Propellerhead have just announced the release of the hotly anticipated Reason 7 and Reason 7 Essentials 2, ‘With over 90 third party Rack Extensions expanding Reason’s rack of instruments and effects already available, Propellerhead has focused its attention on new creative and inspirational improvements for the mixer, the rack and the sequencer’
We’ll bring more in-depth features on Reason 7 soon, meanwhile Here’s more of their press release expanding upon their exciting new DAW:
‘With Reason 7, users can integrate all their instruments into Reason with MIDI out, automatic audio slicing and audio quantize, and even convert their recordings into REX loops for further creative possibilities in the rack. For mixing, Propellerhead is introducing a spectrum analyzer with visual EQ controls; group and parallel mix channels; and many workflow improvements to help users sound better, easier. To inspire, Reason 7 makes it easier to import audio from users’ music libraries and the web with support for mp3, aac, wma and more. The enhanced Factory Sound Bank comes fully loaded with tons of new loops and drum kits, while the new Audiomatic Retro Transformer effect unit adds a futuristic-vintage sound to any tracks, never more than a mouse-click away.
For more information and to watch the Reason 7 introduction video, visit their website
Reason users are invited to sign up for the limited public beta testing at the Propellerhead web site: www.propellerheads.se Reason users are invited to sign up for the limited public beta testing at their website
Pricing & availability
Reason 7 and Reason Essentials 2 begin limited public beta testing today and will be available for purchase worldwide in Q2 of 2013 at the following suggested retail pricing:
- Reason 7 – £349 RRP inc VAT
- Reason Essentials 2 – £99 RRP inc VAT
- Reason 7 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) – £99 RRP inc VAT
- Reason Essentials 2 upgrade from previous versions – FREE
- Balance (includes upgrade to Reason 7 for owners of previous versions of Reason) – £349 RRP inc VAT
Propellerhead is also offering a grace period for purchasers of current versions of Reason, Reason Essentials and the Balance audio interface. Purchasing and registering a qualifying product today makes users eligible for a free upgrade to Reason 7.
Here’s the official trailer demonstrating some of Reason 7’s new features:
Here’s our thoughts on the trailer: The new parallel channels is an interesting feature in terms of fast workflow. They have also now finally added a spectrum analyser which is long overdue and it looks to be an EQ as well. The word on the forthcoming Audiomatic Retro Transformer is also very promising for getting a more tonal sound out of Reason.
We’ll bring you more on this exciting new release very soon