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Reason Drum Sequencer Explained®

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    First Beat & Pattern Variations

    In this first video, Paul covers the basics of inputting drum hits into the new Drum Sequencer player, as well as how to automate pattern changes.

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    Remapping Lanes, Playback Modes & Pattern Lengths

    Now learn how to remap MIDI notes on the Drum Sequencer, as well as using per-channel playback modes and pattern lengths to create overlapping rhythms.

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    Live Note Input, Randomization & Pattern Presets

    Paul shows you how to use live MIDI input as an alternative to clicking on the display, as well as how to use the built-in randomization and pattern preset functions.

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    Probability Sequencing & Note Repeat

    Next up, discover how to use "probability" based sequencing to create semi-generative drum beats, as well as note ratcheting to fit multiple hits into a single step.

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    Using Player Automation to Create Variations

    See how to use channel mute automation to create kickless variations on your patterns without wasting precious pattern slots.

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    Increasing Lane & Pattern Count

    Now take a look at how to stack players to access more drum channels as well as expand the number of patterns beyond eight.

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    Converting CV to MIDI

    In this video Paul reveals how to use a free player device to turn any CV source directly into MIDI in the sequencer, opening up all of your existing rack devices to the world of players.

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    A Quick Look at Europa

    Now for a quick sidetrack! Paul shows you a couple of quick tips with Europa and its new sample import function, such as creating a default patch for sample import and also re-sampling instruments internally to create new wavetables.

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    Drum Sequencer as a Melodic Tool

    Now we put all of the above into practice and begin creating a more coherent idea. You'll also see how to use the Drum Sequencer as a melodic tool, and explore the usefulness of CV outputs on player devices.

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    Structuring & Looking Beyond Drum Sequencer

    Expanding on the previous video, Paul adds additional melodic elements as well as introduces you to the possibilities of players and CV beyond the Drum Sequencer.

Product Overview


Reason Guru Paul Ortiz shows you everything you need to know about the new Drum Sequencer player in Reason 10! Learn all about it and how to use it creatively when producing in Reason.

Paul begins with the basics of inputting drum hits into the new Drum Sequencer player, as well as how to automate pattern changes. He then goes into Remapping Lanes, Playback Modes and setting Pattern Lengths for complete control over the Drum Sequencer player.

Live Note Input, Randomization and Pattern Presets are then all gone over in detail, allowing you to both program and select different patterns quickly and easily.

Paul then gets advanced, showing you how to utilize automation to create variations on your patterns without wasting precious pattern slots. You'll then see how to increase the Lane and Pattern Count, Convert CV to MIDI with a free player device and open up all of your existing rack devices to the wonderful world of players.

Next, see how to use Drum Sequencer as a melodic tool, and Paul introduces you to the possibilities of players and CV beyond the Drum Sequencer.

As a bonus, Paul gives you a cool video about the new sample import function in Europa, covering topics such as creating a default patch for sample import, and also re-sampling instruments internally to create new wavetables.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more detailed info. If you use Propellerhead's Reason, you have to get down with the Drum Sequencer: Watch "Reason Drum Sequencer Explained" today.


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Reason Drum Sequencer Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful!!! Another favorite in the Reason video series!!
Date published: 2021-06-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing Very nice tutorial. I appreciate. Thanks !
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and deep! Loved this one, features covered with examples rather than just summarized —impressive and NOT boring, thanks!
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Extremely helpful Straight forward and simple. No more or less than was required to get the material explained. Instructor is very concise, very well spoken and his flow is perfect for not creating that droning effect that makes you want to run a pencil through your eye.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from clear and practical very good
Date published: 2018-10-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very impressed by the tutorial. Didn’t know that this blessed thing was so powerful. Cannot wait to go and experiment. Gtg bye
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from So much creativity!!! After watching this I discovered a lot of valuable tips to apply when using the Drum Sequencer. If you are wanting to get the most out of it then this is the course to watch!
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Reason heads only! I got a handful of very nice tips from this video, definitely worth watching. i wasn't personally into the music he was producing, but i still found value in the course overall.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from super clearly run through the facts and also giving plenty of good ideas for using this tool congratulations, groove 3, another dude with the absolute perfect style to teach and declare a bunch of knowledge and lots of possibilities with new but awesome useful tools.very well done, man!
Date published: 2018-06-05
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