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Reason 11 / Reason 11 Intro / Reason 11 Suite

Announced 26-Aug-2019

Released 25-Sep-2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason 11 Release Notes

  • Reason now includes Reason Rack Plugin, a plugin version of the Reason Rack
  • Added new device: Sweeper Modulation Effect
  • Added new device: Quartet Chorus Ensemble
  • Added new device: Master Bus Compressor
  • Added new device: Channel Dynamics
  • Added new device: Channel EQ
  • Curve automation lines between two automation points
  • Crossfade between two overlapping audio clips
  • Improved zoom, including individual track height, improved Zoom to Selection (Z) and increased zoom height
  • Mute MIDI notes using the Mute Tool or pressing M
  • New Pencil Tool mode to draw notes at current snap value
  • Absolute Snap, a new snap setting where events always snap to the grid
  • Improved key visualization in Edit Mode, showing both the notes played via MIDI and the notes selected
  • Shortcut for moving notes up or down an octave, cmd+shift+up/down (Mac) or ctrl+shift+up/down (Win)
  • Draw an automation point on the existing automation line by holding Shift
  • Improved application start-up time
  • New application icon and company name
  • Removed ReWire
  • Fixed an issue where Reason's graphics could be slow on certain color profiles on macOS
  • Fixed a bug where a Player could be left in the rack after deleting a Mix Channel
  • Fixed a bug where parameter values were not correct when using Behringer BCR2000
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

Reason 11 Sources

Release Notes   |  Blog   |  News  |  Download
 

Reason 10.4 / Reason 10.4 Intro / Reason 10.4 

Announced 23-May-2019

Released 23-May-2019

Reason 10.4 Release Notes

  • Added Monotone Bass Synthesizer, a new bass synth device that's cross-compatible with Reason Compact
  • Added Rytmik Drum Machine, a new drum device that's cross-compatible with Reason Compact
  • Made a change on Windows to allow certain VST plugins incompatible with Reason 10.3 compatible again
  • Made a change on Windows to allow certain ASIO drivers incompatible with Reason 10.3 compatible again
  • Fixed a bug where the sustain pedal would no longer work with RPG-8
  • Fixed a bug where panning a signal completely right with a VST effect could cause the signal to cut out
  • Fixed a bug on Windows where CV inputs on the Combinator would not behave as expected

Reason 10.4 Sources

Release Notes  |  News  |  Download
 

Reason 10.3 / Reason 10.3 Intro / Reason 10.3 Lite

Announced 15-Mar-2019

Released 15-Apr-2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Reason 10.3 Release Notes

  • Rewrote big parts of Reason's audio rendering code, now rendering audio using audio card buffer size, to improve performance
  • New preference to enable the new audio rendering improvements (on by default, turn off for compatibility reasons)
  • Removed "CPU Usage Limit" from Reason's preferences
  • Fixed a bug in the effects section of Europa and Grain
  • Fixed an issue where macOS would say Reason was "not optimized for your Mac and need to be updated"
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

Reason 10.3 Sources

Release Notes  |  Blog  |  Download
 

Reason 10.2.1 / Reason 10.2.1 Intro / Reason 10.2.1 Lite

Announced 26-Nov-2018

Released 26-Nov-2018

Reason 10.2.1 Release Notes

  • Removed faulty silence detection that caused, for example, VST reverb tails to be cut off prematurely.
  • Fixed a bug where panning a VST plugin could affect other channels.
  • Fixed a bug where Players could be invisible inside Combinator under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug where creating a new note lane could sometimes create multiple note lanes.
  • Fixed a bug where global MIDI ports were not saved in preferences.
  • Fixed a bug where an error message could be shown for MIDI controllers without MIDI ports assigned.
  • Added Remote codec for Novation SL MkIII.

Reason 10.2.1 Sources

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Reason 10.2.2 / Reason 10.2.2 Intro / Reason 10.2.2 Lite

Announced 06-Dec-2018

Released 06-Dec-2018

Reason 10.2.2 Release Notes

  • Fixed an issue that could cause knobs/sliders/controls on certain Rack Extensions to appear out of place on Windows computers

Reason 10.2.2 Sources

Release Notes  |  Download

Reason 10.2

Announced 23-Aug-2018

Released 26-Sept-2018

 

 

 

 

 

Reason 10.2 Press Release

We're very happy to announce that Reason 10.2 is now available! This free update for Reason 10 (and Intro and Lite) includes several new workflow features based on your feedback. Said another way: making music in Reason just got a whole lot faster. Just start Reason 10 and auto-update to get all the new features.

 

Reason 10.2 introduces new features like Multi Lane Editing for MIDI, adaptive snap to grid, improved navigation, a new tutorial area to help you get started, adjust multiple faders, solo and mute in the mixer and more for a faster, more streamlined workflow.

These features represent our ongoing commitment to your music-making—making it faster, easier and more natural. Together with the features in version 10 and 10.1, Reason 10 truly is the biggest upgrade we've ever done.

Now, make some music while we continue to improve Reason!

Mattias Häggström Gerdt 
Reason Product Manager

Reason 10.2 Release Notes

  • Added Multi Lane Edit, for viewing and editing MIDI across multiple lanes and tracks at once
  • Adjust faders, solo and mute across multiple mix channels at once
  • A new snap setting, Grid, will adapt the resolution to zoom level
  • Double click a sequencer track to open the rack and scroll to its device
  • New +Add Device and +Add Track buttons in rack and sequencer
  • New context menu item, Route to New Mix Channel, on audio outputs
  • Easy MIDI Inputs automatically detects MIDI controllers when connected
  • New setting in Reason’s preferences for returning the play cursor to its last start position when stopping playback
  • New Tutorial Area for quickly getting started and learning about Reason
  • Improved track selection behavior in sequencer track list to match the behavior of devices in the Rack and Clips
  • Improved looping behavior in Dual Arpeggio
  • Updated Europa to fix a bug where selecting an engine could alter the sound
  • Fixed a bug where Reason could crash in certain scenarios when self-containing samples
  • Fixed a bug where replacing a device could cause issues
  • Fixed a bug where large files could cause issues with Pitch Edit
  • Fixed a bug in ReWire for compatibility with macOS Mojave
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

 

 

 

 

 

Reason 10 Sources

Press Release 1 & 2  |  Shop  |  Blog  |  Release Notes  |  Documentation & Help files  |  Download  | Opt Content  |  Videos
 

Reason 10.1.2 / Reason 9.5.4 Release Notes 

Announced 09-July-2018

Released 09-July-2018



 

Reason 10.1.2 Release Notes

  • Fixed a bug where a small number of Windows users got severe performance issues.
  • Specific to Reason 10: Fixed a bug in Dual Arpeggio that caused extra notes when looping.

 

Reason 10.1.2 Sources

Release Notes  |  Download

Reason 10.1.1 / Reason 9.5.3 Release Notes 

Announced 26-June-2018

Released 26-June-2018



 

Reason 10.1.1 Release Notes

  • Fixed a bug where Reason could freeze for a couple of seconds under macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 when using Hyper Threading. Please note that when using Hyper Threading on High Sierra 10.13.4 you might still experience minor graphic glitches.
  • Fixed a bug where where the order of notes generated by Players could be different when playing and sending notes to track.

