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Propellerhead Reason 4 Tips and Tricks

Hollin Jones

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Special low internet price 8.95

244 x 172 mm * 192 pages  ISBN 9781906005 078

* For Reason version 4
* For Mac OSX and Windows
* Master recording and editing of MIDI
* Creative sound generation with Combinator and Thor
* Automate tracks and play Reason live
* Mix and master your tracks with the MClass effects

This book covers everything you need to know about using Reason in your everyday music-making. It will let you unlock the full creative potential of your software by giving you the inside track on how to make the best and most effective use of it.

Ideal for beginners, intermediate and experienced users, the book covers topics from advice on computer audio setups and operating systems through to working methods, linking Reason with other programs and using your own sounds and custom racks.

Other topics include expert tips on using all the instruments such as the new Thor Polysonic Synthesizer, tools and effects, the ReGroove mixer, recording and sequencing, detailed MIDI editing and parameter automation. It even tells you how to mix down and publish your tracks.

Propellerhead Reason Tips and Tricks is an invaluable everyday companion to help you get the most out of Reason.


1 Setting up
Before you start. Mac or PC. Installing Reason. Preferences. MIDI settings. Sound locations.

2 Working methods
The Concept. The Transport panel. The Browser.

3 Creating devices
The Tool palette. Tips for working with devices. Types of devices. ReWire.

4 The Mixer
Aux returns. Send effects. The Master Fader. Tips for mixing music. The Channel Strip. The Line Mixer.

5 The Sequencer
Sequencer basics. Working with sequencer tracks. Vector based automation. Working with tracks, lanes and clips. Tempo and time signature automation. The Matrix Pattern Sequencer. The RPG-8 Arpeggiator.

6 Recording
Quantizing. Change Events. Locking Surfaces. Keyboard Control. Using your own samples. Real Time Automation recording.

7 The ReGroove mixer

8 Thor Polysonic Synthesizer

9 The Combinator

10 The NN-19 Sampler
Use your own samples. The Front Panel.

11 The ReDrum
Step recording. Sequencer recording. Pattern programming.

12 The Dr:Rex Player

13 The NN-XT Sampler

14 The Subtractor

15 The Malstrom
Around the back.

16 The effect devices
Insert or Send? Which effect to choose? Scream 4. RV7000. Additional effects units. The MClass effects. BV512 Vocoder.

17 Exporting from Reason
Exporting in real time. A note about ReWire. Checking everything. Sharing and publishing.

Hollin Jones is a full-time musician and writes regularly for MusicTech magazine. He also lectures at colleges and universities throughout the South West of England.



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