Reason is a loop-based music creation application with a focus on MIDI sequencing, sampling, and synthesis. What sets it apart from other audio software is its unique user interface, which emulates a virtual rack of audio hardware. It is highly technical and can present a daunting learning curve even for those with experience in other audio software, which makes recording engineer Bruce Williams the ideal guide. In Reason 4 Essential Training, Bruce explores every device in the rack, including the Transport panel, and the new devices like the ReGroove mixer, the Thor polyphonic synthesizer, and the RPG-8 arpeggiator. He also demonstrates production enhancements made possible by the revamped sequencer and automation interfaces. Exercise files accompany the course.
Connecting a keyboard, MIDI device, or other piece of hardware
Working with drums, loops, synths, and samples
Composing, publishing, and exporting songs
Using the sequencer in Arrange and Edit modes
Understanding patches and ReFills
Using ReWire to synchronize Reason with other audio applications