eBook Using Reason Onstage, 1st Edition

  • G. W. Childs IV
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  • ISBN-10: 130549136X
  • ISBN-13: 9781305491366
  • DDC: 781.34536
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Although many musicians use Reason to create musicin their home studios, its instruments and sequencerare also extremely well-suited for live performance.So how do you get your Reason tracks ready for the limelight?For that matter, how do you get your Reason skills ready forthe stage? Do you need to preprogram all of it? Can you useits instruments live without programming anything?Using Reason Onstage: Skill Pack quickly shows any Reasonuser, from the novice to the experienced, how to use Reason4’s power for onstage performance. The book starts out byproviding valuable key commands that are helpful to knowduring live performance, and then moves quickly on to controllersetups, song layout suggestions, and Combinator 2 tips andtricks that will dramatically improve any musician’s onstageperformance. In addition to covering basic functions that makelive performance easier, this package alsocovers advanced concepts that allow the user to walk onstageand compose on the fly! All CD/DVD supplement files referenced throughout the book can be accessed for free at http://www.courseptr.com/downloads.This “learn by doing” approach ensures that you’ll never skipa beat while jamming onstage.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Contents at a Glance.
1: First Preparations: Are All Machines Created Equal?.
2: Setting Up: A Little Preparation Goes a Long Way.
3: Controllers and Templates.
4: Introduction to Combinators.
5: Arpeggiators.
6: Song Starters.
7: ReWire Onstage.
Other Backmatter.

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.