Propellerhead Reason 5
Finding your sound is an important part of the musical process. With Gigabytes of synths, samples, drum kits, and effects, Reason’s sound bank is packed with everything you’ll need from the start. Want more? Expand your palette with a world of ReFill libraries.
The thing that strikes new Reason users most is how much they get done in a short amount of time. Reason’s legendary creative flow keeps you focused on the music — and the fun. At all times.
Kong Drum Designer: Analog synthesis, physical modeling, sampling, REX loops, support sound generators, effects, flexible routing, multiple hit types and more. The Kong Drum Designer is not your regular drum module. It's the drum module focused on letting you get exactly that drum sound you're after.
Dr. Octo Rex: The upgraded Dr. Octo Rex loop player loads eight REX loops into one player and lets you switch between them on the fly. This makes arranging a breeze - load the drum loops into one player, the guitars into another and use the sequencer to select what loop to play in a pattern-like fashion.
Live Sampling: All sample players in Reason are now samplers. Just hook up a sound source to the rack's sampling input and you are ready to start sampling. Use a mic, a turntable, an instrument or the entire Reason mix. Sampling in Reason is simple and straightforward. Hit the sample button and Reason starts sampling. Reason will detect the sample start automatically. You can sample when Reason is running too if you like - no need to stop the music.
Blocks: Many musicians tend to think of music in terms like intro, verse, chorus, breakdown, buildup and so on. With the new Blocks mode in Reason 5 and Record 1.5, your sequencer does too. Blocks lets you sequence your songs using a more pattern-based approach, with the segments of your song as individual building blocks to be laid out in your arrangement.
Automatic Self-Contain of Samples (incl from ReFills): Make your songs self-contained by embedding samples and even ReFill sounds in your file. Reason 5's self-contained song format makes collaborating with your friends a breeze. Even breezier than before actually.
Record Notes on Multiple Tracks: Reason 5 and Record 1.5 lets you use multiple MIDI keyboards, pads, and controllers for playing and recording your instruments. Lock a 16-pad controller to a Kong, and use a keyboard to play your synths. Or use two keyboards on stage for controlling different Reason instruments.
Scale Clips by Resizing: By pressing the alt or option key, Record 1.5 lets you timestretch individual clips. Now you can stretch loops to match your song's tempo, or expand samples to eight times the length for completely new sounds.
Mute Tool: The new Mute tool lets you click to mute and unmute clips. Use it to mute sections, or create variations in your Blocks.
Set and move loop functions: Select a clip and press L to immediately set the loop points to the selection. Use the new Remote parameters for real-time control of the loop points from your MIDI controller.
Tap Tempo: New in the transport panel is the Tap Tempo button.
Improved key commands for laptop use: Reason 5 and Record 1.5 works even better on your laptop – or any keyboard missing a numeric pad. The new key commands lets you control play, loop, record and more from your keyboard.
Hierarchical menus in Combinator programmer: A sound designer favorite, the Combinator's programmer window is now even easier to use with hierarchical menus for fast patching.
Additional CV inputs on Combinator: The Combinator in Reason 5 is expanded with new CV inputs on the back. The four new CV inputs can be used to control any parameter on the contained devices, providing even more options and possibilities for sound designers.
Updated Help system (incl Help on Mac): Reason 5 and Record 1.5 comes with a new and better built-in help system, on both Mac and Windows.
Normalize and reverse audio clips: In Record 1.5 you can normalize and reverse your recorded audio clips.
Bounce clip to sample:: When using Reason & Record, you can now bounce audio recordings to samples, so you can use them in Reason devices such as Kong, Redrum, NN-XT and NN-19.
Reason 5 updates: In Reason 5 there are tons of changes to bring Reason up to speed with Record. These changes include advanced multi core support, improved cable management in the rack, faster sample loading, on-screen piano keyboard, sequencer usability improvements and much much more.
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