Reason 4: What’s New

Reason 4: What’s New


Total Run Time: 2.25 hrs

Jeff Dykhouse, a veteran engineer, Reason user and author of the Reason 3 tutorial, brings you up to speed on all the new features of Propellerhead's Reason 4.0. This new and improved version comes equipped with a more innovative Sequencer, a revolutionary groove tool, the ReGroove Mixer, the monophonic RPG-8 Arpeggiator and a synth.

Topics include

  1. Reason 4
  2. Thor Polysonic Synthesizer
  3. The New Sequencer
  4. RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator

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Jeff demonstrates that the improvements added to Reason 4 will inspire you to create great tracks and provide you with state-of-the art innovative ways to do so.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: Reason 4 (2 min)

  1. Reason 4 New Features
Chapter 2: Thor Polysonic Synthesizer (91 min)

  1. Thor Overview
  2. Analog Oscillator
  3. Multi Oscillator
  4. Wave Table Oscillator
  5. Phase Mod Oscillator
  6. FM Pair Oscillator
  7. Noise Oscillator
  8. Filters
  9. Filters – Low Pass Ladder
  10. Filters – State Variable
  11. Filters – Comb
  12. Filters – Formant
  13. Creating Sound with Oscillators and Filters
  14. The Modulation Matrix/Using the Matrix
  15. The Shaper
  16. The Step Sequencer
  17. The Global Output
  18. The Controller Panel
  19. The Audio Inputs
Chapter 3: The New Sequencer (36 min)

  1. Lanes
  2. Recording Automation and Lanes
  3. Automating Time Signature Changes/Automating Tempo Changes
  4. The Tool Window
  5. The Tool Window/Devices Tab
  6. The ReGroove Mixer
Chapter 4: RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator (9 min)

  1. RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator

Presenter Info

Jeff DykhouseJeff Dykhouse has been actively involved in audio engineering for more than 20 years. He has been a user of computer-based recording systems from their inception. Jeff’s diverse career has earned him gold and platinum awards (RIAA). Many of Jeffs endeavors have been within the Praise & Worship genre, where he has worked with top artists such as Paul Baloche, Crystal Lewis, Kevin Prosch and The Violet Burning. Additional clients include corporations such as RCA, Apple Computer, NBC and Charles Schwab. Jeff owns and operates a recording facility and systems design company in Temecula, CA.