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Create Unique Drum Loop Remixes in Reason

When you use the Dr. Rex loop player, you can easily change the pattern to break the monotony of looping something over and over. Here’s how: on the Rex player, there is a button labeled “to track”. Press that, and notice that in the sequencer view, the space between your left and right loop points will fill up with colored boxes. Right click (or ctrl+click for mac users) on one of the colored boxes (this is a group of notes), and then choose “Change Events” from the pop-up menu. This gives you many options for changing a group of notes. You want to use the “Alter Notes” functions. This will randomize the notes according to whatever percentage you choose. Now listen to the loop, it will be remixed. Granted, it is somewhat randomized, so you may have to switch over to the note view and change it to your liking. But this is a really great way to come up with drum tracks in a matter of minutes. Try it on a whole bunch of note groups all at once and listen to all of them. Chances are, there will be some remix of the notes that’s a real keeper.



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