- Digital Audio Workstation: Reason 5
- Developer: Propellerhead (Reason Studios)
- Release Year / Date: 2010
- Version : 5.0.1 Build 1.472
- Vista Compatibility: Full
- Windows 7 Compatibility: Full
- Bit depth: 32bit
- Language: Multilingual
Who needs Reason?
Keyboard players and beat-makers who are not indifferent to sound quality and the overall sound production process. To musicians who have a DAW and who dream of a rack rack.
A rack with an unlimited number of “mouth-watering” synthesizers, samplers, drum machines and effects. For keyboardists, beat makers and DAW owners – in Reason you will find all the instruments and effects you have been looking for.
Integrated sound bank of amazing sounds. No matter what musical style you work in, with Reason you will create much more quality music.
Do it yourself! Customize all the connections for yourself and create your own sounds. Just flip the rack and connect the signal channels as you like.
Integrates with all existing hosts on planet Earth. With ReWire, you can use Reason with your favorite DAW. And in combination with the Propellerhead Record, you will become the proud owner of the most powerful production station.
In Depth: Propellerhead Reason 5 (Win)
Propellerhead Reason 5 (Win) is a virtual rack with tools and effects. During operation, you independently complete the rack. If you wish, you can simply “flip” the rack and connect the audio cables as you want and as you like. In Reason, everything, like in a real studio, is only faster and more reliable.
Finding “your” sound is very important when working with music. An extensive sound bank Reason will be an excellent assistant in this difficult, but such a responsible matter. Gigabytes of synth patches, multisample instruments, drum kits and effects – you will find what you have been looking for. Want more? Then tons of paid and completely free refills are waiting for you!
What really becomes a real surprise for new Propellerhead Reason 5 (Win) users is the ability to perform a huge amount of work in a short period of time and, of course, with incomparable pleasure from work. The legendary Reason working interface allows you to completely concentrate on the music. Reason – a fully integrated environment – fewer dialog boxes, more music !!!
Kong Drum Designer and Dr.OctoRex, replenished the Arsenal of musical instruments Reason, are designed to create the phenomenal sound of rhythms, drum tracks and beats. With Kong, which is based on synthesizers, samplers, REX loops and physical simulations, you can create and “play” on drum sets. Dr.OctoRex allows you to simultaneously load 8 REX loops into one player and provides instant transition between them. It is used to build a chord sequence, variations or complex loop loops.
Propellerhead Reason 5 (Win) introduces a completely new sequencing mode – Blocks. Compose the patterns, or blocks, of your song as you need, and send it to “Song” mode for super fast organization. You can also use the classic Reason sequencer with Blocks to create complex, perfect-quality compositions.
And that’s not all: discover the lost art of sampling with Live sampling. The new Reason format allows you to include all samples, even from refills, in a single composition file, which greatly facilitates the collaboration of Reason users. Fantastic multi-core optimization, a practical on-screen keyboard and an advanced sound bank are just the beginning.
Reason 5 Tools
- Kong Drum Designer
- Thor polysonic synthesizer
- NN19 sampler
- NN-XT advanced sampler
- Malström graintable synthesizer
- Dr. Octo Rex turntable loops
- Redrum drum machine pattern
- Subtractor analog subtractive synthesizer
- Combinator for creating chains of instruments, effects and patterns.
Reason 5 Effects
- RV-7 digital reverb
- DDL-1 digital delay line
- D-11 foldback distortion
- ECF-42 envelope-controlled filter
- DF-101 chorus / flanger
- PH-90 phaser
- COMP-01 compressor
- PEQ2 2-band EQ
- RV7000 advanced reverb
- Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
- BV512 vocoder with 4 to 512 bands and equalization
- UN16 unison
- 4-band mastering EQ
- Dual band stereo imager
- Stereo compressor with sidechain input, soft-knee mode and CV out
- Maximizer with look-ahead and soft clip
- RPG-8 monaural arpeggiator
- ReGroove Mixer real-time groove console
- Matrix pattern sequencer
- Multifunctional multi-track sequencer with the new Blocks mode
- 14 x 2 w / EQ mixer and send / return effects
- 6: 2 linear stereo mixer
- Spider Audio Merger & Splitter
- Spider Control Voltage Merger & Splitter
- Mapping to external MIDI controllers and equipment control panels
Changes and corrections v. 5.0.1
- The handling of bad sound drivers has been improved, lessening the risk of a crash due to faulty drivers.
