I spent $1,369 to put together a modular synthesizer to be used with Reason. The idea was to use LFO (low frequency oscillator) CV (control voltages) from Reason and, using a line input and MIDI-to-CV converter, have the CV signals from Reason devices control different CV functions of the modular synth. I’m gonna’ talk about my experiences doing this, using modular synths with Reason / in general and why I decided to return / resell it all.
My background with modular synths
I spent three years of casual research and a few months of intense research leading up to buying my modular synthesizer setup. I read every page of the user manuals for each module before I bought them. I completed two paid video courses for modular synths totally 9 hours long. I had also been building mock complex patches using Continue reading Using A Physical Modular Synth With Reason Studios
One thing I’ve never understood is the tendency for people who produce music to own all these music accessories, such as multiple MIDI keyboards, but not own a single mixer (control surface). It’s understandable if someone has limited hardware and doesn’t have a mixer, but that’s not the case for so many people.
Throwin’ money in all the wrong directions
Like take a look at this random person’s studio setup. They’ve clearly thrown money at all these music toys; they have three keyboards that appear to be very expensive. Just one of those keyboards probably costs three times as much as my one keyboard. And let’s not ignore the fact the main keyboard’s highest octave keys are inaccessible under the table.
Continue reading Producers Who Own Multiple Keyboards But No Mixer?
[05/10/2020 Version 1.5] I’ve created a way to fully control the entire Reason virtual SSL mixer and (most challenging), select and change mixer channels directly from only one BCR2000. I searched for months and found no one’s accomplished this. I’m sharing this specific method, along with a custom hardware profile (known as remotemap’s), and custom overlay graphics. I’ve also included some tweaks to the BCF2000 that add functionality.
Before creating this method, it wasn’t possible to control the individual channel settings of Propellerhead Reason’s virtual SSL mixer with a BCR2000. Before understanding how to do this, it’s important to understand why so many forum posts, videos and other information regarding Behringer BCR2000 and BCF2000’s are well-meaning but wrong when it comes to Reason. Instead of dumping files online and making people figure it out for themselves, I’m gonna’ explain this situation as no one else has.
Continue reading Reason: Using A BCR2000 To Fully Control The SSL Mixer’s EQ Channel Strip