Music Production with Propellerhead’s Reason

This course is an introduction to the core principles of electronic music, including synthesis, sampling, sequencing, and routing. These topics will be introduced using Propellerhead’s Reason, an extensive program for electronic music production used by many professional artists and studios. The end of the session will elaborate on how these principles extend to other music software and hardware.

Electronic Music Production with Propellerhead’s Reason!

Kyle Kaplan
Wed, Nov 24 2010 – 6:30 to 9:30pm

This course will provide a foundation to start experimenting with the limitless possibilities of music production through electronic means. Discussion topics will include all introductory fundamentals of electronic music, from different synthesis methods to sampling to MIDI sequencing. Examples will be given in class. The extent to which topics are covered will vary depending on the knowledge base of the participants. As a conclusion, other audio programs and hardware will be looked at to see how the principles learned in Reason transfer over.


Kyle Kaplan has been passionately involved in electronic music for years. While studying music technology at McGill University, Kyle thoroughly explored many facets of digital media through a comprehensive use of Max/MSP/Jitter, in addition to the use of digital audio workstations such as Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and Propellerhead’s Reason. He presently is an intern and teaching assistant at Harvestworks, where he helps artist’s realize their ideas, while simultaneously cultivating his own creative pursuits.

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