Resources for learning more about Reason

Are you just getting started with Reason? Or perhaps you want to hone your skills, pick up some new ideas or learn others’ techniques for using Reason?

We’ve assembled some links of dedicated learning resources for Reason. Whether you prefer a printed book, DVD, online tutorials or classroom setting, there’s probably something for you.

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Reason video tutorials

What's new in Reason 8

What's new in Reason 8

Level: Beginner
Author: Mo Volans
Publisher: AskVideo.com

Reason 8 has arrived and our favorite Reason expert, Mo Volans, is here to show you what the Propellerheads have concocted in their latest release. Learn all about this new, powerful version of Reason right here, right now… and for FREE!

Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide

Level: Beginner
Author: Hollin Jones
Publisher: AskVideo.com

Reason 8 has all the tools you need to go from your initial ideas to a professional sounding track! In this 20-tutorial guide, you’re off to a “Quick Start” with Reason expert Hollin Jones.

How Reason Works

How Reason Works

Level: Beginner
Author: Hollin Jones
Publisher: AskVideo.com

In this 20-tutorial course, by expert Hollin Jones, you dive even deeper into Reason 8 to see the inner workings of this powerful DAW. Watch this course and discover how Reason really works!

MIDI Recording and Editing

MIDI Recording and Editing

Level: Beginner
Author: Hollin Jones
Publisher: AskVideo.com

MIDI is the heart of Reason and this course shows you how to really get it pumping! Follow along with Reason pro Hollin Jones in this 19-tutorial course and learn the ins and outs of MIDI in Reason 8.

Introducing the Instruments

Introducing the Instruments

Level: Beginner
Author: Hollin Jones
Publisher: AskVideo.com

Reason is known for its awesome synths and drum machines. This 22-tutorial course, by expert Hollin Jones, gives you an in-depth introduction to these cool instruments! Start making music now!

Audio: Recording and Editing

Audio: Recording and Editing

Level: Beginner
Author: Hollin Jones
Publisher: AskVideo.com

Whether you’re recording a guitar, a vocal or even a whole band, Reason has got you covered. Join Hollin Jones as he explains everything audio in Reason 8!

Mixing and FX Basics

Mixing and FX Basics

Level: Beginner
Author: Hollin Jones
Publisher: AskVideo.com

Reason comes with an incredible arsenal of effects. Watch this course and get a tour of each one with practical examples of what they can do to improve the sound of your tracks.

Mixing Lab

Mixing Lab

Level: Intermediate
Author: Mo Volans
Publisher: AskVideo.com

Reason 8, with its massive mixer, devices and rack extensions, can “mix” it up with the best of the elite DAWs. Watch this course by Mo Volans and get some cool mixing tips that’ll make your tracks really shine!

Mastering Lab

Mastering Lab

Level: Intermediate
Author: Mo Volans
Publisher: AskVideo.com

This Reason 8 Mastering Lab course, by trainer Mo Volans, demonstrates the powerful, bundled processors and the mastering techniques that will transform your Reason tracks from good to mind-blowing. Watch this course and see how to master your tracks –in the box!

Synthesis Explored

Synthesis Explored

Level: Intermediate
Author: J. Anthony Allen
Publisher: AskVideo.com

This 28-tutorial course, from Reason expert J. Anthony Allen, uses Reason 8’s synths to teach you advanced synthesis techniques that are used by pro sound designers and musicians alike. If you’re into synthesis then this course is for you.

Reason 8 Explained

Reason 8 Explained

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Author: Todd Tatnall
Publisher: Groove 3

Studio tech meister Todd Tatnall brings you Reason 8 Explained, covering all the important basics as well as some advanced topics that will get you up and running with Propellerheads amazing Reason 8 DAW in no time.

Books on Reason

Reason101 Visual Guide to the Reason Rack

Author: Robert Anselmi
Publisher: Reason101.net
Year: 2013
Number of Pages: 360

Reason 7 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide

Author: G. W. Childs, Michael Prager
Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR
Year: 2013
Number of Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781285866574

Sound Design and Mixing in Reason

Author: Andrew Eisele
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Year: 2012
Number of Pages: 180
ISBN: 9781458402295

The Power in Reason

Author: Andrew Eisele
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Year: 2012
Number of Pages: 134
ISBN: 9781458402288

On-location courses on Reason

Reason Producer Certificate Program

Level: Intermediate
Organized by: Dubspot
Location: New York City, USA

Master Reason with our complete program of courses culminating in a four track EP ready for release. In addition to achieving a complete overview of the composition process in Reason & Record you’ll also earn the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Reason & Record.

