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Welcome to 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. At the end of the course, students should have all the basic skills required to produce their own tracks, with the 15 modules going from the jamming stage right through to final mastering. Students are even introduced to important sound creation methods, such as sampling and synthesizing.

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The online Reason course, which has been designed and presented by our very own Reason expert trainer Rob Jones, is presented in a series of online videos which you can watch where and when you prefer, with a full complement of accompanying downloadable materials for your future reference.

By taking our course you will not only get a perfect understanding of how to use your Reason software in the comfort of your home, acquire Reason-optimised samples and presets from loopmasters, but once completed you will also be able to download your very own official certificate of completion, signed by our expert trainer, stating that you have taken the course and listing all the module topics.

Also included with the Reason courses is a huge collection of royalty free samples from Loopmasters worth over £50.

 

How much does the course cost?
The cost for joining our beginner/intermediate course is just £149 GBP, which equates to approximately €189 Euros or $240 USD. We also offer a combined deal for our basic/intermediate and advanced course for just £225, €280 Euros or $365 USD (approx 11 hrs of video training!) Both options can be paid using most major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard etc) or your paypal account.

Where is the course held?
The course is delivered as streamed videos via our website directly to your Mac or PC. You can take the course wherever you are located in the world, and at times that suit you. Once you have access to the course, you can login to your account anytime to watch the next module and proceed with the course.

What equipment do I need?
To take the course you need to have a computer which is connected to the internet, a copy of Reason (ideally 7, but earlier versions are also sufficient) or Reason Essentials and some speakers or headphones connected to the computer. A MIDI controller keyboard would be useful, but is not essential.

How long does the course last?
The course is presented in 15 modules, each lasting on average at least 20 minutes. Along with practice time, this means the course could be completed in a few days. However, typically, students take many months to complete them, particularly as some parts will need watching multiple times before all the information sinks in."

Recent Testimonials

"Hi, I recently completed the basic course after purchasing Reason and have found this course to be exactly what I was looking for to take my skills to the next level!!" James Rune, Hertfordshire

"I found the course very interesting and covered everything that I wanted to learn in good detail, plus the forum was active and my questions were replied to very quickly by Rob!", Andy Kregse, Brighton

“I learnt so much on this course, and I’m now so much more confident when approaching Reason, my skills have increased dramatically and I’m making the best music of my life!, Thank you Rob!” Marco Vito, Argentina

Free Info Pack Download

If you own Reason and want to get a great understanding of how you can make the very most of this amazing software, take the Reason course today and make the most of your music. We offer a FREE SAMPLE MODULE which you can watch to see if you think our online video training is the right solution for you. Also please find out more about the course from our FREE INFO PACK which you can download without obligation by registering for a producertech account, which will also give you access to our member forums where you can talk to other students and Reason enthusiasts.

If you want to SIGNUP then please click on the links below and feel free to CONTACT US at anytime if you have further questions that we can help you with.

We hope to see you online soon!

Module Information:
  • Introduction to the Course
    Introduces the course structure and content. Gives an overview of Record (Reason 6) and then Reason (Reason 5 or earlier), showing the main areas and controls available in each platform. Teaches how to set up the software using the Preferences.
  • What Is MIDI?
    Introduces the basic concepts of audio and MIDI. Explains how music is created with a MIDI instrument. Shows how to set up a MIDI controller, how to create a MIDI track (by adding ID8) and then some different ways of recording MIDI into it. Some simple, funky keyboard phrases (chord riffs and melodic lines) are created as an example. Basic MIDI editing and quantising are introduced also.
  • Working With Loops
    Shows how to work with audio loops inside Reason, beginning with Dr Octo Rex - factory loops then external. Then shows how to import loops onto an audio track and some basic editing, such as tempo. Basic editing of audio and MIDI in the sequencer are covered so students can begin to see how a track is laid out.
  • Programming Drums I - Intro To Redrum
    Teaches how to program drum tracks using ReDrum with factory and external samples. Several patterns are created and the individual drum sounds are edited on the device.
  • Recording Audio
    Shows how to record audio in Reason 6 using a microphone or guitar. Explains the considerations when using an interface (including monitoring) and the effects to use when recording, such as guitar amps. Different recording modes are covered, like how to record in loop mode, as well as how to edit a comp.
  • Basic Processing [Compression And Filtering]
    Teaches the basics of compression, showing how the compressor effect is added to a device/effect like Dr Octo Rex and then how it can be used to create different drum sounds. Filtering is then introduced with ECF-42, as well as the concept of filter modulation envelopes.
  • Programming Drums II - Intro To Kong
    Shows how to program drums using Kong, expanding on the MIDI editing introduced in module 4. Drawing in MIDI is particularly focussed on. Editing of drums using MIDI values in the sequencer is taught. Processing of drums using compression is shown once again. ReGroove is also introduced.
  • Introduction To Sampling
    ?Introduces the concept of a sampler. Shows how to select and edit different sampled instruments using NN19, then how to import your own samples then tune and loop them. The concept of envelope modulation from module 6 is expanded further, explaining ADSR envelopes, amplitude then filter modulation. Also shows how to record your own samples.
  • Introduction To Synthesizing
    The basics of synthesizing are introduced using Subtractor, showing the main parameters in each synth section. Teaches about Oscillator waveforms and pitch, envelope and LFO modulation. Shows some examples of patch creation.
  • Mixing Part I
    Provides a guide to the layout and controls on the various mixers in Reason. Teaches the most important elements of mixing a track - adjusting levels and panning - then moves onto EQ.
  • Mixing Part II
    Shows some of the most important effects for mixing a track, beginning with the RV-7 Digital Reverb device. Teaches how to set up send FX and why they are necessary. Introduces other effects such as DDL-1 Digital Delay Line, CF-101 Chorus/Flanger and D-11 Foldback Distortion.
  • Introduction To Mastering
    Provides a guide to the basics of mastering, showing the presets available on the Reason 6 mixer as well as how to add each of the MClass effects, and the main parameters on offer. Then shows how to bounce the final track.
  • Remote And Rewire
    Teaches more about external control via MIDI or the computer keyboard. Also explains how ReWire works. Shows how to incorporate external hardware synths into a song.
  • Intro To The Combinator
    Shows how to use Combinator to create your own instrument and effects presets. Looks more into manual cabling of devices.
  • BONUS MODULE - New Features in Reason 7 Part I
    Teaches some of the new features in Reason 7, including the addition of slice markers in audio clips, which allow precise timestretching of individual sections of recorded or imported material. The ability to create Rex files from audio clips is also included, showing how to edit them on the device to further transform loops in interesting ways, as well as how the new effects device Audiomatic Retro Transformer works.
  
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