Propellerhead Reason 3.0 has it all: synthesizers, sequencing, samplers, drum machine, ReCycle-based loop player, mixer, effects, pattern sequencer, and more. As many of each as your computer can hand... Click To Read More About This Product
Propellerhead Reason 3.0 has it all: synthesizers, sequencing, samplers, drum machine, ReCycle-based loop player, mixer, effects, pattern sequencer, and more. As many of each as your computer can handle. Reason is an infinitely expandable music workstation and version 3.0 introduces the Combinator”a sophisticated software device that allows you to build elaborate chains of Reason units” and save as them as patches.
Less fuss, more freedom
As a Reason user, you can forget about the downside of music production. Forget malfunctioning modules and confusing connections. Reason's cables don't tangle. Forget about steep learning curves and menus within menus. Reason is so direct you'll learn it in minutes. And forget the tedious process of gathering all the different disks and soundbanks needed to load up a song.
The audio quality is everything you would expect from the people behind ReCycle and ReBirth. But pristine sound quality is only half the story; the instruments and effects in Reason are loaded with character and attitude. Reason will not just impress, it will inspire you.
All controls work as their real-life counterparts
Each unit in Reason's virtual rack is edited from its own onscreen front panel. All the sliders, knobs, buttons, and functions are right in front of you, ready to be tweaked, turned, and twisted in absolute real time. And all your front-panel actions -” filter adjustments, pitch bending, gain riding, or panning -” can be recorded and automated in the Reason sequencer.
Need more gear?
In Reason, you will never run out of rackspace. 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 is designed to go easy on your computer, you can repeat the process until you're more than happy. If you ever wished you had eleven samplers and ten compressors, Reason is definitely for you. And if you have created more machines than you have mixer channels, just create another mixer.
What's new in 3.0?
For big, tight, loud-sounding tracks; extra stereo width; increased clarity; and punchier bass; meet MClass, the new mastering suite in Reason. 3.0. MClass brings you four separate pro level mastering units designed to add power, presence, and an overall professional feel to your Reason mixes.
Play your Reason system!
Coupled with the Combinator, the new features in Reason 3.0 -” a fresh sound library, an enhanced browser, and the new Remote protocol ”- turn your rack into a very live-friendly, playable instrument.
True hardware integration!
With the Reason 3.0 browser, the task of finding and loading sounds and patches becomes just as smooth and intuitive as the process of making good music in Reason. Reason's sound palette is getting bigger, better, wider, and wilder. The new sound bank in Reason 3.0 adds huge quantities of instruments, sounds, and patches to Reason's already massive library. Focusing on carefully sampled musical instruments and useful Combinator setups rather than loops and beats, the new soundbank takes a more playable, more performance-friendly direction.
Line mixing, Combi mixing or regular submixing?
Leave it to Line Mixer 6:2 -” a simple but effective 6-channel stereo line mixer. Built primarily for use in the Combinator, the Line Mixer 6:2 handles basic mixing and panning of Combi devices, but can of course be inserted anywhere in Reason. Use it for submixing large drum kits or to add extra mixer channels when Reason's main mixer is starting to fill up. Each of the six channels features level and pan controls and mute and solo buttons plus an AUX send level control. Need more sends? Extra channels? Just create another Line Mixer.
For existing Reason Adapted users, check out our Upgrade package! And if you are a registered user of a previous version of Reason, you can upgrade at a discounted price as well!
Reviewed by 19 customers
This is a great product. There is a learning curve. If you want to be able to create good music right away maybe look into getting Fruity Loops. Reason is more for those who enjoy creating their own sounds. There are a million worlds of paramaters for every module that you can tweek which introduces dynamics. You can create more of a custom sound to your music and say that you actually created it verses taking some sounds and pasting them in Acid Pro. The Combinator feature definitely adds a 'bigness' to your sounds if you use it right. You have to be very experimental. If you like Ableton Live this program will give it a run for the money. You can create presets with the Combinator and do some things that could work onstage if you're into that kind of thing. The Mastering Suite will give you a better understanding of the tools used to professionally mix tracks. The new browse feature along with the favorites list makes access to your sounds a breeze. Trust me, Reason is and excellent program. Be patient with the learning curve and the rewards will come.
