Reason Tutorial

Reason 10 Explained®

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  • Introduction & Setup 4:59

    Introduction & Setup

    Paul kicks this series off with a look at some common settings in Reason's preferences, making sure your audio, MIDI and other general preferences are set correctly.

  • What is Reason? 2:54

    What is Reason?

    A Brief Overview - Now explore what exactly Reason is, and take a brief look at its main user interface elements as well as how to navigate the main views using keyboard shortcuts.

  • Creating Instruments & Browsing Patches 6:24

    Creating Instruments & Browsing Patches

    In this video, you'll learn the various ways to create instruments in the Rack and Track List, and how to load Presets. You'll also learn about browser focus and how to quickly switch between devices when loading sounds, and understand the relationship between the different Tracks and Devices in Reason.

  • The Browser 4:00

    The Browser

    Now take a closer look at the Browser, including how to add favorite locations, create Favorites Lists and drag files and devices into the Rack and Arranger.

  • Device Handling in the Rack 3:21

    Device Handling in the Rack

    Get a handle on how devices in the rack behave, learning how to move or copy devices, collapse and expand them, organize them into columns and rename them.

  • Recording MIDI 4:48

    Recording MIDI

    Now that you have an understanding of how to create instruments, browse patches and lay your devices out, learn how to set up for MIDI recording and start working with note clips.

  • The Transport 5:03

    The Transport

    Continuing on from the previous chapter, now examine the Transport in greater detail, including the role of Plug-In Delay Compensation.

  • Recording Alt Takes & Dubs 4:29

    Recording Alt Takes & Dubs

    Moving on with the theme of recording, discover how to use Alt Takes and Dub Lanes to try out different musical ideas within a sequencer track, as well as how to use Multiple Note Lanes to create layered MIDI parts that can be arranged to your liking.

  • Working with MIDI in the Arranger 3:05

    Working with MIDI in the Arranger

    Next, look at handling MIDI clips in the Arranger, including a selection of right click menu items, and some common functions you might want to perform on MIDI clips. This also covers the use of the Info Bar to set lengths, position and so on.

  • Editing MIDI 8:45

    Editing MIDI

    Learn how to use the Note Editor and Info Bar to position, size and alter notes. You'll also explore MIDI Performance Controller Lanes, and Instrument Automation inside of MIDI clips.

  • Sequencer Tools 7:02

    Sequencer Tools

    The Sequencer Tools expand on the Note Editor, allowing you to make changes to all or selected notes with just a few clicks. Here, you'll learn about every Sequencer Tool in the Toolbox.

  • Working with Automation 7:33

    Working with Automation

    Now that you've looked at editing Clips and Notes, it's time to look at Automation; one of the most innovate and easy to use aspects of Reason. In this video you'll learn how Automation can be handled exactly like a MIDI Clip, and how this can be used to creative effect.

  • Working with Pattern Devices 4:59

    Working with Pattern Devices

    Pattern devices offer an alternative means of sequencing notes in Reason without using MIDI. Here, you'll see how to automate pattern selection on the ReDrum Drum Computer and Matrix Pattern Sequencer.

  • Working with Players 4:09

    Working with Players

    Now learn the basics of Player operation; a new class of device that processes MIDI data in real-time. By the end of this video you'll know how to create, re-arrange and stack Players, as well as how to convert the processed MIDI to Note Clips.

  • ReGroove 6:25


    Sticking with the theme of MIDI processing, let's look at the ReGroove Mixer and how it can be used to apply non-destructive shuffle and delay to your MIDI clips, as well as extract your own personal groove and playing style into a groove preset that can be applied to any number of channels.

  • Blocks 5:47


    Blocks offer a fast, streamlined way of arranging your songs. In this video you'll learn how to create, arrange and convert Blocks. You'll also look at mixing and matching Blocks data with sequencer data, to create variations on the fly.

  • Recording Audio 6:08

    Recording Audio

    Moving away from MIDI, now look at how to create Audio Tracks and get set up for Recording Audio, looking at the various Monitor and Arming Options along the way.

  • Working with Audio in the Arranger 5:05

    Working with Audio in the Arranger

    Now that you've learned how to Record Audio, explore the right-click functions as well as how to handle Audio Data in the Main Arranger View.

  • Editing Audio - Slice Edit 3:17

    Editing Audio - Slice Edit

    Learn how to adjust Warp Markers, split audio recordings into Multiple Segments, Quantize Audio and Convert Your Audio Loops to Rex Files, in this video covering the first of the three Audio Editors.

  • Editing Audio - Pitch Editor 6:47

    Editing Audio - Pitch Editor

    Now look at the "Melodyne style" Pitch Editor and all of its controls, including some useful and creative techniques for altering vocal phrases.

  • Editing Audio - Comp Edit 3:03

    Editing Audio - Comp Edit

    Lastly, see you how to use the Comp Editor to construct one Single Take from Multiple Passes, as well as how to Crossfade the boundary between takes and bounce it all down to a single performance.

