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Using the Spider to Merge Audio > Using the Spider to Merge Audio - Pg. 330

Figure 14.24 The Merge section can accept the outputs of four stereo devices, or up to eight mono devices. Additionally, the Merge section of the Spider has a couple of rules when it comes to using mono signals from Reason devices such as the Subtractor, or individual outputs from Redrum or the NN-XT. When you route the mono output of a Reason device to the left mono input of the Spider and don't connect anything to its corresponding right input, the Spider will output the signal to its left and right outputs. When you route the mono output of a Reason device to the right mono input of the Spider and don't connect anything to its corresponding left input, the Spider will output the signal to its right channel only. Let's look at an example of how to use the Merge section effectively, by routing Dr:rex and Redrum to the Spider in order to send them all to a single insert effect. 1. Create a new Reason song and load it with reMix, Redrum, and Dr:rex. Additionally, write a pattern for Redrum and load a REX file into Dr:rex. Send it to its sequencer track. Create a Spider Audio Merger & Splitter at the bottom of the Device Rack. Create a COMP-01 Compressor next to the Spider. Notice that the output of the 2. 3.