 

Reason 10.1.1 Sources

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Reason 10.1 / Reason 10.1 Intro / Reason 10.1 Lite 

Announced 04-May-2018

Released 08-May-2018



 

Reason 10.1 Release Notes

  • Added support for Rack Extension SDK3, including support for Player Rack Extensions, pattern tracks and sample zones.
  • Europa has been updated! You can now load sample or custom wavetable into the Wave and Spectral Filter sections of the Engine.
  • Improvements to Player timing and Send to Track.
  • Hyper Threading is no longer the default setting on macOS and will be turned off at first launch of Reason 10.1. To turn it on again, just do so in the preferences. This is an intermediate fix for an issue we're experiencing and working on fixing with Reason on macOS 10.13.4.
  • Fixed a bug where undoing after opening a VST window could cause a crash.
  • Fixed a bug where the full version of Reason could not open certain Reason Essentials documents.
  • Fixed a bug in Europa and Grain where velocity did not affect the amp properly in mono legato mode.
  • Updated the Reason Factory Soundbank with new samples for Europa.

 

Reason 10.1 Sources

Blog  |  Release Notes  |  Download
 

Reason 10.0.3 / Reason Essentials 10.0.3

Released 26-Mar-2018


 

Reason 10.0.3 Release Notes

  • Added and updated Remote files for Akai controllers
  • Improved error handling when scanning VST folders
  • Improved error handling for VST screenshots
  • Fixed a bug where Reason scanned 32-bit VST plugins on each startup
  • Fixed a bug where Reason could crash when replacing certain devices
  • If you have a Reason 30-day trial, you'll now be informed how many days are left of your trial and when it has expired

 

Reason 10.0.3 Sources

Release Notes

Reason 10.0.2 / Reason Essentials 10.0.2

Released 10-Jan-2018


 

Reason 10.0.2 Release Notes

  • Fixed a bug that would cause the pitch curve in Pitch Edit mode to not be visible.

 

Reason 10.0.2 Sources

Release Notes

Reason 10.0.1 / Reason Essentials 10.0.1

Released 20-Dec-2017


 

Reason 10.0.1 Release Notes

  • Improved handling of missing Rack Extensions inside combinators
  • Added error alert on downloading optional content when disk is full
  • Fixed an issue where closing the optional content download dialog could close Reason
  • Fixed an issue where dragging patches to an empty favorites list did not work
  • ReWire master/mixer and slave/device is now always referred to as "host" and "device"
  • Updated version of Europa and Grain that fixes a problem where the compressor didn't behave correctly when using sample rates higher than 44.1kHz

 

Reason 10.0.1 Sources

Release Notes

Reason 10

Announced 22-Sept-2017

Released 25-Oct-2017

Reason 10 Press Release

Propellerhead Releases Reason 10 Music Production Software

Two groundbreaking new synthesizers and three new instrument collections highlight Reason’s biggest content update of all time

Stockholm, Sweden, October 25, 2017 – Propellerhead Software today announced that Reason 10 is now available via the Propellerhead website and authorized resellers worldwide. Unlock a wealth of inspiring sounds and breathe new energy into your tracks with two massive new synthesizers—the Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer and the Grain Sample Manipulator. Dive deep with three new organic instrument devices, a premium acoustic piano, a creative modulation device, and 3 GB of cutting-edge drum loops and samples. Open up a new world of exciting creative possibilities with Reason’s biggest content upgrade ever.

“Reason 10 builds on our award-winning software with the best sounding instruments we’ve ever created,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Propellerhead Product Manager. “Europa and Grain continues our tradition of stunning yet intuitive synthesizers with more than a few tricks up their sleeves. Our users have been asking for powerful new devices that enable them to explore new sounds, and we delivered with Reason 10. Now that it’s here, we’re very excited to see what music they will create.”

Europa is a dynamically generated wavetable synthesizer that offers extreme flexibility and power. Apply a wide range of modulation to the waveform itself, add advanced spectral filtering and harmonics processing—even draw custom waveforms. And despite its deep synthesis powers, you’ll find it surprisingly easy to use thanks to an intuitive interface and workflow.

Grain opens up the world of granular synthesis for Reason users with immense sonic power and an inviting interface. Drop any sample into Grain and explore endless sonic variations using an extensive collection of algorithms, ultra-flexible modulation, routing and effects.

Reason 10 also includes three new sampled instrument collections created in collaboration with Soundiron. Klang Tuned Percussion includes 10 high-quality sampled melodic percussion instruments that are perfect for modern pop and electronica. Pangea World Instruments includes 11 world instruments that add a unique flavor to any genre of music. Humana Vocal Ensemble is a collection of choirs and solo vocals, perfect for adding a human touch to film scores, soundtracks and more.

Reason 10 also includes Propellerhead’s acclaimed Radical Piano instrument and Synchronous Effect Modulator—previously only available as Rack Extensions via the Propellerhead Shop. Radical Piano is an authentic, flexible and bendable piano instrument that provides sounds for every situation and every song. And with Synchronous, you can bring your music to life with quick sidechain effects—and even draw your own LFO curves to control filter, delay, reverb, distortion and level.

In addition, Reason 10 comes with over 3 GB of sample content in Reason Drum Supply and Reason Loop Supply. These ReFills include a wealth of new drum samples and loops—from vintage drum machines to the sounds of the future.

View the Reason 10 announcement video here.

For more detailed videos about the new Reason 10 features, click on the following links to learn more about Europa, Grain and the new organic instruments and sounds.

For details see: propellerheads.se/Reason10Announcement

 

Reason 10 Pricing and Availability

Reason 10 is available as a direct download via https://www.propellerheads.se or from an authorized dealer at the following suggested retail pricing: 

  • Reason10 EUR €405 / USD $449 

  • Reason Essentials 10 EUR €120 / USD $129

  • Reason 10 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) EUR €129 / USD $129

 

Propellerhead is offering a grace period for customers who purchased Reason 9 on or after September 1, 2017. Purchasing and registering a qualifying product today makes users eligible for a free upgrade to Reason 10 instantly when it becomes available.

Reason 10 Release Notes

 

 

 

 

 

Reason 10 Sources

Press Release 1 & 2  |  Shop  |  Blog  |  Release Notes  |  Documentation & Help files  |  Download  | Opt Content  |  Videos
 

Reason 9.5.2 / Reason Essentials 9.5.2

Released 22-Sep-2017

Reason 9.5.2 Support News

We are happy to report that the recently released Reason 9.5.2, Reason Essentials 9.5.2 and the upcoming Reason 10 and Reason Essentials 10 are compatible with Apple’s new macOS High Sierra. Before upgrading to High Sierra, make sure you’ve updated to one of these versions.
 

The following products are compatible with High Sierra:

 •  Reason 9.5.2

 •  Reason 10

 •  Reason Essentials 9.5.2

 •  Reason Essentials 10


Reason 9.5.2 Release Notes

  • Reason 9.5.2 and Reason Essentials 9.5.2 are now compatible with macOS High Sierra
  • Improved file system handling
  • (Mac) Moved location of cache files for plugin screenshots, plugin registry and more
  • Improved plugin window focus handling on Windows, removed associated menu option
  • Fixed an issue with time signatures when importing MIDI
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Maschine to not play the first note in the sequencer
  • Fixed an issue where a VST GUI could sometimes disappear
  • Optimized reading of Remote map files
  • Made plugin window open button remotable, "Proxy Open Plugin Window"

 

Reason 9.5.2 Sources

Support News   |    Release Notes

Reason 9.5.1 / Reason Essentials 9.5.1

Released 06-Jul-2017

Reason 9.5.1 Release Notes

  • Improved MIDI drag and drop from VST plug-ins. Dragging MIDI into the Reason sequencer will now place the MIDI on a track and position of your choice.
  • Improved performance.
  • Reason now supports hyper threading. There is a new setting for this in the Preferences.
  • Additional bug fixes and improvements.

