What if you could unleash YOUR FULL CREATIVE POTENTIAL in Reason?
You're no novice producer - you love making music and have a hard drive full of half-finished tracks. You've got big ideas for what you want to create. You hear the beauty in your head, but you struggle to translate it into notes and sounds.
It doesn't have to be that way.
What if you could finish all your songs? What if you could craft unique sounding synth patches? What if you could gain the confidence, clarity, and skill needed to proudly share your finished music with your friends?
What if you could stop calling all of your best work "demos?"
Reason is one of the most creative pieces of recording software ever created. It allows a knowledgable producer to quickly create nearly any sound imaginable... from soul-shaking 808s to evolving soundscapes, Reason can make your wildest musical dreams come true.
But that limitless creative potential comes at a cost.
Confusing layouts, CV routing, and complex synthesizer all stand in the way of you easily and effortless unleashing your full creative potential. It's easy to be overwhelmed and ineffective if you lack a framework for understanding the systems in Reason.
Hi, I'm Evan.
I've been making music with Reason for nearly 20 years. While I started out confused and overwhelmed by all of Reason's possibilities, after thousands of hours of using Reason to create hundreds of songs, I've uncovered some deeper truths about how to unleash Reason's full potential.
I run a YouTube Channel, Stock Music Musician, dedicated to helping folks learn how to use Reason. These lessons have been viewed over a million times by people all over the world. In the process of teaching so many people, I've also learned a lot about how to become a Reason teacher and mentor.
Every day I get comments from amazing producers struggling to getting the most out of Reason so they can create songs they feel proud of.
And of course, there's always the occasional dude who thinks I'm Jimmy Kimmel (which I can neither confirm nor deny)
But mostly it was just regular producers try to make better beats from their home studios.
When I first started making my videos, I never realized how much people were struggling to go beyond just the basics of Reason.
At the same time, I'd get thank you messages from people who'd implemented my tips and shared how their production skills had reached a whole new level.
Hmmm. Some were struggling about with not understanding automation or synth design, while other were getting licensing deals and releasing albums on Spotify.
I started to really ponder why some people were able to fully harness the power of Reason for amazing productions, while others were... stuck.
One-off YouTube videos & cheatsheets weren't enough to get them over the hump. How "life got in the way" and they'd keep finding the time to produce songs, but they just never quite found the time finish their tracks.
They used to get excited about talking about finally releasing an album. But after awhile they grew frustrated with their inability to achieve their artistic vision.
It's a little heartbreaking to hear how much time people spend using Reason once they've learned the basics, but how little they have to show for it if they can't find a helpful mentor.
But don't take my word for it. This is from some one who had been trying for years to get by on his own.
The 10 Stages of Being Stuck
“I know I can do this…I’m pumped up”
“Wow, this patch is incredible! I'll just start a new idea real quick...”
"Yo guys, I'm going to release an album soon…it's gonna be amazing"
Reality settling in
“Ugh, I have no idea what I'm doing”
“OK, I just watched a couple great YouTube videos…I just learned the one technique I was missing!”
"I just spent 10 minutes tweaking that effect and it wasn't even on"
“I keep saying I want this, but maybe some people just aren't producers”
“I’m so stupid, why can’t I do this? I’ve tried everything”
“Yo, check out this demo I made. I still need to tweak the drums and chords a little bit. And add an ending. And mix it. And master it.”
“I’m never going to do this. I guess I'll sketch another 4 bar idea”
Does this remind you of anyone?
If we're being honest, does this sound like you?
No need to be shy, we're all friends here.
When has your own lack of knowledge about Reason prevented you from creating the songs you have in your head and sharing them with your friends?
Getting stuck happens to talented producers. There are people that write brilliant beats, play guitar gracefully, or create the lushest patches, but they just can't figure out how to produce a song they're proud of. People who can make an interesting demo, but can't share it without apologizing.
Why do some producers go on to release song after song to Soundcloud? Why do some producers have hard drives full of half-finished beats?
"Maybe I'm Missing Something?"
Reason is too complicated to be taught be a series of random YouTube videos. And the instruction manual nothing but hundreds of pages of boring text.
Most people think that Reason's stockpile of synths each need to be learned separately, which is tragic, because once you understand the basics of Reason's synths: sound source, sound shape, frequency filtering and automation, you can easily craft incredible sounds with any Reason synth you like.
Frustrated producers kept looking for the "perfect preset" or "the lowest 808 samples." Producers that put out track after finished track (and created the presets and samples) looked for systems.
Both sets of producers faced the same obstacles, but they focused on different solutions.
Sure, some producers look for help when they get stuck. Maybe they search for a specific video about their current problem, or buy a shiny new "vintage" plugin. They might even forget about producing and binge over an entire music podcast. (Know anyone like this?)
