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Reason: Living On A Player

Reason Tips & Techniques
Published December 2016
By Simon Sherbourne

Screen 1. A strum effect from Note Echo being kept in key by the Scales & Chords Player.Screen 1. A strum effect from Note Echo being kept in key by the Scales & Chords Player.

Refresh your musical mojo with Reason 9’s Players.

This month we return to the new Players in Reason 9, exploring the Note Echo and Scales & Chords devices and some inspiring ways in which they can be combined and stacked. As a quick recap, Players are a new family of Reason devices that manipulate MIDI notes in real time as you (or a sequencer track) play them.

Note Echo

Note Echo offers an inverted take on regular echo effects, and can do things that would be impossible with a traditional audio delay line. This Player repeats MIDI notes, and can alter their pitch and velocity before they reach the instrument they’re patched into. As well as traditional echo and repeat effects, Note Echo can be used to create chords and strums.

Note Echo’s...

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Published December 2016