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Reason 7.0.1

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Unique Music Production Software That Creates High-Quality Music on Your PC

By Sam James

On Friday, January 16, 2015

If you are looking for a music production software, then you must try Reason. This application lets you create your own music on your PC in high quality. I like that this application contains functional features that can help you make your work a lot easier and standout with other related software. I’m fascinated how you can easily produce any kind of music style with its infinite stack of Synths, new mixers and effects. Plus, its audio stretching is flawless. Also, this application has several advanced tool for composing music like step sequencer, vector automation, six oscillator, multiple lanes and many more. Moreover, this application has basic functions to create loops or to simply remove a portion of the music, which you think doesn’t sound right. You can also record and arrange your music using its Reason’s sequencer. It is fast and easy to use, plus it has powerful editing tool that you can use whenever you want. All in all, Reason is a brilliant software for creating high-quality music. This application is definitely a must have.

Pros

  • It has several advanced tools
  • It can record and arrange music

Cons

  • It is quite complex for beginners
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Create and Record Your Own Music Using This Comprehensive Music Software

By Daren Garius

On Monday, September 22, 2014

If you are an amateur musician who wants to have a recording studio to create original music but doesn’t have big resources to do so, then I think Reason can help you with that. This software is a composer application that lets you produce your own music on your PC with ease. It has rhythmic sequences, groove mixer and different effects that will help you generate professional-quality music. Also, I find its interface well-organized. You can easily navigate every menu and option on its interface. Moreover, it has a rack with different instruments and effects that you can use to make high-quality music. Also, it has a sequencer where you can write your music while adding loops and patterns, and record it. In addition, you can also select a portion of the music and change a note, octave and semitone using its Toning feature. Overall, Reason is a brilliant software for aspiring musician and even professionals. With its useful features, you can make your own music even if you don’t have your own recording studio. This software is certainly a must have.

Pros

  • It has different instruments and effects
  • Creates music in a professional way

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  • It is only a trial version
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Unique Music Production Software That Creates High-Quality Music on Your PC

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014

If you are looking for a music production software, then you must try Reason. This application lets you create your own music on your PC in high quality. I like that this application contains functional features that can help you make your work a lot easier and standout with other related software. I’m fascinated how you can easily produce any kind of music style with its infinite stack of Synths, new mixers and effects. Plus, its audio stretching is flawless. Also, this application has several advanced tool for composing music like step sequencer, vector automation, six oscillator, multiple lanes and many more. Moreover, this application has basic functions to create loops or to simply remove a portion of the music, which you think doesn’t sound right. You can also record and arrange your music using its Reason’s sequencer. It is fast and easy to use, plus it has powerful editing tool that you can use whenever you want. All in all, Reason is a brilliant software for creating high-quality music. This application is definitely a must have.

Pros

  • It has several advanced tools
  • It can record and arrange music

Cons

  • It is quite complex for beginners
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • i want to create my own vocal accapella and light music cover songs using this programme as it is easy to use and available for free in this page

  • for recording rap music and try vocoder effect, reason is the best software to record song and make a CD's project. We will use it to make some success

  • - whatever is needed then some other text will happen when the music starts to rock and roll and talk and be around town with nothing left to speak on

  • its just a hobby, been using reason 4 for years to write dnb, thought id try this version as its a free trial. many thanks may purchase it in the future

  • entertainment abd experimenting about developing music and songs.New so right now will get used to the features.hope I compose something worth

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have used finale, Ardour, lmms, qtractor, cubase, and many others. But Reason is the best of all, because you can obtain a great final result.

  • reason used old time ago when i haved 20 year old that life my bro you know what might its too long to explain to you the situation ok o bye

  • none thats what im tringt his is the bes to get i heard to have so reason here i come are you ready or areal producer caose if not im sf man

  • I WAS BORN IN 1996 IN A FAMILY OF SEVEN CHILDREN,WENT TO GLOBAL PRIMARY SCHOOL GOOD SHEPARD HIGH SCHOOL SICELO SETHO SECONDARY AND LEKAZI CR

  • no any other programs i used i know that reason is very easy to work and quality also very good so its so thank full to you for free download this version

What do you like most about this program?
  • i am not quite sure yet but it looks intresting i have used some of your other software years ago thaught i would give this a try also hopefully it works

  • freedom to create beautiful music. this program will tell u if you are ready to produce and or perform. i HAD version 4 and that was my last

  • pianos and bucles and all the midi things an modificicable things that you can use to record a track o play along in a live set with your band

  • The interface is very user friendly and the sequencer is very attractive allowing seemless creation on all projects. I would recommend Reason to anyone using a DAW.

