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    Using Reason Live: Part 2

    Live Electronic Performance

    In the second part in our series, we're exploring ways to use Reason in a live electronica performance, laptop DJ set or jam session.

    Techniques Dec 2006
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    Using Reason Live: Part 1

    Replacing A Live Keyboard Rig

    In the first part of a mini-series on using Reason live, we look at how the Combinator and MIDI remote control can replace a live keyboard rig.

    Techniques Nov 2006
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    Using Mixer Automation In Reason

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Mixer automation lets you create more dynamic mixes, but also provides a fast alternative to arranging all your tracks in the sequencer. We offer a simple guide to making the most of it.

    Techniques Sep 2006
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    Using Reason's Spider Audio & CV Devices

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    The grey Spider devices look mild-mannered and unassuming — but they have super-powers that can unlock the hidden reserves of Reason's sound-making devices, as well as solving a host of more mundane problems.

    Techniques Aug 2006
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    Refining Rhythm In Reason

    Reason Tips & Technique

    Last month we looked at some basic applications of the Redrum module in Reason drum programming. Now it's time to move on to more sophisticated techniques for your rhythm parts.

    Techniques Jul 2006
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    Programming Drums in Reason

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Whether you need electronic beats or realistic acoustic drums, Reason is one of the quickest and easiest tools around for creating varied drum tracks.

    Techniques Jun 2006
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    Loop-based Composition In Reason

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason is more than just a MIDI sequencing environment; it can also be used for creating new pieces spontaneously from sample loops. We show you how...

    Techniques May 2006
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    Using Hardware Controllers with Reason 3

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    In all the excitement about Reason 3's Combinator device, the powerful new Remote hardware control functionality has been sadly overlooked — so let's remedy that situation with this article...

    Techniques Apr 2006
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    Using Reason With 8 Major Audio Host Applications

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason makes an ideal 'synth rack' for use with a variety of host software. We take you through the steps needed to Rewire it to eight popular programs.

    Techniques Mar 2006
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    Mastering External Audio In Reason 3

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason can be a simple yet surprisingly sophisticated mastering suite — and not just for audio generated in the Reason environment.

    Techniques Feb 2006
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    Tuning Drum Loops In Reason

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Can't quite get your Reason rhythm section kicking with the rest of the track? If you've never considered tuning your drum samples and loops to help create a tight and harmonious mix, now may be the time to try it...

    Techniques Dec 2005
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    ReBirth & Reason

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    ReBirth is dead. Long live ReBirth! We discuss the decision to discontinue this pioneering software and discover how Reason users can keep its spirit alive.

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Mastering Reason 3 Mixes

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason 3 has several new tools for pumping up final mixes and creating that 'finished product' sound.

    Techniques Nov 2005
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    Beta-testing Reason

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Propellerheads have always had a rather unusual approach to beta-testing, routinely involving thousands of registered users. We talk to the Props about how it's done.

    Techniques Oct 2005
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    Reason Mixing Masterclass

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason mixes can sound superbly fat and punchy, thanks to the array of tools the software puts at your disposal. We adapt some traditional mixing know-how to the Reason platform and offer device-specific tips to help you improve your mixes.

    Techniques Oct 2005
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    Reason Notes

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    We report on a new release of Reason that fixes some bugs but also ups the system requirements for running the software, and examine the problem of achieving 'exclusive' drum assignments in the NNXT super sample-player.

    Techniques Sep 2005
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    Making Your Own Reason Refill

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    If you've never made a Refill from your Reason creations, now may be the time to give it a go. It's an easy process that can offer various benefits.

    Techniques Sep 2005
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    Electromechanical Refill Updated

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    On the menu: Tiger tussles with Reload, Propellerhead's Akai sample-management software, the excellent free Electromechanical Refill gets an update, and quick tips.

    Techniques Aug 2005
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    Using The Malström Synth In Reason

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    The Malström device can certainly be used as a conventional synth, but behind its slightly bizarre green front panel lies a powerful graintable sound engine begging to be exploited to the full. We show you how...

    Techniques Aug 2005
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    Solving Reason Problems With Combinator

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    The new Combinator device can solve Reason problems you didn't even realise you had. We elaborate, as well as offering news and tips...

    Techniques Jul 2005
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    Building Combinator Effects In Reason 3

    Reason Tips & Techniques

    Reason's Combinator device isn't all about creating new sound sources and storing live setups — it also provides the means to build new and imaginative effects units.

    Techniques Jul 2005

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