I couldn’t stop thinking about the possibilities of this Code step sequencer and Reason. I HAD to try the combination of interactive steps and full control over my Reason Rack.
I made the necessary modifications to the Code Remote script so it only uses one MIDI channel, which freed up the other 3 for the banks on the Code. (the updated script is available here )
Using the Code Editor (version 2) I assigned the bottom right button on the code to be my bank switch button so I could seamlessly navigate among the sequences and Reason, which effectively just changes the channel the Code is sending out (though with the Editor, you can make banks radically different – I had no reason to, though).
In Max, I had to modify the CodeSeq patch so it can send notes on a chosen channel, and I made the bottom button beneath the far left encoders serve as a notes enable/disable toggle for each step sequence (I couldn’t use the large corner button, as that is a “global” start/stop for Max). These were finished in a minute or so, and I was ready to jam.
I setup Reason in a pretty old-school way, treating the synths and effects as “desktop gear”. I didn’t use the mixer or sends or anything, I just connected things in series so I could get on with jamming.
Finally, I set up the “Advanced MIDI” area to route the step sequences to the various devices.
I’ve updated the CodeSeq application and patches. I made it possible for the standalone to have 4 sequences, too. They are available for download for Macintosh and Windows. The patcher file for Max is also available for download.