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
February 5, 2011 @ 1:10 pm
Reason is almost twice as expensive as FL Studio producer edition, yet Reason cannot load VSTs, one has to use some additional Rewire programme? If I want to use a FL Studio VST synth in for example the Psycle tracker, or use a third party freeware VST synth in FL Studio, that is plug and play all the way. Compared to that Reason appears like a closed and limited system.
Damian Boyce
January 6, 2011 @ 7:57 am
To anyone who complains about this software, look at your hardware first. If you want serious performance then make sure you are running with plenty of memory on a clean computer. It may not be as big an issue for Mac users, but speaking from years of experience using Windows on x86 based computers, there is opportunity for the average user to have a seriously compromised PC. Run a clean machine and this software rocks! You can have a virtual setup which would be the equivalent monetary value of a small house!
December 25, 2010 @ 8:43 am
to user HEY;

What type of audio interface are you using? i have a Lexicon Omega. i get my latency down to under 8ms with no problems, however, if it starts to sound bad, increase your bandwidth and increase the latency a little bit. Also ensure that you are using an ASIO driver/device, rather than basic sound card.

i thoroughly suggest, if youre using reason/record, then have an external audio interface, quadcore cpu, minimum 4gb of RAM and no background applications running. Also ensure that Reason has a minimum of 95% of your CPU (in preferences).

The guys at Propellerheads have done a fantastic job, and i support them by buying their upgrades...

December 16, 2010 @ 10:37 pm
Part 2 very virtual program. You must use it with limits. If you want to get good sound out of it. Its not a hardware synth, though its obviously a soft synth which uses your computer as its main resource the thing is you computer can only do so much, i guess, and what the program allows is what its working with. You see? The sound. Like with arturias soft synths, it has a strong sound, with propellerhead it has sort of a weak sound sometimes, though ok sampling abilities. So its your choice i guess. You have to really be certain to what to waste your time with, when it comes to these programs. Because it seems like you waste a whole lot of time learning the Interface for the program. Then when it comes down to the sound its kind of a bummer
December 16, 2010 @ 10:37 pm
Polyphony for this program is limited. Malstom allows 16 at a time, thor 32, subtractor 99. Another factor. IF you use too many instruments at a time, the sound will get choppy and cut off. Therefore. If you want one sound to play with more notes, it only goes so far, you see. Like say 5 thors with 32 polyphony would be 160 polyphony . Though im still not too sure if this would sound clear or choppy, depending on what type of computer you have. Theres only 2 options available for this program Windows or Mac. So either you must have some suped up mac with alot of memory, and it runs a little bit more clear, it just seems like this program has an end to it in what it does. My advice, people. Its a
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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
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