Reason 6 & Reason Essentials

Continuing my days of yore memories in audio recording, we come across one of the first sequencing programs I started using (and still use today when I’m not using Maschine,) Reason. This program has come a long way from where it began as a few synths and drum loopers in one rack space. Although I never used it stand-alone, I throw it into Pro Tools regularly and from what I can see, this is a major update to the software. I’d put some random comment in here to try to be funny but I don’t feel like it. Enjoy the info and comment some of your own random thoughts to make up for my lack.

Propellerhead Software today  announced Reason 6, a major update to the award winning music software.  At the same time Propellerhead debuts Reason Essentials, the successor  to Record, that packs all the recording, editing, effects, instruments,  mixing and mastering necessary to sound great in a streamlined package.  Now all Reason products have complete audio recording and editing.
New in Reason 6
Combining all the features from Record, Reason version 6 adds audio  recording and editing, along with Propellerhead’s acclaimed mixing  console with masterfully modeled EQ and dynamics on every channel,  multiple parallel racks, Line 6 amp models, new effect devices plus  additional features. New creative effects designed for inserting  directly into instruments and tracks include: Pulveriser, sound crushing  effect with crunchy compression, dirty distortion and flexible  modulation; The Echo, advanced stereo echo with modern delay and analog  tape echo emulation: and Alligator, a three band pattern gate for  complex rhythmic texturing. Interface enhancements, high definition  audio transpose and true 64-bit compatibility highlight other new  feature improvements. <>
Introducing Reason Essentials
Built for independent minded musicians, Reason Essentials has the  feel of a million dollar recording studio with the streamlined  simplicity of a tape deck. Distilled from the core of Reason, Reason  Essentials contains a great selection of instruments and effects in a  virtual rack that builds itself, or can be infinitely customized—drum  machine, loop player, sampler, synths, reverb, delay, distortion,  mastering effects and more. For guitar players, the built-in virtual  guitar and bass PODs from Line 6 bring a wide range of top quality  guitar amps, cabinets and effects. The intuitive audio and MIDI  sequencer makes recording and arranging music a breeze. Users never have  to worry about track counts, latency issues or adding that extra reverb  or effect. With an easy to grasp interface, it won’t get in the way of  ideas and will inspire users to make more music.

For more info, click HERE and HERE
Reason 6 and Reason Essentials begin limited public beta testing  today and will be available for purchase worldwide on September 30, 2011  at the following suggested retail pricing:
Reason 6                  EUR €405 / USD $449
Reason Essentials    EUR €279 / USD $299
Reason 6 Upgrade (from any Reason version and Reason Essentials)  EUR €149 / USD $169
Propellerhead will also offer special grace period offers for purchasers  of Reason, Record and Reason-Record Duo this summer. For details click HERE