 

Reason 9.5.1 Sources

Release Notes   |   Twitter

Reason 9.5 / Reason Essentials 9.5

Announced 28-Apr-2017

Released 29-May-2017

Reason 9.5 Press Release

Propellerhead Releases Free Reason 9.5 Update with VST Support

Explore new and creative ways to use VST plugins with Reason 9.5

Stockholm, Sweden, May 29, 2017 - Propellerhead Software today released Reason 9.5, the newest update to the award-winning Reason music production software. Reason 9.5 introduces VST support, and is a free update for Reason 9 owners.

Explore new and creative ways to use VST plugins with Reason 9.5. Drag and drop from the browser, use CV and audio connections with your plugins, play in new ways with Players, put VSTs in Combinators with Reason’s own devices or Rack Extensions. Reason’s patchable rack lets you route audio any way you want, and the new plugin delay compensation in Reason 9.5 keeps you in phase at all times.

“We’ve seen some amazing VST instruments and effects that are available in the market, and we simply wanted our Reason users to have access to them without compromising Reason’s unique workflow,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Reason Product Manager. “Reason finds all the VSTs on your computer and displays them next to your other Reason devices. You can simply drag and drop a VST plugin into the Reason rack and get started right away—or you can go as deep you want and access the CV and audio connections for a truly modular music-making experience.”

Reason 9.5 supports any VST 2.4-compliant instrument or effect plugin, which means just about every VST out there will work in Reason. In addition to the 375+ Rack Extension instruments and effects from over 90 different manufacturers already available, the Propellerhead Shop now features a custom curated list of VSTs from leading VST plugin brands including Waves, Output, KV331 and iZotope.

For full details regarding the Reason 9.5 update, visit www.propellerheads.se.

View the Reason 9.5 video here.

 

Reason 9.5 Pricing and Availability

Reason 9.5 is a free update for all Reason 9 owners and is currently available for free through Reason’s auto update.

Reason 9 is currently available as a direct download from Propellerhead’s website or from an authorized dealer at the following suggested retail pricing:

•  Reason 9 USD $449 / EUR €405

•  Reason Essentials 9 USD $129 / EUR €120

•  Reason 9 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) USD $129 / EUR €129

 

Reason 9.5 Release Notes

  • Added support for VST 2.4 instrument, effect and utility plug-ins
  • Added Delay Compensation functionality
  • Added Export Device Remote Info function to File menu, allowing you to export a text file with Remote-ables for selected device
  • Updated Reason Patch Collection with minor text and bug fixes
  • Improved handling of hidden displays in Rack Extensions
  • Improved error reports and statistics

Reason 9.5 Sources

Press Release 1   |   Press Release 2   |   Blog   |   Release Notes   |   Documentation & Help Files   |   Download   |   Videos 
 

Reason 9.2.2 / Reason Essentials 9.2.2

Released 10-Feb-2017

Reason 9.2.2 Release Notes

Reason 9.2.2 and Reason Essentials 9.2.2 are free updates to Reason 9 and Reason Essentials 9 that adds a couple of bug fixes and improvements:

•  Fixed an issue where saving a song in 9.2 with a missing Rack Extension could cause “Bad Format” when opening the song again.

•  Fixed an issue where the checkbox for “Send error reports and statistics” in the preferences didn’t behave correctly.

•  Fixed an issue where MIDI Clock Sync offset values did not display correctly.

•  Improved error reports and statistics.

 

Reason 9.2.2 Sources

Support News   |   Release Notes   |   Download

Reason 9.2 / Reason Essentials 9.2

Released 25-Jan-2017

Reason 9.2 Press Release

Propellerhead Releases Free Reason 9.2 Update with New Plug-In SDK

Stockholm, Sweden, January 25, 2017 – Propellerhead Software today released Reason 9.2, the newest update to the award-winning Reason music production software. Reason 9.2 is a free update for Reason 9 owners that supports further development for the Rack Extension plug-in platform, and introduces Software Development Kit (SDK) 2.5 to developers.

“The Rack Extension SDK allows us to focus on the DSP and user interface design while taking care of all of the other details,” said Andrew Best, CEO of Blamsoft. “The new sample loading feature in SDK 2.5 allows for an entirely new breed of instruments and effects not yet seen in the platform. You can expect Blamsoft to utilize the exciting new SDK 2.5 features in both new and existing Rack Extensions.”

The Rack Extension SDK has evolved significantly since its inception, and now offers many new features, including:

•  User sample loading and sampling in Rack Extensions

•  Customizable and switchable panels, widgets and tabs

•  Numerous other improvements including display pop-up menus, modifier keys in displays and new ways to visualize audio and data

•  Improved development, testing and debugging tools

Using a comprehensive development kit provided by Propellerhead Software, third-party developers can create instrument and effect units to be used inside Reason. Designed for both C++ engineers and sample-based instrument designers, the updated SDK 2.5 and Instrument Development Toolkit (IDT) provide all the tools necessary to develop stunning instruments and effects, then sell them in the marketplace with minimal effort.

Propellerhead’s Rack Extension platform now has over 80 companies developing and over 350 instrument and effects devices available via Propellerhead’s online store. Rack Extensions are plug-ins that fit perfectly in the Reason rack, taking advantage of Reason's smooth workflow. With CV and audio patching, effortless installation and authorization, crash protection, undo, patch browsing, drag and drop, and much more, Rack Extensions offer a more unified, user-friendly plug-in experience.

Get started with Reason 9.2 quickly, without the hassle of a big download or a bulky manual install. Simply download today using the convenient auto-update feature in Reason 9. Owners of earlier Reason versions can upgrade directly to Reason 9.2 here.

For full details regarding the Reason 9.2 update and available Rack Extensions, visit www.propellerheads.se.

Reason 9.2 Pricing and Availability

Reason 9.2 is a free downloadable update for Reason 9 owners.

Reason 9 is available for purchase as a direct download from Propellerhead’s website, or from authorized dealers worldwide at the following suggested retail pricing:

•  Reason — USD $449 / EUR €405

•  Reason Essentials — USD $129 / EUR €120

•  Reason Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) — USD $129 / EUR €129

 

Reason 9.2 Release Notes

  • Added support for Rack Extension SDK 2.5. Rack Extensions now support sample loading, hideable widgets and more.
  • Reason Patch Collection now includes all patches from Electromechanical and the office favorite patch Bass One'o'One (Reason full version only)
  • The patch Rheem GlitterTop is now correctly categorized as Electric Piano (Reason full version only)
  • Fixed a bug where a sample from the Factory Sound Bank could be self-contained which would lead to issues
  • Fixed an issue where notes could hang when using Players with the External MIDI Instrument

Reason 9.2 Sources

Press Release   |   Blog   |   Release Notes   |   Download
 
 

Reason 9.1

Released 14-Sep-2016

Reason 9.1 Press Release

Propellerhead Releases Free Reason 9.1 Update

Jam or create music together using Reason with Ableton Live and Link-enabled apps

Stockholm, Sweden, September 14, 2016 – Propellerhead Software today announced Reason 9.1, the newest update to the award-winning Reason music production software. Expand your workflow, access new sounds and effortlessly jam or create music in real-time using Reason 9 with Ableton Live and Link enabled apps.

Reason 9.1 is a free update to Reason 9 that brings Ableton’s Link technology to the Reason Rack. The first third party DAW to support Ableton Link, Reason 9.1 can effortlessly play in time with Link-enabled apps on desktop and mobile.

