Reason Tutorial

Reason 8 Explained®

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  • Introduction 0:52


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

  • Installation 5:15


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

  • Interface Basics 4:05

    Interface Basics

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

  • General Preferences 4:15

    General Preferences

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

  • Audio Preferences 4:27

    Audio Preferences

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

  • Keyboards & Control Surfaces 2:19

    Keyboards & Control Surfaces

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

  • Advanced Preferences 3:00

    Advanced Preferences

    Review advanced options including Language settings.

  • Working with Song Files 7:07

    Working with Song Files

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

  • Using the Rack 7:58

    Using the Rack

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

  • Using the Sequencer 9:20

    Using the Sequencer

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

  • Working with Tracks 7:15

    Working with Tracks

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

  • Advanced Sequencing Pt. 1 9:38

    Advanced Sequencing Pt. 1

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

  • Advanced Sequencing Pt. 2 9:11

    Advanced Sequencing Pt. 2

    We continue learning about advanced sequencing.

  • The Browser 9:01

    The Browser

    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.

  • The Mixer Pt. 1 6:03

    The Mixer Pt. 1

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

  • The Mixer Pt. 2 14:43

    The Mixer Pt. 2

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

  • The Mixer Pt. 3 9:39

    The Mixer Pt. 3

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

  • The Master Section 9:53

    The Master Section

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

  • Working with MIDI 13:41

    Working with MIDI

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

  • Working with Audio 13:01

    Working with Audio

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

  • Working with Patterns 13:55

    Working with Patterns

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

  • Working with Patches 7:53

    Working with Patches

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

  • Routing Devices 10:59

    Routing Devices

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

  • Rack Extensions 2:56

    Rack Extensions

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

  • Sampling 12:17


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

  • Exporting & Sharing 7:28

    Exporting & Sharing

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

Product Overview

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!

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