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Table Of Contents

Welcome!
About this chapter
About this manual
About the Reason operating system versions
Conventions in the manual
Areas, windows and basic navigation
Song window overview
The Rack
The Sequencer
The Transport Panel
Using several Reason Song windows
The Tool Window
The On-screen Piano Keys window
General window techniques
Resizing
Scrolling
Scrolling with the scrollbars and the Song Navigator
Zooming in the Sequencer
Zooming horizontally in the Sequencer
Scrolling and zooming using a wheel mouse
Editing parameters
Knobs
Faders and sliders
Buttons
Fold/Unfold buttons
Multi Mode selectors
Numerical controls
or
Alpha-numeric controls
Numerical segment displays
Transport Panel segment displays
Inspector segment displays
Tool Tips
Context menus
Parameter context menus
Device context menus
Rack “background” context menu
Sequencer context menus
Undo and Redo
Using the On-screen Piano Keys
Opening the Piano Keys window
Setting Octave range
Mouse mode
Repeat and Hold functions
Computer Keys mode
How Reason communicates with your audio hardware
Manual audio routing
Audio quality
Audio settings
Sample Rate settings for recording and playback
Buffer Size settings
About audio levels
General information about audio and computers
About latency
ReWire and Latency
About processors
About RAM
Mac specific information
About using the built-in audio inputs and outputs
Introduction
Sequencer area overview
Song View and Edit Mode
Toolbar overview
Track List overview
Tracks overview
Lanes overview
Clips overview
Inspector overview
Ruler overview
Edit/Arrangement Pane overview
Song Navigator overview
Transport Panel overview
Track details
Track definition
Master Keyboard Input
Setting Master Keyboard Input
The relationship between tracks, lanes, clips and events
Track types
Track List elements
Creating tracks
Creating an instrument track
Creating a parameter automation track for a non-instrument device
Selecting tracks
Moving tracks
Deleting tracks
Duplicating/copying tracks and devices
Coloring tracks
Naming tracks
Folding tracks
Muting tracks
Soloing tracks
Lane details
Note lane
Note Lane
Parameter automation lane
Parameter automation lane elements
Pattern lane
Creating/adding lanes
Adding note lanes
Pattern Lane
Creating/adding parameter automation lanes
Deleting lanes
Deleting pattern lanes
Moving note lanes
Copying (duplicating) note lanes
Muting lanes
Muting a parameter automation lane
Clip basics
Clip types
Toolbar details
Toolbar tools
Magnifying Glass Tool
Alternate tools
Snap
|Alternate tool
Sequencer Toolbar keyboard shortcuts
Ruler details
Transport Panel details
Pre(-count) On/Off
Rewind and Fast Forward
Left and Right Locator Position
Transport keyboard commands
About the Inspector
About subticks in the Position and Length displays
About the “Match Values” function
General recording functions
Record enabling
Record enabling parameter automation
Click and Pre-count
Loop mode
General recording procedure
Undoing a recording
Note recording details
Setting up the instrument track
Recording notes
Recording notes in Loop mode
Recording over or into an existing note clip
Recording notes using the “Dub” and “Alt” functions
Parameter automation recording details
Performance controllers vs. track parameter automation
Recording performance controller automation
Recording parameter automation into Note Clips
About performance controller automation on multiple lanes
Recording parameter automation
Parameter automation recording procedure
Recording parameter automation in Loop mode
Recording parameter automation over or into an existing clip
Adjusting automated parameters during playback - “Live mode”
Recording parameter automation on multiple tracks
Pattern automation recording details
Recording pattern automation
Tempo automation recording
Recording tempo automation
Clip handling
Selecting clips
Deleting clips
Resizing (masking) clips
Resizing clips using the Inspector
About masked recordings and events
Masked events in note and parameter automation clips
About masked performance controllers and automation events
The “Crop Events to Clips” function
Tempo scaling clips
Moving clips
Moving clips using the Inspector
About alien clips
About overlapping clips
Duplicating clips
Cutting, Copying and Pasting clips
Naming clips
Renaming clips
Coloring clips
Splitting clips
Duplicating a part of one or several clips
Joining clips
Muting clips
Unmuting clips
Merging clips on note lanes
Matching clips using the “Match Values” function
Inserting bars
Removing bars
The Edit Mode
Selecting what to edit
Opening note and automation clips for editing
Edit Mode elements
•Static Value Handles
Using Cut, Copy and Paste
Quantizing notes
Transposing notes
Extract Notes to Lanes
Scale Tempo
Editing note velocity
Automation editing
Editing parameter automation
Editing parameter automation in the Song/Block View
Editing parameter automation in Edit Mode
Drawing parameter automation events
Deleting automation events
