Introducing Reason 4
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: June 2008
Pages: 435

Break Into Today's Music Scene

Electronic musicians, rockers, rappers, and regular folks useReason virtual studio software to create and self-recordstudio-quality music on PCs and Macs. Introducing Reason 4shows you how to harness all the tools of this popular package toproduce your own professional sound.

Veteran studio engineer and professional musician CliffTruesdell explains everything you need to get going—fromReason's full array of virtual instruments, effects, and functionsto priceless inside-the-studio insights and tips you can use tostart creating original pieces right away. You'll also come awaywith useful skills you can apply in any studio session, whetherdigital or analog.

  • Take a tour of Reason's interface, instruments, and effects

  • Record and sequence complete drum tracks with the Redrum drumsampler

  • Use Reason's NN-XT and NN-19 samplers to create instruments fromany original sound source you wish

  • Get a close-up look at each of Reason's synthesizers, includinghow they can be used to create and shape a limitless range ofsounds

  • Blend loops, effects, and samples—then mix and export yourresults

  • Take advantage of Reason's incredible routing options to createyour own original combinations of instruments and effects

  • Learn about MIDI recording and how Reason uses MIDI to createand sequence performances

  • Explore new devices such as the Thor Polysonic Synthesizer, theReGroove mixer, and the RPG-8 monophonic arpeggiator

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