Understanding the Audio Track module in Reason 7

The humble Audio Track Module in Reason is one that may have passed you by... yet, it is central to the way audio tracks can be processed and can lead to creative results. Hollin Jones shares all.  

The lowly Audio Track module in Reason's rack might seem an unlikely candidate for exploration but it's actually crucial to managing how audio tracks are processed and controlled in any project. Due to Reason's modular nature, you can think of an audio track as having several components and these are viewed using the different parts of the Reason application. 

The sequencer shows you a list of your tracks with the data they contain, and the mixer shows those same tracks but with their faders and channel strips. The Rack is different. You will be used to synths and drum machines appearing as modules but audio tracks do as well. This is partly to keep everything consistent but also because having a special module just for an audio track lets you manage its routing and insert effects as well as a few other vital things. So read on to get the lowdown on how they work'

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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