How To: Make killer loops in Reason with David Spoon

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...

How To: Make a harsh lead synth track with dissonance for hard techno in Reason 4

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.

How To: Make drum & bass basslines in Reason 4

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.

How To: Get started with MIDI keyboards in Reason 3.0

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.

How To: Produce an electro pop song in 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.

How To: Use ReDrum to load a .wav sample into 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.

How To: Produce a drum and bass track using 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.

How To: Sample with Reason 4.0 and ReCycle

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.

How To: Create glitch type drum effects in Reason 3.0

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.

How To: Make a chiptunes-style lead synth track in 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.

How To: Create a progressive house synth in Reason 4.0

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...

How To: Play the keyboard on Reason like Brazilian Girls

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...

How To: Make an electro pop dance beat 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.

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