Help with Propellerhead Reason 4 needed ...

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Member Since: Jul 21, 2008

Hello everyone.

I am new at this and need help on how to use some of the functions of this software.
Like for instance after I record something on the sequencer and need to correct it (like making a note shorter or longer or louder or with a different attack) how do I do it?
I guess I'll have to magnify the part where that particular note is and correct it but how?
I tried with the pencil but it seems it has another purpose.

Please help.

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bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Aug 06, 2008 04:37 pm

The pencil is for drawing new midi notes in the piano roll area (the grid with piano keys to the left).

To change the parameters of a note, like changing position (where it starts) or the length of the note you will need to use the arrow tool (not sure the official name but the button looks like an arrow pointer). You also should make sure you are in piano roll mode. Using the arrow tool, click on the note you would like to move and drag it. Release the mouse once you've moved it where you want to place it. Tip: Holding shift while moving the note will keep it in place either vertically or horizontally depending on which way you want to move the note. To extend the length of the end of a note, click on a note (select it) and then position the arrow around the right end of the note and the cursor should change appearance. Click and drag the mouse until you have the appropriate length of the note. Also, as far as I know, you can't drag the beginning of the note to extend it to the left.

To change the velocity of a note, use the pencil tool, and draw the velocity with the vertical bars that appear below the piano roll area.

You can make other midi automations to different parameters by choosing the parameter from one of the menus at the top of the page (don't remember what it's called off the top of my head) and selecting it. Then you can draw the automation with the pencil tool, and adjust it with the arrow tool.

If you need any further assistance, let me know.

Since: Jul 21, 2008

Aug 06, 2008 07:51 pm

Thank you VERY MUCH coolo.

Your answer to my questions was most straight forward and it helped me a lot.

Cheers :-)

bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Aug 07, 2008 08:33 pm

Sweet. That's the first time I've helped anyone out around here in a while!

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