Reason Tutorial

Reason 8 Explained®

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

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

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    Interface Basics

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

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    General Preferences

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

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    Audio Preferences

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

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    Keyboards & Control Surfaces

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

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    Advanced Preferences

    Review advanced options including Language settings.

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    Working with Song Files

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

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    Using the Rack

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

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    Using the Sequencer

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

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    Working with Tracks

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

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    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.

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    Advanced Sequencing Pt. 2

    We continue learning about advanced sequencing.

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    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.

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    The Mixer Pt. 1

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

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    The Mixer Pt. 2

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

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    The Mixer Pt. 3

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

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    The Master Section

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

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    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.

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    Working with Audio

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

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    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.

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    Working with Patches

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

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    Routing Devices

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

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    Rack Extensions

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

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

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    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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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
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
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