Getting started with convolution reverb

Posted June 30, 2015, 1:41 p.m.

If you want to get up to speed on the new convolution reverb that's part of Reason 8.3's revamped RV7000 MkII reverb unit, then you've come to the right place. In this tutorial we'll take a look at the history of reverb to understand how convolution fits into the story, how it works, and how you can go about making your own presets with custom spaces.

Posted June 30, 2015, 1:41 p.m.

Parsec Micro Tutorial

Posted Nov. 15, 2013, 3:41 p.m.

Parsec is capable of some absolutely mind-blowing sounds only possible with additive synthesis. But before you dive in too deep, make sure you check out this new Micro Tutorial! We'll tell you all about how additive synthesis works and how you can experiment with Parsec to bring new sounds to your music.

Check out Parsec and download your 30-day trial here.

You can also download the song featured in the tutorial as a .reason file by clicking here.

Posted Nov. 15, 2013, 3:41 p.m.

Thor Polysonic Synthesizer

Posted Sept. 11, 2013, 11:26 a.m.

Thor sounds like no synthesizer you've ever heard before - and every single one of them. Where other synths use one specific form of synthesis and one single filter, the Thor polysonic synthesizer features six different oscillator types and four unique filters. Unlimited sound design potential at your fingertips.

In this micro tutorial we'll take a look at how to maneuver this unstoppable force of synthesis and give you an overview of its main features.

Posted Sept. 11, 2013, 11:26 a.m.

Drum Machine 101 with Redrum

Posted Sept. 11, 2013, 11:25 a.m.

Ever since Reason 1.0 beatmakers, producers, and button-mashers alike have all loved the venerable old Redrum Drum Computer. And it's easy to see why. Step sequencing drum machines like Redrum or even the classic Roland 808 offer a nearly perfect layout for programming the rhythmic syncopated beats used in so many popular music genres. The 16 buttons, representing the 16 steps in the beat, provide the right blend of predictable beat construction and random experimentation when you want to spice up your beats.

In this micro tutorial, we'll get you started with drum step sequencing and get familiar with the Redrum's layout. You'll soon learn why producers the world over love Kong but also keep coming back to Redrum for that special creative simplicity.

Posted Sept. 11, 2013, 11:25 a.m.

Using MIDI Hardware with Reason

Posted Sept. 11, 2013, 11:23 a.m.

The Reason Rack offers nearly endless sonic capabilities. But what if you just want the sound of your favorite hardware synth? Or that weird little drum machine you got half-price. In this tutorial we take a look at the External MIDI Instrument and how it can help you expand your Reason rack with your hardware.

Posted Sept. 11, 2013, 11:23 a.m.