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instance of the Matrix is created. This means that every note in your pattern is going to be a 16th note in length. You can alter these note lengths by using the Tie button, which you'll use later in this chapter. Shuffle--When activated, this button gives your Matrix sequences a shuffle or swing feeling that's useful with rap and R&B music. The Pattern Shuffle knob in the Transport Panel determines the strength of the shuffle. DIFFERENT STEPS -- DIFFERENT TIME SIGNATURES Being a musician of many musical influences, I for one enjoy a lot a music that focuses on odd time signatures, such as 3/4, 5/4, 6/8, and my favorite 7/8. I have nothing against good old "four on the floor" time signatures like 4/4 and 2/4, but a little variety never hurts. If you're like me, you'll be excited to know that the Matrix is fully capable of producing oddly timed sequences. You just have to do a little math to determine the correct number of steps to assign to it. Here is a list of step numbers to accommodate different time signatures. 3/4--12 or 24 steps 5/4--20 steps 6/8--12 or 24 steps 7/8--14 or 28 steps Matrix Outputs Press the Tab key to flip the Device Rack and you'll find the CV outputs of the Matrix (see Figure 13.6). Although each of these outputs appears to have a specific destination in mind, you'll find there is more than one possibility for each when you're using them creatively. Curve CV--This CV output is used in combination with the curve pattern data created within the Matrix Pattern window. This output can be routed to just about any type of modulation input on a Reason device. For example, it could be routed to the Modulation inputs of the Subtractor or Malström, or to the Panning controls of reMix. Note CV--This CV output is used in combination with the note pattern data created in the Matrix Pattern window. This output can also be routed to just about any modulation input; however, it is best served by being used with the CV input of a Reason device, like the Subtractor or NN-19. Gate CV--This CV output is used in combination with the note on/off/velocity pattern data created in the Matrix Pattern window. This output is best served by being connected to the Gate input of any Reason device, such as the NN-19 or Malström. Another possible connection is the Level input of reMix. Figure 13.6 The CV outputs on the back of the Matrix.