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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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?
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.
Making a simple Aphex Twin style glitch type timestretching effect with Propellerhead Reason 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Trance is a genre to which the word "epic" is too often attached, but with good reason. A properly epic trance song can take you to places you've never been before. Watch this video to learn how to make a gated trance synth lead in Reason 4.
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
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.
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.
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...
Reason 3.0 is a powerful music-making device by Propellerheads. This session shows you sequencing electronic music in Reason 3.0.
Lonely Island might be the funniest bunch of white dudes to ever produce a rap album, and "I'm on a Boat" perfectly captures the glory and the hypocrisy of modern hip-hop. This video will teach you how to produce the song's awesome beat in 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.
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 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...
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.
Trance music has dominated the electronic dance music scene for decades, and that's because it's just really fun to party to. In this video you'll learn how to create a professional-sounding arpeggiated bass synth track for trance, hard trance, or electro using 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.
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.