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Groundswell of third-party instructional resources for Reason version 4 available

Groundswell of third-party instructional resources for Reason version 4 available

Multitude of innovative ways to get the most out of Propellerhead's award winning software

Stockholm, Sweden, December 18, 2007 - Propellerhead Software is pleased to announce a host of in-depth, third-party instructional resources - available in print, video and online-in support of the Reason Version 4 launched September 2007. With these materials, ranging from special edition dedicated issues from Futuremusic, to books, DVDs, online tutorials and web courses offered by the renowned Berklee College of Music, users of all proficiency levels can quickly become power users in no time.

"Berklee joined forces with Propellerhead back in 2005 to develop accredited certificate programs based on Reason with the goal of helping people take their music making further," says Barry Kelly, Director of Marketing, "With updates to our curriculum beginning in January 2008, we'll provide Reason users an even greater background with a set of tools and methods to maximize the quality and experience of their music production."

Third-party resources available for Reason version 4


  • Computer Music "Music Special: Reason 4 - The Unofficial Guide"
    Published by: Future Music
    Release date: January 2, 2008 (UK); January 30, 2008 (US)
    Includes DVD ROM with two exclusive ReFills from Loopmasters and TrackTeam Audio
    Price: £6.00 (UK)


  • Reason 4 Power! The Comprehensive Guide by Michael Prager
    Published by: Course Technology
    Release date: December 25, 2007
    Price: $39.99 (US)
  • Reason 4 Ignite! The Visual Guide for New Users by Matt Piper
    Published by: Course Technology
    Release date: February 2008
    Price: $24.99 (US)
  • Propellerhead Reason 4 Tips and Tricks by Hollin Jones
    Published by: PC Publishing
    Release date: May 2008
    Price: TBD
  • Music Production with Reason (English) by Heiner Kruse
    Musikproduktion mit Reason (German) by Heiner Kruse
    Published by: Wizoo Publishing
    Release date: December 2007 (German); January 2008 (English)
    Both include DVD
    Price: €39.00 (Euro)


  • Music Production with Reason 4 by Kurt Kurasaki and Josh Mobley (aka Neoverse)
    Published by: and Brainwerks
    Available now on DVD-ROM and via digital download/online streaming
    Price: $49.99
  • Reason Version 4 Tutorial DVD by ASK
    Published by: ASK Video
    Available now
    Price: $55 (US)
  • SWA Complete Reason 4 by
    Download/Online and DVD (Flash format)
    Release Date: ETA Early January 2008
    Price: $34.95 (download/online), $44.95 (DVD)
  • What's New In Reason 4 by Jeff Dykhouse
    Published by:
    Available on DVD and by online subscription
    Price: $54.95 (US)

Online Courses

  • Producing Music with Reason, Desktop Music Production and Sound Design with Reason
    Start Date: January 7th 2008 with more courses coming in Spring Term/April 2008
    Price: check website for more info:

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About Reason Studios

Back in 1994 three guys in Stockholm figured out a new way to slice loops that changed the way people made music. That was the start of what is now called Reason Studios. We care about music. And we want to help music makers express themselves. We want you to find your own voice – to sound like you.

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