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There are numerous minor additions and tweaks that serve to enhance the overall experience.
In Reason, for instance, the Input Focus (formerly MIDI Focus) and Play Focus options have been brought out of the Advanced MIDI part of the interface. In case you’re unfamiliar, these relate to MIDI Clock Sync mode, enabling you to specify how the program handles incoming MIDI and MIDI sync data when multiple songs are open.
Other great features worth mentioning include the one-touch copy function in the audio editor, before any destructive editing is applied, and the fantastic floating piano keyboard, also brought over from Record. The latter is a pop-up graphical music keyboard that can be played using your computer’s QWERTY keyboard (with handy octave switching buttons on the keyboard itself), or by clicking on it with the mouse.
Then there are the numerous features in Kong and Dr. Octo Rex that we simply haven’t had the space to get into in depth, such as Kong’s ability to handle REX loops in new and inventive ways in both NN-Nano and Nurse REX.
Brand new for Record 1.5, meanwhile, is the Manual Rec Mode, which gives better control over record enabling and monitoring, helping to protect against the inadvertent overwriting of your recordings.
Look out for more Reason 5 and Record 1.5 coverage on MusicRadar very soon.
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