Reason Tutorial

Reason 8 Explained®

  4.5   (12)  - log in to review
26 Videos | Length: 3hr 26min 11sec
Sample this tutorial...
Own it Forever
$35 Download
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass
  • image description

    Introduction (0:52)


  • image description

    Installation (5:15)


  • image description

    Interface Basics (4:05)


  • image description

    General Preferences (4:15)


  • image description

    Audio Preferences (4:27)


  • image description

    Keyboards & Control Surfaces (2:19)


  • image description

    Advanced Preferences (3:00)


  • image description

    Working with Song Files (7:07)


  • image description

    Using the Rack (7:58)


  • image description

    Using the Sequencer (9:20)


  • image description

    Working with Tracks (7:15)


  • image description

    Advanced Sequencing Pt. 1 (9:38)


  • image description

    Advanced Sequencing Pt. 2 (9:11)


  • image description

    The Browser (9:01)


  • image description

    The Mixer Pt. 1 (6:03)


  • image description

    The Mixer Pt. 2 (14:43)


  • image description

    The Mixer Pt. 3 (9:39)


  • image description

    The Master Section (9:53)


  • image description

    Working with MIDI (13:41)


  • image description

    Working with Audio (13:01)


  • image description

    Working with Patterns (13:55)


  • image description

    Working with Patches (7:53)


  • image description

    Routing Devices (10:59)


  • image description

    Rack Extensions (2:56)


  • image description

    Sampling (12:17)


  • image description

    Exporting & Sharing (7:28)


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!


Why Users Choose Us

There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.

Quality Content

We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.

Save Time & Money

Our library brings over 1500 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.

Soloshad
Submitted 2 months ago

Awesome tut to learn Reason.

This is a well explained tut. I had learnt all this on my own and this tut just confirmed all that I knew was perfect. But then I got to learn a lot more things here and there which I know will enhance my workflow. I use Reason 10 but could not find a tut for that, I looked into this and found it almost the same as in 10. So my suggestion for Reason 10 users would be to take a look into this tut. Thank you Groove 3

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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Anon
Submitted 8 months ago

Great!

Great tutorial! Very detailed.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Reviewer
Submitted 1 year 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.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

ryebread3489
Submitted 1 year 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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Starchild
Submitted 1 year 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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

SKULLY42
Submitted 2 years 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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Shay
Submitted 2 years 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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

ppaul3
Submitted 2 years 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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

123Shannon
Submitted 3 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

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Products by Todd

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Addictive Drums 2 Explained

    Todd Tatnall returns with a new series on XLN Audio's Addictive Drums 2! Learn all about this world-class virtual drum software package inside and out, as well as creative uses and tips & tricks.

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Amplitube 4 Explained

    IK Multimedia Amplitube 4 raises the bar yet again for software-based guitar and bass tone and amp modeling. In this in-depth video tutorial series studio computer guru Todd Tatnall delivers deep exploration of this monster sounding amp plug-in suite!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Eventide UltraReverb Explained

    More than just a Reverb, the Eventide UltraReverb has it all, including stunning Reverbs, Delays Dynamics, and Ambience derived from Eventide's flagship H8000 hardware processor. Studio guru Todd Tatnall takes you on a guided tour of this killer Reverb plug-in and shows you just what it can do.

  • image description
    tutorial video

    EZdrummer 2 Explained

    Toontrack EZdrummer 2 has changed the virtual drumming game yet again. This software instrument is absolutely mind blowing and veteran studio guru Todd Tatnall is going to show you all it can do, taking you from installation and setup all the way to creating your first song!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Focusrite MixControl Explained

    The heart of Focurite’s line of audio interfaces is the MixControl software, and studio guru Todd Tatnall hits the bullseye with an in-depth 11 tutorial series that teaches you everything you need to know to get up and running and recording like a pro!

You might be also interested in

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

Reason Guru Paul Ortiz shows you everything you need to know about the new Drum Sequencer player in Reason 10! Learn all about it and how to use it creatively when producing in Reason.

Reason pro Thomas Cochran brings you in-depth video tutorials about Propellerhead's Europa virtual wavetable synth. Learn all about its features and functions, as well how to create cool sounds via dedicated sound design technique videos!

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.

Thomas Cochran presents an in-depth look at Propellerhead’s Grain virtual granular synth. Learn all of its features and functions as well as interesting sound design techniques allowing you to fully command this powerful synth.

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.

Studio guru Paul Ortiz brings you an in-depth look at using VST plug-ins inside Reason 9.5 or higher. See everything you need to know, plus cool tips and tricks that will make using VST plug-ins even better, now that you can use them in Reason.

Reason guru Paul Ortiz is here to whip you into shape when making your first beat. Explore the basic elements found in EDM, Trap and Breakbeat beats, and see how to program them using Reason 9, all in under 40 minutes!

In this video tutorial series, DAW expert Dave Askew reveals the new Pitch Editor features in Propellerhead’s Reason 9 and shows you what you need to know to make pitch perfect tracks every time!

In this FREE video tutorial series, Reason expert Dave Askew reveals short cuts and techniques using the new features in Reason 9, that will enhance your workflow and spark creativity.

Reason 8 Explained® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome tut to learn Reason. This is a well explained tut. I had learnt all this on my own and this tut just confirmed all that I knew was perfect. But then I got to learn a lot more things here and there which I know will enhance my workflow. I use Reason 10 but could not find a tut for that, I looked into this and found it almost the same as in 10. So my suggestion for Reason 10 users would be to take a look into this tut. Thank you Groove 3
Date published: 2018-10-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great! Great tutorial! Very detailed.
Date published: 2018-04-08
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
We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. View Privacy Policy