Editing performance controller automation
Creating new performance controller automation lanes
Deleting performance controller automation lanes
About Automation Cleanup
Editing pattern automation
Drawing pattern automation
Moving, resizing and duplicating pattern automation clips
Deleting pattern automation clips
The “Convert Pattern Automation to Notes” function
Editing tempo automation
Drawing tempo automation events
Automating time signature
Deleting time signature automation clips
Note and automation editing in the Inspector
Editing notes and events in the Inspector
Matching notes or events using the “Match Values” function
Chapter9 Working with Blocks in the Sequencer
The idea behind Blocks
Arrangement Views
Song View (with Blocks disabled)
Song View (with Blocks enabled)
Block View
Editing Blocks in the Block View
Selecting a Block for editing
Renaming Blocks
Defining the Block length
Changing Block color
Recording in the Block View
Editing clips in the Block View
Arranging clips in the Block View
Arranging Blocks in the Song View
Creating Block Automation Clips
Resizing Block Automation Clips
Reassigning Blocks in Block Automation Clips
Muting lanes in Block Automation Clips
Block Automation Clip
Converting Block Automation Clips to Song Clips
Combining Block Automation Clips with Song Clips
Rack device procedures
Navigating in the rack
Resizing the rack
About Device Groups
Creating devices
Effect devices specifics
Selecting devices
About selecting all devices in a Device Group
Deleting devices
Re-ordering devices
About the “Sort Selected Device Groups” function
Duplicating devices
Cut, Copy and Paste devices
Naming devices
Folding and unfolding devices
See “About patches”
About patches
Devices that use patches
Loading patches
Saving patches
Copying and pasting patches between devices
Initializing patches
About ReFills
Using the Browser
Opening the browser
Browser elements
Navigating in the Browser
About hierarchic and flat lists
Using Locations and Favorites
Favorites Lists
Using Favorites - a practical example
Selecting and auditioning patches
Selecting and auditioning samples
Selecting multiple files
Cross-browsing patch files
Create Instrument/Create Effect
About patch formats and sampler devices
Using the “Search” function
Opening files
About browse lists
Handling Missing Sounds
The Missing Sounds dialog
Reason file formats
Signal types
Audio signals
CV/Gate signals
About MIDI routing
About cables
Cable appearance
Checking and following cable connections
Cable color
Automatic routing
Auto-routing of Instrument devices
Auto-routing of Effect devices
Auto-routing of CV/Gate signals
Auto-routing devices after they have been created
Manual routing
Connecting cables
Connecting cables using pop-up menus
Disconnecting cables
Disconnecting devices
Using CV and Gate
Routing CV and Gate signals
About CV Trim knobs
Opening Songs
Opening a Song
Opening the last Song at program launch
Closing Songs
Closing a Song
Creating Songs
Creating a new empty Song
Setting up the Default Song
Saving Songs
Saving a Song
Including Song Information
Publishing a Song
About Self-Contained Songs
A note about saving Songs as audio files
Importing and exporting Standard MIDI Files
Importing Standard MIDI Files
Exporting Standard MIDI Files
Importing audio to Reason devices
Exporting audio
Exporting Songs or parts of Songs
Overview
One-click sampling
The Edit Sample window
The Edit Sample window with a sample
About sample format, rate and resolution
General sampling functions
Setting up for sampling
Sampling
The Sample buttons
Sampling procedure
Sampling into a device (NN-XT, NN19, Redrum, Kong)
Recording unassigned samples
The Song Samples tab
•Sample button
•Export button
Editing samples
Setting Sample Start and End
The Set Start/End function
Cropping samples
Normalizing samples
Reversing samples
Fading in/out samples
Looping samples
The Crossfade Loop function
Saving edited samples
Renaming samples
Sample management
About Assigned and Unassigned samples
Assigned Samples
Unassigned Samples
Saving samples in a song
Deleting samples from a song
Loading samples into a device
Duplicating samples
Exporting samples
About self-contained samples
ReGroove basics
The ReGroove Mixer
Global parameters
Copy, Paste and Initialize ReGroove channels
Groove Settings
Working with grooves
Applying grooves to your music
Creating your own ReGroove patches
Tips for selecting the best Groove-Making Clips
Groovy tips & tricks
ReGroove patches in the Reason Sound Bank
About the various MIDI inputs
About Remote
Setting up
Adding a control surface or keyboard
Other functions
Example Setups
Remote basics
About Standard vs Remote Override mapping
About mapping variations
Locking a surface to a device
Locking a surface
Unlocking a surface
Remote Override
Activating Remote Override Edit mode
Remote Override mapping
Additional Remote Overrides
Assigning Additional Overrides
Clearing Additional Overrides
Keyboard Control
Enabling Keyboard Control
Editing Keyboard Control
Saving Remote Setups
Why use Reason with ReWire?
Introducing ReWire!
In ReWire version 1
In ReWire 2
How does it work?
Terminology
About system requirements
About synchronization
Launching and quitting applications
Using the Transport and Tempo controls
Routing audio
Preparations in Reason
Routing in the ReWire host application
Routing MIDI via ReWire 2
Converting ReWire channels to audio tracks
Details about various ReWire hosts
Synchronization to MIDI Clock
ReWire users – read this!
What is synchronization and MIDI Clock?
Slaving Reason to an external MIDI application or instrument
Slaving Reason to another program on the same computer
Synchronization considerations
Adjusting for Latency
Input Focus and Play Focus
Advanced MIDI - The External Control Bus inputs
About the External Control Bus inputs
Routing MIDI to devices
Sending Controller data via MIDI
About recording Pattern Changes
Checking Processing Power
Optimization and Latency reduction
About Latency Compensation
Optimizing your computer system
Optimizing Songs
RAM requirements
About using ReWire
Sampling Input section
Advanced MIDI Device
More Audio
The Big Meter
Creating Combinator devices
Combinator elements
About internal and external connections
About External Routing
Adding devices to a Combi
About the Insertion line
Showing the Insertion line
Creating new devices in a Combi
Adding devices using drag and drop
Adding devices using copy/paste
Adding a Combi to a Combi
Combining two Combis
Combining devices in a Combi with devices in the rack
Combi handling
Moving the entire Combi
Moving devices within a Combi
Moving devices out of a Combi
Deleting devices in a Combi
Uncombining devices
Sequencer tracks and playing Combis
The Controller panel
Select backdrop
Using the Programmer
Key Mapping instrument devices
Setting Velocity Ranges for instrument devices
Using Modulation Routing
CV Connections
Programmer CV Inputs
The Channel Strip
Channel Strip Controls
The Mixer signal flow
About the EQ modes
The Auxiliary Return Section
The Master Fader
Connections
Chaining several Mixer 14:2 devices
Channel parameters
The Auxiliary Return section
Master level
Auxiliary (AUX) Send
Loading and Saving Patches
The Oscillator Section
Oscillator 1 Waveform
Setting Oscillator 1 Frequency - Octave/Semitone/Cent
Oscillator Keyboard Tracking
Using Oscillator 2
Oscillator 2 Waveform
Noise Generator
Phase Offset Modulation
Frequency Modulation (FM)
Ring Modulation
The Filter Section
Filter 1 Type
Filter 1 Frequency
Resonance
Filter Keyboard Track (Kbd)
Filter 2
Envelopes - General
Amplitude Envelope
Filter Envelope
Mod Envelope
LFO Section
LFO 1 Parameters
LFO 2 Parameters
Play Parameters
•Velocity Control
Velocity Control
Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels
Legato
Retrig
Portamento (Time)
Setting Number of Voices - Polyphony
About the Low Bandwidth button
External Modulation
Audio Output
Sequencer Control
Modulation Inputs
Modulation Outputs
Gate Inputs
Thor elements
Basic connections - a tutorial
Envelope sections
Global section
Global Filter slot
Global Envelope
Modulation bus routing section
About using the Audio inputs
Step Sequencer
Basic operation
Features
Theory of operation
The Oscillator section
Setting oscillator frequency
Controlling playback of the graintable
The amplitude envelopes
The Modulator section
Modulator parameters
Destinations
The Filter section
The Filters
Filter controls
The Filter Envelope
The Shaper
Routing
Routing examples
The output controls
The play controls
Polyphony - setting the number of voices
Porta (portamento)
The Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels
The Velocity controls
The Modulation wheel controls
