If you are new to the Reason music software, here is a Reason Beginners Guide packed with helpful video tutorials to help you become a pro.
Propellerhead Reason is a digital audio workstation for creating and editing music and audio developed by Propellerhead Software. It emulates a rack of hardware synthesizers, samplers, signal processors, sequencers, and audio mixers.
Tip: Reason is easier to use when you have a MIDI Keyboard.
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Table of Contents
- How to Install Reason
- Reason Overview
- The Sequencer
- The Rack
- The Mixer
- Midi Tools
- How to Install VST Plugins
- How to Use Reason Refills
- How to Export Beats
- How to Make a Hip Hop Beat
- Reason Helpful Links
How to Install Reason
Here are the steps to follow to install and set up your audio settings in Reason.
Here is an overview of the Reason interface and the basics of using the software.
Here is a overview on how to use Reason’s many different instruments and effects.
The Redrum is a pattern based drum machine in Reason.
Once you create a drum pattern, you can duplicate patterns, and create multiple variations of the pattern to be laid out in the sequencer.
The Reason Combinator allows you to combine and layer multiple instruments to create custom sounds.
Kong is a MPC like drum machine for Reason.
The Reason sequencer is where you record instruments and layout patterns to create a full song.
Here is a guide to understanding the Reason Rack and it’s capabilities.
The Reason mixer allows you to adjust audio, pan audio, apply effects, and more.
This video will show you some of the helpful tools in Reason regarding MIDI.
How to Install VST Plugins
Here is a guide to installing VST plugins and instruments in Reason.
Related: Free VST Plugins
How to Use Reason Refills
Reason Refills are files that allow you to add additional sounds to Reason.
Related: Free Reason Refills
Export Reason Beats
Here is a short video on how to export your final beat to WAV and convert it to MP3.
How to Make a Hip Hop Beat in Reason
Here is a short video on how to create a Hip Hop beat in Reason.
How to Make a Trap Beat in Reason
Here is a video on how to create a Trap beat in Reason.
Helpful Reason Links
Advanced Propellerhead Reason Tutorials
How to Make Beats in Reason
So those are the basics how to use Reason.
I hope you found this Propellerhead Reason Beginners Guide helpful.
Thanks to Reason Experts for putting together a lot of the video tutorials above.
If you have any tips or suggestions on making music with Reason, please leave a comment below.
If you are new to making music, check out our How to Make Beats Beginners Guide.