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Reason Tutorial

Working with VSTs in Reason

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6 Videos | Length: 47min 17sec
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  • The Basics 7:09

    The Basics

    Take a look at how to add and manage VSTs to Reason, as well as cover the basics such as adding instruments and effects to the rack.

  • Insert & Send FX 7:35

    Insert & Send FX

    Paul explores and explains the Insert FX section of the Mix channel, including macro programming, as well as creating Send FX, Automating Parameters and Configuring VSTs as a Multi-Out device.

  • Intro to CV 8:10

    Intro to CV

    Paul now shows you how to use Virtual Control Voltage to sequence notes and control VST parameters with the CV programmer.

  • CV Continued & Audio Routing 9:39

    CV Continued & Audio Routing

    Paul now reveals how to use utility devices to generate CV signals, as well as how to use Reason's flexible audio routing to create a Side Chaining Effect.

  • The Combinator Pt. 1 9:28

    The Combinator Pt. 1

    Discover the Combinator and how it works with your VSTs 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.

  • The Combinator Pt. 2 5:16

    The Combinator Pt. 2

    In this final video we'll look at 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!

Product Overview


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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