Keep the alligator gates open
Sometimes you want to use the Alligator as a filter, but don't want the gate action kicking in. Here's a way to turn them off that doesn't require a Matrix and a Spider:
- set pattern ID to #60 (although I haven't seen a difference depending on what pattern is selected)
- Turn the Amp Env Decay setting all the way to the right (to 127)
- Flip the rack around, and connect the CVs in a round-robin fashion (output 1 to gate 3, output 2 to gate 1, output 3 to gate 2), or look at the illustration.
This can be kind of twitchy if you change presets. You may need to break the CV (unhook one connection, the reattach it) to get sound flowing again.
(taken from Reason 101's all about the alligator. Get the dude's ebook, it's awesome.)