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Propellerhead Software Announce Reason 7 - due April 30 RSS

  • March 21st 2013
Propellerhead Software Announce Reason 7 - due April 30

Buy Reason now and get version 7 for free

  • Purchase Reason or a Reason Upgrade after March 1st to qualify for a free upgrade to version 7 of Reason!
  • Purchase Reason Essentials or Balance and get a free upgrade to Reason Essentials 2 after release!

All you need to do is to purchase and register a qualifying product after March 1, 2013. Your upgrade license and software download will be made available to you on the Reason 7 release day which is April 30th.

Click here to view what you get for your current version.

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Reason — Whatever your music needs, Reason has a rack for that

Reason – the legendary music production software studio. From start to finish, its ever-expandable, freely routable rack of instruments, effects and sounds has everything you need to write, record, remix and produce great-sounding tracks.

Build your songs in Reason’s sequencer with the included synths, samplers, loop players and drum machines. Add guitar, vocals, MIDI synths, or record your entire band. Finish your tracks in the built-in million-dollar mixing console.

With an inspiring sound bank and intuitive flow, Reason catalyzes your creative process. Easy to get started with and as deep as you want it to be, Reason is the software that keeps you focused on what matters most—your music.

About Reason
Reason is an integrated software music recording and production studio with audio recording, million-dollar mixing, and a massive collection of instruments, sounds and effects included for writing, recording, remixing and producing great-sounding tracks.

At the heart of Reason is a virtual rack that builds itself as you create your song. Create instruments and effects and route them any way you want. Add, delete, replace and tweak. Your rack is what you want it to be. Need more gear? No problem. Choose a synth, a drum machine, a loop player or any device from the Create menu and it will instantly appear in your rack, logically patched into the signal chain. And because Reason is designed to go easy on your computer, you can keep adding to your song until you're more than happy.

A single keystroke will turn Reason's rack around, and you'll find yourself in patch cord heaven. All audio connections are made automatically. When a new device is created it's automatically patched in for you. If you ever want to go deep, repatch by dragging the patch cord plug to the desired connector—or open up and tweak one of the included presets.

All the sliders, knobs, buttons and functions are right in front of you, ready to be tweaked, turned and twisted in absolute real-time. And everything—filter adjustments, pitch bending, gain riding or panning—can be recorded and automated in the Reason sequencer.

Integrate your hardware MIDI gear with Reason's rack thanks to the new External Instrument device. Control your external synths and beat machines from Reason's sequencer, or sync your outboard sequencer with MIDI clock.

When you're looking for even more creative options, Rack Extensions come to the rescue. Expand your virtual rack with new, inspiring instruments and effects created by Propellerhead and other developers—from modern effects to vintage instruments. Rack Extensions are full Reason rack citizens, giving you the same fully integrated experience as when using any of the included synths, effects and utilities.

Below the rack you'll find the powerful sequencer. Keeping with Reason’s famous ease of use, it still comes with all the editing features you need. Capture MIDI performances and automation, record and overdub audio, or draw in your notes with the mouse. Any mistakes can easily be corrected, adjusted or quickly spliced together from multiple takes. If your playing is too tight—use Reason's ReGroove Mixer to add more human feel. Always in sync with your flow, forever adapting to you and your working methods, Reason's sequencer simply gets you there faster.

With the renowned time stretch you can record first and pick your tempo later. And thanks to audio transpose you can even record first and change the key later. Change the tempo of your song on the fly, and the audio follows right along, in real time. Non-destructively change the pitch, correct the timing of your audio recording, or use the automatic audio-slicing to turn your performance into something completely new. Resample your audio recording as REX files and continue working with your sounds and loops in the Reason rack.

When finalizing your song, Reason's mixer gives your tracks that big studio sound right out of your computer. The Mixer is faithfully modeled after the famous SSL 9000k*analog mixing desk, with flexible routing, full dynamics, EQ, advanced effects handling, full automation, groups and parallel channels, and its famous master-bus compression. The spectrum analyzer window with visual EQ control—new in version 7 of Reason—makes it easy to fine-tune the sound of your tracks from anywhere in the program.

Finding that right sound is an important part of the musical process. With gigabytes of synths, samples, drum kits, loops and effects, Reason's built-in sound bank is packed with everything you'll need from the start. Want more? Expand your palette with a world of ReFill libraries—sound libraries custom-made for Reason.

Reason makes collaboration easy. Your song files are self-contained, keeping all audio recordings and sounds in a single file for easy sharing with your friends. If you need to move your music to a different program, Reason lets you quickly bounce all your channels to individual audio files with a couple clicks.

