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Getting to know all the new features in Reason 11

Reason 11 is here and, as usual, The Props have added masses of stuff and the extra, dramatic news that you can now run the Reason Rack in any DAW! Even more importantly, we can no longer call them ‘The Props’.

How to compose with Players in Reason 10

Last time, we introduced Scales & Chords as a great tool for songwriting, showing how you can use it to generate some fantastic progressions and melodies. Here, we explore the creative role of Reason’s other Players…

Using Scales & Chords with Reason 10

Reason might well be known for its devices, instruments, effects and rack, but beneath these flashy headlines lies a great tool for songwriting – and one that needs no previous musical experience to enjoy. Welcome to Scales & Chords.

Learn how to use the features on Reason Compact

Mobile music-making has, of course, been with us for many years. However, Propellerhead’s new Reason Compact looks set to bring some of the stunning drum, synth and bass sounds from this most popular DAW to the masses…

Creating lo-fi sounds with Reason 10

Are your sounds just too ‘clean’? Are you longing for a bit of dirt in your pristine productions? As we continue our sound-design series in Reason, it’s time to explore the murkier side of the software, so come with us as we go low…

How to perform live with Reason 10

Ever wanted to get on stage and take your Reason tunes out live? The software has some fantastic features to help you do just that. Here, we explore how to get a great live keyboard rig and explore some of the DAW’s performance options…

Using external loops in Reason 10 (Part Two)

Last time, we showed you how you can use Reason as an audio processor to take loops in from a hardware, analogue outside world and process them, using the classic Dr. Octo Rex. Time to take those effects much further…

Using external loops in Reason 10 (Part One)

Got some amazing audio loops from your hardware synths and modular gear that you want to get creative with? Or some proper drum loops from your drum machines? Here’s how to use Reason to turn them into something special.
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