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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you will be making in this video is not, as such, a true chiptune, it's better because it doesn't cling dogmatically to outdated technology.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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Visualize envelope effects in Reason 3.0

In this music production software tutorial you will learn a quick Reason trick - how to actually "See" the effect of your filter or mod envelopes in real time. This visualization trick works with any Reason instrument. Set it up and watch it move each time you press a key inf a filter or mod envelope effect.

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 your synths pulse & pump in Reason

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 ...

How To: Make a basic dirty south loop arrangement in Reason

In this video, we learn how to make a basic dirty south loop arrangement in Reason. First, load up a synth loop from the Dirty South loops. Find one that you like, then find a drum loop for this. After you have loaded this, then load up a sampler to add to this. Play this and then start to edit the sound. You can higher and lower the volume and change the tempo as well. Take small sections at a time and then you will have a sound that you like! Save this when finished and come back to edit wh...

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: ReDrum a new way in Reason

There are many ways to program or automate the redrum in Reason. This music production tutorial looks at an innovative way to auto-quantize using the Drum Solo options. Watch and learn this easy keyboard setup with a lot of potential for ReDrum in Reason.

How To: Use Propellerhead Advanced Reason software

In this video series, watch as musician and songwriter Darin Carter teaches how to use Reason with advanced settings. Learn how to use the different synthesizers and effects, how to sequence them with midi, and how to export them into a format that can be shared with other programs and be performed live.

How To: Make beats like Anti Pop Consortium in Reason

In this tutorial, we learn how to make beats like Anti Pop Consortium in Reason. First, access the synth mode and play it so you can hear what it sounds like. You can see the delay playing as well as the items that are making this sound different. Open up the different filters and knobs as you are playing with the different sounds inside the program. Take it to a different level to test out what you want your music to sound like and what you want to hear. Play with this and the different filt...

How To: Use Reason 3.0 music software

In this series of online video tutorials you'll learn how to use Reason 3.0 music recording software. Expert Jerus Arte demonstrates how to use the program, from installing it on your computer and setting it up with the right preferences, how to control the master volume, and how to use features like the NN-19, the NN-XT, the Dr, Rex loop player, and the Redrum machine. He shows you how to use effects like the compressor and reverb, and how to mix down your song into a format that can be burn...

How To: Use vocoders as effect control units in Reason

This music production software tutorial is on the use of the BV512 vocoder as a frequency specific effects gate in Reason. This way, it is quite easy to draw a frequency curve to delay only your treble, distort your midrange, and reverb your bass, or any configuration imaginable. See how to use vocoders as effect control units in this video.

How To: Produce live performance patches in Reason 3.0

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.

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