November 20, 2017 Dustin_N4N

“The Reason Class”

Hello everyone!! DSLate checking in again!!

When i was 3 years old my mother noticed that i would love to bang on the piano that we had in our house.  She quickly noticed that i couldn’t walk by the piano without playing it.  She quickly saw the interest and passion that i had even as a small child.  So when i turned 4, she put me in private piano lessons.  I took private piano lessons for 10 years until age 14.  In high school i played for all the choirs, all the bands, and i also took music theory and production classes.  While in high school a friend of mine introduced me to (what i consider) the best DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) thats on the market.  It was called “Reason” (version 2.5).  I quickly fell in love with the software as a junior in 2003 and ever since then I’ve been a dedicated Reason user.  Ive been with Reason since 2.5, and now i have Reason 10 that was just released within a month ago.

Reason is a digital audio workstation for creating and editing music and audio developed by Swedish software developers Propellerhead Software. It emulates a rack of hardware synthesizers, samplers, signal processors, sequencers, and mixers, all of which can be freely interconnected in an arbitrary manner. Reason can be used either as a complete virtual music studio or as a set of virtual instruments to be used with other sequencing software in a fashion that mimics live performance.  The release of Reason 10 was announced on September 22, 2017 and was released on October 25, 2017. It was advertised as Reason’s “biggest upgrade” ever and features five new devices as well as a new multi-gigabyte library of sounds and device patches. – Wikipedia

Im IN LOVE with everything that Reason is capable of so here at Notes For Notes Detroit, i have integrated “The Reason Class”.  Over the next few months, while working on “The DSA Project” (check previous blog) I will be teaching my high school students all of the components thats in Reason 10.  My goal is for all of my students to be able to produce, record, mix, and master their own music efficiently by the end of the class.  Learning reason can create a lot of oppurtunities for my students to benefiting from their work financially, all the way to easily learning different DAW’s simply because of the information that was taught in Reason can be easily translated into different programs.  I am extremely excited to see all of my high schoolers learning this program.  The hit records are ON THE WAY!!


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