Propellerhead Reason 3.0 Sequencing Production Software  

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Everything you need for inspired computer-based music creativity.

Propellerhead Reason 3.0 has it all: synthesizers, sequencing, samplers, drum machine, ReCycle-based loop player, mixer, effects, pattern sequencer, and more. As many of each as your computer can handle. Reason is an infinitely expandable music workstation and version 3.0 introduces the Combinator—a sophisticated software device that allows you to build elaborate chains of Reason units— and save as them as patches.

Reason 4 Beta announced by Propellerhead Software!

Propellerhead Software and Line 6 are offering a Grace Period Upgrade for those who purchase Reason 3.0 now!

Any customer who purchases Reason 3 from an authorized Line 6 dealer on or after June 1, 2007, is automatically eligible for a free upgrade to the corresponding version of Reason 4 software*. Details and forms for submitting proof of purchase information (including original receipt and UPC code) will be made available when Reason 4 ships. There's no need to wait for Reason 4—you can get Reason 3 today and Reason 4 for free when it ships. A release date for Reason 4 has not been announced.

Less fuss, more freedom

As a Reason user, you can forget about the downside of music production. Forget malfunctioning modules and confusing connections. Reason's cables don't tangle. Forget about steep learning curves and menus within menus. Reason is so direct you'll learn it in minutes. And forget the tedious process of gathering all the different disks and soundbanks needed to load up a song.

Stellar sound

The audio quality is everything you would expect from the people behind ReCycle and ReBirth. But pristine sound quality is only half the story; the instruments and effects in Reason are loaded with character and attitude. Reason will not just impress, it will inspire you.

All controls work as their real-life counterparts

Each unit in Reason's virtual rack is edited from its own onscreen 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.

Need more gear?

In Reason, you will never run out of rackspace. 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. If you ever wished you had eleven samplers and ten compressors, Reason is definitely for you. And if you have created more machines than you have mixer channels, just create another mixer.

What's new in 3.0?

For big, tight, loud-sounding tracks; extra stereo width; increased clarity; and punchier bass; meet MClass, the new mastering suite in Reason. 3.0. MClass brings you four separate pro level mastering units designed to add power, presence, and an overall professional feel to your Reason mixes.

Play your Reason system!

Coupled with the Combinator, the new features in Reason 3.0 -— a fresh sound library, an enhanced browser, and the new Remote protocol —- turn your rack into a very live-friendly, playable instrument.

True hardware integration!

With the Reason 3.0 browser, the task of finding and loading sounds and patches becomes just as smooth and intuitive as the process of making good music in Reason. Reason's sound palette is getting bigger, better, wider, and wilder. The new sound bank in Reason 3.0 adds huge quantities of instruments, sounds, and patches to Reason's already massive library. Focusing on carefully sampled musical instruments and useful Combinator setups rather than loops and beats, the new soundbank takes a more playable, more performance-friendly direction.

Line mixing, Combi mixing or regular submixing?

Leave it to Line Mixer 6:2 -— a simple but effective 6-channel stereo line mixer. Built primarily for use in the Combinator, the Line Mixer 6:2 handles basic mixing and panning of Combi devices, but can of course be inserted anywhere in Reason. Use it for submixing large drum kits or to add extra mixer channels when Reason's main mixer is starting to fill up. Each of the six channels features level and pan controls and mute and solo buttons plus an AUX send level control. Need more sends? Extra channels? Just create another Line Mixer.

Features

  • Synths
  • Samplers
  • Drum machine
  • ReCycle-based loop player
  • Mixer
  • Effects
  • Pattern sequencer
  • Intuitive, analog-style controls
  • Infinitely expandable
  • Realtime playability
 

Reason 3.0 Sequencing Production Software Specifications:

  • System requirements:
  • Windows
  • Intel Pentium III 300 MHz or better
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 2 GB free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Windows XP/2000 or later
  • 256 color monitor/800x600 pixels resolution or better
  • 16-bit windows compatible audio card, preferably with DirectX or ASIO drivers
  • MIDI Interface and MIDI keyboard recommended
  • Mac OS
  • OS G3, G4, or G5 processor sufficiently fast to run Mac OS X 10.2
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 2 GB free hard disk space
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • 256 color monitor/800x600 resolution or better
  • MIDI Interface and MIDI keyboard recommended
  • *Note: Products that will be eligible for the 'Grace Period Upgrade' include: Reason 3.0, Reason 3.0 Upgrade, Reason 3.0 Adapted Upgrade, Reason 3.0 Academic, Reason 3.0 EDUx5, Reason 3.0 EDUx1, Reason 3.0 EDUx5, Reason 3.0 EDUx10.
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4.0

Not a Totally Original Opinion, I Don't Think

By Slim ManDjango

from Cape Town, South Africa

Reason is great, no doubt about it. It's really versatile. It got a bad wrap for making songs sound distinctively "Reasoney" but everyone said my music didn't have that sound, so my only tip is to avoid all the presets on the synths, and then you should sound quite fresh. The only problems were that you have to record in another program, and it can't slice drum beats like most other programs nowadays can. It's not quite an all-in-one solution in that way - it should accompany ReCycle, also by Propellerhead, for slicing beats, and a multitrack recording program. Good luck! I highly recommend the program despite all that.. It's incredibly intuitive and easy to get used to, and you can easily set up hardware controllers to operate it.

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5.0

wow

By Jake-FBHRJ

from Georgia,USA

This software is great. It has everything I need to make some great music. It contains drum patterns, synths etc. Great software. Everyone interested in the kind of music I play should get it.

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5.0

ALL YOU NEED

This program is really all you need for making professional sounding beats. The new M-class mastering suite is a very powerful tool. The EQ device is one of my favorites. The new orkester sounds are great. It still has all the features of the old reason reverb, synths, vocodor. I recently upgraded to this version and for some reason the sound quality of this program is just better.

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