Making Absolute Fire with Reason 11.2 & Logic Pro X – MIDI Out, Beat Map

Making Absolute Fire with Reason 11.2 & Logic Pro X – MIDI Out, Beat Map


Hey, what’s up guys, Stefan here. So, great news, Reason Studios has just drop
Reason 11.2. A new update introducing MIDI out to the Reason Rack, as well as a new player
called Beat Map. They sent the update to me a little early
so I could take it for a spin and show you guys the new tools in action. So in true Stefan fashion, I’m going to take
these new tools and make a beat. Ah… Redrum my old friend. I almost solely used
the Redrum for programming drums in my first few years beat making. So it’s really nice to come back to it. And
with the introduction of MIDI out this means I can use it once again use it but now inside
of Logic Pro 10. I’ve created a simple kit with just three
samples. A kick, snare and a hi-hat. And let’s see what we can come up with, with these tools
inside of the Redrum. I’m just going to increase the velocities
here so it hits harder. And for our hi-hats, let’s alternate the velocities,
one hard and then soft and then so on and so forth. To give ourselves a little bit more
of a groove. And once we’re done this is the magic now
of MIDI Out. We can just click here and drag this little icon into Logic’s arrange window.
And just like that, we have our MIDI inside Logic Pro X. I love the approach of a step sequencer it’s
a great way to program drums as you can loop and experiment without committing to anything. Which is cool, you can try different variations,
different patterns and see what works before even laying anything down. Let’s create one more pattern. Just a hi-hat
this time and then drag that in also. I’ve done this one a second pattern as I’m
using a different resolution here. But then inside of Logic we can then merge
the two regions together, and Bob’s your uncle. We can turn off our Redrum and then continue
any work inside of Logic’s Piano Roll if we so choose. The Redrum however is not the only device
that benefits from MIDI out. We can now use the players to produce chord
progressions and arpeggios with synths and sample libraries outside of the Reason Rack. Here’s a synth I made earlier using U-he’s
Diva. And this time, the Reason Rack is not an instrument.
The Reason Rack is now a MIDI FX. And I’ve And I’ve setup the Scales & Chords Player. The
scales and chords player automatically loads in this new MIDI out device. Which in turn sends the MIDI back out to our
synth. Which we can record into Logic Pro X If you can visualize it, it’s the same setup
as if it were just in the Reason Rack. We have our player above our instrument so the
signal flows down as it does in all other instances. The MIDI data is feeding into our instrument
and then out of our instrument into Logic Pro X. This, of course, is not just limited to the
scales and chords player but works with the other players too. Including Beat Map. Reason’s latest player.
Beat Map uses algorithms to create drum patterns. Yeah, crazy stuff. And this works with any device be it the Redrum,
Kong, Umf or even a third party vst like Battery 4. I’ve linked a video where you can learn
more about it in the description below. However seen as I already had some drums programmed,
I thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if I placed the beat map on this
Dr. Rex. And allowed it to create something new with this loop. So I spent quite a bit
of time here just tinkering and trying different combinations to see what it would come up
with. And I finally settled on this. So that’s the foundation of the beat. Let’s quickly add a few new elements to flesh
it out. An analog bass for the chorus. A square lead to compliment the bass. Simplifying the bass in the verse. Laying more chords on top with a touch of
modulation. Cool, so that’s a great start to a track and
I’m definitely going to finish that later. But I’d love to hear your thoughts about
this latest update down in the comment section and if you want to learn more about Reason
11 you can do so via the link in the description below. I’ve been Stefan and as always, happy beat
making.

22 thoughts on “Making Absolute Fire with Reason 11.2 & Logic Pro X – MIDI Out, Beat Map

  • February 20, 2020 at 5:19 pm
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    This beat is special to me. Why? Because it’s the first beat I’ve made since losing the majority of my beats made from 2018 til now. Yes, you read correctly. Long story short, I’m locked out of my own encrypted hard drive. 😳

    I felt sick and I was done making music mate. But when Reason Studios reached out with this new update and asked me to create a video, it gave me a reason (get it) to continue. I’m glad I did, these new tools inspired one hell of a beat. The first of many. Let’s go!

