Get ready to put the power of Reason 4 to work! This comprehensive guide shows you how to get the most out of this popular music production program, while providing insights and tips that not only teach you the program but will help you make better music. You'll start with a brief introduction to the basics of computer music and putting together your studio and then quickly move on to the business of creating a song. You'll explore all the various tools and synths that Reason offers, including the Sequencer, reMix, Redrum, Subtractor, Malström, Thor, NN-19 and NN-XT, the Matrix, RPG-8, the Combinator, the MClass mastering suite, and much, much more. By the time you're finished, you'll be ready to synchronize Reason with other music-making programs, use automation, and mix and publish your creations to CD or to the Web.
Michael Prager has been involved with music technology for more than 15 years and has worked for such organizations as Guitar Center Management, Cakewalk, Steinberg, Disney Interactive, Spectrasonics, Q Up Arts, Sony Classical audioMIDI.com, the Columbia College Hollywood, and Keyboard Magazine. Prager has worked on various Course Technology instructional DVDs and is the author of several books and CD-ROMs from Cengage/Course Technology, including Reason 4 Power!, Reason CSi Starter, Reason CSi Master, and Sampling and Soft Synth Power!.
Introduction Chapter 1: Introduction to Reason 4.0 Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring Reason Chapter 3: Getting Started with Reason 4.0 Chapter 4: Creating Your First Reason Song Chapter 5: The Reason Sequencer--Close Up Chapter 6: The Reason Mixer (reMix) Chapter 7: Redrum--Close Up Chapter 8: Dr:rex--Close Up Chapter 9: Subtractor--Close Up Chapter 10: The Malstrom--Close Up Chapter 11: Thor--Close Up Chapter 12: NN-19--Close Up Chapter 13: NN-XT--Close Up Chapter 14: The Matrix--Close Up Chapter 15: The RPG-8--Close Up Chapter 16: Effects--Close Up Chapter 17: The MClass Mastering Suite--Close Up Chapter 18: The Combinator--Close Up Chapter 19: Automation Chapter 20: Synchronization Chapter 21: ReWire Chapter 22: Mixing and Publishing Your Reason Songs Appendix A: The ReBirth of Cool Appendix B: ReCycle! 2.1 Appendix C: ReFills