Setting Up Groups

The NN-XT will group samples that are loaded at the same time. Grouped samples can be selected using the G column in the Remote Editor. Once selected, certain parameters can be edited for the whole group in one step.

For this exercise, we'll set up a French Horn Section patch with multiple layers.

To create a group during loading


Initialize the NN-XT patch.


Using the sample browser, go to the Orkester Sound Bank/Brass/French Horn Section (FHS) folder and click the + sign next to the Long Notes folder (Figure 6.97). This reveals the samples contained in this folder.

Figure 6.97. Unfold directories using the + icons in the 3.0 browser.


Select all the samples named FHS_LMP and load them (Figure 6.98).

Figure 6.98. Load multiple pitched samples from the Orkester Sound Bank.

Samples loaded at the same time are automatically assigned to the same group. From now on, these samples can be easily selected together.


Select the whole sample group by clicking the G column in the Remote Editor (Figure 6.99).

Figure 6.99. Use the G column to quickly select all samples in a group.


Use Edit > Automap to set up key zones.

Your samples should now all be spread across the keyboard (Figure 6.100).

Figure 6.100. Automap the samples you loaded from the Orkester Sound Bank.

Now let's load a second set of samples and assign them to a separate group.

To create a group manually


Before loading more samples, first be sure all loaded samples are deselected by clicking on the sample map display. This prevents the next samples you load from overwriting the existing ones.


Using the sample browser, go to the Reason Factory Sound Bank /Brass/French Horn Section (FHS)/Long Notes and load all the samples that have FHS_FF in their name.

The new set of unmapped samples now appears below the mapped samples you set up in the last exercise (Figure 6.101).

Figure 6.101. Load two sets of samples in the sample map.


Without deselecting the newly loaded samples, right-click the sample map and select Group Selected Zones from the pop-up menu (Figure 6.102).

Figure 6.102. Group selected samples manually from the context menu.

You can now select each group separately using the G column. The new samples are now in their own group, and you'll see a horizontal group boundary between them and the samples above them (Figure 6.103).

Figure 6.103. This sample map has two groups.


With the new samples still selected, use the Edit > Automap command to set up key zones for them (Figure 6.104).

Figure 6.104. Automap the new group.


Save this patch as French Horn Section for later use.

Reason 3 For Windows and Mac
Reason 3 For Windows and Mac
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