Reason Rack Plugin - Can I get used to it?

This forum is for discussing the Reason Rack Plugin, the version of the Reason rack that runs as a VST3, AU, AAX in other DAWs.
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Post 06 May 2020

Hey Everyone. Sorry if this has been covered already, couldnt see it.

i've been using Reason for years, and stuck with Reason 5 for the longest time, cos it did everythingI needed it to. I use it alongside Ableton for mixign with recorded instruments, and all the benefits etc of Ableton.

I recently upgraded to Abelton Live 10, and thought I'd give the Reason 11 Rack Plugin a go, as I'm mainly using it as an isntruemtn wihtin Ableton anyway. I like it in a lot of ways, but i can't figure out how to sequence pattern changes well.

For example, if i'm using a ReDrum or Matrix, and I have patterns on A1, A2 and A3 I want to switch between. In Reason I would use the pattern lane and sequence the changes that way. Using the Rack Plugin, I can record the track, and manually click the pattern buttons, recording the changes as midi, but that is clunky, and if I do a change out of time, I cant find anywhere to go and edit the sequencing in Abelton. When i click into the midi recording, its just the blank keyboard.

Any ideas?

Thoughts on the rack plugin version in general?

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Post 06 May 2020

Got to learn how to do things... You automate the pattern changes in Ableton. You do this the same way you'd automate any plugin in Ableton.
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