In the first half of this tutorial, we were able to see that Reason’s virtual Control Voltage has a lot more precision than one might initially consider and that there’s an optimal range to deal with and refer to when thinking about voltage values in Reason. Now is the perfect time to look at the different types […]
Diving into the “Voltage” part of “Control Voltage” is what this week’s tutorial is all about! After briefly exploring the various ways to control a Reason rack device in our last CV article, we now need to understand what happens when wiring CV outputs to CV inputs. Read on for all the learning goodness!
Soon after Rack Extensions were made available to Reason users, we’ve seen a clear growth of utility-type devices specifically dealing with Control Voltage (CV for short).
To better understand why that happened, what missing features these devices are trying to cover and how to get the most out of the existing and new devices, there are a few basic principles about CV that beginners in computer-based music production and even experienced DAW users new to Reason need to keep in mind. Even experienced Reason users that dismissed CV as an uninteresting tool may end up getting something out of these basic notions when reading our reviews and tutorials.