"Reason is an amazing piece of software, because
its a virtual studio in a single application, says Erik Hawkins,
who teaches the online course, Producing Music with Reason. And
you can study the components of the studio in the Reason application and
learn how to connect things, and it all applies to the real world.
Hawkins ought to know something about the real world. The longtime DJ
and producer has also interviewed countless groundbreaking DJs as a writer
for Mix magazine and written two books, Studio-in-a-Box, and The Complete
Guide to Remixing: Producing Professional Dance-Floor Hits on Your Home
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Now, he consolidates all of his expertise into a 12-week
online course that offers students a step-by-step introduction to song
production. The goal is to make sure that his students gain a nuts and
bolts understanding of how music is written and recorded. If you
go into a larger recording studio, youll have the idea that the
synthesizer modules or sampler modules need to be plugged into the mixing
board, and that the mixing board is where you set levels, and that if
you want to do a stutter edit, you are probably going to want to grab
a sampler to do that, says Hawkins. And these are all things
that were learning within this one piece of software, so its
pretty darn amazing.
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