Propellerhead Software Reason

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Analog synth, sampler, drum machine, ReCycle!-based loop player, mixer, effects, pattern sequencer, and more. As many of each as your computer can handle. All the power of hardware, but without the hassle. Forget tripping on cables. Reason doesn't need dusting. Picking up where you left off is as simple as turning the power on. When you save your work, your whole studio setup is stored along with your music.

In the following pages, we examine each of the Devices in the Reason Rack Studio. So click ahead to the next page for more about Reason!

  1. SubTractor Polyphonic Synthesizer - A monophonic/polyphonic analog synthesizer capable of thick bass, screamin' synth leads and lucious pads and textures.
  2. NN-19 Digital Sampler - A full featured Sample player for loading up and playing your own WAV or AIFF samples, loops, and more.
  3. ReDrum - Based on the classic drum machines but with all the features and conveniences of modern drum machines.
  4. Dr:rex Loop Player - Load up samples, slice and dice them, and more. Use this to lock any drum/rhytmic loop of any tempo into your sequence, or rearrange it completely.
  5. Matrix Analog Pattern Sequencer - Based on the simplicity of classic analog sequencers, use this to create TB303-like loop patterns for the synth or sampler modules.
  6. ReMix, Midi, ReBirth Interfaces - Reason's flexible and full featured interfaces and Mixer sections.
  7. Effects Devices - A whole lotta effects, choruses, delays, distortion, EQ, reverb, compressors, envelope followers, and more.
  8. New Devices in Version 2.0 - The Malstrom Graintable Synthesizer and the new NN-XT Advanced Digital Sampler are introduced in v2.0.
  9. New Devices in Version 2.5 - RV7000 Advanced Reverb, BV512 Vocoder, UN-16 Unison, Spider CV and Audio Merger & Spliters.
  10. Sequencer and Transport Controls
  11. Rear View

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38 Visitor comments
August 7, 2013 @ 1:17 pm
I've just returned to Reason after a few years away. The last version I used was version 4. Now I have Reason 7 and I'm blown away. This DAW has come a very long way since I last used it. Love the audio, love the SSL mixer and really love rack extensions. When I used reason 4 it was with other bits of software to get to the finished product, couldn't quite do it all in Reason, now however, that has all changed. I can do it all in one place now which really aides workflow. Brilliant.....
July 9, 2013 @ 5:55 pm
Reason is amazing! I have version 5 and I absolutely love it. For those complaining about the sounds, you obviously don't know much about sound design and haven't wrapped your head around the Combinator. I use Logic 9 and Live 7 as well, and all three have their strengths, however I find myself starting most of my tracks in Reason because it is immediate, simple, and fun as well as being ultra stable. Thor and Maelstrom are both very unique and great sounding synths, with an approach to sound design that is all their own. I love how the rack mimics hardware, it looks great and is fun to use.
March 12, 2013 @ 10:29 am
I dont see any reason in only using reason. Shure it is stable, low on cpu, creative and fun to use. To be honest reason does not sound THAT good to be the one and only music app. It can be a nice addition together with cubase thru rewire, just like any vst-instrument.
January 16, 2013 @ 11:45 am
I absolutely LOVE REason for the most part, no other software is as fun and easy to create on the fly however I find that arranging music on reason/record is a nightmare. It makes it a very tedious task whereas live, PT and Logic are a breeze to edit copy paste and arrange. If Reason could get the editing and arranging to the level of PT, it would be golden even using their proprietary software and no other plugins.
September 12, 2012 @ 9:10 pm
Reason was the natural move from hardware for me years ago. Its like having a unlimited credit account at Sweetwater. In fact after ver6 I feel no need to move to the newer version which brings in Rack Extensions. With amazing refills such as the Filter Research series, I find I get the sound I want with ease. I spend more time making complete music with the amazing SSL mixer. I think we live in spoiled times now. All music programs out there are pretty much excellent at what they do. FOr me, Reason 6 is all the studio I'll ever need for a long time. Can't speak high enough about it.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Depends on CPU. 1-99 voices per device (Subtractor, NN-19, Dr:rex)
  • Effects - Reverb, Delay, Phaser, Flanger, chorus, compression, EQ, envelope filter and distortion
  • Memory - Unlimited, every parameter, sound and effect stored with each patch
  • Output - AIFF, WAV and MP3 export; computer hardware audio-outs
  • Arpeg/Seq - Dr:rex: ReCycle-based variable tempo loop player; Matrix: monophonic pattern sequencer
  • Control - MIDI, Computer, ReWire, VST
  • Macintosh - Power Macintosh 604, 604e, G3, G4 or better, 166 MHz or faster; 64MB RAM; CD-ROM drive, MacOS 8.6 or later; a MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard; OMS 2.x or later (included).
  • Windows/PC - Intel Pentium 2 or better, 233 MHz or faster; 64MB RAM; CD- ROM drive; Windows98, NT4.0 or 2000 (or later); 16-bit Windows audio card or DirectX driver, Microsoft DirectX; A MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard.
  • Date Produced - Since 2000
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from Vintage Synth Explorer.

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