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Up and Running with Reason 7

with Matt Piper

Video: Welcome

Learn how to make music with Reason, and bring the features of a professional recording studio right into your home.
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  1. 2m 31s
    1. Welcome
      1m 40s
    2. Using the exercise files
  2. 20m 36s
    1. Setting up Reason's preferences
      6m 32s
    2. Using the different views and windows
      5m 0s
    3. Using Reason's file browser
      9m 4s
  3. 1h 53m
    1. Recording audio tracks
      11m 12s
    2. Understanding the Reason software instrument tracks
      4m 17s
    3. Recording software tracks
      6m 36s
    4. Creating pattern-based sequences
      9m 7s
    5. Creating drum beats with Redrum Drum Computer
      11m 0s
    6. Creating drum beats with Kong Drum Designer
      7m 21s
    7. Triggering REX loops in Kong
      4m 29s
    8. Using the included REX loop library
      13m 23s
    9. Loop recording
      11m 0s
    10. Live sampling
      7m 6s
    11. Creating a sample instrument
      8m 24s
    12. Combining software instruments
      8m 49s
    13. Recording automation
      5m 11s
    14. Using external MIDI instruments
      5m 11s
  4. 1h 1m
    1. Common sequencer functions and tools
      8m 5s
    2. Quantizing audio
      9m 38s
    3. Making perfect loops with the Comp Editor after joining clips
      4m 14s
    4. Pitch correcting vocals
      10m 33s
    5. Editing in the Blocks view
      6m 24s
    6. Tempo and time signature automation
      5m 7s
    7. Working with time stretching and time compressing
      7m 23s
    8. Using the ReGroove Mixer
      10m 5s
  5. 1h 18m
    1. Mixer overview: Part one
      7m 41s
    2. Mixer overview: Part two
      7m 14s
    3. Mixer overview: Part three
      7m 42s
    4. Setting levels and stereo pans
      9m 12s
    5. Using EQ
      12m 54s
    6. Using compression
      8m 36s
    7. Using sidechain compression
      5m 25s
    8. Using gates
      5m 56s
    9. Using the effect sends
      8m 3s
    10. Creating output buses and parallel channels
      5m 17s
  6. 19m 37s
    1. Preparing your song for collaboration with another producer or for a mastering engineer
      6m 51s
    2. Mastering your own recording
      12m 46s
  7. 15s
    1. What's next?

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Up and Running with Reason 7
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Learn how to make music with Reason, and bring the features of a professional recording studio right into your home. Matt Piper shows you how to get set up with Reason and then moves straight into making music: recording guitar, bass, and software instruments, as well as creating beats and sampling audio. He then demonstrates the tools used for editing, including quantization, pitch correction, time stretching, tempo, and time signature automation. Finally, you'll learn how to mix your track, and prep and export the mix for handing it off to a mastering engineer or for mastering it on your own.

Topics include:
  • Setting up Reason's preferences
  • Recording audio and software instrument tracks
  • Creating drum beats with Redrum and the Kong Drum Designer
  • Triggering REX loops
  • Live sampling
  • Recording automation
  • Quantizing audio
  • Pitch correcting vocals
  • Using the ReGroove Mixer
  • Time stretching and time compressing audio
  • Working in the mixer and the rack
  • Processing your tracks with compression, EQ, and effects
  • Mastering a recording in Reason
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Hi, I'm Matt Piper and this is Up and Running with Reason 7. Reason is a complete music production environment that brings the feel and features of a professional recording studio to your computer. In this course, we'll start by going over everything you need to know to get set up and to become comfortable in the Reason environment. Next, we'll actually start recording music into Reason with guitar, bass, and software instruments. And make beats with Reason's built-in drums, percussion, and audio loops.

And you'll see how easy it is to sample your own sounds. After that we'll look at how to edit your recording with Reason's powerful audio and MIDI editing tools. I'll also show you vocal pitch correction. And how to make your grooves tight and right on the money. Next, I'll show you how to mix your recording using Reason's studio quality mixer and effects processors. Finally, I'll walk you through exporting your work for collaboration, or for delivery to a mastering engineer.

And how to master a recording yourself. So if you're ready to go, let's get up and running with Reason 7.

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