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.
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.
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.
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.
This music production software tutorial shows you how to create Glitch-type effects for use with your drum patterns in Reason 3.0. It is an advanced tutorial only because of the speed at which he has to cover the material. In this example Ace Pincter will be adding glitch effects to drum patterns using Dr. Rex, but you can use any Reason drum pattern. Included: RV7000 Gating, Automation, Matrix offsetting, Filtering by gate, and Distortion.
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.
Glitch is enjoying a renaissance of popularity right now along with it's cousin dubstep, and stuttering hip-hop vocals are hallmarks of both. Watch this video for detailed instructions on producing stuttering vocals in Reason 4 for your glitch and hip-hop tracks.
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
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.
In this six minute tutorial the host and keyboard player for the band "Brazilian Girls," Didi Gutman, shows viewers how to play the keyboard in the song titled "Reason." Throughout the video, Didi Gutman shows various methods and techniques that are used for the style of keyboard that he plays. Filmed in Gutman's place of residence in Brooklyn, New York, Gutman also talks briefly about how the band got started and how he first got involved with playing the keyboard. The video also shows him r...
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.
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.
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.
Create drums sounds using Reason's Thor synthesizerYou can use the Thor synthesizer to make a kick, snare, hat and clap sound.Kick:Use the analog oscillator with triple wave form octave3. Set the source to mod envelope 45 destination oscillator 1.Use a very short attack to K and release time. You get the short effect of pitch. Try different oscillator types to get different textures.Snare: Use the same basic patch that we created for the kick. We will keep it as the basis for most patches for...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hardstyle is one of the most popular genres of electronic music in Europe, but has as yet failed to catch on in the US. If you want to make fat hardstyle beats on your computer in Reason, check out this video to learn how to make a perfect pumping hardstyle bass beat.
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.
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.
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 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 tutorial explains how to resample a beat in Recycle then bring it in to Reason and edit it.
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.
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.
Dubstep is the electronic music genre of the moment, and has expanded from England to everywhere with dance clubs in the world. If you produce using Reason 4 and want to get into dubstep, watch this video to learn how to make an entire dubstep song from scratch over seven days.
In this tutorial, we learn how to create a progressive house synth in Reason 4.0. Start with the mixer and add use the combinator. Right click, then create a polysonic synthesizer. Bring it down to four and then click the "show programmer" button. Select one, two, and three and then make sure your octave is four. Bring up the octave on the second so it's five. For the third oscilator, make it analog and make it a sign wave. This octave will go down one so you get some bass. Go to the mixer an...
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.
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.
Would you believe that you can use Reason as an all-in-one performance tool? This Reason 3.0 tutorial will show you how to generate beats quickly, on the fly, using advanced Combinator automation and Dr. REX loops a-plenty. Use of Midi keyboard a must! See how to generate music quickly without completely ripping someone off in this Reason 3.0 tutorial series.
This two part tutorial shows you how to make a sampled beat using ReCycle and Reason 3.0. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a sampled beat using Reason 3.0.
In this video, we learn how to make your synths pulse & pump in Reason. If you want to achieve the pulsing sound when you are playing your song. Then, go into the beat and add in different drum, snare, beat sounds, etc. Once you add these into your beat, you will be able to play around with them. Change the effects by twisting the knobs and changing up the reverb, chorus, and more. Move the effects around until you end up with a beat that you like. Once you are finished, save this and use it ...
Learn how to Rewire Reason 3.0 with Sonar 6. Part 1 of 3 - How to Rewire Reason 3.0 with Sonar 6.
In this video, we learn how to find soulful loops in Reason Soul School. First, select to create an instrument. Then, browse through the Reason SoulSchool Refill. There will be several categories of instruments with soul styles. Select either Cincinnati, Detroit, or Memphis. In each of them, there will be instrument loops, drums, and grooves. Each are tailored to match each other. By loading these, you can start a tight groove easily. Find the different loops and then select the one that you ...
This music production software tutorial gives some basic understanding of how to use a compressor in Reason 3.0. Learn what Compressor does, and how to read the knobs/gain meters of Compressor in Reason 3.0.
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...
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.
If you've listened to a lot of dirty south / crunk-style hip-hop you've probably very familiar with the pitched snare roll drum beat, it's in nearly every crunk song, and it is a really tight style of drum beat. Watch this video to learn how to produce this type of beat in Reason 4.
Making a simple Aphex Twin style glitch type timestretching effect with Propellerhead Reason 3.