by Dan CerulloCertified in: ProAudio, Accessories, Drums, Guitars, Keyboards18 days ago
Propellerhead Reason 7
Propellerhead Software has at last released Reason 7. The latest incarnation of one of the world’s favorite music software packages brings a wide variety of enhancements to help you create more and better music.
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.
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.