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Chapter 13. The Matrix -- Close Up > What Is the Matrix? - Pg. 291

Octaves and Ties Just below the Edit Mode switch are the Octave switch and the Tie button. Octave--This switch is used to view and edit notes within a five-octave range. When an instance of the Matrix is created, the Octave switch is set to 3 by default, which is approximately Middle C. Tie--When activated, this Tie button makes it possible to increase the length of your sequenced notes by tying them together. For example, tying two 16th notes together in order to create an 8th note. This button is covered in the Subtractor tutorial section later in this chapter. The Matrix Pattern Window The centerpiece of the Matrix device is the Pattern window. This is where your notes, velocities, and curve patterns are drawn, edited, and stored into the Pattern Selector within a saved Reason song. All three types of output information are viewable here--Note, Gate, and Curve. The Pattern window is split into two sections. The majority of the window is dedicated to drawing in note and curve patterns, whereas the lower portion of the interface is used to draw in the note on/off/velocity of the sequence (see Figure 13.4). Steps, Resolution, and Shuffle To the right of the Matrix Pattern window are three important controls that assign the number of