Combining pristine sound quality with a comfortably retro-styled virtual rack (including a polyphonic synthesizer, mixing console, sampler, and drum machine), Reason has won legions of fans since its introduction. Now, everyone is singing its praises -- from bands like Nine Inch Nails and Prodigy to video producers. Here to show you why is the first Visual QuickStart Guide on the topic. Using simple step-by-step instructions and loads of visual aids, this friendly volume promises to have you up and running quickly -- using all of Reason's instruments, loops, effects, mixing capabilities, and drum kits. You'll also find complete coverage of Reason's essential features: from its extensive racks and sound banks to its lifelike, rear-rack cabling, as well as its effects, automation, integration with other audio programs, and more.
This book is meant to get new users up and running quickly. No previous experience with Reason and music-composition software is necessary.
Working with Reason requires a knowledge of synthesizers and how they work, which is what this book is designed to give you. If you don't have any background in music, this book will guide you quickly through the basic concepts needed to use Reason, and set you on the path to exploring Reason's possibilities on your own.
I hope reading this book will give you enough knowledge to get yourself moving boldly forward. An inquisitive ear will be your ultimate guide for getting the sounds you want out of Reason. With imagination and dedication, you'll soon be mixing music down to CD-quality audio that can stand alongside a professional CD.