We often speak about how
close our software studios represent real hardware. Scope in many
ways achieves this in sound quality, stability and resource management
(pre-allocation of DSP).
However, both native DAW
and Scope mixers have workflow limitations that impede track building
with the necessity to deal with routings from native or Scope devices,
outputs such as ASIO and Rewire and views that require clicking on a
track to control its dynamics and equalisation.
With the Reason SLL, as
soon as you add another synth, drum machine, sampler or audio track to
your rack OR sequencer, a channel will be added to the mixer with the
source name (which you can change). So the workflow between mixer,
devices and sequencer is totally integrated.
In some ways this is
even better than a real studio and finding a channel's device or
sequencer track is accelerated by the small 'SEQ' and 'RACK' buttons at
the bottom of each track. Channels can be grouped together VCA
style with a master fader which appears with a red fader and the
visibility of horizontal mixer sections such as dynamics, effect sends
and equalisation can be individually turned on or off.
Reason allows free routing of virtually anything to anything else.
That includes CV, MIDI and Audio.
Workflow and visually
this is a dream setup and makes a perfect compliment to Scope.