Beat Map is a new Reason Rack Extension that generates inspiring rhythms in a fast, fun, intuitive way. Designed primarily for drums, Beat Map takes away some of the complexity of writing great beats by using algorithmically-generated patterns to come up with unexpected and interesting results.
Use Beat Map to generate MIDI patterns to trigger drum machines or synthesizers.
Drag the pointer in the virtual map to change the beat. The variations are endless.
“Map select” lets you explore different styles and genres.
Use the “Density” and “Mirror” knobs to adjust the intensity of individual elements.
Beat Map comes with additional Combinator patches that require Reason 11 or Reason 11 Suite.
New in 1.1.0
Two new maps, Arctic and Tharsis
A number of new device patches and Combinator patches
Three quick buttons for setting Reset Step to 16, 32 or 64. These are especially useful when the maps play long, complex rhythms. Restrain the beat by selecting 16, and play a variation or fill by briefly selecting 64
Default value for Reset Step changed to 32
Fixed a bug where ratchets on the last step of a beat could be inadvertently skipped
Fixed a bug where Beat Map could sometimes go out of sync while playing back in Block Mode