Rodney Burutsa is the Founder and President of Heaven's Disciples®, a multimedia entertainment company featuring bookscomicsfilmsgamesmusicmerchandise, and clothing.

Rodney Burutsa is the Founder and President of Heaven's Disciples®, a multimedia entertainment company featuring bookscomicsfilmsgamesmusicmerchandise, and clothing.

“Learning Reason 9” on LinkedIn Learning

On Fridays, I focus on Heaven’s Disciples Music. Today, I’m taking the Learning Reason 9 online course from LinkedIn Learning. I’m taking the course to help me prepare for the launch of the Lifecore Music Beats subdivision of HD Music. Even though I’m using Propellerhead Reason 10 to compose and produce our music, the Reason 9 courses are the latest so far on LinkedIn Learning.

The course comes with Reason project exercise files. Course topics and contents include–

  1. New in Reason 9.5.x
    • Using VST plugins in Reason
    • VST control voltage (CV) routing
    • MIDI drag and drop
    • Delay compensation
    • Hyper-Threading support
  2. Set Up
    • Set preferences
    • User interface overview
    • Navigate the Reason browser
  3. Record Audio
    • Record audio tracks
    • Record with the virtual guitar and bass amplifiers
    • Loop record
  4. Record Virtual Instruments
    • Record virtual instrument tracks
    • Create music with the players
    • Create synth lines with the RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator
    • Create step-sequenced synth parts
    • Combine software instruments
    • Record automation of synth parameters
    • Live sampling
  5. Create Beats
    • Make beats with loops
    • Step-program drum beats with Redrum
    • Draw drum beats in the sequencer
  6. Edit Your Recording
    • Common sequencer functions and tools
    • Audio Slice editor
    • Vocal Pitch editor
    • Pitch and vocal synth effects
    • Bounce audio clips to MIDI
    • Tempo and time signature automation
    • Work with time stretch/compress
  7. Mix Your Recording
    • Mixer overview
    • Set levels and stereo pans
    • EQ (equalization)
    • Compression
    • Effect sends
  8. Finish Your Recording
    • Export tracks as individual files
    • Master your own recording

Rodney Burutsa is the Founder and President of Heaven’s Disciples®, a multimedia entertainment company featuring bookscomicsfilmsgamesmusicmerchandise, and clothing.

LinkedIn Learning

I’ve subscribed to LinkedIn Learning to strengthen my creative and technical skills and build Heaven’s Disciples. My LinkedIn profile now has a premium account.

I decided to join LinkedIn Learning after find out that Lynda.com became part of LinkedIn. LinkedIn Learning has videos, courses, and learning paths, which are collections of related courses and video playlists. Learning paths include multiple courses from different instructors. I’m going to begin my online learning journey with these 2 learning paths and music production instructional videos:

I’ll be posting my progress as I complete the videos, courses, and learning paths.

Rodney Burutsa is the Founder and President of Heaven’s Disciples®, a multimedia entertainment company featuring bookscomicsfilmsgamesmusicmerchandise, and clothing.

Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge

20th century theoretical physicist and Nobel Laureate Albert Einstein was interviewed by poet and journalist George Sylvester Viereck in a 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. In reply to the question, “How do you account for your discoveries? Through intuition or inspiration?”, Einstein replied–

“I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles [or embraces] the world.” – Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureate

The dichotomy of knowledge and creativity can be seen working together when an artist’s imagination takes his or her creative artworks far beyond the reaches of his or her limited knowledge. Even scientific theories draw upon imagination where knowledge is limited. Learning can only take you so far, but the wings of imagination can encircle the world.

Rodney Burutsa is the Founder and President of Heaven’s Disciples®, a multimedia entertainment company featuring bookscomicsfilmsgamesmusicmerchandise, and clothing.