The past few weeks were what somewhat quiet at the ‘music industry’ front. But guess what? Suddenly the internet shot into rumour mode again. The Propellerheads from Sweden had something cooking. With a big teaser on the website we were (politely) asked to wait a few hours. In the meanwhile everyone started to guess what it could be. Would Reason get its next updated version?
As you can see from the screenshot above, … Yes! It is Reason 5 and not only that! Record will get an update as well, version 1.5. The coming days they will release more details on the new versions.
In their own words:
“Join us for daily updates on the most massive upgrade to our flagship products ever. Check out the videos and details on the software that we are working hard to bring you at the end of the summer. And don’t forget to sign up for beta testing!”
The upgraded Dr. Octo Rex loop player loads eight REX loops into one player and lets you switch between them on the fly. This makes arranging a breeze – load the drum loops into one player, the guitars into another and use the sequencer to select what loop to play in a pattern-like fashion.
With eight loops to switch between, the new rex also comes ready for the experimental minded. Set the player to retrig the loops on the beat, on the bar or on the 16th note. Or program the loops manually like in the original rex player.
For each of the eight loops, the new rex player also comes with an expanded set of per-slice settings. Set pan, pitch, filter frequency and level, reverse slices, use multiple outputs, create alternating groups of slices and much more.