Reason Rack Extension Development
[Click the image to see the back of the device]
! Note that the CV jacks on the back are located exactly behind the center of the front displays !
The ReArranger CV Randomizer is a Rack Extension Utility for Reason. It tests whether Note and/or Gate input (CV and/or MIDI) is in range and above threshold.
If so, it applies changes to the input and outputs those values at Out 1.
If not, the input is sent unaltered to Out 2.
Note and Gate values can be compared simultaniously and individually, by connecting only the cables for the CV input you want to alter.
Substitute Note or Gate values will be added automaically to maintain the Note/Gate flow.
When only Note is connected, Gate will have a value of 100 and when only Gate is connected, Note will be C3.
Note the red 'Not connected indicator' is turned off in the Gate display, but still on in the Note display.
Click the image to see the front of the device when only Gate In is connected.
(Receiving a Gate of 100 from a Matrix Pattern Sequencer)
In => Out
A <-> B
Up <-> Down
If the Note value is in Range In and in Range Out (and the Gate is above threshold), the Note value will be outputted at Out 1. Otherwise it wil be sent to Out 2.
If the Note value is in Range In and the Gate is above threshold, the Note value will be set to a random value between the Range Out values and outputted at Out 1.
If not, the Note and Gate value will be sent unaltered to Out 2.
Like Random, but the Note value will alternate between the first and second value of Range Out.
Like Random, but the Note value will move between the Range Out first and second value, one by one, until the value is reached and will continue the other way around.
This Rack Extension is intentionally created to make multi sample (and multi microphone) samplers in conjunction with the NN-XT Advanced Sampler.
The ReArranger makes it possible to ramdomly choose from several user-recorded samples of the same source.
This way the sound will be slightly different every time the NN-XT gets a pulse and will sound more natural and live than when the same sample is played over and over.
Here's an example where at first you hear one bell sample being played in a rhythmic pattern and later on the same bell with randomly chosen samples.
A way more interesting example of a hang recorded with 4 microphones. Played with a Launchpad Pro.
The NN-XT Advanced Sampler is a very powerful (built-in) sampler and can also transpose sounds, therefor with only nine notes on the hang itself it's possible to make a chronological version that can play in any tune.
This is done with a xylphone with two ocatves of pentatonic notes that can now be played on a 49 key keyboard from C1 to C5. It's played with 2 Drum Sequencer Players.
You can use the ReArranger for many more purposes, for example to make sure the gate is always at least a minimum or maximmum value
or use the deviate setting to make (slight) velocity changes in (live) played notes.
Download the PDF Manual
for future reference.
ReTrigger Gated CV Manipulator
[Click the image to see the back of the device]
! Note that the CV jacks on the back are located exactly behind the center of the front controls that output CV !
The Retrigger Gated CV Manipulator is a Rack Extension Utility for Reason.
It’s designed to apply CV changes, without drawing any automation, on every incoming Gate CV or MIDI change to any
parameter of any device in the Reason Rack that accepts CV altering.
Each of the eight columns has an input selection (CV + MIDI, CV Only or MIDI Only and BLOCK).
When input passes, it triggers four groups of controls to manipulate any automatable parameters on other devices or modulate the routing in a Combinator Programmer.
If that's not enough, you can internally link the output to another input so you have another four groups to control.
With only one incoming pulse it's possible to change 32 external parameters!
Or you just link two ReTriggers and have 8 groups per column times 8 columns.
It's great to make an audio source pan a little left and right to give it some dynamics.
Or changes the EQ on a bass drum so it gets a natural feel.
Or play a synth and with every keystroke change the ... and/or ...
You can now send the CV to you hardware synth with the new Reason MIDI Out Device!!!
The possibilities are endless. Let your imagination take you to new sounds never made before!
Every Column has an Input Selection Display showing what input will be handled by the groups in that column
Every Group has two values A and B that can be set from -127 to 127.
They can also be locked with the Test Button on the right (turns red when pressed).
When both Test Buttons are unpressed both values are used to set the Rndm (Random) or UpDn (Up - Down) value.
When a single Test Button is pressed only that value will be used, so you can set that value very precise.
When both Test buttons are pressed the value will alternate between values A and B.
The CV Out value will only be calculated when the Enable Button left of the Value Display is pressed (turns green).
The CV Out value will only be outputted when a cable is connected to the corresponding CV Jack on the Back Panel.
If no cable is connected the LED right of the Value Display is dimmed red. If a cable is connected the LED will turn dimmed green.
When output is sent the LED will blink bright green when a cable is connected and bright red if no cable is connected.