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Using Reason™ Onstage: Skill Pack by G. W. Childs

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Chapter 3. Controllers and Templates

Several years ago, before computers were really commonplace for live performance, you tended to just have one instrument that you relied on. You knew all the little nuances of this instrument, all the flaws, all the limitations. In fact, you knew it so well that it was basically just an extension of your body.

One of the things that made it so easy to assimilate this instrument was the fact that no matter how great it sounded or how many great tones it could produce, it was still very simple because it only served one purpose: to make sound.

Computers are a little harder to take on as an extension of the body. They are more intricate, they have thousands more functions, they do many different things, and they ...

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