Reason 5 and Record 1.5 now available

Propellerhead Software has announced the immediate availability of its latest versions of Reason and Record.

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

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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:

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:

Signature patch artists and producers

Bomb Squad, Hank and Keith Shocklee

Printz Board, Musical Director of the Black Eyed Peas

Jason McGerr

Adam Beyer


Cari Lekebusch

Keith LeBlanc

The Salazar Brothers

Propellerhead Software