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Reason 11.3.5 / 10.4.0 by Reason Studios

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Reason 11.3.5 / 10.4.0 by Reason Studios

Reason Studios’s Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. It emulates a rack of hardware synthesizers, samplers, signal processors, sequencers, and mixers. All of which can be freely interconnected in an arbitrary manner.

You can use the Reason software either as a complete virtual music studio or as a collection of virtual instruments. Play them live or used with other sequencing software.

With its generous sound bank and intuitive flow, Reason helps you along in the creative process and is the music software that never gets in your way.

Walk into any professional recording studio and you will see racks filled to the brim with different tools. You can use them in music production from reverb to compressors, vocoders, synths, distortion units, and parametric EQs.

Reason software has a huge sound bank full of inspiring instruments, synth patches, loops, and effects. Patches have been created by producers like Death Cab for Cutie’s Jason McGerr, Bomb Squad’s Hank Shocklee, Black Eyed Peas’ Printz Board, DJ Lucky Date, Kill the Noise, and more.

Reason Basic Devices:

  • Hardware Interface. The Hardware Interface handles the connection between software and hardware. And supports up to sixty-four separate outputs.
  • Mixer 14:2. Reason’s mixer is used to group numerous device outputs into a stereo output. It has fourteen stereo channels with level meters, fixed bass and treble EQ and four stereo auxiliary sends.
  • Line Mixer 6:2. Similar to the Mixer 14:2, and also known as the Micromix, it is a smaller, six channel mixer, with only one auxiliary send and return, no EQ, smaller level controls and limited metering.

Synthesizers:

  • Subtractor Analogue Synthesizer. Subtractor is a polyphonic synthesizer device based on subtractive synthesis, which is the method used in classic, analog synthesizers. Its two oscillators can produce basic waveforms such as square, sawtooth, triangle, and sine.
  • Thor Polysonic Synthesizer. The Thor device simulates a semi-modular synthesizer. Six filter and oscillator slots let you load up three different filter modules and three different oscillator modules simultaneously. That allow you to dial in novel sounds.
  • Malström Graintable Synthesizer. The Malström device creates its sounds using Graintable technology. This technology is a cross between granular synthesis and wavetable synthesis. Malström features many filtering and modulation options.

Samplers:

  • NN-19 Digital Sampler. The NN-19 device is Reason’s original sampler, introduced in the first version. You can fully automate all of the controls on the NN-19 from a controlling device. There are two ways of getting sound out of NN19: load a single wav/aiff sample or load a sampler patch.
  • NN-XT Advanced Sampler. The NN-XT device is an advanced sampler with many features. It can work with multiple samples which can be assigned to different keys on the keyboard. Useful features include alternate sample playback, auto-pitch detection, keyboard zones with individual parameters, and tempo syncable LFOs.

Rhythm Sequencers:

  • Dr. Octo REX Loop Player. Plays back samples created by the ReCycle (program) in the .rex and .rx2 formats.
  • Redrum Drum Computer. The Redrum device is a sample-playback drum module with a built in pattern sequencer. It has ten channels that plays samples loaded individually or from a preset kit.

Mastering:

  • MClass Equalizer. The MClass Equalizer is a 4-band, professional level mastering EQ with low and high shelving bands, two peak filters and a low cut switch. The MClass Equalizer lets you make subtle or drastic frequency adjustments to the audio.
  • MClass Stereo Imager. It splits the incoming audio into low and high frequency bands, and lets you adjust each independently.
  • MClass Compressor. It is a single-band compressor with a sidechain input for advanced compression such as ducking or de-essing, and CV out for dynamically controlling other devices.
  • MClass Maximizer. It is a tool that maximizes the volume of your Reason tracks, without crushing them or introducing other unwanted artifacts.

Effects:

  • RV7000 Advanced Reverb. The RV7000 contains basic reverb controls located on the main panel. Aslo the eight separate knobs for algorithms and their parameters. You can access them from a fold-out remote when pressed.
  • Scream 4 Distortion. With Scream 4’s cut and body filters, two parameters for its ten modes including overdrive, distortion, feedback and tape damage, you can use it for digital bit crushing, or regular crushing.
  • BV512 Digital Vocoder. The BV-512 is a 4 to 512-band vocoder that can modulate sound in several ways. And you can also use it as an automated equalizer.

