Reason expert Paul Ortiz brings you the beginner’s guide to using Reason to make your first song! Paul starts with a blank Reason session and walks you through the entire process of creating and arranging your first song, along with basic mixing and mastering practices.
Paul begins by welcoming you and then jumps right in, revealing Reason’s Block system for recording and arranging, and sketches out a basic drum part.
Next, you’ll see how to add synth parts and automate them to further shape their sound over time, for a more interesting performance. Paul then shows you how to create additional song Blocks, as well as some basic patch design and additional synth layers.
Paul now demonstrates how to tweak the synth sounds, add send effects into the mix, create and use sidechaining, how to setup and record real live instruments, and finally, how to mix your tracks and vocals, and apply a mastering plug-in to the whole mix for a professional sound and overall level!
See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re new to Reason, and are ready to make you’re first song, this is the video series to watch. Get “First Song with Reason” today.
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Submitted 2 weeks ago
Really excellent tutor
This tutor is really great. More videos from him please. In-depth look at Reason functionality and good track!
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Beat Maker, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason
Submitted 3 months ago
Should be essential viewing for any beginning/intermediate Reason user
This is the kind of tutorial series you'll find yourself returning to over and over again, not just for the information or production techniques, but also for inspiration. Very few educators manage to find the balance that Paul manages so effortlessly here (and his other videos). He's the reason I subscribed to Groove3.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Logic Pro, Reason
Submitted 6 months ago
GOLDEN GOLDEN GOLDEN
Blown the F away. Paul is a gangster. We need more Paul now. Can you get Paul to do a 5 hour masterclass on vocals and all sorts of crazy things? Paul is an instant hit. He knows his stuff and I was following along like it was so easy. I truly believe Paul should bring out some more classes and not just in Reason. Keep it up Paul, this is awesome material.
Submitted 7 months ago
very well understandable and informative!
thats a really good way to learn how we can use the nearly limitless possibilities of Reason. good job!!!
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Reason, Studio One
Submitted 8 months ago
Great tutorial! Lots of inspiration! Hope to see more videos with this guy. Thanks!
Submitted 10 months ago
Enjoyable Overview of Reason
The video provides a good broad overview of the capabilities of Reason. The series is not for step-by-step guidance on using Reason as it moves pretty quickly. That being said, as a new Reason user, I enjoyed seeing a seasoned user show what it can do. The dreamwave-styled track he creates sounds great and this course is actually likely worth it just for showing the process of putting together a song. You get to see it come together piece by piece.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason, Reaper
Submitted 10 months ago
A Gold Mine of inspiration
Paul Ortiz is just so ridiculously talented and this tutorial was simply brilliant. You watch how effortlessly he composes a super cool track, and if you pay attention, you actually can pick up some of that genius and apply that to your own productions. Looking forward to more from Paul and his magic in Reason. :)
I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Reason
Submitted 1 year ago
Smoke Coming Off My Speakers
The track made in this video is FIRE. Reminds me of some of 80s tracks I used to hear as a kid.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Logic Pro, Reason
Submitted 1 year ago
I am a: Beat Maker
Submitted 1 year ago
Definitely watch before making your 1st song!
So many great tips and tricks for 1st time users! Awesome! Highly recommend!!!
I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, FL Studio, Reason
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