    Let me know what you think of the beat & latest Reason 11.2 update down in the comment section below.

    And yes, I know data doesn’t exist unless it exists in three places. I got sloppy!

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  • February 21, 2020 at 1:15 am
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    REDRUMMMMM!!! #ThrowbackThursday for real!! Lol
    #Childhood 😜🎶🎧

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  • February 21, 2020 at 1:34 am
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    Can we find the full beat anywhere?

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  • February 21, 2020 at 3:05 am
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    Update doesn’t show up in Logic

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  • February 21, 2020 at 3:16 am
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    Beat is fire, as usual brother! Glad to see they added midi out to Reason rack 🙌

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  • February 21, 2020 at 3:49 am
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    So good to have you bless us with your music. We all have those heart-wrenching setbacks in life, but must persevere in your life's calling! Once upon a time long ago I was an amazing artist until I lost every piece of artwork I ever created, and haven't picked up a brush or pencil in 20 years… Don't let that be you my brutha… your talent is a gift to the world. Please put this piece on Spotify and backup everything to a secure & private cloud!

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  • February 21, 2020 at 4:11 am
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    Dope Boy! Preshate your input. 👊🏿👍🏿💪🏿

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  • February 21, 2020 at 7:43 am
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    Hi Stefan, so is Reason worth adding to Logic ? (it costs more than Logic) and what about the learning curve, is it very different to Logic? I might be too old to learn a new DAW. Thanks. Nice beat, by the way. Hope you finish it and let us hear.

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  • February 21, 2020 at 7:47 am
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    P.S. it might be too late for you Stefan but maybe I can help others. PLEASE guys! Back up the important stuff. And if it is really important have an offsite back up too. I flew the dangerous path for 20 years and I was lucky but horror stories like Stefan's got me backing up (it helps having brothers in the computer industry). And before I forget. I implore you. Back up!

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  • February 21, 2020 at 4:36 pm
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    Glad you’re back. Sorry for the data you lost. You will create even better Beats this time. I’d like to know the name of the analog Bass and the square lead you used in the best of possible. It touched my soul haha

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  • February 21, 2020 at 4:57 pm
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    Wow i really like this one ! Fire my guy

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  • February 21, 2020 at 7:54 pm
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    You nailed it

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  • February 22, 2020 at 1:58 am
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    SO smooth! Definitely inspired!

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  • February 22, 2020 at 4:55 pm
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    exactly what I missed when I went to logic and used reason only as a plug in. perfect.

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  • February 22, 2020 at 5:17 pm
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    you my favorite producer rn bro keep it up

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  • February 22, 2020 at 6:51 pm
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    Dope beat and this update for is treasure cant wait to see what the future is for reason studios I been a user since reason 2.5

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  • February 24, 2020 at 1:11 am
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    I'm still stumped. Can you point me in the right direction? If I open up Reason Rack in Logic and add Beatmap, Midi Out, and a Kong how do I get the midi onto a track? There's no drag and drop on the Kong like there is on OctoRex or Redrum. Driving myself crazy trying to figure it out.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 12:22 pm
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    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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  • February 24, 2020 at 12:42 pm
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    Fire!

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  • February 24, 2020 at 8:02 pm
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    Fire! Quick question. When you put the bass in, did you set it up where it ducks so the kick comes through or was that necessary?

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  • February 25, 2020 at 6:37 am
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    Bruv THAT bassline 🔥

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  • February 25, 2020 at 8:07 am
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    Yes indeed Mr. Stefan, This! is ☝️ hell of a Beat!

    Thanks for sharing and keep the spirit up to make a lot of music the rest of your life. I’m following you now and hope to see and hear a lot of videos of you making dope beats/music.

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  • February 25, 2020 at 5:54 pm
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    Dope, I like how u explained everything flawlessly

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