Join Matt Piper for an in-depth discussion in this video Navigating the user interface, part of Learning Reason 8.
- So this is the Reason user interface.…This is what you see when you open a new project.…Before we start navigating around this interface,…there's one preference I want to look at…for the benefit of the Mac users.…So, I'm going to go to System Preferences…and go to Keyboard.…You see that I have already selected here…Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys.…I want that checked because…Reason makes extensive use of the function keys.…
So, once you do that,…to use the other functions that those keys do,…such as dimming your keyboard back light,…and raising or lowering the volume,…you'll actually have to press the fn key…on your computer keyboard…in order to use those functions.…Alright, so we can see a little bit of almost everything.…We can see a little bit of the Sequencer on the bottom.…we can see a little bit of the Rack in the middle.…And up top, we can see that the Mixer is folded,…so I can unfold that here.…
You can see just a little bit of Mixer peaking out here.…To the left, you can see the Browser,…
- Installing the Rack Extensions
- Setting up Reason's preferences
- Recording audio and software instrument tracks
- Creating drumbeats with Redrum and the Kong Drum Designer
- Customizing REX loops
- Live sampling
- Recording automation
- Quantizing audio
- Pitch correcting vocals
- Time stretching and time compressing audio
- Mixing your tracks with compression, EQ, and effects
- Mastering a recording in Reason
Skill Level Beginner
1. Setting Up
Using Reason's browser5m 58s
2. Recording Music
3. Editing Your Recording
4. Mixing Your Recording
5. Finishing Your Recording
Mastering your own recording12m 36s
Next steps1m 10s
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