“We’re thrilled to provide Reason 9.1 as a free update after the great response to Reason 9,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Propellerhead Product Marketing Manager. “Adding Ableton Link in addition to the three new Player devices, 1000 new sounds, Pitch Edit, numerous workflow enhancements and the addition of the Pulsar dual-channel LFO makes Reason 9 even more fun for making music—from initial jam to polished song.”

Reason 9 was released on June 21 which builds on the award-winning Reason platform by introducing a host of new devices, sounds, and creative tools that inspire music makers to create more and better music from initial concept to a polished song.

Ableton Link was introduced in Nov 2015 as a way to let apps on different devices to play in time, needing only a WiFi connection to start on the beat and stay in tempo. The technology was developed for Ableton Live and was quickly adopted in mobile apps such as Gadget by Korg, Figure by Allihoopa, iMaschine by Native Instruments and many more.

Get started with Reason 9.1 quickly, without the hassle of a big download or a bulky manual install. Simply download today using the convenient auto-update feature in Reason 9. Owners of earlier Reason versions can upgrade directly to Reason 9.1 here.

 

For full details regarding the Reason 9.1 update, www.propellerheads.se/reason-91

 

View the Reason 9.1 video here.

 

Reason 9.1 Pricing and Availability

Reason 9.1 is a free downloadable update for Reason 9 owners.

Reason is available for purchase as a direct download from Propellerhead’s website, or from authorized dealers worldwide at the following suggested retail pricing:

•  Reason 9 EUR €405 / USD $449 

•  Reason Essentials 9 EUR €120 / USD $129 

•  Reason 9 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) EUR €129 / USD $129

Reason 9.1 Release Notes

  • Added support for Ableton Link
  • Fixed a bug where Reason could hang during a bounce operation while in MIDI sync mode
  • Fixed a bug where a rack device would sometimes not scroll into view when selected in the sequencer
  • Fixed a bug where notes in Scales & Chords could hang
     
Note: Reason 9.1 is 64-bit only.
The last Reason version that runs in 32-bit mode is Reason 8.1.

 

Reason 9.1 Sources

Press Release   |    Home Page   |   Blog   |   Release Notes   |   Download
 

Reason 9.0

Announced 10-May-2016

Released 21-Jun-2016

Reason 9.0 Press Release

Propellerhead Releases Reason 9 Music Production Software

Create more music and get inspired with exciting new devices, sounds, and creative tools


Stockholm, Sweden, June 21, 2016 – Propellerhead Software today announced that Reason 9 software is now available for purchase. Reason 9 builds on the award-winning Reason platform by introducing a host of new devices, sounds, and creative tools that inspire music makers to create more and better music from initial concept to a polished song.

“We’ve seen unprecedented interest in Reason 9 since the beta launched last month, with over 70,000 viewers tuning in to watch our Facebook live stream events,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Propellerhead Product Marketing Manager. “Now we’re excited to make this latest version available to everyone. With new Player devices, new sounds, Pitch Edit, numerous workflow enhancements, and the addition of our popular Pulsar dual-channel LFO synth, Reason 9 is the best version yet for taking musical ideas from inspiration to completion.”

Reason 9 introduces three Player devices that instantly transform any MIDI input into compelling music. Note Echo creates rhythmic, pitched MIDI delays for melodies, drum rolls, and more. Scales & Chords turns simple melodies into beautiful harmonies and chords so you can stay focused on the music making. Transpose notes to a selected scale and automatically generate chords for your song, no music theory required. Dual Arpeggio transforms chords into intricate and inspiring rhythms. From classic up-and-down to polyphonic and polyrhythmic, Dual Arpeggio breathes new life into any instrument in your Reason rack.

Reason’s new Pitch Edit mode helps you produce flawless vocals. Fix out-of-tune notes, adjust vibrato, change your timing, create new melodies from your recording, change the dynamics, and more. Audio to MIDI lets you convert your vocals to MIDI notes for endless sound manipulation possibilities.

Reason 9 also comes with 1000 new cutting-edge sounds to ignite your creativity. Whether you make chart-topping anthems or the sound of the underground, Reason's new sound bank will take your music to the next level. The legendary Reason rack is also enhanced with key workflow improvements and darker theme options, perfect for late-night studio sessions.

Reason 9 also now includes the popular Pulsar dual channel LFO—previously available as a Rack Extension ($49) via the Propellerhead shop. Use Pulsar to introduce variation to your sounds, create entirely new ones using its advanced and flexible modulation, or load up any of the masterfully crafted presets for instant inspiration.

 

Reason 9.0 Pricing and Availability

Reason 9 is available as a direct download from Propellerhead’s website or from an authorized dealer.

Reason 9 will be available for purchase worldwide on June 21, 2016 at the following suggested retail pricing: 

•  Reason 9 EUR €405 / USD $449 

•  Reason Essentials 9 EUR €120 / USD $129 

•  Reason 9 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) EUR €129 / USD $129

 

Propellerhead is offering a grace period for customers who purchased Reason 8 on or after May 1, 2016. Purchasing and registering a qualifying product today makes users eligible for a free upgrade to Reason 9 instantly when it becomes available. For details see: propellerheads.se/freeupgrade

Reason 9.0 Release Notes

 












 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Reason 9.0 Sources

Press Release   |    Where are Reason 9 Sounds?    |    Blog   |    Documentation & Help Files   |   Download   |   Video
 
 

Reason 8.3.2 / Reason Essentials 8.3.2

Released 11-Nov-2015

Reason 8.3.2 Release Notes

Reason 8.3.2 and Reason Essentials 8.3.2 are free updates to Reason 8 and Reason Essentials 8 that adds a couple of bug fixes and enhancements.

 

Changes in this update:
 

•  Fixed a bug where development versions of Rack Extensions could cause audio glitches
•  Fixed crashes in ReWire hosts using Reason 8.3 or Reason Essentials 8.3 as ReWire slave on Mac
•  Includes Authorizer 2.9 with added automatic retry for downloads to improve reliability
Reason 8.3.2 Sources
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Reason 8.3.1 / Reason Essentials 8.3.1

Released 29-Sep-2015

 

Reason 8.3.1 Release Notes

Reason 8.3.1 and Reason Essentials 8.3.1 are free updates to Reason 8 and Reason Essentials 8 that adds support for the Propellerhead public music collaboration and sharing service as well as a slew of bug fixes and enhancements.

 

•  Added new FFT library under Windows. This will vastly improve performance of RV7000 in convolution mode, as well as other native devices and Rack Extensions that use FFT.

•  Fixed a bug where automated RV7000 convolution parameters could sound different in exported audio compared to playback.

•  Fixed a bug where RV7000 convolution settings could give unwanted aliasing artifacts.

•  Fixed a bug where the length of the audio recording could sometimes be wrong, if an audio clip was transposed with stretch disabled.

•  Fixed a bug where under some specific circumstances, placing a send effect within an insert fx container could cause Reason to crash.

•  Added Remote support for Korg taktile and TRITON taktile series.

Reason 8.3.1 Sources
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Reason 8.3 and Reason Essentials 8.3

Announced 9-Jun-2015

Released 30-Jun-2015

Reason 8.3 Press Release

Propellerhead Releases Free Reason 8.3 Update

Explore space with the inspiring new RV7000 mkII convolution reverb

Stockholm, Sweden, June 30, 2015 – Propellerhead Software today announced Reason 8.3, the newest update to the award-winning Reason music production software. This update introduces the new RV7000 MkII, a powerful convolution reverb that sounds amazing, inspires new ideas, and sparks creativity. Explore space with an expertly sampled library of rooms that add inspiring depth and dimension to your music.

