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Reason 8 Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    0:52

    A brief overview of what we'll learn in this series.

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    Tutorial 2

    Installation

    5:15

    A walk-through of the process of registering, installing and authorizing Reason 8.

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    Tutorial 3

    Interface Basics

    4:05

    Learning the names and locations of the various sections of Reason 8, including how to access those sections.

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    Tutorial 4

    General Preferences

    4:15

    See how to view Reason's preferences, and learn about the basic settings.

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    Tutorial 5

    Audio Preferences

    4:27

    Learn how select audio hardware as well as optimize audio performance.

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    Tutorial 6

    Keyboards & Control Surfaces

    2:19

    Learn how to configure MIDI devices to work with Reason 8.

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    Tutorial 7

    Advanced Preferences

    3:00

    Review advanced options including Language settings.

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    Tutorial 8

    Working with Song Files

    7:07

    Learn how to create, save, open and manage Reason 8 song files.

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    Tutorial 9

    Using the Rack

    7:58

    Learn how to navigate the rack section, create and organize devices.

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    Tutorial 10

    Using the Sequencer

    9:20

    Understanding the fundamentals of Reason's sequencer; tracks, clips, transport controls and more.

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    Tutorial 11

    Working with Tracks

    7:15

    Exploring the types of tracks in Reason, how they work and how they differ from one another.

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    Tutorial 12

    Advanced Sequencing Pt. 1

    9:38

    Learn about some of the more advanced sequencer functions in Reason 8, including loop mode, edit mode, and Song vs Block mode.

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    Tutorial 13

    Advanced Sequencing Pt. 2

    9:11

    We continue learning about advanced sequencing.

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    Tutorial 14

    The Browser

    9:01

    Learn how to use the new and improved Browser to find devices, patches and sounds, as well as dragging and dropping right to the Rack.

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    Tutorial 15

    The Mixer Pt. 1

    6:03

    Explore the Reason's mixer, starting with basic controls for each channel.

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    Tutorial 16

    The Mixer Pt. 2

    14:43

    Learn more about channels in the mixer, including EQ, dynamics and inserts.

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    Tutorial 17

    The Mixer Pt. 3

    9:39

    Learn about the mixer's master section, as well as FX sends and returns.

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    Tutorial 18

    The Master Section

    9:53

    Explore the master section in Reason's rack, as well as the hardware interface.

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    Tutorial 19

    Working with MIDI

    13:41

    Learn to record and play back MIDI data on tracks, and learn how to use features like overdub, quantize, and the Regroove mixer.

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    Tutorial 20

    Working with Audio

    13:01

    See how audio tracks work, including recording, editing, comping and more.

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    Tutorial 21

    Working with Patterns

    13:55

    Learn how to create and edit patterns with Reason's pattern devices, as well as how to use patterns in a sequence.

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    Tutorial 22

    Working with Patches

    7:53

    Understanding the various types of patches, as well as how to browse, save and load patches.

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    Tutorial 23

    Routing Devices

    10:59

    Learning how various devices can connect, what types of connections are available, and some examples of creative routing.

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    Tutorial 24

    Rack Extensions

    2:56

    See how simple it is to add more devices to Reason with Rack Extensions.

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    Tutorial 25

    Sampling

    12:17

    Learn how to create and edit samples using various Reason sampling devices.

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    Tutorial 26

    Exporting & Sharing

    7:28

    Learn how to create stereo audio file of your mix and explore other ways to share pieces or all of your song.

Studio tech meister Todd Tatnall brings you Reason 8 Explained, covering all the important basics as well as some advanced topics that will get you up and running with Propellerheads amazing Reason 8 DAW in no time.

Todd starts with the important basics such as Installation and Authorization, followed by Interface Basics, Configuring Your Preferences, Keyboards and Control Surfaces. Next, Todd discusses how to Work with Song Files, Using the Rack, Sequencing MIDI and Choosing and Using the Different Tracks available in Reason 8.

Advanced Sequencing is next, and you'll learn all about Loop Mode, Edit Mode, Song vs Block Modes and more. The Browser is then revealed and you'll discover how powerful it truly is when picking Presets, Loops, and more for your productions.

The Mixer is then explained in detail, as well as the Master Section. Working with MIDI, Audio, Patterns, and Patches is also covered in-depth, preparing you for serious composition and production work in Reason 8.

Wrapping up the series, Todd gives you great videos on Routing Devices, Rack Extensions, Sampling and Exporting and Sharing Your Music with the World... If you use Reason 8, why not use it like a pro? Get "Reason 8 Explained" today!

Reviewer
Submitted 2 months ago

Concise and to the point

I have enjoyed this tutorial as the teacher is very clear and doesn't waste your time as he has obviously carefully planned and scripted the course. There isn't over explaining obvious things so you are able to cover a lot of ground quickly.

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ryebread3489
Submitted 4 months ago

Very helpful

Great overview of Reason.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Reason

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Starchild
Submitted 7 months ago

Very educational

Gave me more confidence to explore Reason on my own.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase, Pro Tools, Reason

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SKULLY42
Submitted 1 year ago

YEAH I HAVE REASON 8 IT'S MY FAVE

I KNEW MOST OV THAT BUT IT WAS A NICE RE CAP AWESOME REASON WAS MY FIRST DAW & NOW I STILL USE IT

I am a: Student, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Reason

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Shay
Submitted 1 year ago

Reason explained 8

Very clearly explained. But You need to know a little about the terminology used.Some music theory is always a help.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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ppaul3
Submitted 1 year ago

REASON 8 Explained

I had bare surface experience using Reason 6.5. I needed to finish an album project in Australia quickly. I have now upgraded to Reason 9 and am finding Reason 8 Explained is really helping me to understand the depth of the program.

