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New sounds and new gear pave the way for new music, and Reason 10 is here with a rackload of new synths, instruments, samples and more. Grain and Europa: two massive, brand new synthesizers. Klang Tuned Percussion, Pangea World Instruments, Humana Vocal Ensemble: three new live-sounding organic instrument devices. Radical Piano: a top-notch acoustic piano. Synchronous: creative modulation device. Loop Supplyand Drum Supply: a multi-gigabyte infusion of cutting-edge drum loops and samples. What music will you create?

Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer

Europa was created for huge, epic sounds and oh boy, does it deliver… From big stacks of buzzing sawtooths to shimmering, glitched-up sonic explorations, Europa has you covered. To call it a wavetable synth wouldn’t be wrong, but it’s so much more than that. Apply a wide range of modulation to the waveform itself, to start with. Add advanced spectral filtering, harmonics processing and even draw your custom waveforms. And the best part: despite it’s deep synthesis powers, it’s still surprisingly easy to use.

Grain Sample Manipulator

Get granular with your samples! The Grain synthesizer opens up the world of granular synthesis for your creative use. Drop any sample into Grain and explore the endless sonic variations you can create with Grain’s selection of playback algorithms, ultra-flexible modulation, routing and effects. With immense sonic power and an inviting interface, Grain is the easy-to-use sonic lab that turns your samples into grains and your grains into music.

Reason 10 puts three brand new organic instrument collections in your Reason rack. Expertly crafted in cooperation with sampling experts Soundiron, these new devices offer a wealth of inspiring and natural-sounding instruments to your music making.

Klang Tuned Percussion: A collection of tuned percussion instruments

Glockenspiel, Music Box, Wineglasses and a whole lot more. Tuned percussion sounds are great for creating melody lines or adding an organic dimension to an electronic production.

Pangea World Instruments: The sounds of planet Earth

Add more colors to your sonic palette with this collection of instruments full of character from all corners of the world. Plucked, pumped, blown or strummed, these instruments will add a new dimension to any style of music.

Humana Vocal Ensemble: Choir and vocal instrument

Give your music a human touch with the sound of Humana’s selection of choirs and solo voices. Perfect for soundtracks or epic pop ballads, these singers will add depth and harmony to your music.

More sounds, more inspiration

Loop Supply & Drum Supply: A huge cache of inspiration

Update your sound with this multi-gigabyte injection of cutting-edge loops and drum samples made to deliver up-to-date pop. electronic and hip hop sounds for Reason. Get creative with a huge selection of patches for Reason’s Kong drum machine and Dr Octo Rex loop player.

Radical Piano: Advanced Acoustic Piano

The premise is simple. The results are stunning. Three basic pianos paired with the technology to make an infinite number of your own. Based on a custom blend between sampling technology and physical modeling algorithms, Radical Piano affords songwriters, producers, and sound designers an unprecedented level of control to craft a realistic piano that is 100% unique.

Synchronous Effects Modulator: Timed Effects Modulator

Bring your music to life with Synchronous’ modulation effects. Create quick sidechain effects or draw your own LFO curves to control filter, delay, reverb, distortion and level. Make your sound evolve, change and loop over time.

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.

Synths 

  • Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer

From stacks of buzzing sawtooths to shimmering sonic explorations, Reason’s new monster synth has you covered.

  • Grain Sample Manipulator

Drop any sample into Grain and explore the expressive and abstract sound of granular synthesis.

  • Thor Polysonic Synthesizer

Semi-modular instrument with God-like synthesis power. Build your sounds from 50 years of collected synth history.

  • Malström 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 isn’t 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

Reason’s 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 adds scale-awareness, chord memory, arpeggios and more to the other Reason instruments. Try them out for instant inspiration.

