How often do you Automate Patterns

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How often do you Automate Patterns?

Never, I actively avoid it.
5
14%
Not really, but I think should..
4
11%
Sometimes, and I want to use it more
8
23%
Always, they form the basis of all my songs
18
51%
 
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Post 03 May 2021

One thing that sets Reason apart is its use and integration of Patterns on Devices and Players together with automating such patterns on the Sequencer.

So my question is, how often does any one actually use it?

Is it clunky and prehistoric? Or is it a major feature and tool that is often overlooked and not spoken about?

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joeyluck
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Post 03 May 2021

Automating Matrix patterns was how I got started with Reason. While I don't use the Matrix as much these days, I do sequence ABL3 patterns very often and Pattern Mutator has also become a new favorite on other instruments. I also use many of the UJAM plugins and sequence their built-in patterns.

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BRIGGS
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Post 03 May 2021

I prefer patterns over midi.

All those midi notes... all over the place, makes me more crazy, than I already am. :lol:
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Post 03 May 2021

I do it all the time. I start a song with a few patterns for drums, bass or whatnot and use pattern lanes to switch them. Later I can convert them to regular note lanes and add some variation.
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Post 03 May 2021

Octorex. Yes
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BRIGGS
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Post 03 May 2021

MrFigg wrote:
03 May 2021
Octorex. Yes
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Post 03 May 2021

i use only patterns. not notes. from the beginning.
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Post 03 May 2021

All the time. I use Matrix a lot. My sequencer is full of those A1, A2, A3... strips. It's very visual and allows for fast editing

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Post 04 May 2021

I never automate them. I mess with switching between them to get sequences I like then I copy the patterns into a sequencer. I find it much easier to visualise and edit like that.

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Post 04 May 2021

I actually bought a e-drum kit to avoid sequencing drum :D

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