Applies to: All audio interfaces
Recording into Reason 10 is quite straightforward, as with most other recording software platforms. Though it looks a little different from some traditional software programs, Reason still makes recording audio pretty simple to accomplish.
There are several ways to record audio into Reason using different utilities and a combination of several of them. This tutorial article covers the process in a very simple guideline without getting too far into the use of combining other utilities.
Focusrite Audio Interface used in this tutorial is the Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen)
Setup: AUDIO DEVICE
The first thing we want to do is make sure we select the corresponding Focusrite Audio Interface. Access the PREFERENCES menu (found under the EDIT drop-down window):
Make sure to select Focusrite USB ASIO from the AUDIO tab's drop-down window (drivers for different Focusrite Audio Interfaces may appear slightly differently):
Now that we have set up our audio device, we are ready to set up our Reason project.
By default, your empty Reason project will consist of 2 modules:
1. Hardware Interface
2. Master Section.
We are going to add two additional utilities:
4. Audio Track.
*Audio Track Output defaults to Master Section
Set the track to MONO when recording microphones, Guitar, Bass or any source that outputs a mono signal.
Files recorded to the Reason project will be recorded to the Audio Tracks. Open your Sequencer Window to view these:
The Mixer was added for ease of use when recording if you want to create a “group” or “sub mix” for all of your inputs. This is very essential when you are inputting sources other than just vocals. All you need to do is manually route the Audio Tracks to the Mixer, and now you'll be able to mix all the material down to one stereo track.
One Audio Track routed to Mixer:
Four Audio Tracks routed to the mixer: