Introducing Reason 4 by Cliff Truesdell

By Cliff Truesdell

Digital musicians, rockers, rappers, and standard parents use cause digital studio software program to create and self-record studio-quality song on desktops and Macs. This publication indicates you ways to harness the entire instruments of this renowned package deal to supply your personal specialist sound. Veteran studio engineer musician Cliff Truesdell explains every little thing you want to get going?from Reason's complete array of digital tools, results, and services to invaluable inside-the-studio insights and assistance you should use to begin growing unique items at once.

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The detached sequencer can be resized both vertically and horizontally. Both the rack and the detached sequencer will have a Transport panel. Any change that’s made on either component’s Transport panel will be reflected in the other. With the rack and sequencer detached, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl/F+1 to bring the rack to the front and Ctrl/F+2 to bring the sequencer to the front. You can toggle between the detached sequencer and the rack using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl/F+~. With the sequencer connected to the rack, the Ctrl/F+2 keyboard shortcut can be used to toggle between the default view with both components visible and having the sequencer area take up the entire rack.

As we’ll see later in this book, built into the Reason program are a great number of editable parameters, many of which can be controlled externally, thereby adding an incredible range of possibilities to your creative arsenal. There are many options for working with various MIDI devices, including hardware MIDI interfaces, MIDI keyboards, and other kinds of controllers and control surfaces. WHAT IS MIDI? MIDI, which stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, was first introduced in 1983 as a way for multiple synthesizers to communicate with each other.

The Normal setting allows you to adjust most of Reason’s parameters in increments of 2. If you find that you need access to more precise settings, you can open Reason’s Preferences and change this setting at any time. The difference between Precise and Very Precise will not be apparent on most parameter knobs. Automation Cleanup The Automation Cleanup setting determines how Reason works with and displays track and device automation. We’ll come back to this setting in the “Advanced Automation” section of Chapter 10.

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