Core Reason Skills : Pitch Edit, MIDI Processing & EDM Production

You can always benefit from refreshing your core DAW skills and these three short videos will help you with some of Reason's fundamental tools and workflows.  

Reason is one of the most unique DAWs around, with countless users worldwide. With the advent of version 10 it's gained some new toys, but how is your knowledge of the core of this music-making system? Here are three videos to help you brush up on some essentials. Firstly, tuning vocals with pitch edit. Then using the player devices to generate and process MIDI signal for more interesting parts. And finally, the different ways in which you can use Reason to make great beats!  

Tuning Vocals With Pitch Edit 

This in-action course covers both the pitch editing tools and also shows you the best ways to get the results you’re looking for! Whether you’re doing some minor tuning fixes or making autotuned madness, you’ll find that the tutorials in this course, cover every aspect of the art of vocal tuning.

In this video you'll get an overview of what the Pitch Editor is, how it works and how it can help you get perfect vocal results. So dig in and learn everything about Pitch Edit in Propellerhead’s Reason and never be out of tune again!

Watch the full course in the AskAudio Academy here. 

Performing With Player Devices

Join Reason expert Mo Volans, in this Reason FastTrack™ course, as he explores and explains Reason's powerful new Player Devices. These powerful MIDI “robot” modules can create unbelievably complex patterns with just the touch of a finger, if you know how to use them.

First you learn what they are and what they do. Mo first explains the inside info on the Dual Arpeggiator, Note Echo and Scales and Chords devices and then he shows each of these powerful MIDI FX “in-action”. If that isn’t enough, maestro Volans created an Advanced Player Tips section at the end of this course where he shows you how to combine these devices to create complete MIDI madness!

Watch the full course in the AskAudio Academy here.   

Designing Dubstep: Beat By Beat 

How often do you get to watch a Master at work? In this course you're in the virtual studio with Dubstep producer Hollin Jones where you'll witness the creation of an electronic dance masterpiece using Reason. This adventure begins with Hollin exploring ideas as he looks for inspiration from the tempo and the beats. Watch as he experiments with different loops and patterns and builds the rhythmic foundation of his Dubstep composition.

From there, he moves on to the melodic part of the production process. This is where you learn all about bass sequencing including Hollin's take on creating the infamous Wobble Bass sound. Next he adds some piano, does some automation editing, and creates some guitar tracks enhanced with FX. The section that follows is all about adding those all-important sonic flourishes that become the glue holding the composition together.

Check out the full course in the AskAudio Academy here

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