Hey — at least they’re looking for answers. But the heartbreaking thing is that they genuinely believe if they find the “right” preset or plugin then all their problems will disappear and they'll be able to nail that goal they’ve wanted for years.
You and I need to know better. We know they’re playing the wrong game entirely.
The honest truth:
- They could get the perfect preset... and nothing would change
- They could find the best 808 samples... and nothing would change
- They could watch the perfect plugin... and nothing would change
No matter how good your patches, presets, and plugins are, producing is still tough! You and I are going to continue to face the same challenges every time we start a song.
In fact, the better you get and the more complicated your songs become, the more challenges a song will throw at you!
Some producers get stuck. Their musical skills plateau.
Meanwhile, the best producers out there a quietly playing a different game.
The secret system to unleash Reason
When I looked at successful producers, they weren't chasing the newest toys. In fact, many of them used software and hardware that was years out of date!
Because they knew it backwards and forwards. Because they'd mastered the systems and knew exactly how to translate their vision from their soul into sound.
Imagine a successful producer that you admire:
When you imagine them sitting down to make a track, do you think they feel overwhelmed by their software? If something bad happens, do they immediately look for a new preset?
Of course not! Their ability to channel their creativity, unlike most people, is based on the fact that the understand the tools and systems they use.
That's why I want you to focus on a what really matters. Building a framework to understand all of the systems inside of Reason. Forget tips, plugins, or presets. Understanding Reason's creative framework outweighs all of this.
Mastering this framework will let you appreciate the nuances of each synth instead of having to learn each one from the ground up.
The secret most people miss is that Reason is really just a series of systems plugging into each other. Once you learn the frame work for each major system, you'll be able to create anything you can imagine.
"You make your mistakes to learn how to get to the good stuff." – Quincy Jones
I love that. He understands that creativity is a fleeting thing that needs to be captured when inspiration strikes. But it's only possible to capture if you know what you're doing.
He doesn't dismiss the early stages of being producer, with the mistakes and bad judgements, and the sense of being overwhelmed. No, Q sees it as an essential part to becoming world class.
As I've worked to develop Reason Unleashed, the songs I've created in Reason have gone on to be played 100,000+ times on Spotify, placed in films and TV shows, and licensed by top-of-the-line music libraries.
Situations that would have derailed a song years ago don't even phase me. "Oh, the drums don't groove?" Three years ago I may have abandoned the song - or worse, finished but told everyone it was a demo because I knew it wasn't great.
Now though? I know that if I need to re-program some drum tracks on the fly, it will most certainly be bumping.
And I came to realize that there were more fundamental ways to teach Reason that couldn't be conveyed through a few simple YouTube videos.
That's why I set out to develop the best course on Reason in the world: Reason Unleashed.
5 Differences between a producer with Reason Unleashed and an ordinary producer
Look at the striking difference between a producer who knows the secrets of Reason Unleashed and a producer who is just bumbling along. Which approach do you want to use for your music?
On Sound Design
Most producers: "How am I supposed to create my own patches / samples / presets like a real producer? It must be nice to know how to create your own sound. Oh well, I guess I'll spend $50 on a sample pack."
A Reason Unleashed Producer: "I can hear the sound in my head. Time to use Reason's full tonal palette to make it reality. I'll layer two original synth patches I've saved and then add just a touch of reverb as a send effect. Voila!"
Most producers: "I've spent thousands on the best presets and patches I can buy, but my mix doesn't seem to fit together, and my song doesn't have any groove. Guess I need some better presets."
A Reason Unleashed Producer: "Damn this track is funky! Each sound is designed to sit perfectly with the others. Plus I'm using CV and automation to have the tracks talk to each adding a whole new organic depth!"
Most producers: "What's up with all of these wires / knobs / matrices / buttons? I could finish a track if only I wasn't so overwhelmed with these options!"
A Reason Unleashed Producer: "I love having all these options to interconnect my instruments and effects! It lets me quickly create my own sounds so I can fully express my own unique artistic vision."
Most Producers: "Yo dude, check out my new song. Well, it's still a demo... yea, I mean I need to fix the drums, and the mix is off. And I still need a lead part... I'm not sure when I'll finish it..."
A Reason Unleashed Producer: "Here's the link to my most recent EP. Would you prefer to listen on Spotify, iTunes, or SoundCloud. By the way, the new single from my next album will be released in a month."
Most Producers: "Man, I just bought this $300 synth, but I can't find the right sounds. Maybe I should get the expansion pack for $49? Oh wait, this vintage EQ plugin is on sale for only $199, if I buy that my songs will totally sound like the pros!"
A Reason Unleashed Producer: "I'm glad I took the time to actually learn how to create my own sounds. Not only is my library of sounds totally unique, but I've saved thousands of dollars on plugins and sample packs."
