Propellerhead Software and M-Audio announced Producing Music With Reason, an interactive CD-ROM providing extensive tutorials covering Propellerhead's Reason software. Jointly produced by the two companies, the product contains three hours of tutorials and resources for beginning through advanced users.
The lessons in Producing Music with Reason are delivered in audio-visual format for Mac and PC users. Topics include: song structure; principles of synthesis; creating Redrum arrangements; using Dr. Rex percussion and loops; composing synth bass lines; tuning Redrum and Dr. Rex loops; advanced sampler techniques; creative arrangement and transition ideas; mixdown sessions; publishing songs online; advanced concepts and more. Producing Music With Reason also includes lessons on new Reason 2.0 features including expanded pro sequencer functionality, unique new graintable synthesis with Malstr m, and advanced sampling with the NN-XT.
"While Reason 2.0 is extremely easy to use, it offers a tremendous range of possibilities to those wishing to explore it in depth," says Ernst Nathorst-B s, co-founder of Propellerhead Software. "Producing Music With Reason reveals the techniques behind the amazing music that people all over the world are making with Reason. Mastering Reason has never been easier."
Reason and other Propellerhead products are distributed in the US, UK, Latin America and France by M-Audio.
Producing Music With Reason carries an MSRP of $39.95 and works on Mac and Windows computers. (Mac OS X is not supported at this time.) Sample QuickTime movies are also available from both companies' Web sites.