Propellerhead Software
Old 2012-11-07, 22:36
graeme75 graeme75 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 26
Post Reason - Newbie Help


I currently have Reason 6.5 and trying to get to grips with it. I'm currently following an online course from Sonic Academy which is good so far. Firstly can anyone else recommend any other good learning resources for a beginner?

I'm experiencing the following quirks:-

If I rename a device in the Mixer and/or the Rack then it automatically reflects the new name in the mixer/rack. However when I look at the sequencer it still has the original device name. Is the sequencer separate? Do I have to also rename the device in the sequencer also.

The exact same thing happens if I change the track colour, it updates in the mixer and rack but not the sequencer. Any help would be most appreciated?

Also is there anyway of colouring the notes by pitch? So all C's are blue , D's red etc?

Old 2012-11-08, 05:13
djfm1983's Avatar
djfm1983 djfm1983 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 950 has a youtube video (you have to watch it on youtube for some reason) that I posted a while back. It's not about Reason but it's about the art of mixing. Your going to have to learn how to mix and what studio devices do in order to know how to use them. This video is a great reference for begginers that want to learn the basics of the art of mixing. As far as the labling devices I'm not too sure. About coloring you can't color the notes but you can highlight the tracks (or blocks) in the seq view and then choose your color. This is a great way to stay orginized. I color all my drums Red,bass orange, instruments green, vocals blue, group busses lilac (on the mixer). It really helps whenever you end up mixing 40+ channels.
There are some great books you can buy like "the audio engineers handbook", "the art of mixing" (has more info than the youtube video has) and there are some great videos on (just stay away from "really hot summer" if you don't own pro tools). The best thing to help you learn Reason IMO is the Reason manaul. Alot of begginers overlook reading the manaul. Good luck to you !
Old 2012-11-08, 06:07
Lunesis's Avatar
Lunesis Lunesis is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6,955
If you rename the track in the sequencer it will change it in the other two areas as well, so that's a good policy.
Loading SoundCloud…
Old 2012-11-08, 06:59
colcifer's Avatar
colcifer colcifer is online now
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,518
Check out the stuff in my "Resources" page.
Old 2012-11-10, 12:09
Posts: n/a
Here whats the story i just want to buy one of your courses i don't want a subscription or any of that shite I just want to buy the one thing...can i just buy the one of do i have to find it on a torrent somewhere?
Old 2012-11-10, 13:34
ryszard's Avatar
ryszard ryszard is online now
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 691
Hmmmm . . . Not a registered Reason user . . . wants free Reason courses . . . aaarrr, matey.
Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Reason 7, BIAB 2013
Intel i5 2500K 3.3 Ghz, Gigabyte ZX77X-UD3H, 16 Gb Corsair DDR3 RAM
OCZ 60 Gb SSD, WD 1 Tb Caviar Black 7,200 RPM HD
Zotac/Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 2 Gb, NZXT H2 "Silent" case w/liquid cooling
Presonus AudioBox USB, Behringer B2031A, JBL PSW D110 sub

Kennesaw (Atlanta), Georgia, USA
Old 2012-11-10, 15:01
dpreem's Avatar
dpreem dpreem is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 46
If you want, you can check out the Propellerheads' youtube channel here:

You've got two sections there, Basic and Deep, nicely split into sections/instruments/...
Reason 6.5, Intel i7 920, M-Audio Delta Audiophile 2496, E-MU X-board49

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More RE cpu usage madness vs VST/AU - Softube TheodoreM Phead User Forum (read only) 253 2013-06-17 15:26
Using Reason 6 with ReWire (32bit) on a Windows 64-bit operating system sazi General Forum (read only) 51 2013-04-02 07:17
Why did i buy record?????!!!!!*$ Mathmatech General Forum (read only) 131 2013-01-14 17:02
Reason 6: Upgrades & Putting Things In Perspective scottym Phead User Forum (read only) 8 2011-08-11 01:43
Reason / DP / OMS Test Results Within... arothman General Forum (read only) 2 2003-03-05 03:26

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:24.