What’s New in Reason 11.3.5:

  • Improved stability when running multiple instances of Reason Rack Plugin
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused parameter automation to fail when running Reason Rack Plugin AU in Ableton Live

What’s New in Reason 11.3.4:

  • Fixed a problem where the Send to Track button on Players would not work in Block Mode
  • Fixed issues when using Undo with some VST plugins in Reason
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused device parameters to reset to zero in the AAX version of Reason Rack Plugin Effect (when opening a document or changing instrument slot in Pro Tools)
  • Fixed a problem that could cause a crash when removing an instance of Reason Rack Plugin in Maschine
  • Changed heading text from Propellerhead to Reason Studios in the Create device menu

Updated version of Beat Map (included in Reason & Reason Suite):

  • Two brand new maps, Arctic and Tharsis
  • A number of new device patches and Combinator style patches, using the new maps
  • Three quick buttons for setting Reset Step to 16, 32 or 64. These are especially useful when the maps play long, complex rhythms. Restrain the beat by selecting 16, and play a variation or fill by briefly selecting 64
  • Default value for Reset Step changed to 32
  • Fixed a bug where ratchets on the last step of a beat could be inadvertently skipped

What’s New in Reason 11.3.2:

  • Reason Rack Plugin for AAX is now available as “Effect” as well, under various effect submenus. With RRP Effect, the empty rack shows the most used effect devices, for quick access.
  • Added Remote files for Novation Launchkey mk3 series.
  • Browsing for Default Song Template in the Preferences will now open a regular OS file browser.
  • It’s now possible to create a Player in a new rack by dragging and dropping it onto a rack divider.
  • Fixed a bug where aftertouch wasn’t recognized from Arturia Keystep
  • Fixed a bug where PDC didn’t adjust properly when exporting at a different sample rate.
  • Fixed a bug where the Sample Editor couldn’t be used with some Rack Extensions.
  • Fixed a bug where Reason Rack Plugin could crash when using non-QWERTY keyboard layouts.
  • Fixed a bug where download of Optional Content could fail under MacOS Catalina.
  • Fixed a bug in RRP AU, where all MIDI CC from the MIDI Out Device defaulted to zero upon loading a document. This could cause silence since Volume, Expression and others were set to zero.
  • Fixed a bug with pattern devices in RRP, where automation of pattern selection would skip certain patterns.
  • Fixed a bug where the Save and Export dialogs didn’t behave correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where recording could result in extremely short note lengths (due to double instances of keyboards in the preferences).
  • Fixed a bug where using Search in the MacOS file dialog would hang the dialog.
  • Improved compatibility with Vienna Symphonic Library, Waves and other plugins.
  • Fixed a bug where using Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel, etc would fill up the Undo History in Logic.
  • Fixed a bug where updating Rack Extension licenses could stall Reason Rack Plugin.
  • Fixed shutdown problems with RRP.
  • Fixed so that Reason does not crash if a VST crashes during scanning

What’s New in Reason 11.3:

New functions
Reason Rack Plugin is now available to Pro Tools users as an AAX plugin

  • Installing VST3, AU (Mac) and AAX plugins are now optional in the Reason installer
    (Please note: in any auto-update after Reason/Suite/Intro 11.3, Reason will respect which plugin formats you have installed)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug where Authorizer would not shut down correctly after updating licenses on Mac
  • Fixed a bug where dragging a Player on top of the rack divider would not create the Player
  • Fixed a bug where the text input fields on the save and export dialogs would be unresponsive on Mac
  • Fixed a bug where MIDI notes would become incredibly short when recording from multiple MIDI channels on the same track
  • Fixed a bug where recording Pitch Bend and Mod Wheel could create pure, unadulterated chaos in the Undo history
  • Fixed a bug where Reason Rack Plugin would start in a non-English language when it was not intended
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Reason Rack Plugin to crash when quitting a project in certain conditions and hosts
  • Improved compatibility with Waves plugins
  • Improved compatibility with some plugins, specifically those using eLicenser for copy protection on Mac