With RV7000 MkII, Reason’s cornerstone reverb gets a sophisticated new convolution engine. Select from a broad selection of reverbs to suit the sound of any genre or project. Hear your tracks play back in spaces ranging from crawlspaces and bathrooms, to grand auditoriums, stairwells and more. Load any of the supplied impulse responses or create your own otherworldly reverb effects by sampling or loading your own impulse responses.

The Reason 8.3 update also includes many other highly requested features. Access the browser window from both the sequencer and the rack window. Hit the Z key and quickly zoom to and from your selection. Set MIDI focus in the rack without going to the sequencer. Plus, you get numerous other enhancements and bug fixes to make music creation even smoother.

Reason 8.3 also gives you access to the newly introduced Propellerhead music-making service, which is continually updated with new features and functionality based on customer feedback. This free music making service connects the free Figure and Take mobile apps with the award-winning Reason music production software, so you can create, share, collaborate and remix with other musicians around the globe.

Get started with Reason 8.3 quickly, without the hassle of a big download or a bulky manual install. Simply download today using the convenient auto-update feature introduced in Reason 8.2. Owners of earlier Reason versions can download the full Reason 8.3 update here.

For full details regarding the Reason 8.3 update, propellerheads.se/reason-83.

 

Reason 8.3 Pricing and Availability

Reason 8.3 is a free downloadable update for Reason 8 owners.

 

Reason is available for purchase as a direct download from Propellerhead’s website, or from authorized dealers worldwide at the following suggested retail pricing:

 

•  Reason — EUR €405 / USD $449 
•  Reason Essentials — EUR €120 / USD $129 
•  Reason Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) — EUR €129 / USD $129

Reason 8.3 Release Notes

Reason 8.3 and Reason Essentials 8.3 are free updates to Reason 8 and Reason Essentials 8 that includes new features, improvements and bug fixes (full list below). These updates are recommended for all Reason 8 and Reason Essentials 8 users.

 

•  The detached rack window can now have a separate browser panel.

•  Added convolution mode to RV7000 reverb with the new RV7000 MkII.

•  Zoom to Selection function for quickly zooming in on selected clips or notes.

•  Buttons for setting MIDI focus to a device directly from the rack.

•  The static value for an automated parameter is now adjustable in Arrange Mode.

•  Added fold button for Info area in browser.

•  Remote files for Akai MPK Mini added.

•  Removed outdated splashes shown when copying sound banks from DVD.

•  Increased horizontal zoom in Edit mode in all template songs.

•  In Manual Rec mode, Parameter Automation Rec Enables are no longer turned off when you select another track.

•  The template song chosen in the Setup Wizard should be set in the Preferences.

•  Mixer scrollbar no longer overlaps the channel strip name labels

•  Replaced “Beta Version” dialog on startup with label in splash (in Testing versions of the program).

•  Added tool tip for browse/clear button in Browser side panel.

•  Audio is now properly clipped to range [-1,1] when dropping to Propellerhead.

•  Assert Failure When Browsing Nested Folders Using Kong’s NN-Nano Sampler Module.

•  Assert on duplicate many clips.

•  Authorizer could crash if it tried to start Codemeter service (Mac) and failed.

•  Assert on drag and drop of REX file to Dr OctoRex.

•  User statistics failed if Codemeter wasn’t installed.

•  Reason and Authorizer now works with earlier versions of Codemeter (Mac).

•  Fixed a problem using network attached storage in Reason.

•  If Music folder was broken, Reason couldn’t start (Unknown exception).

•  Corrected text field validation in Drop dialog.

•  3rd party RE patch files didn’t show proper icons in Reason Essentials.

•  Having subfolders in the DiagnosticReports folder on Mac could cause Reason to crash.

•  New Authorizer version included (handles full disk better).

•  It wasn’t possible to drop an NN19 patch on an NN-XT device in Reason Essentials.

•  The Windows installer now requires the channel.phat file to be present (avoiding broken auto-update).

•  Improved support for folder aliases and symbolic links.

•  Text parsing when importing MIDI files could cause unknown exceptions.

Reason 8.3 Sources

Press Release   |   Blog   |    Documentation & Help Files   |   Download   |   Video

 

Reason 8.2 / Reason Essentials 8.2

Released 02-Apr-2015

 

Reason 8.2 Press Release
Propellerhead Announces Reason 8.2 Update

Stay up to date and get many of your most requested features

Stockholm, Sweden, April 2 – Propellerhead Software today announced the release of Reason 8.2, the most recent update of the award-winning Reason music production software. The latest update makes it even easier for new and existing Reason 8 customers to download, install, and stay up to date with the latest version.

Eliminate the hassle of bulky manual installs with the new convenient auto-update feature. Reason now detects and downloads the most recent eligible software updates so you’ll always have the latest and greatest version. Download and get up and running faster. A typical Reason update (minus the soundbanks) will now be around 100 MB—a tenth of its old size.

The Reason 8.2 update addresses many requested features including Revert browsing—a new workflow in Reason’s browser that will be familiar to users of previous versions—more colors in the sequencer, expanded Remote support for Redrum Drum Machine, streamlined sound bank handling and more.

Reason 8.2 also gives you access to the newly introduced Propellerhead music-making service, which is continually updated with new features and functionality based on customer feedback. This free music making service connects the free Figure and Take mobile apps with the award-winning Reason music production software, so you can create, share, collaborate and remix with other musicians around the globe.

For full details regarding the Reason 8.2 update, www.propellerheads.se

Reason 8 is available as a direct download from Propellerhead’s website or from an authorized dealer.

Reason 8.2 Pricing and Availability

Reason 8.2 is a free downloadable update for Reason 8 owners only.

Reason 8 is available for purchase worldwide at the following suggested retail pricing:

•  Reason — EUR €405 / USD $449
•  Reason Essentials — EUR €120 / USD $129
•  Reason Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) — EUR €129 / USD $129

Reason 8.2 Release Notes

•  Reason will now automatically detect if there is a newer version available, and optionally download and install this.

•  A typical Reason update (without soundbanks) is now around 100 MB - a tenth of its old size!

•  If sound banks (Factory Sound Bank, Orkester and the content bank for ID8) are missing when Reason is launched, the program will now offer to download and install them.

•  Sound banks are now located in a global folder, which means new Reason updates can continue using the same sound banks without having them replaced or copied. It also means that different, parallel Reason installations can share the same sound banks.

•  Reason and Authorizer no longer includes the Codemeter driver. Reason will run with Internet Verification (or in Demo Mode) without Codemeter. Codemeter can be downloaded separately for new users, should they need to run Reason without internet access.

•  When browsing patches, you can now Revert back to the patch that was loaded when you started browsing.

•  The color palette for tracks, channels and clips has been extended to 32 colors.

•  The remotable items for Redrum have been extended to allow programming of Redrum patterns from a control surface.

•  Reinstated key command for Show/Hide Recording Meter: Command-F3 (Mac) or Ctrl-F3 (Windows).

•  Reason comes with a version of Authorizer that support Rack Extensions larger than 2GB.

•  Help files and documentation are no longer installed with the program, but accessed online.

•  Removed 32-bit support. Version 8.2 is a 64-bit application only.

•  Added updated Remote files for Livid Instruments.

•  Fixed a memory allocation bug in Reason Essentials that could cause glitches under some circumstances.

•  Fixed a bug where Authorizer misbehaved if initial installation duties failed.

•  Keyboard focus is now returned to the sequencer after the user makes settings in the Transport panel.

•  Fixed potential crash bug when scrolling time position during recording.

•  Fixed a bug where Reason would assert when adjusting clip length during recording.

