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dcstoica 2012-12-05 20:26

Is TAB key behavior a Propellerheads invention?
 
Hi folks,

For a long time I was thinking that one the most distinctive features of Reason, at least for a beginner, is the front/back rack switch using the TAB key.

I have explored/asked around on more general development forums/usenet groups if this UI behavior is a novelty from Propellerheads coming on the computer scene.

Unfortunately in the IT professionals/developers communities very few people ever heard of Reason. When asking, the classical response will be to jump to the usual English semantics of the common word 'reason'.

So I am coming to the source of 'trouble' :-)

Anyone around have some insights on this topic?

Dan.

PsyTale 2012-12-05 20:35

I don't really understand your question, maybe you have a Reason to elaborate a bit?

SubTractor 2012-12-05 20:50

I'm not sure if it's a Propellerhead invention, but it sure as hell is original!

EnochLight 2012-12-05 21:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcstoica (Post 1192262)
Hi folks,

For a long time I was thinking that one the most distinctive features of Reason, at least for a beginner, is the front/back rack switch using the TAB key.

I have explored/asked around on more general development forums/usenet groups if this UI behavior is a novelty from Propellerheads coming on the computer scene.

Unfortunately in the IT professionals/developers communities very few people ever heard of Reason. When asking, the classical response will be to jump to the usual English semantics of the common word 'reason'.

So I am coming to the source of 'trouble' :-)

Anyone around have some insights on this topic?

Dan.

Having been around since the age of the Dinosaurs myself, I can attest - yes - Propellerhead were the first to incorporate such a design (as well as the virtual rack). Hitting "Tab" and seeing the back of the rack - cables and all - was their invention. Nothing else like it on the market at the time in any products that I know of.

In fact, I don't think there is anything out there like it now, is there?

zeebot 2012-12-05 21:31

Rackflipping should be an international sport :D

cr68 2012-12-05 21:36

its weird i try to press tab on so many pics and other piece of software...
tab is THE shit!

sagana33 2012-12-06 00:33

In Ableton Live, pressing TAB switches between the Session View and the Arrangement View.

As to whether it was it Reason first... that's another question :)

KryoShift 2012-12-06 01:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by sagana33 (Post 1192407)
In Ableton Live, pressing TAB switches between the Session View and the Arrangement View.

As to whether it was it Reason first... that's another question :)

Reason predates Live 1 by nearly a year :) Dec 2000 vs October 2001

JockDynamite 2012-12-06 02:04

I edit video in Avid Media Composer by day. Ever since discovering the TAB key in Reason, I now map the key in Avid to switch between the source and record timelines. Brilliant!

Dogboy1973 2012-12-06 02:53

I believe the TAB key was invented for computer keyboards for the purpose of flipping the Reason rack. It's just that nobody knew it at the time ;)


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