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Old 2013-02-11, 20:21
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what is the best book to read about learning reason 6.5.3?

hello, after reading all/most of the reviews on amazon/other places regarding books about learning how to use reason, most of the books fall short...'going pro with reason 6.5' by gw childs, 'reason 6 ignite' by gw childs, 'reason 6 power' by michael prager, 'power tools for reason 6' by andrew eisele...i am looking for more than just overviews on what the devices do, i am more into intermediate/advance techniques about how to wire stuff up/together in the back of the rack...any advice? i just bought 'music theory for the computer musician' by michael hewitt and so far so good...
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Old 2013-02-12, 06:24
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Peff's book "Power Tools for Reason 3" is supposed to be really good.

It has to be the Peff version, not later versions.

The user manual is also a good choice.
Old 2013-02-12, 15:17
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+1 on the Holy Manual. It explains a lot.
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Old 2013-02-12, 17:20
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The online tutorials are a great place to start:

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Old 2013-02-12, 21:11
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"Going Pro with Reason 6.5" seems to be the latest weapon of choice. It's pretty new to amazon but the only review on there is favourable. At the end of the day you learn more from doing if you ask me.
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Old 2013-02-12, 22:17
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If you have a good understanding how to make tracks in Reason I would suggest that you buy some books on mixing instead (if you want to have better sounding mixes). "The Art of Mixing"by David Gibson and "The Mixing Engineer's Handbook" by Bobby Owsinski are great books and really helped me to improve my mixes.
If using Reason is still a hard task for you (routing cables, ect...) then yeah stick to learning more about Reason. The best book you can read to learn more about Reason is free! The manual is over a thousand pages long and you can learn some great things in there ( I have ). Before you buy a book on Reason why not give the manual a try.

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