Back in the day, hooking up MIDI in your studio was about as appealing as going to the dentist. But the great Peter Kirn from brings some decidedly non-dental news to the world of digital audio production.

It turns out that the upcoming release of Reason 7 will bring a brand new way to work with MIDI Output. It involves a series of virtual devices and connections that correspond to your outboard gear. Oh, and it looks incredibly slick too.

Peter did some Q&A with Propellerhead's Leo Nathorst-Böös and he's inviting more questions in the comments section which will no doubt be rewarded with answers from the horse's mouth.

So if you're a MIDI kinda guy (or gal), head over to CDM and check things out. After that, all that's left to do is wait for Reason 7.