Using Reason's Thor Sequencer for Phrase Sequencing

Propellerhead Reason is chocka full of hidden features and functionality. In this tutorial G. W. Childs shows how to make a melodic pattern in Thor that changes pitch dependant on the keys you press.  

The ability to trigger phrases, or melodies from a keyboard, similar to an arpeggiator is being used more and more frequently. Thankfully, with Rack Extensions (like Predator RE, from Rob Papen) it's easy to do this within Reason. But, what a lot of people don't realize is that this ability has been in Reason for a long time, through Thor's sequencer. 

In this tutorial, I'd like to show you how to make a melodic pattern on the sequencer that will key scale (change pitch) based on the keys that you press on your keyboard. 

Step 1 - Simple Patch for Simple Melody

Let's start off by setting Thor to its default patch by simply right-clicking on Thor and selecting '

Sound Designer, Musician, Author... G.W. Childs has worn many hats. Beginning in the U.S. Army back in 1991, at the age of 18, G.W. began learning electronics, communications and then ultimately audio and video editing from the Department of Defense. Upon leaving the military G.W. went on to work for many exciting companies like Lu... Read More


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