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4. Next you are asked to set your export audio settings (see Figure 18.7). In this case, the sample rate has been set to 44100Hz and has been given a bit depth of 16 bits. These are the standard audio settings found on a commercially available audio CD. If your intention is to burn an audio CD right after exporting your Reason songs, these settings are fine. But just for kicks, click on the pull-down menus in this window to see all of the other possible export audio settings (see Figure 18.8). Reason is capable of creating a 24-bit audio file with a sampling rate of 96kHz. If your intention is to take the digital audio file that Reason creates and import it into a high-end mastering program such as WaveLab or Peak, these settings might be the ticket. After you have made your settings, click OK. Reason will proceed to mix and export your Reason song into a digital audio file. In Figure 18.9, you will see that Reason counts down the remaining bars to be exported. 5. Figure 18.7 Set your audio preferences to export your Reason song. Figure 18.8 Reason can create a 24- bit/96kHz digital audio file, making it the perfect solution to use with a pro-audio application. Figure 18.9 Reason counts down the measures as it exports your song. Export Your Reason Loop as an Audio File Reason can also export just portions (or loops) of your songs as audio files as well. It does this by exporting whatever content is between the left and right locators. This is extremely useful for creating high-quality loops that can be used in pro-audio DAW applications, such as Cubase, SONAR, or Logic. Why would you want to do this? Although Reason is a great sequencing program, it cannot record audio. There are times when you might find you are working on a piece of music made up of mostly recorded tracks of audio and you need just a little bit of Reason magic here and there. To do this, you have two options: You can run Reason with your DAW application through ReWire. The problem here is that you'll use a lot of CPU speed that you might need somewhere else.