I'm brand new to audio production as of this week and I could do with a hand! I know that the basic answer is 'yes' but I want to know how specifically I can make the connection, the only connection I have between my DM6 and my PC is the USB lead, is that sufficient or do I need extra hardware? And if that is sufficient, how do I get Reason to recognise my DM6 as a control surface? Thanks!
It should play right off the bat, but in case it doesn't click RIGHT on the track and select "Lock [name you've given e-drum kit] to This Device."
This is a fairly simple process. There are other ways to do this, and I am assuming that you just want to control Reason's sounds with your drum kit (recording the actual audio from your DM6 is a separate question), but here is the simplest way to get started.
ON YOUR DM6: Press PATTERN to select Pattern Select Mode Press VALUE +/- to select "--n"
This will send the GM Standard MIDI note messages to Reason.
In Reason, go to Preferences/Controllers (sorry, I'm not in my studio...I will edit this later for clarity), and choose the DM6 (it may show up as a generic interface) as your main controller.
Now when you highlight a track that's assigned to a device, it should play right off the bat. Try a synth first to make sure all of your pads are transmitting. Sometimes, the Reason drum presets are missing some assignments.
This should at least get you started.