Reason 4: The Unofficial Guide

The long-awaited follow-up to our sellout Expert Guide to Reason has hit the newsstands in the UK and Europe. It's called Reason 4: The Unofficial Guide - here's a look at what's inside:

Step-by-step guides

to using Reason 4´s brand new features. Learn how to improve your workflow with the completely revamped sequencer, make mighty sounds with Thor, create impressive musical riffs with RPG-8, and inject your tracks with groove with the ReGroove Mixer.

Studio Sessions

projects take you step-by-step through the process of composing, mixing and remixing a complete track. Learn how to get quality results from your setup that´ll stand up to the best commercial tracks out there.


. Revisit some old favourites with this section of tutorials. Customise your setup with the Combinator, get down to some intricate drum programming with Dr.Rex, explore the many possibilities of CV routing, and get experimental making a granular synthesis patch. Also demonstrated is a pain-free procedure for incorporating vocals or other audio parts into your Reason compositions.

On the CD

are two exclusive Reason 4 ReFills lovingly compiled by the sonic wizards at Loopmasters and TrackTeam Audio. More than 500 patches, samples, groove templates and Thor Combi´s are featured, covering a wide variety of uses and genres, from vocals, d´n´b, hip hop and dubstep to ethnic, house, jazz, trance and more.

Like we said, our previous Reason Special sold out rather quickly, so we'd recommend you don't hang about if you want to get your hands on this one. North American readers can get it from February 1st. Or click


to order online.

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