    • 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

  • Klang Tuned Percussion
    Glockenspiel, Music Box, Wineglasses and a whole lot more. Great for adding an organic touch to your productions.
  • Pangea World Instrument
    Plucked, pumped, blown or strummed, these instruments from around the world will add a new dimension to any style of music.
  • Humana Vocal Ensemble
    Give your music a human touch with the sound of Humana’s selection of choirs and solo voices.
  • Radical Piano
    The premise is simple. The results are stunning. We’ll give you three basic pianos paired with the technology to make an infinite number of your own.
  • 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 songwriter’s 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. Have a look in the Propellerhead Shopto see what's on display.

  • 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. Reason’s 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.

Creative Control

Reason’s 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.
Effects Color your music and get the sound you want with Reason's rich palette of effect units.

Time and space

Say effect unit and most would think of reverb and delay, so of course Reason is equipped with world-class units for all kinds of echo and reverberation duties.

  • RV7000 MkII
    Very easy and straightforward to use, yet sophisticated with multiple reverb models, including an advanced Impulse Response reverb.
  • The Echo
    A multi-talented echo effect mixing the perfection of digital delay with the warmth and character of vintage tape echo units.

Sonic destruction

Edge, life, sparkle, noise - call it what you want. Distorting and squashing a sound is a very effective way of adding that special something to your sound.

  • Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
    A multimode sound mangling effect that will do anything from gentle tape compression to full-on sonic mayhem.
  • Pulveriser Demolition
    Combining compression, distortion and filter and modulation, the Pulveriser is a beast of a processor that makes just about anything sound… better.

Sound sculpting

Nailing just the sound you’re after in Reason is a fun and rewarding audio exploration endeavor. For fearless adventures in sound design, three devices stand out agains the rest.

  • Synchronous Effects Modulator
    Create quick sidechain effects or draw your own LFO curves to control filter, delay, reverb, distortion and level. Make your sound evolve, change and loop over time.
  • Alligator Triple Filtered Gate
    Applying pattern control to gating, filtering and envelope shaping, the Alligator will happily chew any audio passing through its jaws into a completely new, albeit interesting, sound.
  • Pulsar Dual LFO
    A CV modulation effect that uses its two LFOs to control parameters in Reason’s other instruments and effects.
  • BV512 Vocoder
    Capable of far more than just robotic voices, a vocoder is a great tool when you want to modulate one sound with another.
  • Audiomatic Retro Transformer
    Apply your desired flavor of yesterday to your music. VHS, Vinyl, Tape and many more - take your pick!

Singer’s delight

Reason offers two methods for cleaning up a vocal performance. The Pitch Edit function in the sequencer, or for more creative mangling efforts, Neptune.

  • Neptune Pitch Adjustor
    Gently nudge your vocalist's into key, or go all T-pain on your vocals. Neptune is also a powerful real-time vocal synth.

Putting the Twang in Reason

When recording guitar, you want access to tools expertly tailored for your instrument. Reason comes with amp models from renowned modeling experts Softube.

  • Softube Amp
    Oozing with attitude and featuring a fistful of amp and cabinet models, this is one amp that will never let your down.
  • Softube Bass Amp
    Clean solid lows? Nasal presence? Wildly distorted? Whatever sound you're after, Bass Amp can deliver.

The final touch

Polishing your sound to perfection requires the best tools available, and that’s why the MClass professional mastering units can be found in the Reason rack. Use them on individual instruments or run your whole mix through them.

  • MClass Compressor
    Designed to add punch and definition to your Reason tracks, this single-band compressor sounds simply amazing.
  • MClass Equalizer
    A 4-band, professional level mastering EQ with a transparent sound and precise sound sculpting features.
  • MClass Stereo Imager
    No mastering suite is complete without a tool for controlling the stereo image to allow individual treatment of high and low bands.
  • MClass Maximizer
    An advanced tool designed to maximize the volume of your Reason tracks, without crushing them or introducing other unwanted artifacts.

