Hey...is Reason still "da Shiznit" as an AL companion tool?

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Re: Hey...is Reason still "da Shiznit" as an AL companion tool?

Post by dhilsabeck » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:19 pm

dokx wrote:
dhilsabeck wrote: What are the "valid" points of Reason haters these days?
All this cable routing takes quite some time and gets messy very quick (for example compare sidechaining in Reason vs. sidechaining in Ableton.)

Lack of audio support.

If you have lots of time at hand then Reason is a fine laboratory...I don't have time. :(

Reason was my first love though... ;)
Personally, I barely do any patching in Reason. Aside from my custom Redrum-Kong mega drum machine... :x

v5 allows audio support in the form of sampling buttons on redrum and the samplers. Plus you could always import samples as wavs in recent versions. Then there's Record, of course.

I agree that tinkering with Reason can a lot of time but on the other hand I find it's quite efficient if you're using it primarily as a sketchpad and you've got your process somewhat down and you have a basic working knowledge of the devices you like to use. In fact I often find myself discovering new workflow enhancements that differ from previous versions but are very clever implements.

Have i mentioned that the Props charged only $129 for v1-4 Reason users to upgrade to v5 plus Record?

Have I mentioned that?

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Re: Hey...is Reason still "da Shiznit" as an AL companion tool?

Post by justchris86 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:18 pm

dhilsabeck wrote:
dokx wrote:
dhilsabeck wrote: What are the "valid" points of Reason haters these days?
All this cable routing takes quite some time and gets messy very quick (for example compare sidechaining in Reason vs. sidechaining in Ableton.)

Lack of audio support.

If you have lots of time at hand then Reason is a fine laboratory...I don't have time. :(

Reason was my first love though... ;)
Personally, I barely do any patching in Reason. Aside from my custom Redrum-Kong mega drum machine... :x

v5 allows audio support in the form of sampling buttons on redrum and the samplers. Plus you could always import samples as wavs in recent versions. Then there's Record, of course.

I agree that tinkering with Reason can a lot of time but on the other hand I find it's quite efficient if you're using it primarily as a sketchpad and you've got your process somewhat down and you have a basic working knowledge of the devices you like to use. In fact I often find myself discovering new workflow enhancements that differ from previous versions but are very clever implements.

Have i mentioned that the Props charged only $129 for v1-4 Reason users to upgrade to v5 plus Record?

Have I mentioned that?
Thats good to know!

This may be a newbie question (but i am a newbie) but is there anyway to access Reasons rex files through ableton?
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Re: Hey...is Reason still "da Shiznit" as an AL companion tool?

Post by dhilsabeck » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:46 pm

Yes, I believe you can use REX files in v7 and later.

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Re: Hey...is Reason still "da Shiznit" as an AL companion tool?

Post by Forge. » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:17 am

dhilsabeck wrote:Yes, I believe you can use REX files in v7 and later.
you can use rex files, including with "slice to new MIDI track" - but was he meaning can you access the ones in the Reason factory library? I seem to remember there being a Refill unpacker years ago, not sure what's around now…

edit: found these threads: http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showth ... p?t=151034

http://www.arizonabeats.com/forum/showt ... re-Sampler!!!

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Re: Hey...is Reason still "da Shiznit" as an AL companion tool?

Post by justchris86 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:07 am

abletontrainer.com wrote:
dhilsabeck wrote:Yes, I believe you can use REX files in v7 and later.
you can use rex files, including with "slice to new MIDI track" - but was he meaning can you access the ones in the Reason factory library? I seem to remember there being a Refill unpacker years ago, not sure what's around now…

edit: found these threads: http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showth ... p?t=151034

http://www.arizonabeats.com/forum/showt ... re-Sampler!!!

You are the friggin man! good find!

PS if you read into the comments on the in the mix link they are pretty funny!


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Re: Hey...is Reason still "da Shiznit" as an AL companion tool?

Post by #1thelark » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:58 pm

Talking about Reason...
I think I saw a Rewire option in ASIO4ALL... does anyone know what it's good for?

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Re: Hey...is Reason still "da Shiznit" as an AL companion tool?

Post by Forge. » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:44 am

#1thelark wrote:Talking about Reason...
I think I saw a Rewire option in ASIO4ALL... does anyone know what it's good for?
I think it's ReWuschall which allows you to kind of hack rewire and use the Rebirth input to route audio into Reason.

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