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SMOOTH IT OUT Using the Pencil tool to write controller data is great, but you might find that it's not as precise as you would like. This is a good time to use the Line tool to write in controller data that contains smooth transitions. Try the following exercise: 1. 2. Select the Line tool. Click and drag diagonally up to the middle of bar one, and then release the mouse. This will produce controller data that will smoothly ramp upward (see Figure 5.72). Click and drag diagonally downward from the middle to the end of bar one, and then release the mouse. This will produce controller data that will smoothly ramp down (see Figure 5.73). 3. Figure 5.72 Half of the controller data has been smoothed out with the Line tool. Figure 5.73 All of the controller data has been smoothed out. THE PATTERN LANE EDITOR Included with the Key, REX, Drum, and Controller lanes, the Pattern Lane Editor is used to write and edit automation data to control the two pattern-based devices included with Reason--the Matrix and Redrum. The Pattern Lane Editor is discussed in Chapter 13, "The Matrix--Close Up." Throughout this chapter, you have witnessed the ins and outs of the Reason sequencer. I'm sure you'll agree that there is a lot under the hood of this baby. Be sure to read through Chapter 15, which takes an in-depth look at automation and revisits the sequencer. Now, it's time to begin looking at the individual Reason devices, starting with reMix.