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Automation All of the parameters in the BV512 can be automated in the same way as any Reason device. The only hoop you have to jump through in order to begin automating is to create a sequencer track and route its output to the BV512. Let's see how this works by working through the following exercise. Before you begin this exercise, start a new Reason song and create an instance of reMix and the BV512. 1. Navigate to the Create pull-down menu and choose Sequencer Track. This will place a new track below the NN-19 track that is called New Track 1. You can rename this track to BV512 if you want. To the right of the Track Name column is the Output pull-down menu, which is used to assign the output of the sequencer track to any created Reason device within a song. Select the Vocoder 1 option. Highlight the BV512 track and click on the Switch to Edit Mode button in the sequencer to show the Controller lane for creating automation. Select any BV512 parameter from the Controller's pull-down menu and write in your automation information. 2. 3. 4. CV Connections As if it couldn't get any better, the BV512 offers many individual inputs and outputs on the back of the device that allow for some very interesting routing possibilities (see Figure 14.14). Figure 14.14 The BV512 offers many routing possibilities by providing a wide assortment of ins and outs. Frequency Band Outputs--These CV outputs use the amplitude of an individual frequency band to control the parameter inputs of other Reason devices. For example, you could use the output of band 8 and route it to the FM Amount input of the Subtractor. Frequency Band Inputs--These CV inputs can be controlled by the Matrix to alter the amplitude of each frequency band in the BV512. Note that once you make a connection from the Matrix to a specific frequency band, the Matrix exclusively controls that band's amplitude. Shift--This input controls the Shift parameter on the front of the device and can be used to create fantastic sweeping effects. Hold--This input is to operate the Hold parameter and can be used to create a step-driven vocoder effect. Perfect for creating percussive vocoder stabs on vocals and pads. Note that you must use the Gate CV output of the Matrix to make this input work.