Reason 5 and Record 1.5 introduce a whole range of new instruments, effects, sequencing, sounds, patches, and much more, making it even more versatile and useful for music composition, beat-making, loop-mangling, vocal treatment, songwriting, remixing and music production.
The new Kong Drum Designer and Dr Octo Rex loop player extend Reason’s instrument arsenal to help musicians get phenomenal sounding rhythms, drums tracks and beats.
Reason 5 and Record 1.5 add a whole new take on sequencing: Blocks—build songs parts like patterns and string them together for lightning fast arranging with the ability to freely go back and forth between pattern and linear modes.
Neptune, a pitch correction tool and amazing voice synthesiser, turns less than perfect performances into great ones in no time.
Simply play new harmonies on a MIDI keyboard for instant backing vocals.
Live sampling into all sample capable devices means any musician can use samples in a new and playful manner, discovering the lost art of creative sampling.
The Expanded Factory Sound Bank, doubling in size, plus added signature sound designers’ patches, inspire new arrangements and compositions.
Multi core optimisation, an on-screen keyboard and tempo scaling of clips top the list of additional improvements.
The upgrades further solidify the Record Reason Duo as the mainstay tool for musical creation.
?”I don’t put too many demands on (studio) engineers… except for them to have Reason on their system,” says Printz Board, Musical Director of the Black Eyed Peas. “That is one of the only demands.”
Check out these video demonstrations for much more about the new software:
Reason 5 Record 1.5 – Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player
Reason 5 – Kong Drum Designer
Neptune Pitch Adjuster for Record 1.5
Reason 5 & Record 1.5 – Blocks
Reason 5 Signature Patches
Reason 5 & Record 1.5 – Live Sampling
Pricing and availability
All full versions and upgrades are available worldwide through authorised Propellerhead dealers and Propellerhead’s online store: www.propellerheads.se/shop
Record for Reason Owners Sidegrade (includes Reason 5 upgrade): EUR €149 / USD $169
Reason 5 Upgrade from any version: EUR € 99 / USD $129
Record 1.5 Upgrade from any version: free download
Record Reason Duo bundle: EUR €405 / USD $449
Reason: EUR €305 / USD $349
Record: EUR €279 / USD $299
Anyone who purchased a qualifying Reason product after May 24, 2010 can receive the upgrade for free. Details are here: www.propellerheads.se/freeupgrade
Signature patch artists and producers
Bomb Squad, Hank and Keith Shocklee
Printz Board, Musical Director of the Black Eyed Peas