keyboard, a Casio VL-1.

2. What training have you had?

Other than a few classes on synthesizer programming at Columbia University, I have no formal training in music or recording.  I'm primarily self-taught in production and recording.   While in University in 1990, I recorded an album. It was MIDI synth based and I recorded it straight to DAT. I had a Roland D-50 as a controller and a rack consisting of an Akai Sampler, Korg M-1, MKS-80 Super Jupiter and a Proteus module - all being driven by the old Voyetra DOS based sequencer.

3. When did you get into recording?

I had a small project studio back in the mid 90s where we used ADATs and a Neotek console with a lot of outboard analog gear.  My first real DAW was the Akai 4 track recorder.  I learned early on the importance of a good front end for digital and since then, I have tried to keep my workstation up to date with good converters.

4. People you have worked with/for?

My commitments to Propellerhead Software keep me pretty busy.  Between the various sound design projects and Producers Conferences , I have so little time to commit to other productions.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I'm pretty good at deconstructing and reverse engineering processes which makes it possible for me to demonstrate how things are accomplished with music hardware and software.  I love to learn about new things and I'm constantly exploring and experimenting on innovative uses of Reason.

I'm also take a lot of time to think about pedagogical approaches and try to find the best balance of information that will satisfy the curiosity of experienced Reason users while keeping the language and explanations simple enough for a neophyte.

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