Why not change patches remotely from your wind controller?
Luckily, changing patches from your wind controller is easy in Reason. This article will walk you through the steps to set up your wind controller to change patches in Reason. You can follow these steps to set up any other control surface as well, such as a foot controller, keyboard or MPC- style 16 pad controller.
- Stay on one device, but change the patch remotely using the patch up and down arrows on the device. This is a great way to audition patches.
- Load up a bunch of devices in the rack, and switch between the devices by remotely changing the sequencer track. This method assumes that your wind controller is set up as the Master Keyboard. (see this article about the Master Keyboard). This is what I use when playing live.
You can map the previous and next patch buttons on a device to notes or buttons on your wind controller (these are the little up and down arrows next to the patch name). The easiest way is to right click the up or down arrow and select 'Edit Remote Override Mapping' from the menu.
If you want to select tracks to change your patches, you want to go to 'Options->Additional Remote Overrides...' and choose Target Previous/Next Track and assign your controls.
In a future post we'll trigger loops and jam over them!
Got a creative way of setting up your mappings? Leave a comment and let us know.