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Old 2012-06-16, 13:23
CeriJC CeriJC is offline
 
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Figure->Reason

I really like Figure, an excellent sound toy and the speed accessibility of it is brilliant. I "get" that it's supposed to be sleek and minimal and that you don't want to add too much to it, as to do so would detract from its appeal.

But, there's one feature that it's crying out for;

A "Mail me the current loop" button. It could be tucked away on the help menu or somewhere like that, so you're not wasting any screen-estate or spoiling the beautiful interface. All it'd do is create a very small .rsn file containing the current loop's parameters and notes and email it to a pre-determined email address. The loop's filename could just be "FigureXXXXX.rsn" where XXXXX is a sequentially incrementing number, just like digital cameras do.

Implemented correctly, you wouldn't even need to patch/update Reason to support it!

Think how great it'd be to 'sketch' a loop at the bus stop and then arrive home and find it waiting in your mailbox to load into Reason, layer it with vocals, tweak the parameters of the synths, change some of the drum sounds, etc.

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Oh and please port Figure to Windows Phone 7 too!
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Old 2012-06-16, 13:40
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I really like Figure, an excellent sound toy and the speed accessibility of it is brilliant. I "get" that it's supposed to be sleek and minimal and that you don't want to add too much to it, as to do so would detract from its appeal.

But, there's one feature that it's crying out for;

A "Mail me the current loop" button. It could be tucked away on the help menu or somewhere like that, so you're not wasting any screen-estate or spoiling the beautiful interface. All it'd do is create a very small .rsn file containing the current loop's parameters and notes and email it to a pre-determined email address. The loop's filename could just be "FigureXXXXX.rsn" where XXXXX is a sequentially incrementing number, just like digital cameras do.

Implemented correctly, you wouldn't even need to patch/update Reason to support it!

Think how great it'd be to 'sketch' a loop at the bus stop and then arrive home and find it waiting in your mailbox to load into Reason, layer it with vocals, tweak the parameters of the synths, change some of the drum sounds, etc.

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Oh and please port Figure to Windows Phone 7 too!
Great idea. I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 2013-02-18, 21:59
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I COULD NOT AGREE MORE!!!!!!

Seriously, Figure is FAR better (for me anyway) as a way to generate ideas. But they need serious fleshing out... and Reason is the obvious perfect match for that.

I think in addition to the "email me the current loop" option, there should be an option to export it to iTunes, just like there already is. But instead of exporting the audio file, it would be the .rsn file.

This would be absolutely massive. Figure it already a steal at $1 but this would make it something that every single solitary Reason owner (well, those who do electronica-genre music anyway) with an iOS device, would absolutely positively have to have.

Personally, I'd take this over a Reason 7. Seriously... Reason is already so feature-rich and capable, the hard part is getting a solid start on a track. Figure jump-starts that process in a big way.
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