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Reason by Default > Reason by Default - Pg. 38

In the world of Reason, the synthesizers and samplers provide the signal. The virtual outputs of these Reason synths are then routed to the mixer. The mixer is used to adjust the amplitude of every signal within a studio environment. Additionally, the mixer is used to manipulate the timbre or character of the signal by introducing equalization and effects, such as reverb, delay, and distortion. As you read on in this chapter, you will read about reMix, which is the virtual mixer in Reason. Once the signals have been appropriately adjusted and manipulated, the mixed signal is then routed out of the mixer and into either a pair of speakers, or a recording device of some kind. In Reason, the mixed signal is routed to the outputs of your installed audio card. Part of the mixing process is the addition of effects to many of the individual signals. An effect processor is a component in your studio that accepts a signal and introduces an audio effect, such as reverb, chorus, or delay. Effects are typically routed to and from the mixer through pathways known as auxiliary sends. Through the Aux Send, you can route a portion of any signal to any effect processor and then route the signal back to the mixer. The resultant signal is a combination of the original sound plus the added effect. Reason's sends are located at the top of the reMix interface. The effect processors themselves are located right below reMix. MIDI In Device/Audio Out