•  Added version check of sound banks

•  Fixed typos on Login Screen (German localization)

•  Extended allowed username length in all login/authorization dialogs

•  Updated Drop to Propellerhead icon.

•  Updated template songs with larger Zoom in Edit Mode + larger screen size

•  Fixed a bug where Reason would assert if setting tempo / position to very high values.

•  Browse focus would be lost when adjusting any parameter on the browsed device, if it was inside a mixer channel Insert FX container.

•  Fixed a bug where Loop on/off wasn’t properly mirrored in both applications when Reason was ReWired.

•  Fixed a bug where Reason couldn’t start if there was a broken Rack Extension.

•  Fixed a bug where Reason could crash if the user didn’t have proper access rights to some folders.

•  Improved track pad scrolling in the sequencer.

Reason 8.2 Source

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Reason 8.1 / Reason Essentials 8.1

Released 18-Dec-2014

 

Reason 8.1 Release Notes

Reason 8.1 and Reason Essentials 8.1 are free updates to Reason 8 and Reason Essentials 8 that adds support for the Propellerhead public music collaboration and sharing service as well as a slew of bug fixes and enhancements.

 

•  Added “Drop to Propellerhead” and “Open in Reason” features, connecting Reason to the Propellerhead service.

•  Reason can now remember the password for internet verification.

•  Opening a Propellerhead web page from within Reason should not prompt for login, if the user is already logged in within Reason.

•  CodeMeter version 5.20d included.

•  Authorizer is now properly signed for Mac OS X 10.10.

•  Browser: REX loop preview is now disabled when a running Dr Octo REX has browse focus.

•  Fixed a bug where some devices were erroneously available in Remote Override Edit Mode

•  Fixed a bug in the stretch algorithm that could cause anomalies in recordings longer than 5 mins.

•  Fixed a bug where found “missing samples” accidentally became self-contained.

•  Fixed a number of bugs relating to self-contained samples and loops.

•  Fixed a bug where Reason could create broken document files.

•  Fixed a bug where some non-remotable items had Edit Remote Override Mapping by mistake.

•  Fixed a bug where creating a Radical Piano in a RAM-heavy song could cause Reason to hang.

•  Fixed a bug where the automatic mixer channel color selection didn’t work properly.

•  Changed the color of the clip borders, to make them more visible.

•  Fixed a bug in Arturia remote codecs where sustain pedal didn’t work.

•  Added some updated and new remote files from Livid Instruments.

•  Fixed a bug where dropping an audio file with bad format on an NN-XT could crash the program.

•  Fixed a bug where sample devices used more RAM than needed.

•  Fixed a bug where patch drop to a device to the left of the Master Section could crash Reason.

•  Made a change to the browser scrolling, so that the selected item isn’t obscured by the scrollbar when stepping down with the arrow keys/buttons.

•  Fixed a number of codebase issues that could cause Reason to crash or behave badly.

•  Fixed some spelling and translation issues.

Reason 8.1 Sources

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Reason 8.0 / Reason Essentials 2.0

Released 7-Aug-2014

Released 30-Sep-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Reason 8.0 Press Release

Propellerhead Releases Reason 8 Music Production Software

Get inspired, create faster and have more fun making music with Reason’s redesigned interface and streamlined workflow
 

Stockholm, Sweden, September 30, 2014 – Propellerhead Software today announced that Reason 8 is now available for purchase. This major new version of the award-winning Reason music production software introduces a completely redesigned user interface and streamlined new workflow that sparks your creativity, moves you faster from idea to music and is more fun than ever.

“Musicians and producers love Reason because it’s both fun and inspiring,” said Leo Nathorst-Böös, Propellerhead Product Marketing Manager. “For Reason 8, we’ve introduced a new creative flow that feels second nature to exploring sounds and developing songs. Whether you have lots of experience or just starting out, Reason is the fastest way to develop musical ideas and capture your inspiration.”

Reason 8 introduces a redesigned user interface, fresh new look and even smoother creative flow. Quickly and easily access your sounds, loops and patches whenever you need them using a new browser and search window—a one-stop-shop for creative inspiration. Dial-in incredible guitar and bass tones with a collection of new amps from legendary circuit modeler Softube—simply plug in your instrument, crank up the volume and experience the uncompromising tone, response and dynamics of the world’s finest classic amplifiers.

Reason 8 also features countless usability improvements that put the flow back in workflow. Drag-and-drop from anywhere to anything and work faster with fewer clicks. Edit your tracks quickly with more powerful sequence note editing. Reason 8 lets you flow seamlessly from initial idea to completed song. And, with an ever-expanding selection of Rack Extension plug-ins available in the Propellerhead shop, you can easily expand your rack to include everything your music needs—now and in the future.

For more information and to watch the Reason 8 introduction video, visit: propellerheads.se/reason8

Reason 8 is available as a direct download from Propellerhead’s website or from an authorized dealer.

 

Reason 8.0 Pricing and Availability

Reason 8 will be available for purchase worldwide on September 30, 2014 at the following suggested retail pricing:

•  Reason 8 EUR €405 / USD $449
•  Reason Essentials 8 EUR €120 / USD $129
•  Reason 8 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) EUR €129 / USD $129

Propellerhead is also offering a grace period for customers who purchased Reason 7 on or after July 1, 2014. Purchasing and registering a qualifying product today makes users eligible for a free upgrade to Reason 8 when it becomes available. For details see: propellerheads.se/freeupgrade

Reason 8.0 Demo Songs (actual files not permitted to be shared)

Abiram Brizuela - Evolution (orchestral).rsndemo
BLKMGK - Power.rsndemo
Cntrl - Astoria.rsndemo
Cntrl - Metamorph.rsndemo
JB - Bajo Caida.rsndemo
Olivia Broadfield - Say.rsndemo
Qua z mo - I Just Wanna Be.rsndemo
Van Goghs - A Simple Song.rsndemo

Reason 8.0 Release Notes

  • Added a redesigned user interface, fresh new look and even smoother creative flow.
  • Line 6 Guitar Distortion discontinued and replaced by Softube Guitar Amp
  • Line 6 Bass Distortion discontinued and replaced by Softube Bass Amp
  • Drag-and-drop from anywhere to anything and work faster with fewer clicks.
  • Edit your tracks quickly with more powerful sequence note editing.

Reason 8.0 Source

Press Release 1   |     Press Release 2   |   Blog   |   Release Notes   |   Documentation & Help Files   |   Download   |   Videos 

 

Reason 7.1.2 / Reason Essentials 2.1.2 (Mac only)

Released 18-Mar-2015

Reason 7.1.2 Release Notes

The upcoming release of Mac OS 10.10.3 contains changes that will make Reason 7 stop working on some Mac systems. In response, we have released a free update to fix the situation. This update also comes with a few other fixes and improvements and is an essential update for all Reason 7 owners on Mac OS X.

 

•  Supports the upcoming Mac OS X 10.10.3 version.

•  If a later version of Codemeter had been installed (e.g. by installing Reason 8), it wasn’t possible to run Reason 7 without complicated uninstall procedures.

•  Includes a version of Authorizer that can download Rack Extensions larger than 2 GB.

Reason 7.1.2 Source

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Reason 7.1.1 / Reason Essentials 2.1.1

Released 21-May-2014

 

Reason 7.1.1 Release Notes

•  Fixed a problem where moving cables and rack devices could cause extremely slow rendering on some computers.

•  Fixed a bug where previewing certain WAV files in 32-bit floating point format could cause a crash.

•  Fixed a bug where arpeggiators in some Rack Extensions would get out of sync with the main Reason sequencer.

•  Attempting to download a huge number of Rack Extensions at the same time will no longer cause Authorizer to crash.

