the main panel, which holds all the audio tracks and the rack, is where you can do most of your work. the rack itself is a very simple affair, with the main controls for the audio tracks and the aux sends and returns. once you've created a track in the track sheet, you can move it to the rack via drag and drop, or if you're using the keyboard, you can use the keys on your keyboard to do so. the audio tracks can be muted or un-muted, and it's possible to enable/disable and record from the aux sends and returns. the only tricky thing is that reason can't record from more than one aux send at once, so you have to choose which aux send to record from first. if you're using software monitoring for software inputs, you'll also have to set the 'monitor' parameter, as the aux sends and returns use their own monitoring settings.
audio editing is done very simply. you have a volume control, a pan control and a stereo balance control. there's also a set of filter knobs, all of which can be set to various types of filter, including low pass, high pass, band pass and comb filter. in fact, reason is a very simple synth in that respect: you choose your filter type, you choose the centre frequency and the bandwidth and you apply the filter. it's a very straightforward sound and there are also various options for the clean up. the mixer offers 16 mono, or 'l' and 'r' channels, plus eight stereo sends and returns.
so, here we are in 2013, and reason is back in the form of reason 6, inheriting the same and probably even more excellent mixer concept as record, but also adding a super-flexible sequencer, and a much improved sampler. it's also the first reason application to be available in the form of both a standard and a free version. the core reason 6 features include: an impressive 32-track mixer, with 32 tracks per channel the core of reason, which includes a super-flexible multitrack sequencer recording and editing, including multi-timbral, multi-track, multitrack insert and multi-track automation the reason virtual sampler, and software instrument a new reason control room section, with a new monitoring system stereo and mono inputs, as well as mono and stereo outputs eight high-fidelity, 8-ohm balanced line inputs a fully featured integrated effects section a new, improved version of record's channel insert effects, and control of their parameters 3d9ccd7d82