The Fast Guide to Propellerhead Reason By Derek Johnson & Debbie Poyser 10/12/02
The Fast Guide to Propellerhead Reason is the book Reason users have been
waiting for to help them get the very best from Propellerhead's amazing
electronic music studio software.
This in-depth, 400-page guide takes you through every separate Reason
device, with every control and function explained in the kind of language
you can understand, with invaluable insights as to practical and
off-the-wall uses of device facilities along the way. Frequent
walk-throughs of both standard and more exotic techniques are introduced at
the points where you will find them most useful, and step-by-step
programming tutorials help you increase your hands-on skills with Reason,
as well as creating unusual and indispensable effects that will speed the
creation of your music and enhance its appeal. The book is also packed with
handy hints and tips, and is not a re-tread of the manual!
Installing and getting started.
Step-by-step Quickstart Tutorial chapter, offering a short-cut to
starting to use many of Reason's devices and operations.
A chapter covering the essential features, procedures and facts that are
common to all the devices, including a set of FAQs to help readers decide
how to achieve their musical aims with Reason, and an explanation of
Reason's CV-Gate connection system.
Specific chapters for every device in the rack, with relevant background
information and keyboard shortcuts, and one for the effects devices.
Automation and remote control, including the use of hardware MIDI
controller surfaces, covered in their own chapter.
A detailed section on running Reason with other software, including
Cubase, Logic, Digital Performer, Sonar and Pro Tools LE, via the ReWire
communication protocol, and via other methods where ReWire is not
supported. Also covers running Reason in sync with hardware
Twenty Fast Tips, summarising easiest and most effective ways of using
A unique CV-Gate Modulation Routing chart, allowing you to quickly and
easily see what effects can be created by manually plugging Reason's
back-panel CV-Gate connections between devices.
More than 60 separate walk-throughs and tutorials, plus numerous shorter
hints and tips. Procedures useful to both beginners and more experienced
Reason users are covered. Many of the ideas and techniques are unique to
the Fast Guide to Propellerhead Reason and can't be found elsewhere.
Friendly, approachable style and language, with explanations and
practical analogies that get to the point quickly.
Suitable for all versions of Reason, including V2.
Some of the tips and techniques from The Fast Guide to Propellerhead Reason
were recently included in two well-received 'taster' articles in Sound On
Sound magazine (November and December 2002 issues). The book will be
available during the first week of December, and can be purchased via the
PC Publishing web site:
(http://www.pc-publishing.com) or from good