The rest

Reason's rack never seems to end. Apart from the effects mentioned and linked above, Reason also comes with these straight-forward but effective half-rack effects:

  • RV-7 Digital Reverb
  • DDL-1 Digital Delay Line
  • D-11 Foldback Distortion
  • ECF-42 Envelope Controlled Filter
  • CF-101 Chorus/Flanger
  • PH-90 Phaser
  • UN-16 Unison
  • COMP-01 Compressor/Limiter
  • PEQ-2 Two Band Parametric EQ
  • Spider Audio Merger & Splitter
  • Spider CV Merger & Splitter
Creative Flow: Stay focused on your music making with Reason’s hands-on and responsive creative flow.

Make music without technical distractions to break your flow

Reason is designed to act and feel like a musical instrument. What you see is really what you get. No hidden screens, sub-menus or dialogs to flip through.

Browser

Find all the sounds, samples, loops and patches you need in your songs with Reason’s always open, always available browser.

Drag 'n' drop

Drag and drop anything and anywhere. Drag a synth lead to the rack to create a new instrument. Drag a vocal recording to the sequencer to create a new audio track. Drag samples and loops to the pads in the Kong Drum Designer to load them instantly.

Buttons

Twist knobs, push buttons, move faders – Reason's interface looks and feels like an instrument and integrate well with your favorite hardware controller.

Sequencer

Launch Reason and everything is ready to go. The sequencer and instruments are designed by the same people, which means everything is totally integrated. No configuration or connections are needed  they are part of the same package and all the parts work seamlessly with each other.

Rack

Build your rack as you work on your song. Create instruments and effects and route them any way you want to. Add, delete, replace and tweak. Your rack is what you want it to be.

Backside

Flip the rack over to access the backside with all the cables and connectors. Here you can manually route anything to anything, just like in a real studio. Or simply leave it to Reason to automatically connect all your instruments and effects, unlike a real studio.

Easy 'n' deep

Easy to get started with and as deep as you want it to be – many devices have macro controls for ease of use. If you want, open them up and explore and tweak all the components within.

CV

Dive in the deep end for deep exploration or happy experimentation, if you feel like it. Reason's devices all have Control Voltage connectors so you can connect almost anything to anything!

Live sampling in Reason

Sample any sound source into any of Reason’s 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 – all part of the creative process of making music. 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. 

If needed, bring up the built-in sample editor to set start and end points, loop points and more. This works for all loaded samples, too – not only the ones you have sampled. 

Live sampling together with pitch detection of root key and automatic zone mapping makes it dead easy to sample an instrument and map the samples across the keyboard. You'll create your own multi-sampled instruments for NN-XTand NN-19 in an instant.

 Mixing: With its million-dollar mixing console, Reason comes with all the tools  you need to 

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.

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.

Groups and parallel channels

When you have several tracks that you want to process together, like a multitrack drum recording, or a big layered synth lead, Reason's mixer bus channels come to the rescue. Group channels give you access to the same processing tools as on individual channels, including sends and inserts, and make it easy to balance the levels of all your instruments.

Create parallel channels with a single click for separate processing for quick New York-style parallel compression and other tricks used by leading mix engineers today.

Spectrum analyzer

For increased control of your mixes Reason has a built‑in spectrum analyzer window, giving you instant visual feedback on the selected channel or group or your final mix. The Spectrum EQ window combines a powerful spectrum analyzer with a graphic EQ overlay controlling the mixer’s renowned EQ. Easily adjust the EQ on your tracks from anywhere in the program.

Radio ready

Known for its radio-ready sound, the SSL master bus compressor has long been famous for its ability to glue mixes together and give all tracks a sense of cohesion. It's not about brick wall limiting. It's about warm compression that you've been hearing on mixes for the past 30 years. By applying this analog magic to your master mix bus, your drums will gain punch, your bass more warmth, and your sound more intangible sparkle. Sounds too good to be true? Hearing is believing. We've recreated the sound of this bus compressor to exacting standards, so all you need to do is turn it on.

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. 