Intro to Reason

Level: Beginner
Organized by: Dubspot
Location: New York City, USA

This intensive weekend workshop is designed to introduce students to Reason. The goal is to teach students how to use Reason to compose beats, melodies and sounds in order to create original songs.

Propellerhead Reason 101/110

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Organized by: Pyramind Training
Location: San Francisco, California, USA

An in-depth exploration of Propellerheads Reason - the tool that changed electronic music production forever. Now a staple in every studio from Hip-Hop to IDM, Reason is one of the fastest creation tools out there, with good reason. Students will learn about the components of the tools including all of the instruments and the various sound creation possibilities available.

Online courses on Reason

Producing Music with Reason

Level: Beginner
Organized by: Berklee Online

Gain a firm understanding of the functionalities and capabilities of Reason software. Explore Reason's rack of virtual instruments, effects, mixers, built-in sequencer and patching system, and learn real-world production setups and techniques used by today's top producers.

Remixing

Level: Intermediate
Organized by: Berklee Online

Leverage the power of Pro Tools and Reason using ReWire technology, and gain a comprehensive understanding of how these powerful programs work together in the remixing process.

Hip-Hop Writing and Production

Level: Intermediate
Organized by: Berklee Online

Learn the techniques that hip-hop producers use to create hit songs. Learn writing and production considerations unique to hip-hop, how to analyze and recreate different styles of hip-hop, and how to use this foundation to produce your own songs using Propellerhead’s Reason software.

Sound Design for the Electronic Musician

Level: Intermediate
Organized by: Berklee Online

Learn to create your own electronic sounds and musical productions using Propellerhead's Reason and Native Instruments' Absynth.

Sampling and Audio Production

Level: Intermediate
Organized by: Berklee Online

Explore the art of sampling and audio production, and learn Berklee's approach to recording, editing, and programming using the software samplers provided in Reason.

Up and Running with Reason 8

Author: Matt Piper
Length: 3 hours, 46 minutes
Level: Beginner
Organized by: Lynda.com

Matt Piper shows you how to get set up with Reason and then moves straight into making music: recording guitar, bass, and software instruments, as well as creating beats and sampling audio. He then demonstrates the tools used for editing, including quantization, pitch correction, time stretching, tempo, and time signature automation. Finally, you'll learn how to mix your track, and prep and export the mix for handing it off to a mastering engineer or for mastering it on your own.

Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form

Author: Josh Harris
Length: 2 hours, 44 minutes
Level: Intermediate
Organized by: Lynda.com

In this course, author Josh Harris shows how to create radio and club arrangements, and a radio edit of a club mix. He utilizes four different digital audio workstations (DAWs)—Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic, and Reason—and shows how to build different arrangements from the ground up, by adding guitars, drums, bass, and synths. Each DAW explores different types of arranging scenarios.

Remixing Techniques: Time Stretching

Author: Josh Harris
Length: 2 hours, 51 minutes
Level: Intermediate
Organized by: Lynda.com

In this course, author Josh Harris demonstrates time-stretching techniques in four of the major digital audio workstations: Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Reason, and Ableton Live. Josh covers the basic time-stretching treatments, where minimal tempo adjustment is needed, and then moves into more difficult territory. Each lesson employs real-world musical examples to clearly show where each time-stretching technique is useful and how the results of time stretching affect the sound of a song.

Reason Level 1: Beginners/Intermediate

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Organized by: ReasonCourses.com

Our brand new Reason Level 1 course provides students with all the knowledge necessary to start making music with Reason. As well as being guided through all the main areas of the software, the modules also provide more general information about music, performance and production.

Reason Level 2: Advanced

Level: Advanced
Organized by: ReasonCourses.com

Our brand new Level 2 Advanced Reason Online Course continues where the Level 1 course leaves off, and provides experienced Reason users with all the knowledge needed to get the very best out of all the advanced features and workflow methods available in Reason.

Reason Online Course

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Organized by: Manchester MIDI School

Perfect for those who have just bought the latest installment of Propellerhead Reason, which includes new instruments, effects processors, a new mixer, and the ability to be able to record, import and edit audio directly in the sequencer.

Reason Online Course

Level: Intermediate
Organized by: Steve Heithecker/Pyramind Training

An in-depth exploration of Propellerheads Reason – the tool that changed electronic music production forever. Students will learn about the components of the tools including all of the instruments and the various sound creation possibilities available.