Paul is a master of Propellerhead Reason, with over four years of experience teaching the app. He is also a traveling presenter with Apple, teaching and demoing GarageBand and Logic to audiences across North America.
Propellerhead Reason was the first "Studio In A Box" to be come out, and it still makes waves to this day for being one of the must intuitive, easy to use, and FUN audio programs on the market. There's something about being able to create a custom rack and wire it up like your patching together an old analog synth that makes Reason a really rewarding program to use. This software is all about instant gratification, but you still need to know a few tricks to help you get the most out of it.
In this 5 hour tutorial program, macProVideo.com's star trainer Paul Garay demonstrates some incredible Reason 4 tips, tricks, and workflow techniques that will get you making music quickly. You'll learn how to create and patch together custom racks and then use Reason's sequencer to edit and automate MIDI data so your custom racks sing like a concert diva.
Paul also provides a solid overview of Reason 4's main synthesizers, including the NN-XT Advanced Sampler and the amazing new Thor Polysonic Synthesizer. Once you've created your sounds, see how reason's built in DSP effects can be used to enhance your sound. You'll also learn how to use Reason's M-Class Mastering Suite to put the finishing gloss on your songs.
This is a comprehensive tutorial, but you don't need to watch it all. Use the search functions and detailed menus to quickly find important topics - that's the essence of Nonlinear Educating using N.E.D.!
Check out the Table of Contents below to see all the topics this tutorial contains.
I love the service. I work long hours with down time built in. It's great to be able to watch a few how-to videos to kill the monotony. I'm sure I'll be back to purchase more content. You might consider expanding your archive to include something like what the "...For Dummies" books offer. The more you simplify tasks that the average joe finds complicated the larger your customer base will grow, I think...
For example, some people pay big money to learn the basics of film or music production. You could tap some up and coming experts to provide detailed and simplified explanations and or pointers on the tools of the trade. These could probably be marketed at the very least as foundational info which for many would-be what-evers is all they need. Most of what I know about the Reason Software I taught myself. Your videos are filling in the planks, dotting the "I's" and crossing the "T's". Hope this helps and brings in lots of revenue which in turn might convince you to give free access to all of your content... or not.
Wheetman wrote on May 7, 2010
On the whole this is a very good entry level course on Reason 4. I agree with the comment below that an advanced and/or intermediate course is now long overdue. I should like to see a course on Propellerhead Record too, especially as this is something that integrates seamlessly with Reason 4.
Frank wrote on March 22, 2010
A great introduction to Reason, I would like to see an advanced level course now. Thanks.
Marco Neumann wrote on February 14, 2010
Wonderful introduction to Reason 4 that covers the most important parts. I wish there was some more information here and there (e.g. some deeper infos about Thor... but I hope there will be a dedicated training kit just for that synth! ;-) ) But I understand that you cannot cover everything in an overview. So 5 stars.
Midnite Mike wrote on August 19, 2009
This video collection give a good solid overview of Reason 4 and all its components. Some of the videos are a bit short, but thats ok. All in all its a good place to start for any beginning reason user
Marco wrote on July 10, 2009
On the whole I think this tutorial is great! Covers the basics of how to use each element of Reason 4. I was already familiar with Reason, so I just wanted to get some extra tips and some help with a few instruments that I wasn't too familiar with, so I got what I was looking for.
Javier wrote on June 26, 2009
i really enjoyed this video.
it has certainly opened my eyes to some features that i had overlooked.
keep it up!
Mark Alexander wrote on April 29, 2009
As an absolute beginner to Reason, this video really helped. Some DVD tutorials are very dry and boring, but I found this easy to listen to and easy to follow step-by-step.
Steve Gibb wrote on April 28, 2009
I have several MacProVideo tutorials and they all deliver in quality. This one was particularly helpful as a starter to Reason 4. I would love to see some more advanced tutorials for this software in the future.
Paterno wrote on April 23, 2009
Video is well done. I've been using Reason 4 for about two months and then I bought the tutorial. I learned things I would never have learned without watching this tutorial.