I am a: Professional

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johnghadimi
Submitted 2 years ago

A GREAT Reason tutorial. BUT....

I thoroughly enjoyed Todd's tutorial on Reason 8. I figured this was the closest to Reason 9, so grabbed it and went through the whole. He definitely has command of the program, and I learned what I needed to get the most out of this great DAW. However, I felt there were many missed opportunities to provide fun, creative and inspirational examples of how to use the features. It's one thing to instruct, but it's more valuable and memorable when you see it in action and are in awe of the results by a professional. I hope this could be remedied in the future tutorials.

I am a: Hobbyist

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123Shannon
Submitted 2 years ago

Reason 8 Explained Reasonably Well

I felt compelled to review Todd Tatnail's Reason 8 tutorial after seeing that he received 1 star from another student. I am a BIG consumer of video tutorials on DAW applications. I found Todd's presentation to be informative and covering the most important aspects of Reason without the fluff that would make me lose attention. The video capturing of his screen as well as the visual highlighting really helped drive home the topics. His voice was easy to listen to and he talked at a reasonable pace for instruction.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician

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JPDE13
Submitted 2 years ago

So Far, So Good

Haven't watched it all yet. What I've seen so far has been very educational.

I am a: Beginner

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Stephen
Submitted 2 years ago

Lost Interest Quickly

I'm sorry to say this, because I'm sure some work was put into this tutorial series, but this series was totally uninspiring and boring and I couldn't really finish any of them because I lost interest quickly. It forced me to just read the manual because there was no reason to watch any more of this. I can't understand why such a popular software tutorial series was done by this author.

I am a: Hobbyist

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

When I was really young, maybe 3 or 4 years old. That's when I got my first (toy) drum set and played it all the time. I was studying viola at 7, piano at 8, and drums at 10.

2. What training have you had?

In college, I received a Bachelor of Music in theory/composition from SIUE, and a Bachelor of Science in recording production and technology from MTSU. Working in big studios in Chicago after college, I learned as much if not more working as an assistant/2nd engineer, often repairing/troubleshooting problems on the fly. It better equipped me to work independently AND with others.

3. When did you get into recording?

In high school. My punk band saved all our pennies to record at an 8-track studio for $10 per hour. I was fascinated by the power of multitracking, overdubbing, mixing, etc.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've worked with commercial music producers and talent for TV and radio commercials, many of which were national/international brands. I also worked with bands and artists in the studio, including the Frogs, Kelley Deal, James Iha, Sebastian Bach, any many others. As a tech support engineer, I've helped thousands of customers. I worked directly with several high profile customers, including John Fogerty, Bruce Swedien, Oscar Petersen, John Tesh, Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish), Greg Lisher (Camper Van Beethoven), Chris Vrenna, and engineers for Paul Simon, Wilco, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and ICP to name a few.

Why are you so good at training people?

When I was providing technical support, my approach was not only to solve the problem, but to also listen carefully to the end-user's needs AND explain what the cause and solution of any problem was. Putting technical jargon into more relate-able terms helps. I'm also an adjunct professor at a local university, and apply the same ideology when teaching. Whether you're working with a customer or student, you have to put yourself in their shoes.

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Reason 8 Explained® is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Concise and to the point I have enjoyed this tutorial as the teacher is very clear and doesn't waste your time as he has obviously carefully planned and scripted the course. There isn't over explaining obvious things so you are able to cover a lot of ground quickly.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Great overview of Reason.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very educational Gave me more confidence to explore Reason on my own.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from YEAH I HAVE REASON 8 IT'S MY FAVE I KNEW MOST OV THAT BUT IT WAS A NICE RE CAP AWESOME REASON WAS MY FIRST DAW & NOW I STILL USE IT
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Reason explained 8 Very clearly explained. But You need to know a little about the terminology used.Some music theory is always a help.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from REASON 8 Explained I had bare surface experience using Reason 6.5. I needed to finish an album project in Australia quickly. I have now upgraded to Reason 9 and am finding Reason 8 Explained is really helping me to understand the depth of the program.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from A GREAT Reason tutorial. BUT.... I thoroughly enjoyed Todd's tutorial on Reason 8. I figured this was the closest to Reason 9, so grabbed it and went through the whole. He definitely has command of the program, and I learned what I needed to get the most out of this great DAW. However, I felt there were many missed opportunities to provide fun, creative and inspirational examples of how to use the features. It's one thing to instruct, but it's more valuable and memorable when you see it in action and are in awe of the results by a professional. I hope this could be remedied in the future tutorials.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Reason 8 Explained Reasonably Well I felt compelled to review Todd Tatnail's Reason 8 tutorial after seeing that he received 1 star from another student. I am a BIG consumer of video tutorials on DAW applications. I found Todd's presentation to be informative and covering the most important aspects of Reason without the fluff that would make me lose attention. The video capturing of his screen as well as the visual highlighting really helped drive home the topics. His voice was easy to listen to and he talked at a reasonable pace for instruction.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from So Far, So Good Haven't watched it all yet. What I've seen so far has been very educational.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Lost Interest Quickly I'm sorry to say this, because I'm sure some work was put into this tutorial series, but this series was totally uninspiring and boring and I couldn't really finish any of them because I lost interest quickly. It forced me to just read the manual because there was no reason to watch any more of this. I can't understand why such a popular software tutorial series was done by this author.
Date published: 2016-02-15