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.
Hip hop producers have long known that REX files offer the perfect method for flipping beats and phrases to create new, musically interesting cut-ups, but there's a lot more to REX files than just remixing pre-existing sounds. If you haven't begun making your own REX files, the beginning of this program demonstrates why REX files are central to any Reason workflow!
After learning the secrets of making your own REX files, you'll move on to explore all of Reason's Built-in digital signal processing (DSP) effects. More than just a quick tour, this tutorial shows you the how AND why of using DSP effects. For example, you'll learn now dynamic range compression works, and also see when you should apply it to beats, guitar, and other sounds to make them cut cleanly through your mix.
There's also in-depth coverage of something we all love ... VOCODING!! Learn how to use Reason's BV512 Vocoder to make your vocals sing like the robots in a Bonny M song, or vocode beats to create new and interesting rhythmic arrangements.
Of course, you'll also learn how to phase, flange, delay and reverb your sounds in ways you've never heard before. There's a lot covered in this program. Check out the table of contents below for a full list of the topics covered ...
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
rob butera wrote on May 4, 2009
this was very basic... but their isn't much to figuring out reason.
tunde wrote on January 2, 2009
Peter Watson wrote on September 11, 2008
I enjoyed this course...based on Reason 3, but still all relevant
Ryan wrote on March 31, 2008
A very good overview of all the effects in Reason!
Jorge Costa wrote on October 6, 2006
Rex and EFX it's a must!
Even if you don't work that much in Reason, this tutorial is a Real value for your musical creations!
Paul Garay makes it so simple for you, in this "two in one series" Full marks! Keep the good work guys!