Nowadays digital and analog synthesizers can produce a nearly infinite number of sounds, and many of them sound terrible to most people. If you find yourself more in the Trent Reznor music camp though and love making dystopian, harsh sounds in your music, watch this video. It will teach you how to make a really harsh, dissonance filled lead synth track in Reason 4. Great for glitch, industrial, and other abrasive electronic styles.
Bassline (otherwise known as 4x4 garage) is a popular bass laden variety of electronic music that has found it's way into mainstream pop production as well. If you want to start producing it, watch this video to learn, step-by-step, how to produce a 4x4 garage song from scratch in Reason 4.
This Reason tutorial shows you a simple Wah effect you can add to any instrument. The Wah effect consists of an LFO or gate controlled High-resonance BP filter. See how to use the Wah-wah pedal effect in Reason.
In this music production software tutorial you will learn how to create a vinyl scratch sound synthetically in Reason. See how to use the NN-XT Sampler to produce a somewhat authentic sounding Vinyl Scratch right in Reason 3.0.
A 3 part tutorial on how to create a gated effect with Propellerhead Reason. Part 1 of 3 - How to Make and use a gate effect in Reason.
"Better Off Alone" by Alice Deejay is one of the all-time-great trance anthems, and untold millions have danced the night away to it's classic beat. Watch this video to learn how to produce the beat and the lead parts to the song using Reason 4. Do YOU think you're better off alone?
When you first heard that Usher, Lil' Jon, and Ludacris had collaborated on a song, did you think there was any chance it would fail? You were wrong, and "Yeah" will be a club hit until long after we're dead. Watch this video for detailed instructions on how to replicate the beat from the song yourself using Reason 4.
Benny Benassi is one of the biggest names in mainstream house music, and his distinctive synth sounds can be heard at clubs the world over. In this video you'll learn how to emulate one of his signature effects using Reason 4.
If you've ever wanted to make a homemade collection of karaoke songs or belt out your own version of Britney Spears over her own song, then this video might come in handy. Learn how to remove vocals from a stereo recording in Reason/Record with help from Reason expert, James Bernard.
Making trance music has been the point of departure for most of the world's great DJ's, and your career need be no different. If you want to start making your own trance tracks, watch this video. It will teach you how to do it in great detail using Reason 4.
Dr. Dre has produced many of the best gangsta-rap beats of all time, and his deep luscious bass beats are perfect for dancing and relaxing at the same time. Watch this video to learn how to create a very Dr. Dre-style beat yourself using Reason 4.
Most good rap songs, or at least those modeled on the 1990's model, feature a thumping sub bass track designed to max out whatever size subs you've got. If you want to produce classic hip-hop beats yourself, watch this video to learn how to create epic sub bass synth tracks in Reason 4.
The iconic rap songs that Dr. Dre produced in the early 1990's were the best party rap songs of all time, and many were lead by a high-pitched synth melody that became the hallmark of Dre tunes. Watch this video to learn how to make a similar synth lead effect in Reason.
Here's a free tutorial from Beat Tutorials showing you how to create a hip hop style beat in Reason. This is a great tutorial for anyone who has never touched a keyboard to advance users who want a few tips.
So, you've got a copy of Reason 4 now huh? Congratulations, you own one of the most powerful music-making tools on Earth. It is infinitely complicated though, and getting started can be tough. Watch this video to learn how to load a .wav sample into Reason 4 using ReDrum, something you're going to be doing a lot of as you produce your tracks.
Liquid DnB is a subgenre of drum and bass faithful to the mission of the original: making smooth, bass-heavy tracks to groove to. In this video you'll learn how to use Reason 4 to produce a liquid DnB track from start to finish, including the beat, melody, and mastering.
Recording the tortured sounds of a guitar running through three pedals and a dirty amps worth of distortion has been the heart of rock n' roll since Jimi Hendrix at least. In this video you'll learn everything you need to know to record distorted guitar sounds yourself. It discusses mics, amps, settings, and positioning, then moves on to computer-side stuff like amp sims, EQ, double tracking, and compression. If you play rock guitar, want to record it, or both, this is a must-watch.
Drum and bass started off as a subgenre of Jungle and has since become one of the biggest types of electronic dance music on Earth. If you have Reason 4 and want to start producing drum and bass tracks, you've found the perfect place to start. This video will teach you how to make a DnB song from scratch over seven days using Reason 4.
Dance lead synth tracks with oscillator sync (osc sync) effects have powered some of the biggest pop hits of recent years, notably "Sandstorm" by Darude and "Poker Face" by Lady GaGa. In this video you'll learn how to use osc sync and other effects create a dance pop synth lead in Reason 4.
In this video tutorial from Boy in a Band, you'll learn how to create a psytrance-style acid lead synthesize instrument in Reason. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started creating and using trance-style acid lead synths in your own Reason projects, take a look.
