Propellerhead Reason 5
Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. With its generous sound bank and intuitive flow, Reason helps you along in creative process, and is the music software that never gets in your way.
The Reason rack comes with all the gear you could possibly need: samplers, analog synths, graintable synth, vocoder, mixer, drum machines, arpeggiator, compressors, EQ and effects. With its generous sound bank and intuitive flow, Reason helps you along in your creative process, and never gets in your way. Version 5 adds the mighty Kong Drum Designer, the versatile Dr. Octo Rex loop player, live sampling input, the Blocks pattern based sequencing mode and more.
Reason's heart is its virtual rack of instruments and effects. As you create your track, Reason automatically patches and cables your rack. If you want to get deep, simply flip the rack around and route the cables any way you like.
Finding your sound is an important part of the musical process. With Gigabytes of synths, samples, drum kits, and effects, Reason's sound bank is packed with everything you'll need from the start. Want more? Expand your palette with a world of ReFill libraries.
The thing that strikes new Reason users most is how much they get done in a short amount of time. Reason's legendary creative flow keeps you focused on the music — and the fun. At all times.
Need More Gear
No problem. Choose a synth, a drum machine, a loop player or any device from the Create menu and it will instantly appear in your rack, logically patched into the signal chain. And because Reason is designed to go easy on your computer, you can repeat the process until you're more than happy.
Control your controls
Each unit in Reason's virtual rack is edited from its own on-screen front panel. All the sliders, knobs, buttons and functions are right in front of you, ready to be tweaked, turned and twisted in absolute real-time. And all your front panel actions — filter adjustments, pitch bending, gain riding or panning — can be recorded and automated in the Reason sequencer.
A single key press will turn Reason's rack around, and there you are, in patch cord heaven. Most audio connections are made automatically. When a new device is created, it appears immediately below the currently selected device, and Reason patches it into the system in the most logical way. Repatch by dragging the patch cord plug to the desired connector to build your own sounds — or tweak the included presets.
- Drum Machines and Loop Players
Load, sculpt, build and tweak your sounds with your choice of drum synthesis, sampling, REX loops, physical modeling and custom-made effect modules for percussion on Kong's 16 pads.
Dr. Octo Rex
No matter how you use it — as a pattern sequencer for loops, or to completely mangle your REX'ed audio — it is guaranteed to inspire.
This close-up will tell you all there is to know about Reason's drum machine.
Four different filter types. Six forms of synthesis. Godlike modulation capabilities. Thunderous sound. Want to find out more?
This close-up will reveal all the cool features of the Subtractor synth.
Take a close look at the mean green machine in the Reason rack.
All the details about Reason's grand sampler.
Want to know more about Reason's original sampler?
- Devices n' Stuff
The Reason sequencer. Fully grown and fully featured, Reason's music production environment comes with vector and tempo automation, count-in, multiple lane tracks and much more.
Turn boring chords into fluttering melody lines with the RPG-8, Reason's new tool for creative arpeggiation.
MClass Mastering Suite
MClass brings you four separate pro level mastering units designed to add power, presence and an overall professional feel to your Reason mixes.
Spider Audio & CV
Sneak a peak at two handy utilities for signal path routing.
It's all about timing for Reason's groove management console. Meet ReGroove mixer, the unquantizer.
Build your dream instruments and load up fat, layered sounds in seconds with the Combinator, Reason's unique tool for combining and controlling devices.
The Matrix is the analog type sequencer in Reason.
The rack is Reason's framework. Here you will learn more about routing, modulation and other rack related tricks.
Reason comes loaded with a wide selection of effects. Let's take a closer look at a few of them!
This close-up will give you the lowdown on Reason's new advanced reverb.
BV512 Digital Vocoder
A close-up on the multi-talented 4 to 512-band vocoder with the power to equalize.
A close-up detailing the destruction the Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit can unleash on your sounds.