This is the unspoken, hidden difference between producers that consistently finish incredible sounding tracks, and everyone else — even smart, talented people — get stuck and don't even know why.
It took me years of work and sheer trial-and-error to discover the systems that allow producers to unleash Reason. The most important knobs, connections, and automations that give super producers the rare edge we all crave.
Because anyone can learn to unleash Reason. It can be taught, practiced, and perfected.
How come nobody talks about this? The short answer is: It doesn’t sell. The vast majority of people are looking for tactics for “free sample packs” and “sidechain compression tips."
But a small group of producers don’t want to focus on tactics or plugins. They know the one thing in common with all Top Producers is their mastery of systems.
Most people seek out Reason Unleashed because they realize the hacks and plugins won't solve their problems.
Are you sick and tired of:
- Still struggling to finish songs after months - or years - of work?
- Having trouble translating your creative vision from your head into Reason?
- Getting so frustrated with your progress that you literally quit making music for months at a time, only to be drawn back in again and again?
Reason Unleashed changes everything - in fact it lets you approach your productions from a completely different angle. In fact, instead of just overcoming these problems...
...you'll discover that you can go from being a good at making music to great.
- Become confident in sharing your music and releasing it online
- Produce faster so you can capture your inspiration before it slips away
- Create with less frustration so you can actually enjoy your passion
- Learn how to develop your own unique library of sounds
Top producers do it. Now you can too.
Go from "good" to "great" by developing an understanding of the systems that top producers use - and gain the skills needed to realize your creative vision
Powerful Sound Design
Know that you can always craft your own unique sounds to perfectly fit your vision with the Reason Rack.
Say goodbye to presets! You'll see how much better your songs sound when you stop looking for the best drum sound ever and start creating the best drum sound for the sonics of this song.
You'll be able to effortless tap into all of Reason's features to quickly create powerful, organic productions without distraction.
Sense of Completion
Use the Reason Unleashed framework to actually finish your demos. You'll work faster and be happier with the results, leading to finished songs you feel confident sharing.
Stop wasting your money chasing the newest shiny object and start taping into your inner resourcefulness! Create unique sounds and become a master of your tools, while saving money!
Reason Unleashed is an online course that gives you the tools you need to unlock the full creative power of Reason. Unleash the systems that have been holding you back for years and use their awesome flexibility to make your music.
This is specific — It includes the exact concepts, breakdowns, and examples of all the systems and shows you how they interrelate to each other.
This is rapid — a course you could complete in a weekend. Take it at your own pace and revisit it whenever you want.
And this is practical — if you’ve already tried the treadmill of random Reason tips and hacks, and you want to go beyond symptoms to focus on what truly works, Reason Unleashed gives you the precise, actionable framework needed to create your music on your terms.
In the course, you'll learn...
Module 1: Course Introduction
Module 2: Reason as a System
Module 3: Creating Your Own Unique Instruments
Module 4: Sculpting Sound with Effects
Module 5: Building & Managing Your Own Unique Tone Palette
Module 6: Advanced Tips for Better Music
Module 7: Mixing in Reason
Module 8: The Transport
Module 9: Mastering in Reason
Module 10: Putting Everything into Practice
Module 10A: Making a Rock Song in Reason
Module 10B: Making a Hip Hop Song in Reason
Module 10C: Making an EDM Song in Reason
This is a practical course, that will teach you how to create professional-level music in Reason. It combines lectures describing how to unleash Reason's systems with videos demonstrating exactly how to implement these skills. Follow along and you'll quickly see how rapidly you can improve.
On top of that, the course includes shows exactly how I make three different songs from start to finish. Each song is a different genre (EDM, Hip Hop, and Pop/Rock), so no matter what type of music you make, you'll have a handy reference.
Plus, lifetime access to Reason Unleashed. Feeling frustrated with a song? Worried about your sound design? Access the right classes at any time!
The difference between great producers and everyone else
What do the best producers do different from everyone else? How do they create music and develop their unique sound?
Reason Unleashed is an inside look at how any producer can utilize the full power of Reason to create incredible tracks...
- Create powerful unique instruments patches that will set your productions apart
- How to unlock the Reason Rack's "killer features" to bring your musical vision to life
- Why you should stop buying 95% of plugins. It's not just a waste of time and money - it's preventing you from growing. I'll show you how making your own library of sounds will make your music more organic.
- A simple way of viewing Reason's systems that will stop you from being overwhelmed so you can produce faster and actually finish your songs.
- How "multi-band processing" can take your productions to a whole new level. Why it's critical to understand the importance of "frequency slotting."
- Exactly how to focus on the 4 dimensions of music production (in under 10 minutes) so that you know exactly what you need to do for every instrument of every song
- The most important secret that great producers use to add interest and create captivating tracks.
