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
May 7, 2012 @ 3:00 am
I´ve used Reason for about 2-3 years now, i really like how simple it is to make sounds and add different things and how you can see the cables on back of the racks and much more. But no matter how much you change the sounds they will always sound "reason:y" and not realistic enough.
So now i´m trying to use reason as little as possible, i use FM8 and other stuff instead.
May 6, 2012 @ 6:32 pm
If Reason had MIDI out, I would never use anything else. Its CPU load is low, its colorful, playful user interface is not at all fatiguing to the eyes, the instruments and effects sound good, and the mixing console is a refreshing alternative to traditional DAWs' mixers. It has only crashed on me once in nine years of heavy use. It inspires creativity, and it's great for live performance. With the forthcoming third-party developers' instruments, it will be even better. If only it had MIDI out...
November 17, 2011 @ 7:36 am
I recently got Reason 6 on the 1€ upgrade deal for previous owners - STEAL OF THE CENTURY! I was always a user of Reason (and Record) but now they have brought them together and added a few new FX this is simply my new go to software. I regard it as a premium software product (it doesn't host VSTs for a reason you know!) and everything it does it does very well indeed. The mixing desk alone is out of this world and the synths, considering they are software, never fail to inspire. It also has some great FX. As of version 6 it's now the software it should always have been. A must have!
April 18, 2011 @ 3:27 am
I'm sorry but the Thor synth beats the hell out of any soft synth I've ever used. Even the Subtractor kicks most. If you can't get a "strong" sound you're not doing something right.
This software runs great on my old G4 mac mini and has never crashed. I can do more with this "static" instrument set than I can with all the VSTs I have on my hard drive. I do use Live for final mixing and editing but record could probably replace that when I get a new machine.
Buy it and LEARN it. It's worth every penny.
Angels In Bondage
April 5, 2011 @ 7:27 pm
How many times has Fruityloops or Cubase ever crashed on you? I am a proud registered reason owner and ive been using it for over 8 years and i can honestly count on my fingers how many times i've had any stability issues with Reason (4).
Great sequencer and the synth plugins are solid, the biggest issue with most Reason songs are poor sample qualities or bad EQing/Mixing - once you get past those two issues, its really gold.

I rewire mine to Ableton and couldnt be happier.

Propellerheads I salute you and all that your great developers have done.
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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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