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      Propellerhead Reason Essentials (107024671)
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DAW software with recording, editing, effects, instruments, sounds, and mixing.

Reason Essentials packs all the recording, editing, effects, instruments, mixing and mastering tools you need to sound great in a streamlined package, with room to grow and expand.


About Reason Essentials

Just like its bigger brother, Reason Essentials puts making music in focus. From concept to completion, it comes with all the essential tools for turning good ideas into great songs.

Reason Essentials comes with a great selection of instruments and effects in a virtual rack that builds itself, or can be tweaked to your heart’s content—drum machine, loop player, sampler, synths, reverb, delay, distortion and more. For guitar players, the built-in virtual guitar POD® and bass POD® 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 your music a breeze. When you need even more creative options, Rack Extensions expand Reason Essentials and lets you add more instruments and effects, created by Propellerhead and others.

With its generous sound bank and familiar creative flow, Reason Essentials has all the sounds and patches to let you focus on the music and finish that song—faster and sounding better.


Features

Reason Essentials comes with a selection of great-sounding, easy to use virtual instruments. The Subtractor is a polyphonic, subtractive synthesizer suitable for all types of synthetic sounds. The NN-XT is an advanced sampler for multisampled acoustic instruments and sample-tweaking trickery. The ID8 Instrument Device ships with a wide palette of sounds useful for building a steady foundation for your tracks, like pianos, drums, bass, strings and more. Dr. Octo Rex is an eight channel loop player for that provides fast arranging and deep control of your loops, while Redrum is a simple but powerful drum machine with a built-in step sequencer.

At the heart of Reason Essentials is the virtual rack that builds itself as you create your song. Create instruments and effects and route them any way you want to. Add, delete, replace and tweak. Your rack is what you want it to be. Need more gear? No problem. Choose a synth, a drum machine, a loop player or any device from the Create menu and it will instantly appear in your rack, logically patched into the signal chain. And because Reason Essentials is designed to go easy on your computer, you can repeat the process until you're more than happy.

A single key press will turn the rack around, and there you are, in patch cord heaven. Most audio connections are made automatically. When a new device is created, it appears immediately below the currently selected device, automatically patched into the system in the most logical way. Repatch by dragging the patch cord plug to the desired connector to build your own sounds — or tweak the included presets.

When you need even more creative options, Rack Extensions come to the rescue. The Rack Extension technology, new in this version of Reason Essentials, lets you expand your collection with the instruments and effects your music needs. Created by Propellerhead and other developers, Rack Extensions are full Reason rack citizens, giving you the same fully integrated experience as when using any of the included devices.

Recording music is all about seizing the moment. Capturing a perfect performance — or even nailing that idea before it goes away — requires tools that are ready when you are. Create record ready audio tracks in an instant. Simply plug in, breathe out, and you're ready to go — Reason Essentials gives you unlimited audio tracks and instrument channels.

The powerful sequencer is where you will find yourself doing most of the work. While keeping Reason’s famous ease of use, it still comes with all the editing features you need. Immediate and intuitive, the sequencer puts you in control of your arrangements, letting you move and edit parts as you go along. Every thinkable knob, button or fader can be automated with ease, and then edited and fine tuned.

As a perfect performance may be less than perfect from scratch, Reason Essentials features a swift and easy to use comp editor. Building the ultimate vocal track is as simple as selecting the parts that work and muting the ones that don't. Exit the comp editor and listen to the results; a perfect take containing only the good parts.

The acclaimed Propellerhead timestretch lets you play now and pick the tempo later. Change the song tempo and all your audio tracks will follow right along without any need for pre-processing of any kind. Need to slow your song down to nail a tricky passage? No problem. Just reduce the tempo, record your performance, and bring the tempo back up. The audio quality? Amazing.

Reason Essentials' masterfully modeled mixing console gives you a built-in two-band EQ on every channel, advanced effects handling, full automation, while that radio-ready master bus compressor gives you a big studio sound.

The Reason Essentials rack can be stacked with an infinite number of reverbs, distortion units, delays, dynamic processors, mastering EQs - everything you need to shape and color your sounds. Click and drag effects straight to the rack or load any of the expertly crafted patches.

With Line 6 bass and guitar amplifiers available for every single track in your Reason Essentials project, you are never short of interesting tones and timbres. As the amplifiers are insert effects and don't affect the original instrument signal, you are free to change your amplifier and cabinet settings at any point in time - even after laying down your track.

The Line 6 guitar and bass amplifiers are expandable with more amps and cabinets through model packs available from Line 6.

Reason’s legendary flow lets you stay focused on the music and explore your options as you go along. With a completely integrated environment like Reason Essentials, you will face fewer dialog boxes, more inspiration and more music. Reason Essentials is everything you need to turn good ideas into great songs.

Propellerhead Reason Essentials Features:

  • Included instruments
    Kong Drum Designer
    Thor polysonic synthesizer
    NN19 sampler
    NN-XT advanced sampler
    Malström graintable synthesizer
    Dr. Octo Rex loop player
    Redrum pattern-based drum machine
    Subtractor analog subtractive synthesizer
    ID-8 songwriter's toolbox
    Combinator, for building chains of instruments, effects, and pattern sequencers.