I started with Reasons 2.0, then 2.5, and now I have 3.0, and I will never leave it alone. I've been audio recording since 1993, and this is it! We are in the future, Reasons is for the serious producer with an understanding of basic computing. It has endless creative capabilities, and powerful mix and editing features. I currently use Reasons and Protools ONLY. And what's so cool? They link up together in ProTools. This program is soooo HOT!!!
I just bought the new Reason 3.0 about a month or so ago and I must say its the best investment ever. The program is so realistic from the sounds to the racks and modules. I also find it easy to navigate through the program. I can use it both as a sound module to my MPC1000 or use it as my main recording program, Reason 3.0 has it all. I recommend this program for anyone from beginners to audio pros!!!!
If you want the best software synthesis with the best software samples, and the industry standard for software synthesis, then you should probably get Reason 3.0. You get great sounds from the normal to the unreal. Pianos, Organs, Drums, Bass, Synths, and on and on. One of the coolest features I use is ReWire, which allows you to open up Reason as a plugin in other Recording Softwares (I personally use Pro Tools). I also use Reason (in conjunction with my M Audio Oxygen 49 midi controller) as a practice keyboard. Instead of buying an entry level keyboard (or even a workstation), Reason and a controller gives you everything you need to produce great music on your computer. Also, the looping cababilities are often overlooked (sending many to FL or Acid), and Reason Refills can fill any voids in missing sounds. Imagine Reason, a controller, and a MacBook....a traveling music production studio, sounds cool to me.
If you have ever had music ringing in your head and you just didn't know how to record it or if you can't play an instrument even if someone gave you one on one instructions for the rest of your life. This is the item you have been looking for. Out the box you will be creating your own music. Loads of instruments, effects and patches to browse through to find that perfect sound you've been looking for. A thousands of upgrades you can add to make your production like you hired an orchestra to perform for you. At $399 you can't buy all the equipment that Reason 3.0 offers straight out the box. If you truely love making music, this is all you have to spend to get started and not know how to play one instrument. Although it is not required, I would highly suggest getting a midi workstation for easier control over your productions. I use my DX7!
Propellerhead's Reason looks so fun, and so cool, that when you first see it is hard to comprehend it's capabilities. This is more than a plug-in, it is a standalone workstation that will have you making music in the must entertaining way you have ever experienced. You want a synth, or two, maybe three layered together to make a mind blowing lead, a new device called "The Combinator" make any 'combination' of synths, samplers, or effects, possible at the click of the mouse. It also includes a powerfull sequencer, and infinite routing possibilities in a "hardware world" oriented interface. It is "eye candy".
I had 2.5 and I upgraded to 3.0 and man, it is amazing. I make everything on here. It is almost everything anyone could ask for. Thinking about FL Studio? No way, go with Reason and you can get other refills to go with it.
At first glance, you will find yourself overwhelmed at how complex this software is. But that's with almost anything we endeavour to take on. Once you start, you can't stop... no... you WON'T stop... you will begin to create loops and funky grooves via your computer and you will find yourself in the bliss that music has been going towards. Reason will only help you launch off in that direction and the applications from the Redrum to the NN-XT application that will integrate itself together... you almost don't have to do a thing really.... as it's said, 'no reason not go to get Reason 3.0...' and I highly agree...
I have been using this program for a while now, and I am thoroughly satisfied with it. I have been making music with it for years now, and I don't think that I've unlocked half of its true potential. It is by far the most powerful program that I know of. There are so many tweaks and combinations for each sound, the possibilities are infinite. I partnered this up with a Midiman Oxygen 8 keyboard, and I have been making everything from hip hop beats to techno and drum and bass songs. I know people that do live pa broadcasts of their breakbeat music with nothing but a laptop, this software, a keyboard, and minimal hardware. Anyone seriously considering this software should definately buy it and try it out.
An all-inclusive synth workstation for you computer at a fraction of the cost of a hardware equivalent, with endless possibilities. I've used different plugins, but now I only use instruments within Reason. Not to mention, the tons of Refills available for free or a small cost expands the soundbanks like ROM cards, nonetheless, allows you to be very creative and see others create new sounds. The hardware emulation allows you to somewhat learn what it'd be like working with real hardware. Endless routing. It would be even more ultimate if it included audio input, but chances are, if you've been working with electronic music productions, you already have another sequencer to handle your audio ins. Great investment and learning tool.