With its virtual rack, console, devices and cables, Reason 11 is as close as a studio in a box as you can get. Insert Reason as a plugin in any DAW and now it is even more versatile than ever before. Explore the creative possibilities of this fun and powerful software (and plugin) with trainer and producer Joshua Carney!
First released in 2000, Reason has gone through lots of changes over the years while still remaining true to its root. Whether you're just starting with Reason, or you're rediscovering this amazing music software, this course will show you everything you need to know to produce music with Reason.
Joshua starts by covering Reason's interface and its three main areas: the rack, sequencer, and mixer. He shows you how to quickly start creating music by dragging instruments, patches and loops from the browser to the rack and sequencer. You also learn to load external audio loops, and how to match them to the tempo of your song.
Next you learn how to set up your MIDI controllers, and start recording. You learn to edit and quantize your MIDI data in Reason's sequencer, and you discover the limitless MIDI creative possibilities of the Players.
From there, you move to audio recording and editing. Joshua shows you how to create perfect takes by comping multiple vocal takes. You also learn to record DI guitar and bass using Reason's realistic amp simulators.
One of the most unique aspect of Reason is its virtual Rack. Learning to route instruments and effects is a big part of the fun of making music with Reason. Go behind the Rack and explore its hidden routing features and virtual cabling and it gets even more fun! Now, imagine being able to use Reason as a DAW directly inside another DAW like Ableton Live or Logic Pro or Cubase... You can now with the Reason 11 plugin. This feature is one of the most exciting in Reason 11, and it is covered next. Before you know it, you'll start to connect Reason's devices together and start mixing your song. The course ends by explaining how to finalize and export your sonic masterpiece...
There's never been a better time to learn to use Reason. Watch this course by Joshua Carney, and get creative with Reason 11!
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S.C. wrote on May 2, 2021
Wonderfully explained and explored! I feel like immediately diving in to create some music!
Ian wrote on December 17, 2020
I thought this course was well balanced and well thought out. The instructor has a pleasant tone/speed and clearly knows his tools. Overall I really enjoyed it.
The only small critique I do have is that the example vocal used in a couple of places is not one I would have included as it desperately needed tuning (sorry). A stock (or tuned) vocal would have been much less distracting.
Terje Berg wrote on October 6, 2020
Carney does it again. What you need when you need it.
Hammo wrote on June 11, 2020
I watched this library of tutorials - Reason 11 Explained and Explored - This is a super intro to the big picture view of Reason, and a super intro to the Reason 11 Environment. It was excellently portrayed, articulated and executed from beginning to end. Would very much jump at an opportunity to engage in what I hope will be a follow up, and more granulated and detailed exploration by Joshua Carney, who really does a super job here. BTW Joshua, you're singing isn't half bad at all!!! - I would highly recommend this tutorial to anyone starting out in either Reason, or Reason 11.
Calon wrote on May 11, 2020
Good start to get you going in Reason.
Art Lab wrote on April 25, 2020
Very clear and well presented.
Geoff Gogan wrote on April 19, 2020
Nice overview of Reason 11. Well explained, hit right level of detail
Adam wrote on March 31, 2020
Very minimal and quick which is excellent
Chris wrote on March 19, 2020
This course reminded me how much fun Reason is to use. Very clear and useful.