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Old 2013-05-08, 00:52
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Hardware?

Hey im looking for a good DAW to use and I'm considering Propellerhead Reason. Im new to the whole DAW/home studio world. And im wondering if its possible to use hardware in Reason. Like do i need an audio interface to be able to record in reason? I would just ike information on stuff that i need to record, other than A computer and Reason. Thanks!
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Old 2013-05-08, 08:48
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Are you looking to sing, record acoustic instrument? You'll need a mic, sound card, monitoring headphones, and acoustically treated room. Are you looking to do instrumental, synth and electronic drums? You're best getting a controller keyboard like something from Novation, M-audio, Nektar. Are you looking to play piano? You'll need a better keybed like a Casio (yes that Casio!) Privia Px-55, Px-330, Yamaha p155, Roland Fp-7f

Also depending on your computer a soundcard may improve audio quality and latency. Most newer keyboard controllers will have USB connection to computer.
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Old 2013-05-08, 23:26
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Are you looking to sing, record acoustic instrument? You'll need a mic, sound card, monitoring headphones, and acoustically treated room. Are you looking to do instrumental, synth and electronic drums? You're best getting a controller keyboard like something from Novation, M-audio, Nektar. Are you looking to play piano? You'll need a better keybed like a Casio (yes that Casio!) Privia Px-55, Px-330, Yamaha p155, Roland Fp-7f

Also depending on your computer a soundcard may improve audio quality and latency. Most newer keyboard controllers will have USB connection to computer.
Alright that cleared a lot up for me! Im looking to do both acoustic recording and electronic synth music. So thanks a lot!!!!
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Old 2013-05-09, 00:30
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Basically you don't need any external gear if your computer is able to play back sound, has a alphanumeric keyboard and a mouse . All other stuff is optional:

- You can of course work with your PC's internal soundcard, but for recording an interface with dedicated Mic inputs might be better.
- You can also play notes with your PC's alphanumeric keyboard or Reason's onscreen keyboard, but an external MIDI/ USB controller may be useful as well.

In principle it's possible to run Reason on a laptop without any other accessories. I do it most of the time indeed (the only "luxury" is a good sounding USB headset). So, it's just up to you to enhance your workflow by adding further equipment!

BTW: for electronic music Reason is the land of milk and honey, 'cause it comes with a bunch of cool instruments right out of the box !!
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Old 2013-05-08, 11:14
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A quality audio interface is essential no matter what you are planning to do with Reason 7. A fairly high performing computer is also important as your audio interface will depend on your computer's processing power to provide you with low latency recording and monitoring. A MIDI controller is also essential, even if you do not plan on playing keys very much. This is because a MIDI controller will provide you with quick access to transport functions (play, stop, record, overdub, etc.) and in some cases even more tactile control of instruments and devices in Reason. But as far as using any other external hardware with Reason you need to be more specific about what exactly you are trying to do if you are looking for a better answer.
 

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