- Added Remote support for M-Audio Oxygen 88.
- Added localized help and documentation in German, Japanese and French. Note: The localized help and documentation files are automatically included when Reason or Record are installed from the DVD. When downloading Reason or Record, you need to download and install localized help and documentation separately.
- During certain circumstances, if a MIDI control surface was locked to a device and the user deleted any device from that song, the program could crash. This would happen if there was another song open and that song was playing back in the background.
- The “Arpeggio Notes to Track” function on the RPG-8 could cause the program to crash if some of the RPG-8 parameters had been automated.
- Saving a patch could in rare cases cause the program to crash. This happened if the user loaded a patch from a folder containing a huge number of patches, then moved the patch file to another folder and finally attempted to resave the patch by Alt-clicking the Save Patch button on the device.
- In some cases, after copying and pasting a sample-based device from one song to another, the pasted device could refer to the wrong samples if the samples were self-contained.
- Cable drawing has been slightly improved.
- Thor’s step sequencer in random mode triggered two voices. This could happen when the “Step” run mode was selected and the direction was set to “Random”.
- The program will occasionally check the available hard disk space. On some systems, these checks could make the user interface temporarily unresponsive.
- Duplicating devices a large number of times could cause a graphical bug in the rack.
- A number of localized (translated) text strings were cut off.
- Voice handling for the NN-XT has been optimized slightly.
- Dr. OctoRex slice numbers were not shown correctly in Edit mode when using the application in German.
- If a song used SoundFonts under Windows Vista or Windows 7, the program could store the wrong path to the referenced samples. As a result, there would be missing sounds next time the song was opened.
- Switching from MIDI sync to internal sync could result in an “Unknown Exception” alert.
- The program could become very unresponsive when working with songs with a large number of self-contained samples.
- Songs or combi patches could load with incorrect settings. This happened if a Combi rotary or button had been programmed to control a certain device parameter, and this parameter had been changed “manually” so that its state conflicted with the Combi rotary / button. After saving and loading, the setting of the device parameter was reset to match the Combi settings.
- When stopping after recording in ReWire mode, the program could freeze for a few seconds.
- Updated some Japanese translations.
- The program could assert when changing to virtual MIDI input settings.
- Kong’s Nurse Rex in Slice Trig mode within a Mute Group would not mute the voice when another pad was triggered.
- A crash could be caused by dragging one or more half width devices and hovering over a Disk Channel device that doesn’t show inserts.
- The function of bouncing several audio clips to new samples or to a new recording could take longer than expected.
- The remote override mode was not completely blocked while the program tried to quit.
- Muted audio clips in Blocks while adjusting the Block Clip offset could look a bit peculiar.
- Sample Editor now handles samples with a sampling frequency below 8000 HZ correctly.
- Names of Mix Channels could become blank in certain cases.
- Bug in the Mix / Disk-channel, which could occur whenever a device was added or removed in the combi of a channel device (insert effects). This bug might show itself by some short clicking sound, artifact or short freeze when adding or removing devices in a channel device. The Combinator was not affected, and also not the master section.
- There was a bug when the user tried to move the notes that were being recorded either by scaling the tempo in the tool window or nudging them with Ctrl-left / right.
- Handling of ReGrooved blocks has been improved.
- NN-Nano now uses High Quality Interpolation when pitching samples.
- Converting pattern automation to notes disregarded pattern offsets incorrectly.
- Automation of aftertouch, expression and breath are now smoothed in Thor.
How to install Reason 5
After installation finished
After installation at the first start – Refills (Standard soundbanks of Reason) is initialized.
Copy the refills
You need to copy them from the folder with refills to the root folder of the Installed Reason.
Or, mount a disk image with refills from version 5.0 and Reason will automatically copy refills!