•  The asterisk indicating subtick lengths and positions is now always shown properly in the Clip Inspector.

•  Loading samples without root key info would sometimes cause root key to be set to the lowest possible key. It’s now properly set to C3.

•  A couple of internal fixes that could cause problems in some cases.

•  Added support for Akai MPK 225-261 controllers.

•  Added and extended support for several Livid Instruments controllers.

Reason 7.1.1 Source

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Reason 7.1 / Reason Essentials 2.1

Released 09-Apr-2014

Reason 7.1 Press Release

Propellerhead Announces Reason 7.1 Update and Free Synchronous Rack Extension

Powerful update brings workflow enhancements and new Rack Extension technology

Stockholm, Sweden, April 9, 2014 - Propellerhead today released an update to their award-winning Reason software and Synchronous; a modulation Rack Extension plug-in for Reason.

Reason 7.1 offers an enhanced workflow, performance improvements and new SDK2 technology for Propellerhead’s Rack Extension plug-in platform. Since its release in 2012, Propellerhead’s Rack Extension platform has emerged as a powerful audio plug-in format currently with over 600 companies developing and over 200 instrument and effects devices available via Propellerhead’s online store. Rack Extensions blend seamlessly in the Reason rack offering great sound, smooth workflow, rock-solid stability, intuitive routing, automation, deep-editing and flexibility Reason users expect.

About Synchronous—Timed Effect Modulator
Highlighting new interactive graphic capabilities of the SDK2 technology, Synchronous is a Rack Extension plug-in for Reason that offers rhythmically synced effects that bring your music to life. With a dynamic and intuitive graphic user interface and the ability to instantly recall over 100 patches, Synchronous is incredibly flexible. With the built-in waveform tools, users can easily draw and dial in Distortion, Filter, Reverb, Delay and level for anything from side-chain pumping and tremolos to beat-repeating and tweaked out wobbles.

 

Reason 7.1 Pricing and Availability

Reason 7.1 is a free downloadable update for all Reason 7 owners.

•  Existing Reason upgrade pricing remain the same at $129 USD / €129 EUR.

•  Synchronous is available for free for all Reason 7.1 customers up until June 30, 2014.

Reason 7.1 Release Notes

Reason 7.1 / Reason Essentials 2.1 is a free update for current owners of Reason 7 / Reason Essentials 2. This updates brings bug fixes, workflow enhancements and support for a new Rack Extension SDK. Read on for the complete fix list:

 

•  Support for Custom Displays in Rack Extensions (SDK v.2).

•  Rack Extensions built with SDK v.2 will perform math functions faster.

•  Improved MIDI Clock Sync, with new settings.

•  Reason can now send error reports and usage statistics.

•  Shift-dragging devices will now re-route them properly.

•  Better indications on audio clips.

•  Various ReWire fixes.

•  Reason can now import WAV files in 32 bit float format.

•  Slices in self-contained REX files can now be used as samples.

•  A Spectrum EQ button has been added to the Master Section device in the rack.

•  Adjusted BV-512 Dry/Wet behaviour.

•  It’s now possible to use the Razor tool on open audio clips.

•  Split at Slices with a huge amount of slices selected will no longer make Reason freeze.

•  Includes new Codemeter version: 5.10a

•  A great number of minor bugs fixed

Reason 7.1 Release Notes

Press Release   |   Release Notes  |   Download

 

 

Reason 7.0.1 / Reason Essentials 2.0.1

Released 20-May-2013
 

Reason 7.0.1 Release Notes

•  Fixed a bug that could lead to an “Unexpected Exception” message when starting Reason under certain conditions.

•  Fixed a bug where the spectrum EQ window did not function properly after sample rate changes.

•  Fixed a bug where Reason could crash under certain conditions after changing display settings on Mac.

•  Added Remote codec for Novation Launchkey.

•  Fixed Rack Extension download time-out problem in Authorizer.

•  Fixed a problem in Authorizer where an “Internal Error” dialog could be shown when trying to start a new Rack Extension download if old downloads were still in progress.

Reason 7.0.1 Release Notes

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Reason 7.0 / Reason Essentials 2.0 

Announced 12-Mar-2013

Released 30-Apr-2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Reason 7.0 Press Release

Propellerhead releases inspiring upgrades to Reason and Reason Essentials

Plus new Audiomatic Retro Transformer effect adds instant personality to any track or song

Stockholm, Sweden, April 30, 2013 — Propellerhead released for sale today Reason 7 and Reason Essentials 2, major updates to its award-winning music software line. The latest versions inspire musicians to create more and better music with deep, streamlined mixing and a complete rack for all types of instruments.

Reason’s renowned music-centric design focuses around a virtual rack of software instruments, effects and processors connected to a world-class mixing console. Users can go from ideas to music, literally in minutes, designing the studio of their dreams in the process while never stopping their creative flow. Now, version 7 offers integration of all instruments—in and out of the “box”—with MIDI out. Automatic audio slicing and audio quantize enable quick fixes or style changes of recorded performances—even conversion of those recordings into REX loops for further creative possibilities in the rack. For mixing, Propellerhead adds a spectrum analyzer with visual EQ controls to “see” the audio and tweak equalization settings of any tracks in mixer. One-click group and parallel mix channels go beyond what is possible in physical large format mixers—instantly exposing the world of modern parallel effects and automation. And to inspire, Reason 7 makes importing audio from users’ music libraries and the web with support for mp3, aac, wma and more a snap. An enhanced Factory Sound Bank comes with tons of new loops and drum kits supplying the latest sounds ready to be thrown into tracks.

Audiomatic Retro Transformer takes its place alongside over 100 third-party instrument, effect and utility Rack Extensions (RE) already available for Reason. Designed for use on any instrument, channel or even group mix, Audiomatic oozes character to the sound. Inspired by retro phone apps, Audiomatic, with 16 snapshots going from Vinyl and VHS tape to PVC pipe and Gadget, immediately evokes an auditory mood, place or time. The RE is included free in Reason version 7 but is available to owners of Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials too, as a separate purchase. As with any Rack Extension, all users can try a fully functional version free for 30 days.

Reason 7.0 Pricing and Availability

Reason 7 & Reason Essentials 2 are now available at the following suggested retail pricing:

•  Reason 7 - EUR €405 / USD $449

•  Reason Essentials 2 - EUR €120 / USD $129

•  Reason 7 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) - EUR €129 / USD $129

•  Reason Essentials 2 upgrade from any previous version - FREE

•  Balance (includes upgrade to Reason 7 for earlier versions of Reason) - EUR €429 / USD $449

•  Audiomatic Retro Transformer Rack Extension (RE) - EUR €39 / USD $49 (FREE for Reason 7 owners)

Reason 7.0 Demo Songs (actual files not permitted to be shared)

Abiram Brizuela - Evolution.rsndemo
Ali Payami - English.rsndemo
Jocke Skog - The Hitter (just add vocals).rsndemo
Loopmasters - There's A Dubstep In My Closet.rsndemo
Mr Bubblehead - Slow Motion.rsndemo
Olivia Broadfield - Say.rsndemo
Rikanatti - The Remedy.rsndemo

 

Reason 7.0 Release Notes

•  Added External MIDI Instrument 

•  Added Audiomatic Retro Transformer

•  Fixed a bug that could lead to an “Unexpected Exception” message when starting Reason under certain conditions.

•  Fixed a bug where the spectrum EQ window did not function properly after sample rate changes.

•  Fixed a bug where Reason could crash under certain conditions after changing display settings on Mac.

•  Added Remote codec for Novation Launchkey.

