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Working with VSTs in Reason

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    The Basics (7:09)


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    Insert & Send FX (7:35)


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    Intro to CV (8:10)


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    CV Continued & Audio Routing (9:39)


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    The Combinator Pt. 1 (9:28)


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    The Combinator Pt. 2 (5:16)


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.

Paul starts with the basics, such as how to add and access your VST plug-ins on your computer and Reason, and then how to call them up inside Reason and load them into a Rack.

Next, you’ll explore using VSTs in Reason as Insert and Send FX, including Macro Programming, Automating Parameters and Configuring VSTs as a Multi-Out device.

You’ll then get a crash course on using Control Voltage or CV within Reason to control your VST plug-ins, and more advanced ideas such as how to use Reason's flexible audio routing to create a Side Chaining Effect.

Then you’ll discover cool ways to use Reason’s Combinator device to create everything from simple layered sounds to key splits, to full melody sections that you can arrange on the fly with your control surface.

Wrapping it up, you’ll see how to build a drum machine out of DUNE 2, as well as how to construct a four voice poly-synth where every voice is an individual Serum patch!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re ready to get the most out of your VST plug-ins inside Reason 9.5 or higher, this is the one to watch!


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lakland
Submitted 1 year ago

Incredible Information

Hi Paul....absolutely loved the tutorial. I am slowly unpacking the possibilities but I am going to have to view the material a few more times to digest the amount of information. Excited to travel this journey with you. It's giving me the courage to move outside my technical comfort zone.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools, Reason

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Eone
Submitted 1 year ago

Helpfull

educative, eyes opener

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Reason

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WyrmDrake
Submitted 1 year ago

Good Series

Very good series for using VSTs in Reason

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility

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Ryan Harvey
Submitted 1 year ago

Yikes

Holy crap. I'm not even close to touching anything I just saw in this video. This was just so mind opening and jaw dropping. I'm literally stunned.

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walterw
Submitted 1 year ago

very well done and easy to understand

a typically example of how to do teaching videos that give lots of easy to understand information spoken in a very professional manner. perfect, guys! thanks

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

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Dreamamine
Submitted 1 year ago

Critical Info

This is one of those "must see" videos if you intend to use Reason going forward in a serious way. It is the addition of the ability to use VSTs in Reason that has brought it up an order of magnitude in professional usefulness. So if you want to get the very best you can do out of Reason at the professional level you MUST employ VSTs. This is a GREAT first overview and is also pretty "side" info-rich.

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

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Troy Carpenter
Submitted 1 year ago

A good intro

A good intro to what can be achieved.

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swood30
Submitted 1 year ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you

Much needed intro tutorial to the awesome power just added to Reason. My opinion, it has made Reason the number one DAW out there, but tutorials/manuals on how to use are mostly not developed yet. For example, I spent half a day trying to route multiple instruments in one version of Kontakt to separate MIDI channels (only to come to same conclusion as Paul). Just watching gives me ideas and opens up the world of Reason to me. More please!!!!

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist

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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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Working with VSTs in Reason is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Good Series Very good series for using VSTs in Reason
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpfull educative, eyes opener
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Yikes Holy crap. I'm not even close to touching anything I just saw in this video. This was just so mind opening and jaw dropping. I'm literally stunned.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very well done and easy to understand a typically example of how to do teaching videos that give lots of easy to understand information spoken in a very professional manner. perfect, guys! thanks
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Critical Info This is one of those "must see" videos if you intend to use Reason going forward in a serious way. It is the addition of the ability to use VSTs in Reason that has brought it up an order of magnitude in professional usefulness. So if you want to get the very best you can do out of Reason at the professional level you MUST employ VSTs. This is a GREAT first overview and is also pretty "side" info-rich.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from A good intro A good intro to what can be achieved.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thank you, thank you, thank you Much needed intro tutorial to the awesome power just added to Reason. My opinion, it has made Reason the number one DAW out there, but tutorials/manuals on how to use are mostly not developed yet. For example, I spent half a day trying to route multiple instruments in one version of Kontakt to separate MIDI channels (only to come to same conclusion as Paul). Just watching gives me ideas and opens up the world of Reason to me. More please!!!!
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Incredible Information Hi Paul....absolutely loved the tutorial. I am slowly unpacking the possibilities but I am going to have to view the material a few more times to digest the amount of information. Excited to travel this journey with you. It's giving me the courage to move outside my technical comfort zone.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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