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Reason Effects Explained® - Vol 1

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Chapter 1 : Effect Overview

  • Reason Effects Devices 10:04

    Reason Effects Devices

    Showing each of the effect devices and providing a brief description of each device's purpose, as well as some of the basic concepts that drive each effect. Included, are the new devices in Reason 6.

  • Reason Mixer Effects 9:03

    Reason Mixer Effects

    Looking at the EQ, Dynamics and Filters in Reason's awesome-sounding modeled mixer. The Master Compressor is also introduced here.

Chapter 2 : Routing Effects

  • In-Line Routing 4:21

    In-Line Routing

    Looking at the traditional Instrument > Effect Device > Mixer type of routing. Also, using effects with instruments inside of Combinators is covered.

  • Effects Combinators 4:59

    Effects Combinators

    Using a Instrument >Effect Combinator type of routing to examine the benefits of effect combinators versus using single effect devices. Using the Combinator Programmer to assign functions to buttons and knobs is examined here as well.

  • Insert Effects 6:42

    Insert Effects

    Showing how Combinators can be used as insert effects on Audio Channels, Mix Channels and the Master Section. We also look at changing the signal path to allow for different routing options within each channel strip.

  • Send & Return Effects 9:54

    Send & Return Effects

    Learning how to use Send and Return effects on the mix channels and examining their relationship with the Master Channel Device.

  • MIDI-Controlled Effects 5:25

    MIDI-Controlled Effects

    Looking at the various effect devices that can use MIDI controls to change the effect, using examples from the BV512 Vocoder and the Alligator.

  • Creative Routing 8:24

    Creative Routing

    Looking at a few ways we can use creative routing techniques to achieve new possibilities in our music. Including double-tracking using mix channels, parallel processing, sidechaining and more.

Chapter 3 : The Echo

  • The Echo: First Look 5:43

    The Echo: First Look

    Identifying and learning a little about each control and function of The Echo.

  • Delay Settings 11:46

    Delay Settings

    Learning more about the basic delay settings, including time and feedback to achieve simple delays from The Echo.

  • Echo Modulation 11:19

    Echo Modulation

    Looking at the ways we can modulate our sounds from The Echo using it's front panel delay-shaping options.

  • Echo Modes 6:21

    Echo Modes

    Examining the two alternate modes of The Echo, Trigger and Roll. Learning more about how each mode operates and how to use them in conjunction with other settings to achieve new types of delay.

  • The Echo: Creative Possibilities 10:02

    The Echo: Creative Possibilities

    Learning new and inspiring ways to use The Echo to get awesome delay effects and non-standard sounds.

Chapter 4 : Alligator

  • Alligator: First Look 4:59

    Alligator: First Look

    Identifying and understanding each of the Alligator's controls on the front panel, and understanding the signal flow through the device.

  • Patterns & Gates 8:28

    Patterns & Gates

    Understanding how the gates work, and how they relate to the signal chain.

  • The Filters 7:31

    The Filters

    Looking at all 3 bands of the filter section and understanding how each is affected by it's associated knobs, envelopes and controls.

  • The Effects 7:40

    The Effects

    Looking deeper into the Drive, Phaser and Delay effects as well as adjusting their individual settings through Alligator's front panel.

  • Alligator: Creative Possibilities 8:06

    Alligator: Creative Possibilities

    Using the Alligator in non-traditional and interesting ways to make new sounds and textures.

Chapter 5 : RV7000 Advanced Reverb

  • RV7000: First Look 7:01

    RV7000: First Look

    Identifying and becoming familiar with the various options for programming reverb patches in the RV7000 as well as an introduction to using patches in the devices that can save their settings.

  • Reverb Section 12:29

    Reverb Section

    Looking into the Remote Programmer's Reverb section and using the front panel settings of the RV7000 to program our patches.

  • Reverb Section Pt. 2 15:01

    Reverb Section Pt. 2

    A continued look into the Remote Programmer's Reverb section.

  • Reverb Section Pt. 3 10:06

    Reverb Section Pt. 3

    A continued look into the Remote Programmer's Reverb section.

  • Reverb Section Pt. 4 15:43

    Reverb Section Pt. 4

    A continued look into the Remote Programmer's Reverb section.

  • EQ & Gate 12:39

    EQ & Gate

    Using the EQ and Gate sections of the Remote Programmer to fine-tune and shape our reverb patches.

  • RV7000: Creative Possibilities 15:24

    RV7000: Creative Possibilities

    Showing creative ways to use the RV7000 to create new and interesting effects. Also looking at the CV inputs on the rear panel.

Chapter 6 : Scream 4 Distortion

  • Scream 4: First Look 7:57

    Scream 4: First Look

    A glance at each of the types of distortion in the Damage section, the functions of the Cut sliders and the settings in the Body section.

  • Damage Pt. 1 17:16

    Damage Pt. 1

    Looking at the 10 different types of distortion and the two adjustable parameters for each type. Also, looking at the subtle differences in tone using the Damage Control knob and Master Volume.

  • Damage Pt. 2 16:33

    Damage Pt. 2

    A continued look at the different distortion algorithms and their associated parameters.

  • Cut & Body 10:46

    Cut & Body

    Looking at the 3-band Cut section, as well as the Body section's 5 types and various settings.

  • Scream 4: Creative Possibilities 14:30

    Scream 4: Creative Possibilities

    Using the Scream 4 both for creative distortion effects, and for it's unique properties including Auto CV envelope following and tone-shaping without distortion.

Chapter 7 : MClass Devices

  • MClass: First Look 3:02

    MClass: First Look

    Looking at each of the devices, and learning more about their simple and effective controls. Also learning the inner workings and purpose of each device.

  • The Equalizer 5:05

    The Equalizer

    Learning about the equalization functions of the MClass Equalizer and how to use it's different bands to shape your sound.

  • The Stereo Imager 4:39

    The Stereo Imager

    Using the MClass Stereo Imager to create depth in a mix and learning about the settings and functions of the device.

  • The Compressor 7:11

    The Compressor

    Looking at the MClass Compressor and it's functions as well as learning more about compression and peak reduction.

  • The Maximizer 7:22

    The Maximizer

    Using the MClass Maximizer as a look-ahead limiter and soft clipper and learning about how the maximizer affects your sound.

  • Advanced Techniques 18:44

    Advanced Techniques

    Some popular and advanced techniques for using the MClass Devices to achieve new sonic possibilities and also more utility-based purposes.

Product Overview

The definitive guides to Reason's Effects are now available! If you want to get the most from Reason's amazing built-in effects, look no further. Reason guru Sedric Pieretti has now brought his powerful insight to his 2 volume series showcasing Reason's hi-quality, built-in effects. Sedric gives you overviews, detailed explanations, creative uses for every effect device and more!

In Volume 1, Sedric begins with general effect overviews and the different ways to route Reason's effects. He then dives into The Echo delay, Alligator filtered gate, RV7000 Reverb, Scream 4 Distortion, and ends volume 1 with all the MClass devices.

Sedric deeply breaks each device down with a "First Look", then goes into every feature and function for the featured effect device. He then gives you a "Creative Possibilities" video showing the effect device in action and some tips and tricks for utilizing all of its sonic possibilities.

If you use Reason and its effect devices for your productions, this series is a must have. Arm yourself with the knowledge to get the most from these awesome effects... Watch "Reason Effects Explained Vol 1" today.

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