Introduction to Computer Music

Learning Reason

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Learning Redrum | Reason Tutorial Guide

  1. Reason 11 logoWhat is Reason? {YouTube; WP}
    Reason is a DAW by Reason Studios (RS) that uses hardware emulation to create a virtual studio environment for electronic music composers. It comes with thousands of instrument patches, mixing/mastering effects and loops.
  2. Reason + vs. Reason 12
    Reason+ vs. Reason 12 feature comparison {RS}
  3. Download Reason
  4. Documentation
  5. Introduction to Reason
  6. Video Tutorial Collections
  7. Announcing Reason
  8. Reason Extras

MT - MicroTutorial by Reason Studios
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Childs, G. W. 2013. Reason 7 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide. Boston, MA: Cengage. {GB}

Jones, Andy. "Getting to know all the new features in Reason 11." Music Tech (November 12, 2019) {MusicTech}

Kirn, Peter. 2006. Real World Digital Audio. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press. {GBd}

________. 2019. "Reason 11: tons of new devices, features, and now it's a plug-in, too. Create Digital Music (Aug. 26, 2019). Available online at: <>.

Lyford, Joe. 2005. Reason 3 for Windows and Macintosh. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press. {GBd}

Updated: November 17, 2023

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