    Included effects
    Alligator triple channel pattern based gate
    Pulveriser distortion, compressor and envelope follower module
    The Echo high quality stereo echo
    Neptune pitch corrector and voice synthesizer
    Line 6 virtual guitar amplifier
    Line 6 virtual bass amplifier
    RV-7 digital reverb
    DDL-1 digital delay line
    D-11 foldback distortion
    ECF-42 envelope-controlled filter
    DF-101 chorus/flanger
    PH-90 phaser
    COMP-01 compressor
    PEQ2 2-band EQ
    RV7000 advanced reverb
    Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
    BV512 vocoder with 4 to 512 bands and equalization
    UN16 unison
    4-band mastering EQ
    Dual band stereo imager
    Stereo compressor with sidechain input, soft-knee mode and CV out
    Maximizer with look-ahead and soft clip

    Modeled mixing console with complete channel strip for every instrument and audio channel
    Gain
    4-band EQ
    8 Send effects slots
    Insert effect slot
    Master compressor with sidechain input
    Dynamics section with compressor and gate
    Lo-pass and hi-passfilter

    Other features
    Rack Extension technology lets you expand your collection of instruments and effects with the devices you want
    Unlimited audio recording and instrument channels
    Fully featured high-precision multitrack sequencer with Blocks mode and audio comping tools
    High quality realtime time stretch & audio transpose
    Advanced exporting — export your separate mixer channels as individual audio stems, Including effects and tempo track
    Live sampling
    RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator
    ReGroove Mixer real-time groove console
    Matrix pattern-based sequencer
    14 x 2 mixer w/ EQ and effects send/return
    6:2 channel stereo line mixer
    Spider Audio Merger & Splitter
    Spider Control Voltage Merger & Splitter
    Remote mapping to external MIDI controllers and hardware control surfaces
    Comes with a huge factory sound bank, with patches for all Reason's devices, samples, and loops
    ReWire support
    Multicore support and 64-bit compatibility makes Reason fast and powerful on any computer



Propellerhead Reason Essentials Specifications:

  • System Requirements

    Mac OS X
    Intel Mac (multiple cores highly recommended)
    1 GB RAM or more
    DVD drive
    Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
    32/64-bit modes both supported
    3 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
    Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution
    CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
    A MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
    Free USB port for Ignition Key hardware
    Internet connection for registration

    Windows
    Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Opteron or better (multiple cores highly recommended)
    1GB RAM or more
    DVD drive
    Windows XP SP3, Vista or Windows 7 (Vista or Windows 7 required for 64-bit)
    3 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
    Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution
    Windows compatible audio interface (ASIO drivers required for audio input)
    A MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
    Free USB port for Ignition Key hardware
    Internet connection for registration


Propellerhead Reason Essentials

No warranty. The Software is being delivered to you AS IS and Propellerhead Software makes no warranty other than that the Software shall conform to the specifications in the documentation during a warranty period of twelve month from delivery. Propellerhead Software will only remedy deviations from the specification providing that the deviation substantially affects your use of the Software. Propellerhead Software may under such circumstances choose to replace your copy of the Software with a new one.

APART FROM ABOVE PROPELLERHEAD SOFTWARE AND ITS SUPPLIERS DO NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION. PROPELLERHEAD SOFTWARE AND ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL PROPELLERHEAD SOFTWARE OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, EVEN IF A PROPELLERHEAD SOFTWARE REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or special damages, or the exclusion of implied warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

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  • Quite a nice package for the investment.

    As reviewed by LARRY CUNNINGHAM on 1/19/2013

    It?s definitely limited when compared to the full version. But you get alot for the money. I really don't need the recording function, as I utilize Logic to handle the audio/MIDI arrangement. My main 'reason' for the purchase is to get into the instruments, not only for recording and music production, but also to have a live setup with the MAC. (I couldn't afford the full-blown version at this time) I've seen where many keyboardist tend prefer Reason to Mainstage for utilizing computer-based sound modules. It would have been nice if Propellerhead would have left off the 'Record' part as an option, and given more instruments to the 'Essentials' version. You can add instruments and Refills to increase its capacity.

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  • Good software with crippling flaw

    As reviewed by Roger Hill on 5/21/2012

    Reason is an all in one package that seems to combine features and price into one great package, but there is one thing they don't advertise upfront: Their ridiculous anti-piracy scheme. In order to use their product, you must have an active internet connection, or have a USB key plugged into your computer. If you have an active internet connection, you are forced to log on each time you start the program. There is a third option, where you can use the software for recording, but you cannot open existing files. I have no problem with registering software, or using a USB key to activate it (once), but requiring a login each time you start the program is intrusive and annoying. If you want to work with their product on a laptop, you had better make sure that you are near a wifi hotspot or you don't lose your USB key. Personally, I have enough crap to pack around that I don't need more to lose/break/get stolen, regardless of the size. Hardware dongles were an out of date annoyance ten years ago, but that hasn't stopped propeller head. I would love to give this five stars, but I would have never purchased this program if I had known about this beforehand. This seems like a massive liability on an otherwise stellar product.

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