Posted Feb. 20, 2020, 10:24 a.m.
We hear you loud and clear! Based on your feedback, Reason Rack Plugin now supports MIDI out and Drag MIDI notes to track. It was already an incredible instrument and a vast effect rack—now it's a powerful MIDI effect, too.
Use Reason Rack Plugin as a drum machine, idea generator, old school sequencer, live performance tool, modulation hub, audio to CV converter, random voltage source, chord generator and much more. With Players and CV, the Reason rack can control most anything in your host. Check out the tutorial video for some of the ways you can use MIDI out:
In addition, you can now drag MIDI to your sequencer from Redrum, Dr Octo Rex and Matrix. One of my personal favorite things to do is randomizing patterns multiple times in Redrum and dragging each clip to track in Live. This way I have a handful of random ideas to try, edit and kickstart a track with.
The MIDI Out Device is of course also updated in Reason standalone, replacing the External MIDI Instrument. This means there's now 8 CV inputs with scale and offset for every MIDI Out Device, making it easier to control more parameters on your external gear.
I can't wait to hear how you'll use this in your music, from simply sequencing drums in Redrum to building massive modular MIDI environments. If you haven't tried Reason Rack Plugin yet, it's a great time to do just that.
Mattias Häggström Gerdt
Reason Product Manager