- Proven strategies for drum programming for productions with next-level groove.
- Workflow strategies to create songs faster so you can capture inspiration when it strikes.
- Avoid overwhelm by learning the 5 stages of the music creation process to keep you focused on only the most important decisions in each stage
- How to accomplish in 2 days what would normally take 2 weeks while building your custom workflow
- Exactly how to make a song from scratch, warts and all. From the song writing stage to mastering.
And that's just a sample of what's packed into this course.
Reason Unleashed is for you if...
- You've made music in Reason before, but were frustrated with the results
- You want to stop searching for the latest one-off "tricks" and learn the fundamentals
- You're focused on the long term — and you understand there will always be ups-and-downs, but that you can make HUGE gains by mastering Reason's systems
- You've tried the expensive plugins, and you're still unhappy with your music
- You've gotten as far as you can on your own, but you know "what got you here won't get you there" — and you're open to getting an extra push to cross the bridge to success
- You want to stop making demos and start releasing music
"What if I'm not Using the Latest Version of Reason?"
"What if I use the Reason Rack Plugin?"
"What's the Difference Between this Course and Learn Reason in an Afternoon?"
"How long will this course take?"
"Is this Course Compatible with Reason+?"
If you're ready you can learn the secret to mastering Reason's systems so you can easily and consistently finish incredible music that you're proud of. And from now on, whenever you hit a roadblock in your productions, you'll have an ally with you for the rest of your life.
AN UNBEATABLE GUARANTEE: TRY REASON UNLEASHED FOR A FULL 30-DAYS, 100% RISK-FREE
I've packed a lot into Reason Unleashed, and I want to make sure that you not only get all that content before you fully commit to this — I want to give you 30 days to let it digest, integrate it into your daily life, and make sure this is really working for you.
Try the entire course. 30 days is enough time to take the course twice and then decide. If you don't LOVE it, I insist that you get 100% of your money back. I'll even eat the credit-card processing fees.
It's simple: Join the program and try it for yourself. If the powerful focus on Reason's fundamentals don't help improve your music 30 days, I want you to email me and I'll give you all your money back.
This guarantee lasts 30 days, which completely covers the course. That means you can try the ENTIRE course and then decide if it's right for you.
"You've done more for my game in two weeks than I did messing around with Reason for a decade on my own!" - Sean R.
What Would You Give if You Could Consistently Finish Amazing Tracks That You Felt Confident Sharing?
"I would highly recommend the course to anyone interested in learning Reason or someone who really needs to sharpen their chops in it, like me. I would also add that Evan is a great instructor, very clear in his instructions and explanations, and goes at a good pace, keeping things interesting without going too fast!"
Some people choose to be stuck. Others choose to unleash their creativity.
We spend most of our time producing alone.
We see successful producers and wonder how they do it.
We feel embarrassed about our "demos."
We feel ashamed about using presets.
We feel demoralized about all those unfinished tracks.
And we think that spending more on plugins will fix everything.
Worst of all, though, we have nothing to show for all the time we spend making music.
What I've learned is that you don't have to struggle through all these challenges. In fact, if you just mastered a few of the most important aspects of Reason, you'd be leaps and bounds beyond most bedroom producers.
Most people go a lifetime chasing random tactics, becoming frustrated, and even giving up. Think about it — that's DECADES of frustration.
How many people do you know who let opportunity after opportunity sail by…even though they claim they want to put out music?
How many supremely talented musicians do we know who are 30, 40, even 50 years old, who have spent a lifetime tinkering with music, but have never released anything?
Now, fast forward in your own life: What if you did nothing differently today…and ended up like them tomorrow?
Top producers recognize the importance of mastering tactics, but they know that their knowledge of important systems is the one key that can never be taken away.
Reason Unleashed provides the ultimate guide to achieving your dreams of creating amazing sounding music so you can proudly share it with your friends and family.
You don't have to do this alone. I went through the painstaking process of discovering, distilling, and teaching these essential components of unleashing Reason. They've helped me get publishing deals, TV and film placements, and reach a huge audience on YouTube, and I'd like to share the same with you.
These aren't one-time techniques you'll use this week or next month. In fact, these aren’t “techniques” at all.
This is the deep, wholistic approach embodied by every producer who has “won” the game. So it's natural that you have lifetime access to this course — since I expect you'll refer back to this now, 5 years from now, even 15 years from now.
I created Reason Unleashed as your "secret playbook" to improve your confidence, develop your focus, control your motivation, and engineer an optimistic outlook. You don't have to tell anyone you joined the course. They'll just notice your quiet confidence next time you share a track, the new way that your music bumps, and — when you hit a roadblock — how you still find a way to finish the song.
Nobody can ever take those away from you.
Let's take this journey together.
A year from now, you're going to be a year older. What are you going to do?