Propellerhead Reason 5 [Old Version]The Reason rack comes with all the gear youcould possibly need: samplers, analog synths,graintable synth, vocoder, mixer, drum machines,arpeggiator, compressors, EQ and effects. Withits generous sound bank and intuitive flow,Reason helps you along in your creative process,and never gets in your way. Version 5 adds themighty Kong Drum Designer, the versatile Dr.
Octo Rex loop player, live sampling input, theBlocks pattern based sequencing mode and more.About Reason Reasons heart is its virtual rack ofinstruments and effects. As you create your track,Reason automatically patches and cables yourrack. If you want to get deep, simply flip the rackaround and route the cables any way you like.Finding your sound is an important part of themusical process. With Gigabytes of synths,samples, drum kits, and effects, Reasons soundbank is packed with everything youll need fromthe start. Want more? Expand your palette with aworld of ReFill libraries. The thing that strikesnew Reason users most is how much they getdone in a short amount of time. Reasonslegendary creative flow keeps you focused on themusic — and the fun. At all times. Need moregear? No problem. Choose a synth, a drummachine, a loop player or any device from theCreate menu and it will instantly appear in yourrack, logically patched into the signal chain. Andbecause Reason is designed to go easy on yourcomputer, you can repeat the process untilyoure more than happy. Each unit in Reasonsvirtual rack is edited from its own on-screen frontpanel. All the sliders, knobs, buttons and
functions are right in front of you, ready to betweaked, turned and twisted in absolutereal-time. And all your front panel actions — filteradjustments, pitch bending, gain riding orpanning — can be recorded and automated in theReason sequencer. A single key press will turnReasons rack around, and there you are, in patchcord heaven. Most audio connections are madeautomatically. When a new device is created, itappears immediately below the currentlyselected device, and Reason patches it into thesystem in the most logical way. Repatch bydragging the patch cord plug to the desiredconnector to build your own sounds — or tweakthe included presets. New in Reason 5 Dr. OctoRex Loop Player The upgraded Dr. Octo Rex loopplayer loads eight REX loops into one player andlets you switch between them on the fly. Thismakes arranging a breeze — load the drum loopsinto one player, the guitars into another and usethe sequencer to select what loop to play in apattern-like fashion. With eight loops to switchbetween, the new loop player also comes readyfor the experimental minded. Set the player toretrig the loops on the beat, on the bar or on the16th note. Or program the loops manually like in
the original rex player. For each of the eightloops, the new rex player also comes with anexpanded set of per-slice settings. Set pan, pitch,filter frequency and level, reverse slices, usemultiple outputs, create alternating groups ofslices and much more. The Reason 5 FactorySound Bank comes complete with guitar andacoustic drums patches for Dr. Octo Rex and ahuge selection of techno, house, club, hip hopand r&b loops from signature sound designers.Blocks Many musicians tend to think of music interms like intro, verse, chorus, breakdown,buildup and so on. With the new Blocks mode inReason 5 and Record 1.5, your sequencer doestoo. Blocks lets you sequence your songs using amore pattern-based approach, with the segmentsof your song as individual building blocks to belaid out in your arrangement. Start by creatingthe discrete parts of your song in blocks mode.When you are ready to start building your song,just switch back to song mode and draw in whatblocks should play in the dedicated pattern lane.Use one block for the verse and one for thechorus — or build your song around a single 8-barloop. Blocks provide a very fast way of creating amusical structure for your song. But the options
dont end there. With the basic arrangement laidout, you can see the contents of the blocks andcreate variations and mute individual parts, oradd further musical elements in song mode. Atypical use for Blocks is to create your backingtrack in blocks and then use the song modesequencer to record vocals or instrumentalperformances. For music based around a singlelooped section, one repeated block withautomation and mutes of individual tracks addedin song mode makes arranging a breeze. Younever have to commit to using either mode — youare free to move back and forth between Blocksand Song mode, and any changes you make inyour Blocks will instantly be manifested in allinstances of that Block. Need some tambourineon that chorus? Add it, and there will betambourine whenever the chorus block is playing.Live Sampling Remember the time when sampleswere something you sampled and not loadedfrom your hard drive? When a sampler was amachine that could record samples, not just playthem back. As samplers became software insteadof machines, they came to rely on externalsample editing software for recording and editingthe samples and the art of spur-of-the-moment
creative sampling was pretty much lost. Now weare bringing it back to Reason 5 with its livesampling input. All sample players in Reason arenow samplers. Just hook up a sound source to theracks sampling input and you are ready to startsampling. Use a mic, a turntable, an instrumentor the entire Reason mix. Sampling in Reason issimple and straightforward. Hit the samplebutton and Reason starts sampling. Reason willdetect the sample start automatically. You cansample when Reason is running too if you like —no need to stop the music. If needed, bring upthe built-in sample editor to set start and endpoints, loop points and more. This is possible forall loaded samples by the way — not only theones you have sampled. As always, Reason letsyou focus on music making — and sampling inthis case. All samples are neatly stored in oursong file and accessible in the new samples panein the tool window. Here you can easily see whatsamples are loaded into what machine and deleteand export samples as you wish. Live samplingtogether with pitch detection of root key andautomatic zone mapping makes it dead easy tosample an instrument and map the samplesacross the keyboard. This way youll create your
own multi-sampled instruments for NN-XT andNN-19 in an instant. Kong Drum Designer Analogsynthesis, physical modeling, sampling, REXloops, support sound generators, effects, flexiblerouting, multiple hit types and more. The KongDrum Designer is not your regular drum module.Its the drum module focused on letting you getexactly that drum sound youre after. Kong has16 pads and 16 drums. Build your drum soundsbased on any of the nine different drum modules.Flavor the sound with 11 support generators andeffects. Program automation, create alternatinggroups and let Reasons powerful sequencercontrol the beat. Reason 5 ships with a soundbank with a generous supply of kits for Kongacross a wide variety of styles. SystemRequirements Windows Intel Pentium 4/AMDAthlon or better (multiple cores highlyrecommended) 1GB RAM DVD drive Windows XPSP3, Vista or Windows 7 2 GB free hard diskspace Monitor with 1024x768 resolution or largerA 16 bit Windows compatible audio card,preferably with an ASIO driver A MIDI interfaceand a MIDI keyboard recommended Requires anyversion of Reason or Record Reason Duo MacIntel Mac (multiple cores highly recommended) 1
GB RAM or more DVD drive Mac OS X 10.4 or later2 GB free hard disk space Monitor with 1024x768resolution or larger CoreAudio compliant audiointerface or built-in audio hardware A MIDIinterface and a MIDI keyboard recommendedRequires any version of Reason or Record ReasonDuo Read moreRelated Product that You LikeReason 5 Power!: The Comprehensive GuideUSB MIDI Cable Converter PC to Music KeyboardWindow Win Vista XP, Mac OSAkai Pro MPK Mini 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDIKeyboard ControllerPropellerhead ReCycle 2.1Akai Pro LPK25 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDIKeyboard Controller for Laptops