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Old 2012-08-02, 05:53
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Figure addict w/ questions

Hi all,

I recently downloaded the Figure app for my iPhone, and have written more music with it in the last few weeks then I have in the last 5 years using all my other hardware / software.

Does anyone know if propellerhead plans to add any integration between Figure and Reason? Such as the ability to export a song created in Figure to a Reason Song file? I'm currently using Cubase and right now I have to export each "track" as separate .aif files and then re-integrate them manually in my DAW.

Honestly, I would dump Cubase in a second if I could just use Figure to create my initial songs, and then import them directly into Reason, where I could add other pieces and do final mixing / tweaking /cleanup.

Also, some suggestions for future enhancements:
  • Ability to record performance changes to instrument Rhythm, Range & Scale
  • Ability to record performance changes to Tempo, Key & Shuffle
  • Ability to record changes to levels
  • Ability to adjust Drum levels individually (ie Kick, Snare, Hats, etc...)
  • Ability to create/arrange multiple patterns in the same "Song" (sequencer?)
  • Ability to export individual instruments as raw MIDI
Please please please!!! I would become a propellerhead customer for life if you could make this happen!

Also, I'd like to get some feedback from people on the snippets I've written so far using Figure. Is there a Figure user community where I can do this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!


Josh
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Old 2012-08-02, 11:27
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The easiest way to get a group together is for you to go onto soundcloud and create a group purely for figure users then let the comunity know you've done it and they can join and post to the Reason Figure soundclound group. Its a great little app to get some nice sounding loops going. On my phone there seems to be alot of latency when i try to tap the beat in manually but fine when you just use the standard rotary wheel settings.
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Old 2012-08-02, 13:41
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Why not just route your output of your iphone to your line input on your soundcard. You can then just record directly onto an audio track in reason. For songs that you've already created you will have to solo each part and record them in separately if you want full control of levels.

If I use figure (in the studio) I dont tend to use it's own sequencer at all, I just run everything staight into reason and record each part as an audio track. You can then do what you like with it in regards to changing key or tempo.

If you want to have control over individual levels of drums then record each drum part to a separate audio track. Once the drum track is complete just bounce it down to a single file if you want.

A direct midi export would be quite useful though, especially for people who cant really play a keyboard very well. It doesn't take a great deal of skill (if any) to make quite complex riffs just by a quick wiggle or swipe of the finger, and all with the added bonus of never hitting a "bum" note.
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Old 2012-08-02, 13:44
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Why not just route your output of your iphone to your line input on your soundcard. You can then just record directly onto an audio track in reason. For songs that you've already created you will have to solo each part and record them in separately if you want full control of levels.

If I use figure (in the studio) I dont tend to use it's own sequencer at all, I just run everything staight into reason and record each part as an audio track. You can then do what you like with it in regards to changing key or tempo.

If you want to have control over individual levels of drums then record each drum part to a separate audio track. Once the drum track is complete just bounce it down to a single file if you want.

A direct midi export would be quite useful though, especially for people who cant really play a keyboard very well. It doesn't take a great deal of skill (if any) to make quite complex riffs just by a quick wiggle or swipe of the finger, and all with the added bonus of never hitting a "bum" note.
Might be quiet interesting to send the wav loops into Recycle then slice them and put them into the Dr Octo rex for some variations and create some interesting drops.
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Old 2012-08-02, 13:59
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Might be quiet interesting to send the wav loops into Recycle then slice them and put them into the Dr Octo rex for some variations and create some interesting drops.
If I had recycle I'd have probably tried that already, but unfortunately i don't have recycle.

I did however get quite a lot of amusement running them through Peff's Buffre RE.
 

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