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.
By Martin Sitter
I first met Paul when I was teaching at the Vancouver Film School. Paul quickly became one of my best friends at the school, and when I started macProVideo.com, he was the first person I asked to contribute training to the site. Knowing his expertise teaching the program, I asked him to do Propellerhead Reason. It took over a year for me to finally convince him to come on board, but he's here now ... and I couldn't be more pleased!
Paul is a true musician. He started playing piano at the age of 4, and began performing in bands while attending high school. Shortly after school, he went on to tour professionally with several different recording acts across North America playing keyboards and singing.
In 1994, Paul decided to open his own studio and spent the next 6 years focusing on music production and digital audio recording. His production credits include work with a virtual who's who of west coast Canadian recording talent.
In 2000, Paul began instructing courses at the Vancouver Film School and was introduced to scoring for visual media. In particular, in 2004, Paul had some of his music appear in the television series ï¿½Smallville".
You can also catch Paul at his web site, Inside home Recording, where you can pick up lots of hard won tips and tricks about recording in a typical home project studio.
Reason 4 is an amazing "studio in a box" ... watch a pro show you how it works!
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Learn how to make your songs sparkle with this detailed exploration of GarageBand's DSP plugins.
Garageband 08 101
Core Garageband 08
Express your musical vision with the most popular audio editor in the world!
Pro Tools 7 101
Mastering Pro Tools 7
Pro Tools has been the industry-standard audio editor since the dawn of desktop recording. Learn intimate tips and tricks from a pro that's used it since the beginning - Paul Garay!
Podcasting In GarageBand
Learn how to record, enhance, and distribute podcasts, using GarageBand!
Mastering GarageBand 06
With GarageBand, recording your musical vision is easy. Learn essential tips & tricks from a master of music composition, Paul Garay!
REX & FX
Create perfect REX files, and make them sparkle, using Reason's built-in DSP effects!
Reason is an incredible "studio in a box," and with a few tips and tricks to show you the way, you can make incredible music with it.
Ed Jones wrote on June 17, 2010
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 tutorial starts out where 101 left off. I like that the video digs a little deeper into the effects and gives solid examples on how to use the FX in different situations (send, insert, etc). The vocoder section is easy to understand.
I would like to see more videos of Paul digging even deeper into reason. The two videos you have just scratch the surface of what this powerful program can accomplish, I would like to see more on THOR, much much more! The RPG-8 , Matrix, Spider audio, NN-XT, Spider CV. Come to think of it, i would love to see a whole section dedicated to just Controlled voltage and the endless possibilities with it. I would like to see how to program the combinator, and there were a bunch of effects that were not even discussed in 103. I hope you guys are working on Reason 105 or 201, or 203, maybe even 301 or 303. I would love to see you guys dig real deep with reason. These videos are fun and comprehensive and fairly priced. I just wish there were more of them!!!
Take care and God Bless
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.
Melvin Banks wrote on July 8, 2009
Still checking out the pro tools tutorials but so far so good i'am still on 7.4 and loveing it. the mac pro videos are great. thx
Dave Lockwood wrote on June 28, 2009
Your videos are great - very helpful. You guys should partner with Berkleemusic.com. Their courses are great, but your videos are much more thorough than theirs, and would've been a big help - thanks!
Gregory Martell wrote on June 27, 2009
As a beginner at home recording and new to GarageBand, I am glad I got this tutorial. Even though it is for GB-08, it is 100% applicable to GB-09. The basic interface looks different but the effects are identical. I am puzzled about why the Amp Simulation and Bass Amp features were left out of this tutorial since they were the only two items left on the Effects list. All in all, a great overview and a must have for the new user of GarageBand, especially at this price!!!