Audio Input
Gate Input
Modulation Input
Modulation Output
Routing external audio to the filters
General sampling principles
Background
Multisampling vs. single samples
About audio file formats
Loading a Sample Patch
Loading REX Files as Patches
Sampling in NN-19
About Key Zones and samples
Loading a Sample into an empty NN-19
Loading SoundFont samples
Loading REX slices as samples
Creating Key Zones
Selecting Key Zones
Setting the Key Zone Range
Deleting a Key Zone
About Key zones, assigned and unassigned samples
Adding sample(s) to a Key Map
Setting the Root Key
Removing sample(s) from a Key Map
Removing all unassigned samples
Rearranging samples in a Key Map
Setting Sample Level
Tuning samples
Looping Samples
About the Solo Sample function
Automap Samples
Mapping samples without Root Key or Tuning information
How Mapping Information is saved
NN-19 synth parameters
Envelope Section
Voice Spread
Low Bandwidth
Controller Section
Audio Outputs
Mono Sequencer Control
Sampling in NN-XT
Panel overview
The main panel
The Remote Editor panel
Loading complete Patches and REX files
Loading NN-XT Patches
Loading NN-19 Patches
Loading SoundFonts
Loading complete REX files as Patches
Using the main panel
The Pitch and Modulation wheels
The External Control wheel
High Quality Interpolation
Global Controls
Overview of the Remote Editor panel
The Key Map display
Synth Parameters
About Samples and Zones
Selections and Edit Focus
Selecting Zones
Moving Edit Focus
Adjusting parameters
Adjusting Synth parameters
Adjusting Group parameters
Managing Zones and Samples
Creating a Key Map
About file formats and REX slices
Adding more samples to the Key Map
Replacing a sample
Quick browsing through samples
Removing samples
Auditioning samples
Adding empty Zones
Duplicating Zones
Removing Zones
Rearranging Zones in the List
Working with Grouping
About Groups
Creating a Group
Moving a Group to another position in the List
Moving a Zone from one Group to another
Selecting a Group and/or Zones in a Group
The Group Parameters
Working with Key Ranges
About Key Ranges
Setting up Key Ranges
About the Lock Root Keys function
Sorting Zones by Note
Setting Root Notes and Tuning
About the Root Key
Setting the Root Note manually
Tuning samples manually
Setting the Root Note and Tuning using pitch detection
About changing the pitch of samples
Using Automap
Creating layered sounds
About velocity ranges
About full and partial velocity ranges
Setting velocity range for a Zone
About Crossfading Between Zones
Setting crossfading for a Zone
Using Alternate
About the Alternate function
Sample parameters
Root Note and Tune
Sample Start and End
Loop Start and End
Play Mode
Lo Key and Hi Key
Lo Vel and Hi Vel
Fade In and Fade Out
Group parameters
Key Poly
Legato and Retrig
LFO 1 Rate
Portamento
Synth parameters
The Modulation controls
The Pitch section
Envelope”
The Modulation Envelope
The Amplitude Envelope
The LFOs
ReCycled Loops
About REX file formats
About the Dr. Octo Rex patch format
About opening songs that previously used Dr. Rex devices
Playing Loops
Switching playback between Loop Slots
The Trig Next Loop function
Adding Loops
Loading Loops “On the Fly”
Removing Loops
Cut/Copy and Paste Loops between Loop Slots
Playing individual Loop Slices
Creating sequencer notes
Slice handling
Selecting Slices
Editing individual Slices
Editing in the Waveform Display
About the Alt parameter
The Slice Edit Mode
Dr. Octo Rex panel parameters
Pitch and Mod wheels
Trig Next Loop
Note To Slot
Loop Slot buttons
Enable Loop Playback and Run
Volume
Global Transpose
Dr. Octo Rex synth parameters
Select Loop & Load Slot
