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Introducing Reason 4

ISBN: 978-0-470-37438-2
435 pages
June 2008
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Electronic musicians, rockers, rappers, and regular folks use Reason virtual studio software to create and self-record studio-quality music on PCs and Macs. This book shows you how to harness all the tools of this popular package to produce your own professional sound. Veteran studio engineer and professional musician Cliff Truesdell explains everything you need to get going?from Reason's full array of virtual instruments, effects, and functions to priceless inside-the-studio insights and tips you can use to start creating original pieces right away.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Getting Started.

Chapter 2: Working in Reason.

Chapter 3: The Dr. Rex Loop Player.

Chapter 4: The Redrum Drum Computer.

Chapter 5: Reason's Synthesizers.

Chapter 6: Reason's Samplers.

Chapter 7: Reason's Effects.

Chapter 8: Other Devices and Features.

Chapter 9: The Combinator.

Chapter 10: Arranging, Mixing, and Exporting.

Appendix: About the Companion CD.


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Author Information

Cliff Truesdell is a recording engineer, producer, and musician at Take Root Recording Studio in San Francisco. He also has recording credits as an arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. Cliff cofounded the punk rock band Black Furies, which has released three CDs and continues to record and tour. Cliff's original music has appeared in a variety of media, including television shows, independent movies, and video games. Among his recent credits is a contribution to the soundtrack for Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He is author of Mastering Digital Audio Production (Sybex).
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