Reason 7 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide, 1st Edition

  • G. W. Childs IV
  • Michael Prager
  • ISBN-10: 1285866576  |  ISBN-13: 9781285866574
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
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The Reason debut in 2000 heralded wide-sweeping changes in the world of electronic music. Reason was the very first music-software platform that behaved just like hardware. Since then, Reason has grown considerably. In addition to adding support for many more devices--from Propellerhead, the creators of Reason, as well as from respected third-party companies such as Korg, Cakewalk, and others--and a truly professional mixing board, Reason has developed into a complete "studio" that looks and sounds like hardware--but is all software. This book covers the most recent version of Reason, Reason 7. This version adds the polish. In Reason 7, everything has been refined, including the way that you get around the software and even the way you edit audio. This book introduces these Reason 7 refinements in addition to covering everything that Reason's always done. If you're new to Reason, this book will get you up to speed. You'll learn all about the classic devices stored within the giant virtual studio that is Reason. If you're an experienced Reason user, you'll be happy, too. This book covers all the new features found in Reason 7. If you're ready to get rolling with Reason, read on!

Features and Benefits

  • Complete feature-by-feature explanation of Reason's devices and capabilities.
  • Includes complete coverage of Reason's newest features.
  • Appendices cover installation, Recycle, and Refills.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started.
2. Recording.
3. Recording and Effects.
4. The Reason Sequencer: Close-Up.
5. Kong: Close-Up.
6. Dr. Octo Rex: Close-Up.
7. The Malström: Close-Up.
8. Thor: Close-Up.
9. NN-XT: Close-Up.
10. Effects: Close-Up.
11. The Combinator: Close-Up.
12. Automation.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

G. W. Childs IV

G. W. Childs IV has not only published several books on Reason (Reason 7 Power, Going Pro with Reason), Ableton Live (Going Pro with Ableton Live) and sound design (Creating Music and Sound for Video Games), but he was also a sound designer on Reason itself. He’s also had a highly successful career in designing sounds for games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords, Star Wars: Battlefront, and more. As a remix artist he’s remixed major acts like Gene Loves Jezebel, Ray Charles, James Brown, and more.

Michael Prager

Michael Prager has been involved with music technology for more than 15 years and has worked for such organizations as Guitar Center Management, Cakewalk, Steinberg, Disney Interactive, Spectrasonics, Q Up Arts, Sony Classical, the Columbia College Hollywood, and Keyboard Magazine. Prager has worked on various Course Technology instructional DVDs and is the author of several books and CD-ROMs from Cengage/Course Technology, including Reason 4 Power!, Reason CSi Starter, Reason CSi Master, and Sampling and Soft Synth Power!.