Propellerhead Reason 9
Propellerhead Reason 9 is an all-in-one music-production studio that streamlines the creative and collaborative process with an interface that's quicker, sleeker, and more intuitive then ever. Record audio on unlimited tracks, create beats, play v... read more
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All-around, great for sound design geeks
Though overwhelming to beginning producers, Reason is a great production and learning tool. Viewing the rack is an amazing way to visualize sound design. Being able to record straight into Reason makes it a wonderful all-around DAW with solid starter sounds and samples for a plethora of different sounds and genres.
Propellerhead's flagship production software comes full circle
The Swedish company revolutionized the digital recording world many years ago with the first version of its Reason software. The virtual modular rack system and its ease of use drew in musicians and producers who for the first time could create entire productions in the box. The software would see many improvements and revisions over the years with each addition bringing more power and functionality to the system. With the additions of Rack Extensions and a recent focus on audio recording and mixing, Reason has formed into quite a capable DAW, while still maintaining its unique way of working.
Version 9 adds some exciting new functionality and improvements for both audio and midi enthusiasts. The headline feature thats seemingly getting a lot of early attention is the addition of of three devices called "Players". There is a Scales and Chords player that will no doubt speed up workflow for artists needing to create melodies and song structures quickly. Note Echo is a really cool echo device that adds functionality to its current delay and rhythmic devices. Dual Arpeggio is exactly as its name applies, an Arpeggiator device that allows for more complex patterns and will no doubt encourage more experimentation.
One feature that is garnering a lot of high praise is the built in pitch editor. Its simple enough to use and vocalists will be pleased to hear it sounds great. Propellerhead has built a reputation on delivering features at a slower pace than some of its rivals, but many would agree that when they do implement something new, its done right and doesn't sacrifice quality. Pitch editor is a prime example of this and Reason users will be pleased to hear the quality in its results. Version 9 also includes over a 1,000 new patches and sounds that will no doubt inspire producers needing something quick to build off of or tweak. One cant help but think a lot of work went into designing these sounds as they are highly customizable and sound great. Other features like in-place bounce to audio and the ability to bounce audio to midi are welcomed and will get a lot of use by many. There are two new themes introduced (dark and blue) that should satisfy those looking for maybe a different screen to stare at while recording long sessions. The dark theme in particular is easy on the eyes and gives Reason a fresh feel. There are other features not listed here, but overall Reason 9 feels like its come into its own and no doubt will satisfy those who were underwhelmed by version 8's release. Upgrading from earlier versions should be a no brainer for most but if your new to this DAW in general, now would be a great time to go take a look.
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I have been a Reason Head user for 10+ years. Reason has so much under the hood once you get past the learning curve you become a audio engineer working in reason flip that rack to really unlock the true powers or Reason. I create everything I sound design and mix and master in reason the flow is amazing and the realistic analog rack feel and look helped me take charge in many studios with this setup my fellow creators were amazed at my level of knowledge and understanding of signal flow and routing when asked what school I went to I looked with a big grin and said Propellerhead Reason.
I don't think ill be using another daw after the 9.5 update. this company is finally using reason and allowing vst plugins! FTW!!! the only thing that bothers me is the piano roll. it needs indicator lights showing which midi keystrokes you are playing with midi hardware. this make me pull my hair out otherwise i'd rate it a 10 out of 5 stars. :)
Propellerhead Reason 9 is an all-in-one music-production studio that streamlines the creative and collaborative process with an interface that's quicker, sleeker, and more intuitive then ever. Record audio on unlimited tracks, create beats, play virtual instruments from a powerful and expandable rack, and mix down on a superb SSL-modeled console. Spark your creativity with Reason 9's new Player devices — Scales and Chords, Note Echo, and Dual Arpeggio. Build your compositions with 1,000 new patches from top sound designers. Nail vocal perfection with Pitch Editing. Supercharge your workflow with the Bounce in Place feature. With a mouse click, change Themes to match the interface to your moods. Propellerhead Reason 9: it's everything you love about your favorite DAW software, and more.
Instruments included with Reason 9: Subtractor Synthesizer ID-8 Songwriter's Toolbox Malstrm Graintable Synthesizer Thor Polysonic Synthesizer Neptune Pitch/Voice Synth NN-XT Advanced Sampler NN-19 Sampler Redrum Drum Computer Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player Kong Drum Designe
Included effects: RV7000 MkII Reverb MClass Mastering Suite Scream 4 Distortion Softube Guitar/Bass Amps CF-101 Chorus/Flanger DDL-1 Digital Delay Audiomatic Retro Transformer Pulveriser Demolition Unit Alligator Triple Filtered Gate The Echo delay unit RV-7 Digital Reverb D-11 Foldback Distortion ECF-42 Envelope Controlled Filter PH-90 Phaser UN-16 Unison COMP-01 Compressor/Limiter PEQ-2 Two Band Parametric EQ
Propellerhead Reason 9 DAW Software Features: Unlimited audio and instrument channels Rack Extensions let you expand your arsenal of instruments and FX Massive factory sound bank with patches, samples, and loops for all Reason devices Full-featured multitrack sequencer with audio comping tools and Blocks mode High-quality real-time time stretch and audio transpose Pitch Edit mode for perfecting your vocal recordings Audio slicing and audio quantize for correcting the timing of your audio Player devices: Scales & Chords, Note Echo and Dual Arpeggio Conversion of recorded or imported audio to REX loops for further manipulation MIDI instrument output lets you control external gear from the Reason sequencer MIDI clock output for syncing hardware to Reason Export mixer channels as individual audio stems, including FX and tempo track Live sampling on all Reason sampler devices Supports the Allihoopa online music-making and collaboration service, featuring user-created music, backing tracks, and performances RPG-8 monophonic arpeggiator Matrix pattern-based sequencer ReGroove Mixer real-time groove console Pulsar Dual LFO 14:2 mixer with EQ and effects send/return 6:2 stereo line mixer Spider Audio merger and splitter Spider Control Voltage merger and splitter Remote mapping to external MIDI controllers and hardware control surfaces ReWire support for slaving Reason to another ReWire-compatible DAW Supports all major file formats (Wave, AIFF, MP3, and more) Real-time sample-rate and bit-depth conversion let you import any audio into Reason Multicore support and 64-bit compatibility Self-contained song files make moving projects between computers a breeze