•  Fixed Rack Extension download time-out problem in Authorizer.

•  Fixed a problem in Authorizer where an “Internal Error” dialog could be shown when trying to start a new Rack Extension download if old downloads were still in progress.

Reason 7.0 Sources

Press Release 1   |   Press Release 2   |   Support News   |   Blog   |   Documentation & Help files   |   Download   |   Videos

 

 

Reason 6.5.3 / Reason Essentials 1.5.3

Released 08-Jan-2013

Reason 6.5.3 Release Notes

•  Fixed a problem related to scrollbars under Mac OS 10.8, where the program could crash.

•  Fixed a Create Menu bug, where sometimes the wrong device would be created.

•  Fixed a bug in how the Browser uses the registry under Windows. This could lead to situations where some file types couldn’t be browsed and loaded.

•  The Download All function for Rack Extensions could cause the Authorizer to misbehave or fail.

 

Reason 6.5.3 Sources

Support News   |   Release Notes   |   Download

Reason 6.5.2 / Reason Essentials 1.5.2

Released 09-Nov-2012

 

Reason 6.5.2 Release Notes

•  Authorizer now works properly under Windows 8.

•  Reason now works with AMD processors under Windows 8.

•  Fixed Combi patch backwards compatibility that was broken in 6.5.0 and 6.5.1.

•  Default browse locations now work as in Reason 6.0.2.

•  Rack Extensions now respond to sample rate changes in the ReWire host.

•  Dropped support for 22,050 Hz sample rate on playback and export.

•  Fixed crash bug when exporting song containing a placeholder device.

•  Stopping playback now cuts hanging notes in Rack Extension devices.

•  Fixed a bug that caused audio glitches in Neptune’s Live Mode.

•  Fixed resource/memory leak when browsing in locations with lots of items.

•  Fixed a bug in NN-XT when doing Set Root Notes From Pitch Detection.

•  Fixed a bug where bounced samples defaulted to 0% Loop.

•  Authorizer will no longer request downloading of license data when it’s not necessary.

•  Fixed some ReWire bugs.

•  Fixed a bug where the Master Section’s Insert FX would be moved when moving a connected device to another position in the rack.

•  Fixed some name label bugs in template songs.

•  Minor bug fixes.

Reason 6.5.2 Sources

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Reason 6.5.1 / Reason Essentials 1.5.1

Released 10-Jul-2012    
 

Reason 6.5.1 Release Notes

•  Fixed a bug where resetting a Combinator containing more than one selected device caused a crash.

•  Fixed performance issues with Alligator on 32-bit Windows.

•  Fixed a bug where context clicking on mixer parameters did not work if the rear of the rack was in view.

•  Fixed a bug where under specific conditions a Rack Extension could cause a crash.

•  Minor Rack Extension hosting fixes.

 

Reason 6.5.1 Sources

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Reason 6.5 / Reason Essentials 1.5

Announced 20-Mar-2012 

Released 14-Jun-2012 

Reason 6.5 Press Release

Propellerhead upgrades Reason and Reason Essentials and opens Rack Extension store

Free upgrades for Reason 6 and Reason Essentials owners available for immediate download
 

Stockholm, Sweden (June 14, 2012) — Propellerhead today released new versions of their award-winning music making platform: Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials 1.5. New in these versions is the introduction of Rack Extensions—a groundbreaking new technology from Propellerhead that opens up the rack to third parties, enabling developers to create their own instruments and effects for Reason and allowing users to expand their collection of instruments and effects with the Reason devices they want.

Propellerhead has also opened the doors to the Propellerhead Shop—the central location for all Rack Extensions. All Rack Extensions are full Reason rack citizens, delivering the same ease of use and total integration as all other devices in the rack, including automation, unlimited undo and cables on the back as well as integration with Reason’s patch browser. In the Propellerhead Shop users can get fully functional thirty-day trial versions of all available Rack Extensions, downloaded and installed into the rack with a single click.

“Rack Extensions combines all the things that musicians love about Reason with the creativity and inspiration that comes from having tons of instruments and effects at your fingertips. And it manages to do all that without any of the drawbacks of old plug-in technology. It really is the best of both worlds,” says Ernst Nathorst-Böös, Propellerhead CEO. “Reason 6.5 is an incredible update to Reason, changing the world of music making on computers, again.”

Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials 1.5 are available as free upgrades for all owners of Reason 6 or Reason Essentials version 1, downloadable from the Propellerhead web site today.
www.propellerheads.se/download/reason-upgrade

To get people started, Propellerhead offers the Pulsar Rack Extension—a dual LFO and mono synth with plenty of character - as a free download in the Propellerhead Shop to everyone who upgrades before September 30, 2012:
shop.propellerheads.se

Reason 6.5 Pricing and Availability

Reason, Reason Essentials and Balance are available now for purchase worldwide at the following suggested retail pricing:

 

•  Reason EUR €405 / USD $449

•  Reason Essentials EUR €120 / USD $129

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Reason 6.5 Release Notes

The main new feature in this release is the support for Rack Extensions - this is described in the Operation Manual included with the applications. In addition, the following changes and additions have been made:

 

•  The device palette has been redesigned. Devices are categorized differently there and on the Create menu.

•  The function previously called “Initialize Patch” is now called “Reset Device”. It works the same, but is now also available for devices without patch support.

•  An additional option has been added in the Bounce Mixer Channels dialog: “Copy original channel settings”. This is available when you bounce to new tracks in the song and the “Apply Mixer Settings : None” option is chosen. The new mixer channels can then get the same channel settings as the original - useful for bouncing a CPU-heavy instrument track but keeping full mixing freedom.

•  Parameter values are shown with proper units in the Inspector and Combinator programmer (this is only available for devices based on Rack Extension technology).

•  The Parameter Automation dialog has been removed. All parameters for a device are instead listed on the Track Parameter

•  Automation menu (above the track list), and grouped in the same way as in the Combinator programmer.

•  Slight changes in the browser: The locations to the left have been rearranged, with some options added (including the “Rack Extensions” location). The main view has now a “Kind” column showing device type. Sorting of the browser view is remembered per device. The default order for sorting by the “Modified” date is now newest at the top.

•  The “Learn from control surface input” checkbox in the Edit Remote Override Mapping dialog is now activated by default, saving that annoying extra mouse click…

 

Reason 6.5 Sources

Press Releases: 1  2  3   |   Release Notes   |   Documentation & Help files   |   Download   |   Videos
 

Reason 6.0.2 / Reason Essentials 1.0.2

Released 21-Dec-2011

 

Reason 6.0.2 Release Notes

 

•  Viewing the sequencer area by pressing F7 would always reset keyboard focus to the track list, with confusing results. Now the keyboard focus setting is properly remembered.

•  If you changed settings in the Tool window when there was no open song document, the program could crash.

•  The output of the RV-7 "Large Hall" algorithm was in mono.

•  Copy command (Copy to clipboard) could cause an "Unknown Exception" error message.

•  A few remote codecs (including Behringer BCR/BCF, Korg Kontrol49 and mikroKontrol) were not properly replaced when Reason 6 was installed over an existing Reason 5 installation, which made them stop working under Windows 64. Now they are replaced by the new version at installation.

•  Some audio hardware models (that worked fine in Record) stopped working with Reason 6 under Mac OS X.

•  If Reason received MIDI Clock while in ReWire mode, the program could crash.

•  With some HID devices (e.g. Tablet input devices of certain brands) connected, Reason couldn't launch properly.

•  Bounce Mixer Channels would cause Reason to hang if the program was in MIDI Clock Sync mode.

•  Using the Speaker tool repeate