  • Creating Insert FX 3:22

    Creating Insert FX

    Insert FX are an essential part of any mix. In this chapter, you'll see how to add Effects to Devices, and how they behave within the Rack Environment, including copying and re-ordering Devices in an FX Chain.

  • Insert FX Programmer 6:14

    Insert FX Programmer

    Following on from the previous video, now look at the Mix Channel Insert FX Programmer, and how it can be used to Save and Load FX Chains as well as create Macro Controls for adjusting essential Effect Parameters either from the Rack, or from the Channel Strip.

  • Creating Send Effects 5:20

    Creating Send Effects

    Learn the difference between Send and Insert Effects, and where to use them. You'll also learn the difference between Pre and Post Fader Sends.

  • The Channel Strip 13:20

    The Channel Strip

    In this video, you'll examine the SSL Channel Strip from bottom to top, learning about each feature as you go. You'll also explore some of the fundamentals of Dynamics Processing, as well as talking about the Phase, or Polarity Inversion Button.

  • Dynamic Sidechaining 4:40

    Dynamic Sidechaining

    Learn how to achieve this unmistakable pumping effect as heard in modern electronic production, using the Send FX Bus to Route a Single Audio Source to Multiple Sidechain Destinations.

  • Mix Channels - Multi Outs & Busses 2:41

    Mix Channels - Multi Outs & Busses

    Now look at how to Configure Instruments with more than one Stereo Output, as well as how to Group those Outputs into a Single Bus for easier Mixing.

  • Mix Channels - Parallel Processing 3:04

    Mix Channels - Parallel Processing

    Staying with Mix Channels, this video will teach you how to achieve Parallel, or New York Style Compression with the use of Parallel Mix Channels.

  • The Master Section 5:14

    The Master Section

    The Master Section sits at the top of every Project. Explore and learn its Functions and Features, as well as how to Change Metering Modes, add Mastering Effects and turn your entire Mix Output into a Recording Source.

  • Exporting 3:09


    In this video, you'll see how to Export your Finished Track either as a Stereo Mixdown, or as Stems ready for delivery to clients or for collaboration with other producers.

  • The Devices - Instruments 11:52

    The Devices - Instruments

    Kicking off a whirlwind tour of some of Reason's Stock Devices, take a brief look at the Instruments in Reason as well as a handful of useful Features and things for you to try out.

  • The Devices - Effects 11:30

    The Devices - Effects

    Next up are the effects, including Synchronous - a Curve Programmer with its own Multi FX Section - and how to turn any Sample into a Custom Reverb Impulse.

  • The Devices - Utilities 5:22

    The Devices - Utilities

    Learn how to create Submixes within the Rack, as well as how to Modulate Parameters on your Rack Devices using LFOs.

  • The Combinator 9:26

    The Combinator

    Worthy of its own video, the Combinator is a deep and powerful device. Watch and see how to Create Layers, Key Splits and Macro Controls for your Instruments.

  • The Devices - Players 4:42

    The Devices - Players

    We now return to Players to look at the different Modules available to you out of the box, and explore at a couple of interesting uses for them.

  • Tips - Sampling & Editing 6:25

    Tips - Sampling & Editing

    As we draw to a close, take a further look on the Sampling capabilities of Reason's Instruments, including how to Trim, Loop and Normalize Samples within a Reason project.

  • Tips - Importing & Tempo Matching 3:31

    Tips - Importing & Tempo Matching

    Learn how to Stretch any Loop to the Correct Tempo, as well as how to use Slice Markers to turn a Section of any song into the perfectly cut Loop for your Project.

  • VST & Conclusion 2:50

    VST & Conclusion

    Finally, see how to Automate, Remote Map and Control VSTs with CV before Paul signs off and brings series to a close.

Product Overview

Reason master Paul Ortiz brings you a collection of video tutorials designed to get you going with Reason 10 from scratch. Learn everything you need to know to understand Reason 10’s layout, basic functions, recording and editing MIDI and Audio, Bussing, Routing, using Instruments, Devices and much, much more!

Paul begins by welcoming you and goes over the common settings in Reason's preferences, making sure your audio, MIDI and other general preferences are set correctly and working. Then you’ll get a detailed overview of what exactly Reason is and what it can do.

You’ll then start your R10 journey with detailed videos on topics like Creating Instruments & Browsing Patches, Device Handling in the Rack, recording MIDI and Audio, Working with MIDI and Audio in the Arranger, Sequencer Tools, and using Automation to add more creativeness to your workflow and productions.

Paul then goes deep into the Players, ReGroove Mixer, the different audio editing modes, creating Insert FX, Send FX, using the SSL Channel Strip, setting up different types of compression, using the Multi Outs & Busses, some of the different devices, Instruments and effects like Synchronous, utilizing the powerful Combinator device, Sampling & Editing, Importing & Tempo Matching, using VST plug-ins in Reason 10 and so much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more detailed info. If you’re new to Propellerheads Reason 10, or just want more info on this amazing and powerful DAW, watch “Reason 10 Explained®” today!

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