The recording software with everything you need to create amazing music and collaborate with others. Reason is easy to get started with, yet as deep as you want it to be. Create, compose, mix and finish your music - Reason will help you along the journey, from inspiration to mixdown.
Reason comes with all the tools you need to give your tracks that big studio sound right out of your computer. Walk into any recording studio and the large format mixer is the creative centerpiece of the production environment. Reason is no different. A musical tool in itself, the mixer is where you bring all the elements of your production together and shape them for your final release.
Faithfully modeled after the famous SSL 9000k analog mixing desk, Reason's mixer comes complete with flexible routing, full dynamics, EQ, advanced effects handling, full automation, groups and parallel channels, and the famous master-bus compression. The spectrum analyzer window with visual EQ control makes it easy to fine-tune the sound of your tracks from anywhere in the program.
Recording & Sequencing
Capture your ideas with a minimum of mouse clicks. Immediate and intuitive, Reason's rock solid audio and MIDI sequencer gives you total control.
Reason doesn't just come with great devices capable of creating any sound you can imagine. It also comes stocked full with thousands of patches, presets, and loops to get you inspired. Over 5,000 instrument patches, 1,000+ mixing/mastering effects, and over 3,000 loops. It's enough to satisfy even the most eclectic tastes.
INSTRUMENTS Realize your musical ideas with Reason's arsenal of instruments. Add, play, tweak, combine and mix as many of each as you can possibly want.
Thor Polysonic Synthesizer Semi-modular instrument with God-like synthesis power. Build your sounds from 50 years of collected synth history. Malstrm Graintable Synthesizer Fusing the best parts of granular and wavetable synthesis, it has a sound like nothing else. Subtractor Analog Synthesizer Warm, straightforward and easy to use. Subtractor is most Reason users go-to synthesizer.
BEATS AND LOOPS
For many, beats isnt just a part of their music. The beat is the music! And Reason has the machines to build the beat you want. Kong Drum Designer 16 pads of complete inspiration. Use samples, synthesis, physical modeling and effects to build the drum machine of your dreams. Redrum Drum Computer Reasons drum machine. If you like the classic pattern based machines from the 80s, then this one is for you. Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player Versatile and flexible loop player that turns static loops into playable musical instruments. Creative playing The Player devices introduced in Reason 9 adds capabilities to the other Reason instruments that adds plenty of creative horsepower to the rack.
SCALES & CHORDS
Use it to stay always in key, or use its one-finger chords to explore rich harmonic options that you might not have thought about. Dual Arpeggio Create flowing arpeggio lines with these two powerful polyphonic, pattern based arpeggiators. Note Echo This unit can create interesting effects with pitch and time: Strumming, glissandos, chord stabs and much more.
SAMPLES for playing and tweaking
Sample your own sounds or tap into Reason's huge huge collection of sampled instruments in every conceivable category. NN-XT Advanced Sampler Play gigabytes of rich and complex, multi-layered instruments from the Reason sound bank. Or sample and build your own! NN-19 Sampler Quick and easy sampler with an intuitive workflow and plenty of real-time modulation capabilities. ID-8 Instrument Device A songwriters best friend. When all you need is quick access to your most used instruments, ID 8 is there for you.
EXTENDING YOUR INSTRUMENT RACK
Want even more instruments? With the Rack Extension technology the Reason rack opens up to third party developers too. Propellerhead and leading third party developers offers a great selection of instruments as add-ons to your Reason rack. Rack Extensions Add-on instruments and effects from Propellerhead and third party developers. All your other synths too! Include your MIDI synths in your music making. Reasons External MIDI Instrument will play all your MIDI synths, beatboxes and whatnot from Reason's sequencer and control your external MIDI gear with the full automation that Reason users have come to expect. External MIDI Instrument Bringing your MIDI equipment to your Reason tracks.
Reasons rack is an extremely flexible environment to create just the sound your music needs. Here are more ways to combine and evolve sounds. Combinator Combine, layer and mix instruments and effects to create rich, production-ready and performance-friendly sounds that can be loaded up in an instant. RPG-8 A classic, monophonic arpeggiator with some creative twists to create arpeggiated melody lines from the chords you are playing.
All instruments (10) All effects (25) Player MIDI devices Studio-grade mixer Unlimited audio tracks Professional audio editing Supports Rack Extensions
Mac OS X:
• Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration required! • Intel Mac with dual core processor • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions) • 4 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space) • Mac OS X 10.7 or later (64-bit) • Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution • CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
• Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration required! • Intel or AMD processor with dual cores • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions) • 4 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space) • Windows 7 or later (64-bit) • Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution • Audio Interface with ASIO driver • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
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