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Multi-lane Editing In Reason

Propellerhead Reason Tips & Techniques
Published February 2019
By Simon Sherbourne

Screen 1: Three MIDI clips in the regular Arrangement view.Screen 1: Three MIDI clips in the regular Arrangement view.

Multi‑lane editing is the secret to working with MIDI notes and drum layers in context within Reason.

When working with DAWs and sequencers there's a tendency to focus on one track at a time. In fact this has been an easy production trap to fall into ever since Les Paul came up with the concept after which this magazine is named. Whether you're mixing, composing or editing, it's always good to keep an ear on the big picture even when fine-tuning the details.

Like many of its peers, Reason presents different views for high‑level arrangement of MIDI clips, and for detailed editing of the content of those clips. When you open a clip for editing you lose sight of the other tracks, and therefore any visual clues as to context.

A new feature in Reason 10.2 offers the possibility to view multiple lanes and tracks of MIDI notes simultaneously in Edit mode. In this way of working, notes from multiple tracks are shown superimposed on the same piano roll or drum grid. This is really useful when manipulating parts that work together, such as string arrangements. You can see how...

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Published February 2019