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will be making in this video is not, as such, a true chiptune, it's better because it doesn't cling dogmatically to outdated technology.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

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: Find soulful loops in Reason Soul School

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 ...

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: 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: 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: Delay CV signals in Reason

This music production software tutorial demonstrates the use of an Audio Delay to create an effective CV delay, with some tweaking in Reason. CV delays are useful for instrument design and combinator construction. Learn how to delay control voltage outputs in this Reason video.

How To: Trigger instruments on key release in Reason 3 or 4

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.

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.

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