What’s New in Reason 11.2.1:

  • Fixed a bug where “Create…” menu items were unavailable
  • Fixed some cases where a Player would not auto-create an instrument
  • Fixes to the VST crash protection on Windows for increased plugin compatibility
  • Fixed a bug where the latest Authorizer would not be installed when updating Reason on Windows
  • Fixed a bug where joining cross faded clips would render parts of the audio with insert effects
  • Fixed a bug where device images in the browser could become corrupt with many plugins installed
  • Fixed a bug where browsing patches could temporarily remove browse focus in Reason Rack Plugin
  • Fixed a bug where Reason Rack Plugin could play 64 samples too early
  • Fixed a bug where the Wash algorithm in Audiomatic could self-oscillate indefinitely
  • Fixed a bug where the delay length of DDL-1 was not updated on sample rate changes
  • Improved auto-routing when replacing MIDI Out Device with an instrument
  • Improved error messages for file handling exceptions
  • Added MP3 export

What’s New in Reason 11.2:

New devices and functions

  • Beat Map Algorhythmic Drummer Rack Extension (Reason and Reason Suite only)
  • New MIDI Out Device in Reason Rack Plugin
  • New MIDI Out Device in Reason/Intro/Lite (stand-alone)
  • Drag MIDI notes from Redrum, Dr Octo Rex and Matrix in Reason Rack Plugin to tracks in your host DAW

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where automating parameters in the AU version of Reason Rack Plugin did not work as expected
  • Fixed an issue with VST2 plugins using iLok when using Reason under macOS Catalina
  • Fixed an issue that made certain VST2 plugins crash (including SoundToys, Mastering the Mix and Cherry Audio)
  • New version of Authorizer with several improvements, including fixing an incompatibility with other software using CodeMeter

What’s New in Reason 11.0:

  • Reason now includes Reason Rack Plugin, a plugin version of the Reason Rack
  • Added new device: Sweeper Modulation Effect
  • Added new device: Quartet Chorus Ensemble
  • Added new device: Master Bus Compressor
  • Added new device: Channel Dynamics
  • Added new device: Channel EQ
  • Curve automation lines between two automation points
  • Crossfade between two overlapping audio clips
  • Improved zoom, including individual track height, improved Zoom to Selection (Z) and increased zoom height
  • Mute MIDI notes using the Mute Tool or pressing M
  • New Pencil Tool mode to draw notes at current snap value
  • Absolute Snap, a new snap setting where events always snap to the grid
  • Improved key visualization in Edit Mode, showing both the notes played via MIDI and the notes selected
  • Shortcut for moving notes up or down an octave,
  • cmd+shift+up/down (Mac) or ctrl+shift+up/down (Win)
  • Draw an automation point on the existing automation line by holding Shift
  • Improved application start-up time
  • New application icon and company name
  • Removed ReWire
  • Fixed an issue where Reason’s graphics could be slow on certain color profiles on macOS
  • Fixed a bug where a Player could be left in the rack after deleting a Mix Channel
  • Fixed a bug where parameter values were not correct when using Behringer BCR2000
  • Various bug fixes and improvements

 

Homepage – https://www.reasonstudios.com

Minimum system requirements for Reason 11:

MacOS:

  • Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration
  • Intel Mac with multi-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
  • 4 GB free system disk space required, plus 8 GB for optional content. Additionally, program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space
  • Mac OS X 10.11 or later (64-bit)
  • Monitor with at least 1280×768 resolution
  • CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
  • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
  • For using Reason as a VST Plugin, a DAW host with VST3 support is required

Windows:

  • Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration
  • Intel or AMD multi-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
  • 4 GB free system disk space required, plus 8 GB for optional content. Additionally, program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space
  • Windows 7 or later (64-bit)
  • Monitor with at least 1280×768 resolution
  • Audio Interface with ASIO driver
  • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
  • For using Reason as a VST Plugin, a DAW host with VST3 support is required

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