Propellerhead Reason 10
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What's new in Reason 10?
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 Supply and 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.
New sampled instruments
Reason 10 puts three brand new organic instrument collections in your Reason rack. Expertly crafted in cooperation with sampling experts Soundiron, these new devices offers a wealth of inspiring and natural-sounding instruments to your music making.
Klang Tuned Percussion:
A collection of tuned percussion instrument
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.
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.
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 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.Take a look at your new virtual studio.Instruments
Timed Effects Modulator
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
Beats and loops
- Thor Polysonic Synthesizer
Semi-modular instrument with God-like synthesis power. Build your sounds from 50 years of collected synth history.
- Malström Grantable 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.
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.
The Player devices introduced in Reason 9 adds capabilities to the other Reason instruments that adds plenty of creative horsepower to the rack.
Samples for playing and tweaking
- 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.
Sample your own sounds or tap into Reason's huge collection of sampled instruments in every conceivable category.
Extending your instrument rack
- 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.
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 Shop to see what's on display.
All your other synths too!
- Rack Extensions
Add-on instruments and effects from Propellerhead and third party developers.
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.
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.
Combine, layer and mix instruments and effects to create rich, production-ready and performance-friendly sounds that can be loaded up in an instant.
A classic, monophonic arpeggiator with some creative twists to create arpeggiated melody lines from the chords you are playing.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Softube Guitar 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.
- 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.
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.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:
Reason comes with all the tools you need to give your tracks that big studio sound right out of your computer. Walk into any recording studio and the large format mixer is the creative centerpiece of the production environment. Reason is no different. A musical tool in itself, the mixer is where you bring all the elements of your production together and shape them for your final release.
Faithfully modeled after the famous SSL 9000k* analog mixing desk, Reason's mixer comes complete with flexible routing, full dynamics, EQ, advanced effects handling, full automation, groups and parallel channels, and the famous master-bus compression. The spectrum analyzer window with visual EQ control makes it easy to fine-tune the sound of your tracks from anywhere in the program.Recording:
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.