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Does Liquid Notes work with Propellerhead Reason?

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2014 10:44PM CEST
This article talks about routing settings in Propellerhead Reason to connect Liquid Notes to it.

Quick Answer: Yes, Liquid Notes is fully compatible with all DAWs, including Propellerhead Reason.
 

Routing settings for Reason

Find hereafter some instructions how to best get started setting up Liquid Notes and Propellerhead Reason on Mac OS X and Windows.
 

Setting up routing ​in Mac OS X

Please follow these steps to complete the routing setup for Liquid Notes in Reason 6 (and newer):
  1. Setting up an IAC-Bus:​

    Go to: ApplicationsUtilitiesAudio MIDI Setup. This opens the Mac utility Audio MIDI Setup.

    From the menu Window select Show MIDI Window.

    Double-click on IAC driver. For the routing to Reason at least one bus should be created. If your project in Liquid Notes exceeds 16 channels, set up additional IAC busses.

    Activate Device is online.
     
  2. Exporting an arrangement from Reason:

    Simply export your arrangement from Reason as MIDI file and open it in Liquid Notes (choose "Other Sequencer" when asked during the import process).

    In Reason go to PreferencesAdvanced - under External Control select e.g. Bus A, and scroll to and select IAC Driver IAC Bus 1.

    In the rack of Reason go to the Hardware Interface, select the Advanced MIDI tab → activate e.g. Bus A and select the device / instrument for each channel accordingly.

    ​In Liquid Notes match the Output-Routing ("Routing Settings") with the Input-Routing of Reason.

    ​Reason will now receive MIDI-Data sent by Liquid Notes. 
 

Setting up routing ​in Windows

Please follow these steps to complete the routing setup for Liquid Notes in Reason 6 (and newer):
  1. Setting up the connection to Reason:​

    The installation of Liquid Notes installs a virtual MIDI-cable called LoopBe 30. No further action is required after the installation is completed. 
     
  2. Exporting an arrangement from Reason:

    Simply export your arrangement from Reason as MIDI file and open it in Liquid Notes (choose "Other Sequencer" when asked during the import process).

    In Reason go to PreferencesAdvanced - under External Control select e.g. Bus A, and scroll to and select a MIDI channel/bus.

    In the rack of Reason go to the Hardware Interface, select the Advanced MIDI tab → activate e.g. Bus A and select the device / instrument for each channel accordingly.

    ​In Liquid Notes match the Output-Routing ("Routing Settings") with the Input-Routing of Reason.

    ​Reason will now receive MIDI-Data sent by Liquid Notes.
 

​That's it! You should now be able to work with Liquid Notes and Propellerhead Reason.
 

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