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Love it from version 2.0 up to this days. Work parallel with many DAWs, but stop on it after Reason 6.5 with RE format. Love - for stability, easy process of change .reason projects. You can go anywhere with you song file, and open where you want and have internet. Setup on machine without Reason, download Reason, SYNC ALL RE-plugins. Done. In next time you just need one reason song files and installed Reason, open - work. Love Reason Rack. Love manipulations with CVs. Semi-Modular DAW with big history. Today it support VST. I use few VSTs, because all I need - I have under RE format. Its modern and powerful DAW with STABILITY
And main for me - its DAW for musicians, all work in Reason - absolutely comfort. Just try piano-roll, not find better in any other DAW. Love it!
A few months previous, I found myself stumbling into the Propellerhead software website Where I thought why not try this for 30 days and just steamroll as much music with it as possible. I did and realized since I incorporate hardware into my setup that in addition to being a beast of a DAW for the creative process, It works just as well as a visual aid in understanding hardware patching from and to multiple instruments on a software platform
I am by no means a mathmagician but I do know that the double 10 combo of Ableton(master) Reason(rewire)=INFINITE FIRE!
Good if you're coming from a really early version, otherwise...just ok.
I've finally upgraded from Reason 5, so, obviously, I'm impressed with how much Propellerhead's once-groundbreaking DAW has progressed since then. The two new flagship synths, Europa and Grain, sound wonderful. The Radical Piano is good, and some of the in-box rack effects - like the Synchronous modulator, the Audiomatic distressor, the Pulveriser and the Alligator filter bank are impressive, as are the utilities like the Dual Arpeggiator, ghost note player and Pulsar Duo LFO. Obviously, the ability to record audio and use external VSTs is now a big plus too.
But, after all this time, the workflow still sucks. The sequencer is just as fiddly to use as it ever was, the screen is still as cramped, and getting access to the automation is still a nightmare. For me, Reason remains a way of building interesting sounds and loops which I can export to Logic for serious arranging.
Reason is an excellent DAW, easy to use, full of resources and huge fun if you go deep into the rack cabling! Good audio features and the new Pitch Editor is amazing. The only flaw, though somewhat common to DAWs, are the overal editing tools - it's no Sound Forge. Nevertheless, totally worth it.
Creativity in a box!
This release is the best ever. So many new features and tools for enhanced workflow and limitless creativity and FUN! There's always plenty of DAWs out there that does the job of sequencing, mixing and mastering your tracks, but the thing that's missing from other DAWs that Reason has tons of is the element of FUN. Fun is important! Fun is a motivator and a creativity booster. When everything just works, sounds great and on top of that is intuitive to use and fun, you have an unbeatable package of pure creative awesomeness which is Reason 10.
Once you "get it", you won't go back to the restrictive environment of other DAWs. When you understand how much freedom you get by having the ability to flip your virtual rack of devices and effects around and patch cables around in real-time while your tracks are playing and routing things to anywhere, through the various splitters and combiners available, it's just a never-ending journey of musical exploration that is actually transferable to the real world of hardware racks as well.
Nothing but amazing. The Propellerheads continue to deliver with this release.
I am a long time reason power User of 10+ years and counting and i must say from reason 2.0 to now 10 is crazy how much this software has grown and so have i its my school for music creation in so may practical ways there are so may things you can do with this software its all you need to do anything only your mind is the limit this is not for the babies this is for the big kids only.