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How to Record Reason Plugin Player Midi Output in Logic Pro X

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Reason 11 and Logic Pro X are a match made in heaven. They offer a very complimentary sound set and tools that really work well together. While getting them to work together is pretty straightforward,  I did encounter one confusing problem: recording midi data from Reason Players.

Thankfully I found an easy solution for you.

Reason Players are powerful midi sequencing tools that let you do thinks like easily create chords and arpeggios. Unfortunately, there's not a native way to record the data into Logic. First, you'll need to download the free plugin MidiFX Freeze.

Then create an instance of the Reason Player in Logic's Midi FX area, followed by an instance of MidiFX Freeze. After you've created your part, you need to open MidiFX Freeze. Then follow these steps:

  1. Hit the record button in the middle of MidiFX Freeze and play your song. When done hit stop and the recording will stop.
  2. You'll now see that a new icon that says Midi and has some musical notes
  3. Drag that icon directly onto the Logic sequencer (NOT into a Live Loop cell)
  4. Now, if you want the clip included as a Live Loop drag the clip from the Logic sequencer into a Logic Live Loop cell. Here's a post with more tips on using Reason with Live Loops.

If you're serious about using Reason to make great music, check out Learn Reason in an Afternoon, the perfect beginner's course on Reason.

For more tips on getting started with Reason, check out this free ultimate beginner's guide to using Reason. And if you're looking to learn a bit more about using the Reason Rack plugin in your DAW, check this post out.

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