Loop Transpose
Loop Level
Oscillator section
Mod. Wheel
Velocity section
Filter Frequency
Envelope section
LFO section
Pitch Bend Range
Setting number of voices - polyphony
Audio Quality settings
Gate Output
Slice Outputs
Main Outputs
Sampling in Redrum
About file formats
Using patches
Loading a patch
Checking the sounds in a patch
Creating a new patch
Creating an empty patch
Programming patterns
Pattern basics
Pattern tutorial
Setting pattern length
Setting pattern resolution
Step dynamics
Pattern Shuffle
Flam
The Pattern Enable switch
The Enable Pattern Section switch
Pattern functions
Chaining patterns
Converting Pattern data to notes in the main sequencer
Redrum parameters
Drum sound settings
Global settings
Using Redrum as a sound module
The Pad Section
The Drum Control Panel
The Drum and FX Section
About using custom backdrops
Loading a Kit Patch
Checking the sounds in a Kit Patch
Creating a new Kit Patch
Creating an empty Kit Patch
Saving Kit Patches
Pad Settings
Assigning Drums to Pads
Renaming Pads
Copying & Pasting Drums between Pads
Assigning Hit Type to Pads
Muting and Soloing Pads
Working with Pad Groups
The Drum and FX section
Signal flow
Sampling in Kong
The Drum Module slot
The FX slots
The Drum modules
NN-Nano Sampler
Loading samples
Nurse Rex Loop Player
Physical Bass Drum, Snare Drum and Tom Tom
Synth Bass Drum, Snare Drum and Tom Tom
Synth Hi-hat
The Support Generator modules
Tone Generator
The FX modules
Using CV modulation of Bus FX and Master FX parameters
Drum Room Reverb
Transient Shaper
Compressor
Filter
Parametric EQ
Ring Modulator
Rattler
Tape Echo
Overdrive/Resonator
Aux Send Out
Gate In and Out
Audio Out 3-16
Main Audio Out
Using Kong as an effect device
Using external effects with Kong
The MClass effects
The MClass Mastering Suite Combi
The MClass Equalizer
The MClass Stereo Imager
The MClass Compressor
The MClass Maximizer
The RV7000 Advanced Reverb
Reverb algorithms and parameters
The EQ section
The Gate section
CV Inputs
Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
Parameters
CV inputs and outputs
Screamy tips and tricks
How does a vocoder work?
Setting up for basic vocoding
Vocoding vocals in real-time
Using the BV512 as an equalizer
BV512 parameters
Individual band levels
Automation
Tips and tricks
Choosing a carrier sound
Choosing a modulator sound
Using the modulator as carrier
Controlling the Hold function
Using the individual band level connections
“Playing” the vocoder from a MIDI keyboard
Using the BV512 as a reverb
Common effect device features
DDL-1 Digital Delay Line
CF-101 Chorus/Flanger
Spider Audio Merger & Splitter
Spider CV Merger & Splitter
Using the Matrix for modulation
Programming “Acid Style” lead lines
Triggering samples
Using the RPG-8
Recording MIDI note data for the RPG-8 - simple tutorial
Rendering arpeggio notes to track
RPG-8 Parameters
MIDI-CV Converter parameters
Arpeggiator parameters
Pattern editor
CV connections
Triggering arpeggios
Using the RPG-8 as a MIDI to CV converter
Chapter40 ReBirth Input Machine (Windows Only)
Preparations
Launching
Quitting
What signals are on the Outputs?
Reason menu (Mac OS X)
File menu
Export REX as MIDI File
Edit menu
Convert Pattern Automation to Notes
Preferences – General
Preferences – Audio
Active Input and Output Channels
Preferences – Keyboards and Control Surfaces
The Master Keyboard Input setting
Preferences – Advanced Control
Preferences - Language and Computer Keyboard
On-screen Piano Keys
Create menu
Options menu
Window menu (Windows version)
Window menu (Mac OS X version)
Help menu
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