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Reason 10 Production Tricks & Tips

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    Building Synth Kits with Kong (6:48)


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    NN Nano Glitch Drums (4:46)


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    Randomized Beat Slicing with Kong (4:49)


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    Grain as a Loop Player (4:22)


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    Randomizing Top Loops in ReDrum (2:47)


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    Getting 16 Channels of Multi-Out (4:19)


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    Polyphonic CV (3:00)


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    Sidechaining with Audio (5:00)


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    Building a CV Sidechainer (4:20)


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    Pattern to Track with Rack Extensions (5:07)


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    Using Players in Combinators (3:00)


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    Using Alter Notes to Modify Arpeggios (3:44)


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    External MIDI Instruments & Delay Compensation (5:52)


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    Europa & Grain Freeform Envelops & Mod Sync (4:46)


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    Internal Sampling Pt. 1 (4:36)


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    Internal Sampling Pt. 2 (5:43)


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    Internal Sampling Pt. 3 (5:54)


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    Mix Channels as Sends (3:36)


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    Thor as an Audio Processor (6:39)


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    Using Note Echo to Correct Patch Tuning (4:01)


This is it. If you want to learn some of the coolest tips and tricks for Propellerhead’s Reason, look no further. Reason guru Paul Ortiz reveals some of his favorite production nuggets that are sure to open your eyes and your mind when producing with Reason.

Paul begins with tutorials on a broad range of production topics such as building synth kits with Kong, NN Nano glitch drums, randomized beat slicing with Kong, using Grain as a loop player, and randomizing top loops in ReDrum.

Then, jump to inspirational workflow and CV usage tutorials covering topics such as polyphonic CV techniques, CV sidechaining, setting up 16 channels of multi-outputs, Rack Extension and Combinator tricks and more.

Moving on, Paul shows you how to alter notes to modify arpeggios, how to compensate for the delay created when using external MIDI devices, and drawing your own wavetables and grain playback envelopes for Europa and Grain virtual instruments.

You’ll then get 3 videos dedicated to slick internal sampling techniques, including how to record the output of any device in Reason to an audio track for that “hardware style” approach to recording and capturing ideas, using the I/O section to sample the output of any device directly onto Kong pads for an MPC style workflow, and how to utilize Mix Channels as record sources, when using hungry CPU devices that require low latency, such as guitar amp simulators.

Wrapping it all up, Paul reveals creative techniques for nesting effects inside Mix Channels as send effects for better flexibility, using Thor as an audio processor, and using Note Echo to correct patch tuning!

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more detailed info. If you’re a Propellerheads Reason user, this collection of videos are truly a no-brainer… Watch “Reason 10 Production Tricks & Tips” now.


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afar
Submitted 2 months ago

Incredible

I just went from video to video not stopping to try and do. He flies through the info, but it's all there so I decided to just enjoy it the first go around and now that I've finished all videos, I plan on going back methodically through each one and extract what IMHO is huge amount of Reason wisdom. Excellent!!!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Reason

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envyme
Submitted 3 months ago

Amazing!!!

Learned a lot from this. Hope to see more like this in the future!

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Cubase, Reason

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Ryan Harvey
Submitted 5 months ago

Another Golden HIT

Paul is nothing short of special. He is so good at what he is doing and showing, it's actually rather scary. I keep saying we need like a master class of waves mercury or vocal sessions or hip hop sessions and Paul needs to be the author for those videos. I don't care what you make but man keep Paul coming cause he owns it.

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mon
Submitted 7 months ago

Inspiration bomb!

These are incredibly Inspiring and useful tips! One of the best tutorials I've ever seen on any topic! Highly recommend it to anyone involved with sound design, music for videos/games or any modern style of music.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Reason, Reaper

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Redpony
Submitted 7 months ago

Great Title

More Reason tutorials with Paul Ortiz, please.

I am a: Musician, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've been working with computers and music from probably around five or six, when my parents first got an Atari with Cubase 2.0! Been hooked ever since.

2. What training have you had?

Mostly it comes from my parents. They're both songwriters and producers, so I grew up watching them and learning in their studio. More recently, just self-taught really.

3. When did you get into recording?

I guess I first started taking it seriously when I was around 15 or 16, which is when it became a bit more feasible to actually record at home and go beyond GM. That's when I started picking up other instruments aside from keyboard, guitar, bass, drums.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've just started working with the guys over at Red Bull Media House and am on my second album with them now! Some of my sound design work has found its way to the studios over at the likes of Blizzard, and I've done a great deal of custom composition and production music for library music companies both here in the UK and in the Unites States.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I just love helping people out I guess! Through my personal music projects I've connected with thousands of fans from across the world, and most of them are aspiring producers and musicians themselves. So it's nice to be part of a wider community of creative people and help them along the way, as others helped me.

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    Cubase - Working Outside of the Box

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    Cubase 9 Know-How: The Sampler Track

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    Cubase 9 Know-How: Acoustic Drum Programming

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    Cubase 9.5 Production Tips & Tricks

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    First Song with Cubase

    Cubase wiz Paul Ortiz brings you the beginner’s guide to using Cubase to create your first song! Paul starts with a blank Cubase session and walks you through the entire process, with real-world examples and helpful tips.

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Reason 10 Production Tricks & Tips is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Incredible I just went from video to video not stopping to try and do. He flies through the info, but it's all there so I decided to just enjoy it the first go around and now that I've finished all videos, I plan on going back methodically through each one and extract what IMHO is huge amount of Reason wisdom. Excellent!!!
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! Learned a lot from this. Hope to see more like this in the future!
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another Golden HIT Paul is nothing short of special. He is so good at what he is doing and showing, it's actually rather scary. I keep saying we need like a master class of waves mercury or vocal sessions or hip hop sessions and Paul needs to be the author for those videos. I don't care what you make but man keep Paul coming cause he owns it.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Inspiration bomb! These are incredibly Inspiring and useful tips! One of the best tutorials I've ever seen on any topic! Highly recommend it to anyone involved with sound design, music for videos/games or any modern style of music.
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Title More Reason tutorials with Paul Ortiz, please.
Date published: 2018-03-24
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