Up and Running with Reason 7

with Matt Piper
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Up and Running with Reason 7
Video duration: 0s 4h 55m Beginner


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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- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Matt Piper, and this is Up and Running with Reason Seven. 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. (guitar strumming) Next, we'll actually start recording music into Reason with guitar, bass, and software instruments.

(rhythmic beat) And make beats with Reason's built in drums, percussion, and audio loops. (upbeat techno music) And you'll see how easy it is to sample your own sounds. (flute) After that, we'll look at how to edit your recording with Reason's powerful audio and MIDI editing tools. (guitar strumming) I'll also show you vocal pitch correction. (guitar strumming) ? We didn't get a singer for this thing ? Your humble narrator will just have to sing ? (upbeat rock beat) 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. (funky bass music) 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. (rock guitar music) So, if you're ready to go, let's get up and running with Reason Seven.

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