Drum and bass was originally a lighter style of jungle, but now has become dark again with the advent of dark DnB, otherwise known as darkstep, neurofunk, techstep, or darkcore. It sounds pretty evil, but you can still dance to it, and in this video you'll learn how to produce a darkstep track from start to finish using Reason 4.
Electro pop has been big business since The Postal Service made their era-defining record in 2005, and few artists since have captured that magic as well as Owl City. If you fancy producing some electro pop yourself and have Reason 4, watch this video to learn how producing a good electro-pop song works using Owl City's "Cave In" as an example.
Justice might not have produced any new material in a while, but their place in electronic music history is already secured due to their filthy electro-house beats that have become ubiquitous in the years since they first broke out. Watch this video to learn how to make a dirty electro bass synth line like theirs in Reason 4.
Lady GaGa has taken over the pop universe largely on the power of her the awesome electronic production of her songs. If you want to capture some of that magic in your own tracks, watch this video to learn how to make the beat to her hit song "Poker Face" in Reason 4.
Electro pop is everywhere in these 1980's-obsessed 2000's, and if you can churn out a solid dancable electro pop beat on your PC you're well on your way to some musical success. Watch this video to learn how to make a cool dance electro pop beat in Reason 4 based on the song "Midnight Movie" by The Secret Handshake.
This video demonstrates how to design drum and bass lines in a Reason 4 program. This video does not have a speaker rather it shows you on the computer how you would make these lines. Music plays at sometimes but mostly it is various screens and demonstrations of making the base lines. There is text to help you out on the screen. If you follow the steps in this video, you'll be able to create a basic drum line using Reason 4.
British record producer David Spoon explains how he uses the computer program Propellerhead Reason 4 to create rhythm and bass tracks in his home music studio. He explains that by just messing around with the controls within the program, you can create a lot of interesting sounds and effects. Sometimes the best sounds are discovered by accident. He uses Filter 2 to create interesting effects that he describes as "acid-y" or "nasty", having to do with the resonance of the bass sound. He also a...
Want to create a track to rival any of those by Kanye, Just Blaze, or Mighty Joe? If so, you'll need to know how to sample. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to incorporate samples into your music using ReCycle and Reason 4.0. Take a look to get started using samples in your own music.
This music production software tutorial describes a hack to allow you to trigger an instrument or effect when you RELEASE a key in Reason 3 or 4. This is useful for guitar strums, Hi-hats, mutes or delays, or vinyl scratch effects. With this trigger trick you can create back beats easily. Have one effect produced when you push a key, and another when you release the key using release gates in Reason 3 or Reason 4.
In this music production tutorial you will learn how to initialize setup and get a basic understanding of Midi Keyboards control with Reason 3.0. Learn the basic technology and effects that go along with creating electronic music from keyboards and other MIDI sources in Reason 3.0 in this three part tutorial. Part one covers basic setup, part two covers LFOs, Sequencer edits, and use of the Pitch bend / Mod wheel and part three covers understanding control knobs and the automation thereof.
This Reason 3.0 tutorial explains use of the Import Midi function and some of ways to use it for practice or remixing a popular song. Also, get tips on spicing up flat MIDI files while learning MIDI remixing and EQing in Reason 3.0
A short tutorial on how to sound design and build samples within the NN-XT to create pads patches. Part 1 of 3 - How to Build samples with the NN-XT module in Reason.
This video is going to show you how easy it is to make a nice hardcore kick in reason 3.0 with standard 909 kick made in microtonic fl studio.
The canned digital drum sounds that emerge from a digital synth are not usually very satisfying. If you want to make them thump and form a decent beat for your tracks, you're going to have to use drum processing. Watch this video to learn how drum processing works in Reason 4 and how it can improve your beats.
Making rap beats is one of the most lucrative branches of electronic music that aspiring producers can get in to at this point. If you love hip-hop, have Reason 4, and want to start making some beats, watch this video to learn everything you need to know to get started.
Electro house has become some of the biggest music in the world since Justice brought it to the mainstream. If you consider yourself a producer and want in on that action, watch this video to learn how to make a complete electro house song from scratch in a week using Reason 4.
This video will teach you how to make a chiptune-style lead synth track using Reason 4. Chiptunes are basically electronic music songs made out of 8-bit sounds, mostly from video games. The synth lead you will be making in this video is not, as such, a true chiptune, it's better because it doesn't cling dogmatically to outdated technology.
Thor is the synth of choice for many Reason 4 users, including Dave from Boyinaband.com, the maker of this video. Herein he will teach you how to use some advanced features of Thor to create new and unconventional sounds. These features include the phase mod, wavetable, and FM Pair oscillators; comb filters; and the modulation bus routing section.
How funky a given song is is almost directly correlated to how awesome it is, the funkier the better. Nowhere is this more true than in house music, and in this video you'll learn how to produce a funky electro lead synth track using Reason 4, much like those employed by Justice and other electro-house producers.