Chapter 1. Getting Started

Before you begin creating music with Reason 4, you'll need to install and register the program. You'll also need to decide what kind of peripheral gear you'll want to use with Reason. In this chapter we'll cover your options for your Reason studio, including your computer and external hardware such as MIDI keyboards, and control surfaces. We're also going to cover some basic digital audio information.

Topics include:

  • About Reason

  • What You Need to Create Music with Reason

  • Reason Terminology

  • Installing Reason

  • Setting Reason's Preferences

  • Reason Support Resources

  • Content for Reason

  • A First Look at Reason

About Reason

Reason is a completely self-contained virtual recording studio, containing all of the instruments, effects, and sequencing ...

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