Reason’s legendary flow lets you stay focused on the music and explore your options as you go along. With a completely integrated environment like Reason, you will face fewer dialog boxes, more inspiration and more music.

Features

Included instruments
    •    Kong Drum Designer
    •    Thor polysonic synthesizer
    •    NN19 sampler
    •    NN-XT advanced sampler
    •    Malström graintable synthesizer
    •    Dr. Octo Rex loop player
    •    Redrum pattern-based drum machine
    •    Subtractor analog subtractive synthesizer
    •    ID-8 songwriter's toolbox
    •    Combinator, for building chains of instruments, effects, and pattern sequencers

Included effects
    •    Alligator triple channel pattern based gate
    •    Pulveriser distortion, compressor and envelope follower module
    •    The Echo high quality stereo echo
    •    Neptune pitch corrector and voice synthesizer
    •    Audiomatic Retro Transformer
    •    Line 6 virtual guitar amplifier
    •    Line 6 virtual bass amplifier
    •    RV-7 digital reverb
    •    DDL-1 digital delay line
    •    D-11 foldback distortion
    •    ECF-42 envelope-controlled filter
    •    DF-101 chorus/flanger
    •    PH-90 phaser
    •    COMP-01 compressor
    •    PEQ2 2-band EQ
    •    RV7000 advanced reverb
    •    Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
    •    BV512 vocoder with 4 to 512 bands and equalization
    •    UN16 unison
    •    4-band mastering EQ
    •    Dual band stereo imager
    •    Stereo compressor with sidechain input, soft-knee mode and CV out
    •    Maximizer with look-ahead and soft clip

Modeled mixing console with complete channel strip for every instrument and audio channel
    •    Gain
    •    4-band EQ
    •    8 Send effects slots
    •    Insert effect slot
    •    Dynamics section with compressor and gate
    •    Lo-pass and hi-passfilter
    •    Spectrum analyzer
    •    Master compressor with sidechain input
    •    Group channels
    •    Parallel channels

Other features
    •    Unlimited audio recording and instrument channels
    •    Rack Extension technology lets you expand your collection of instruments and effects with the devices you want
    •    Comes with a huge factory sound bank, with patches for all Reason's devices, samples, and loops
    •    Fully featured high-precision multitrack sequencer with Blocks mode and audio comping tools
    •    High quality realtime time stretch & audio transpose
    •    Audio slicing and audio quantize—correct the timing of your audio recordings
    •    Convert recorded or imported audio in the sequencer into REX loops for further sound manipulation
    •    MIDI instrument output—control synths, samplers and keyboards from Reason's sequencer
    •    MIDI clock output—sync hardware to Reason
    •    Advanced exporting—export your separate mixer channels as individual audio stems, including effects and tempo track
    •    Live sampling on all Sampler devices
    •    RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator
    •    ReGroove Mixer real-time groove console
    •    Matrix pattern-based sequencer
    •    14:2 mixer w/ EQ and effects send/return
    •    6:2 channel stereo line mixer
    •    Spider Audio Merger & Splitter
    •    Spider Control Voltage Merger & Splitter
    •    Remote mapping to external MIDI controllers and hardware control surfaces
    •    ReWire support
    •    Supports all major file formats—from wave and aiff to mp3 and more
    •    Realtime sample rate and bit depth conversion allows for importing any audio into Reason without issues
    •    Multicore support and 64-bit compatibility makes Reason fast and powerful on any computer

System Requirements
Mac OS X
    •    Fast internet connection for installation and registration required!
    •    Intel Mac with dual core processor
    •    4 GB RAM or more
    •    3 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
    •    Mac OS X 10.7 or later
    •    Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution
    •    CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
    •    MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended

Windows
    •    Fast internet connection for installation and registration required!
    •    Intel or AMD processor with dual cores
    •    4 GB RAM or more
    •    3 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
    •    Windows 7 or later
    •    Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution
    •    Audio Interface with ASIO driver
    •    MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended

*All product names used are trademarks of their respective owners, and in no way constitutes an association or affiliation with Propellerhead Software. The SSL and/or Solid State Logic trademarks are solely used to identify the products whose sound was studied during Propellerhead Software’s sound modeling development. The trademarks SSL and Solid State Logic are owned by Red Lion 49 Limited.
Line 6, POD and TonePort are registered trademarks of Line 6, Inc. used under license. All rights reserved.