Record, edit, arrange. Capture MIDI performances and automation, record and overdub audio, or draw in notes with the mouse. Whatever suits your workflow, Reason's sequencer is fast, flexible and fun. Any mistakes can easily be corrected, adjusted or quickly spliced together from multiple takes. Keeping with Reason’s famous ease of use, Reason's sequencer still comes with all the editing features you need. If your playing is too tight use the ReGroove Groove Mixer to add more human feel.

All sequencer data  notes, automation, the works  are housed in clips; musical building blocks that can be opened, sliced or moved. When a clip is moved to a new location, all its internal data follows right along with it, always ending up exactly where you intended it to. Safe, speedy sequencing. In sync with your flow. Forever adapting to you and your working methods. Reason's sequencer simply gets you there faster.

Pitch Edit

Sometimes a singer will completely nail the emotion and energy in a performance, but slip on a few notes. And other times singers will need more general help with staying in key. Reason’s Pitch Edit can quickly correct the pitch in a vocal recording and gives you detailed control over pitch, time and articulations in the performance. Pitch Edit is of course also a creative tool. Beyond just using it for correcting pitch, you can also use it to build harmonies, doubling up the vocals or create completely new performances. And the best of all: It sounds good. Really really good!

Automation

Every thinkable knob, button or fader can be automated with ease, and then edited and fine tuned in the sequencer. Simply draw in your automation volume curves, filter sweeps, whatever you want–or press record and every button click, fader move and knob tweak in the rack will be recorded in the sequencer in separate clips.

Blocks

Sequence your songs using a pattern-based approach. With Blocks, the segments of your song become puzzle pieces, ready to be laid out in your arrangement, looped and rearranged.

Start by creating the discrete parts of your song in blocks mode. When you start building your song, switch to song mode and draw in what blocks should play when in the dedicated pattern lane. Use one block for the verse and one for the chorus  or build your song around a single 8-bar loop.

Blocks provide a very fast way of creating a musical structure for your song. But the options don't end there. With the basic arrangement laid out, you can see the contents of the blocks and create variations and mute individual parts, or add further musical elements on top.

Comp editor

As a perfect performance may be less than perfect from scratch, Reason features a swift and easy to use comp editor. Record multiple takes in loop mode then build the perfect track from the best parts. It's as simple as selecting the parts that work and muting the ones that don't. Exit the comp editor and listen to the results; a perfect take containing only the good parts.

Time Stretch

With our now legendary non-destructive time stretch, you can actually record first and pick your tempo later. Reason has a unique twist on the concept of time and tempo. Change the song tempo on the fly and all your audio tracks will follow right along without any need for pre-processing of any kind. Need to slow your song down to nail a tricky passage? No problem. Just reduce the tempo, record your performance and bring the tempo back up. The audio quality? Amazing.

Reason automatically slices recordings and imported audio into single notes or hits. Quantize an audio take. Tweak your timing to perfection, or to drastically change the recording. The sliced up audio can also be converted to REX files for playback and further sound designing treatment in Reason’s Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player, Reason's samplers, or the Kong Drum Designer.

Sequence in the rack

If you are into 70's style modular synths, or if you simply like to play around with a analog style sequencer that can control virtually anything in the rack, take a close look at the Matrix Pattern Sequencer. Matrix is an analog style sequencer useful for anything from monophonic melodies and arpeggios to modulation of your instruments and effects and advanced rhythmical gating. Hook up the Matrix to a Subtractor and draw some notes for quick, acid-style synth basslines. Connect the Matrix's Curve output to the Subtractor filter and you've got predictable, looped automation synced with the tempo of your song. Easy, fast and lots of fun.

 


Product Details

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UPC 888680724894
Platform Hybrid (Mac and PC)
Manufacturer PROPELLERHEADS
System Requirements (Windows)
  • Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration
  • Intel or AMD multi-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
  • 4 GB free system disk space required, plus 8 GB for optional content. Additionally, 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
System Requirements (Mac)
  • Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration
  • Intel Mac with multi-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
  • 4 GB free system disk space required, plus 8 GB for optional content. Additionally, 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
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