  • By starting from dust, just creating some beats that comes to my head and just enjoying this software. just had soo much compliments about the great syntesizers

Review

Reason is comprehensive and complex software, specially designed for professionals in music production. Developed by Propellerhead Software, this software has been recognized by several audio magazines and was recently awarded at 2013 MIA Awards with Music Software of the Year. Reason is a music maker and recording studio that works like a digital emulator of synthesizers with, signal processors, samplers, mixers, sequencers, MIDI controller, virtual instruments, etc. Reason also includes an audio editor that allows you to get the best and most accurate results.

If you are a self-taught user, this download will be a little complicated to handle at first until you get used to its operation, but you can check out the free tutorials on the official website. Reason will allow you to create, from the scratch and literally from writing to producing the final mix, your own music full of detail from plenty of instruments and sounds. To simplify the procedure, the Reason interface is divided into two principal functions: the rack with instruments and effects, and the sequencer and editing program.

Dr. OctoRex is a powerful loop generator
Dr. OctoRex is a powerful loop generator

How to use

Reason works as an audio studio with a large and expandable rack in which you can insert and route virtual devices by using modules, such as instruments, mixers and effects processors. These modules will generate the sounds, bases and loops with which to work. You can control these modules from the integrated MIDI sequencer, or even from others sequencers programs besides Reason. The instruments and effects that you can add are Synths, Beats and loops generators, samples for playing and tweaking, and external MIDI instrument among others.

Reason will allow you to create your own music full of detail from a wide range of instruments and sounds

The rack, the principal element of Reason, is double-sided. This means that when you connect and add a new module, the program makes the automatic connection to the rack, but, if you want to make specific connections, turn the rack on its side and you will be able to organize and plug in all the cables and connectors and combine modules you need.

At right and vertical is a thumbnail of the rack
At right and vertical is a thumbnail of the rack

Reason's sequencer is a kind of stave, placed where you write the music, but adding loops and patterns working with the rack, writing notes with the mouse, or recording a sampler with an instrument from a MIDI controller. The sequencer is also an audio editor and you can visualize the music in a waveform or as a special stave. Reason's rack and sequencer contain a large number of advanced tools for and music composition, including a metronome, an arpeggio generator, and a spectrum analyzer.

Simplifying, the set-up for this audio studio software consists of a mixer which is connected to effects generators and instruments (Reason's rack) and which, after changing some parameters such as dynamics, filters, EQ, etc., send the resultant product to the sequencer. In the sequencer, the user can add more tracks with different instruments, and with more modifications and additions the music (and lyrics) are edited to obtain a final work of art.

Reason 7.0.1 Features

These are some of the features of Reason 7:

  • Easy automation. Draw volume curves or filter sweeps and the rack’s buttons, knobs and faders, will move in the manner and rhythm you’ve programmed
  • Work in blocks. The sequencer functions with a music block structure so that the stave has modifiable portions that create an entity like a puzzle of tracks
  • Easy audio editor includes basic functions such as quick erase and the opportunity to create loops or to delete only the parts that do not sound right
  • Toning with Reason. With this feature, you will be able to select a portion of audio and modify a semitone, a note or an octave
  • Great mixer. Connect the elements of your creation to Reason's mixer and modify parameters paving the way to its to final release
  • Add effects and instruments. Plug-in modules to Reason's rack and combine them as you need. Change the cable connections in the back of the rack and create chaining effects
  • Devices included on Reason 7:
    • Mixers. Line Mixer 6:2 and Mixer 14:2
    • Synths. Maelström Wavetable, Thor Polysonic or Subtractor Analog
    • Drum Machines, Beats and Loops. Redrum Drum Computer, Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player or Kong Drum Designer
    • Sampled instruments. NN-19 Sampler or NN-XT Advanced Sampler
    • Various dynamic modifiers. MClass Stereo Imager, MClass Equalizer, MClas Maximizer, MClass Compressor, Scream 4 Distortion, among many others.

If you want more information about Reason before you download it, feel free to check out the developer’s website .

Main window with mixer, rack and sequencer
Main window with mixer, rack and sequencer

System requirements

The minimum system requirements for a correct download and installation of Reason 7 are the following:

  • Operating System: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV dual cores
  • RAM Memory: 4 GB
  • Audio interface with ASIO driver is required
  • HDD Space: 3 GB of free space