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I just love the kind of electronic music that people create with Propellerhead's Reason. I just acquired the software but I find it very difficult to use (I'm not very experienced in producing music) and would love some easy step-by-step walkthroughs to ease the learning curve a bit. Anyone got fish?

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I don't know of tutorials off-hand, but as you get into it some more and have questions, please post them and we will be happy to answer. – Brad Feb 1 '11 at 18:17
@Brad: Thanks, I will! – Zolomon Feb 1 '11 at 18:23
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If you want free, getting started tutorials, I believe that and reasonstation are good starting options. Any youtube tutorial will also help with getting started with reason.

The problem is diggin' your teeth on the software. Currently I am only aware of 2 websites that provide tutorials that take advantage of Reason's most awesome features: Free tutorials, most of them are rather good and explore things that are usually forgoten by most users - like Using Thor as a Filter. Using external audio into thor for FM synthesis. Creating a Grain Synth using NXTT. Vocoding RedRum loops and other awesome things. There's a free tutorial about expanding the synthesis capabilites of THOR, showing that it's possible to make a Fm Synth, a Fm Modulator Synth, AM Synth (doesn't work very well), PW Synth and basically shows a new world around it.

BTW: I STRONGLY RECOMMEND watching the demo of reason wizardry, It's superb. And it's the only one that I did watch, I'm still wondering if I should pay all that money for it.

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I think was what I've been looking for. Thanks! – Zolomon Dec 23 '11 at 7:59

I'll make this community wiki, so everybody can contribute.

A good start:

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The website has some very well explained tutorials to get you started :) It's funny too!

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