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 16, 2009 @ 12:43 am
in my opinion...the power of reason is understated by many.......the possibilities are endless.....its not a recording studio.....but a mere production tool where the sky's the limit......use your creativity...if you want your own vocals, use other software like soundforge or cubase, etc for your audiofiles for use with reason i.e. using them in the rack plugins......or use recyle to convert your audio to dr rex files to use with your many different ways to use reason....u don't even have to use it's arranger....why not create your own loops for export.....improvise...create.....break the rules!!
May 13, 2009 @ 3:57 am
Thor is fat. Period. If you cannot get punchy, fat and warm sounds out of it, that's because you're not trying hard enough. Very important: PLAY WITH MODULATION! Take the LFO's and hook them up to 3-5 things each and the sweetness will kick in.
I recently started using VST synths (eg. GForce Minimonsta, which is a very very serious and fat synth) but yesterday I revisited one of my tracks which I did with Thor and I was just amazed by Thor's punchiness, low end roundness, biting highs and the overall organic quality of the sound.
Like I said, MODULATE the bastard and it will keep you smiling.
February 11, 2009 @ 8:14 am
Would love to see an update to this page with a review of Reason 3.0 and 4 (esp, Thor).
Big Steve (SF)
January 28, 2009 @ 4:45 am
Reason kicks a**!!!

Reason is a MUST HAVE software if you are just getting into electronic music! Its very simple to use, and your possibilities are endless.

The only downside is that (as of version 4) you cannot record vocals into it.....yet...)

The rewire feature however makes up for it because this allows you to open Reason as an istrument in another host program.
(ie; Cubase)

ALSO: Owners of REASON might want to consider the Korg Kontrol49 or the Korg Microkontrol as these midi controllers are ideal with Reason because they have parameter display's and controls that sync up with reason and the LED display's change as you change instruments...SWEET!!!
Laurence Harvey
January 5, 2009 @ 9:37 am
Reason is more than just a sequencer, a virtual recording studio and unlike most other software it is reliable and uncomplicated.
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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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