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Old 11th June 2002
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Reason 2

Reason 2 Goes Gold
Propellerhead says CDs to ship soon

IRVINE, Calif. (Jun. 05, 2002) -- Propellerhead Software says its previously announced Reason 2.0 has gone gold, which means that it will ship to customers in the near future. Reason is a software-only suite designed to look like a classic studio rack, packed with samplers, analog synths, mixers, step time drum machines, effects and a real-time multitrack sequencer. The announcement follows a one-month semi-public beta period.

As previously reported, the software will be available for Mac OS X. Version 2 will have a new feature called the "Malstrom Graintable Synthesizer." Propellerheads says this combines granular synthesis with wavetable synthesis for comprehensive manipulation. This includes being able to move through a sound by controlling the movement with real-time controllers, velocity and modulators. Malstrom's two filters each have five different modes, including 12dB/oct low pass, band-pass, subtractive and additive comb-filters and an AM mode. A shared filter envelope is also included, which can control either or both of the filter sections at the same time.
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The Shaper shapes the input signal with either a sine wave or noise or can transform the sound using saturation, digital distortion or bit-reduction. The oscillators can be routed in various ways to the two filter sections. Malstrom also features two modulators/LFOs with a variety of curves available.

Reason 2 will also include the NN-XT Advanced Sampler, designed to build realistic instrument patches. Features include automatic pitch detection and mapping of samples, graphical zone editing, loop editing, layering with zone velocity switching and crossfading.

In Reason 2.0, the main sequencer breaks apart from the rack and can expand fully across the screen or be resized and moved, even to a second monitor.? New tools include Zoom, Line and Eraser tool.

Reason hooks up to a MIDI keyboard, giving the user MIDI control of all devices, knobs, faders and parameters. All of Reason's devices have the look and feel of actual hardware, and users can access as many devices as the CPU will allow. Devices available include:


* NN19: A sampler able to play standard WAV and AIFF audio samples. It includes five filter options (notch, highpass, bandpass, lowpass 12db, lowpass 24db) and resonance, two envelops, one LFO and portamento. NN19 comes with 294 sampler patches standard, including Grand Piano, Rhodes, Guitars, Strings, Bass, Choir, Woodwinds and Synth samples.
* SubTractor: Polyphonic two-oscillator synth with 32 waveforms, noise generator, FM, ring & phase modulation, three envelope generators, two LFOs, portamento, five filter options (notch, highpass, bandpass, lowpass 12db, lowpass 24db) and an additional second lowpass filter with resonance. More than 400 patches are included standard.
* ReDrum: A 10-channel drum machine that plays WAV or AIFF audio files. Each channel has control over pan, level, velocity, length and pitch, plus two effect sends. The programming interface has 32 patterns, three dynamic levels, flams and shuffle mode. Programmed patterns can be dumped to the Reason sequencer for further manipulation. A choice of 60 drum kits is included.
* Dr Rex: Rex files automatically match the tempo of the sequencer. Users can choose from the 300 drum loops and 100 music loops included as part of Reason's sound library. The triggering of each audio slice can be dumped to a MIDI track. It also features pitch, pan, level and decay parameters for each individual slice, plus five filter options (notch, highpass, bandpass, lowpass 12db, lowpass 24db) and resonance, two envelops and one LFO.
* Mixer: The Reason mixer features 14 stereo channels each with four aux sends, two-band EQ, panning, mute, solo and volume control. More channels can be added by adding another mixer to the rack.
* REV-7: Digital reverb with 10 preset algorithms.
* DDL: Digital delay line with settings by note value or milliseconds.
* D-11: Foldback distortion.
* ECF-42: Envelope controlled filter, a choice of Bandpass, Lowpass 12db, Lowpass 24db filter with resonance and ADSR.
* CF-101: Chorus/flanger effect.
* PH-90: Phaser.
* Comp-01: Auto Makeup Gain Compressor.
* PEQ-2: Two band parametric EQ with curve display Matrix Sequencer, analog and monophonic. A total of 32 patterns per song can be programmed complete with ties, CV and velocity curves. Users can also use the Matrix to generate complex LFO curves to control parameters such as filter, FM, panning, volume, etc. in other devices. Matrix patterns can finally be dumped to the sequencer for further manipulation.
* ReBirth Input Machine: An interface allowing users of ReBirth to connect to any device within Reason.
* Reason Sequencer: The sequencer offers the fundamentals of MIDI sequencing, including arrangement view, key-, velocity, rex-, drum-, controller and automation editors.

For more information, visit http://www.propellerheads.se.

Old 11th June 2002
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bleen
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I've been beta testing Reason 2.0 in OSX and....IT ROCKS!! The Malstrom is all it sounds like it will be and the new sampler is trés cool, too!

Don
Old 13th June 2002
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I can't wait for that to be released.....I'm a Reason 1.0 addict as it is.....
Any word as to when the final release date is?
Opus
Old 13th June 2002
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bleen
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Propheads are supposed to release a demo version of 2.0 on or around the 17th of June. The masters are at the duplication plane, so I can't imagine that sales/updates will be far behind. heh

Don
Old 24th June 2002
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I always thought of reason as one of those "toy softwares" until I heard some patches that I asked the producer "Where'd you record this B3 at? It's sounds great"... I still think it sequncer is kinda flakey, I hope they upgrade that...
Old 24th June 2002
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bleen
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Got my copy this morning!

I'm going to install it on my OSX partition of my Tibook later today and get it on my production G4 running OS9.1.

The big improvement to the sequencer is that it can be detached and moved anywhere you want. I'm hoping Emagic & the PropHeads get together to make Rewire 3 better for integrating Logic & Reason.

Woohoo!! yuktyy

Don
Old 24th June 2002
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Personally I think the Sequencer on Reason is amazing...editing...positioning and so forth are really intuitive and flexible. I downloaded the demo and it's really smooth...same interface but with enhancements...ability to scroll with a mouse wheel now really makes it worth it. I will have to try and move the sequencer to see how that works!
Put an order for a copy with my buddy so we'll see how long that takes
Opus
Old 25th June 2002
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reason is a killer app that along with a few firewire drives will soon lessen a need for sound modules and samplers to a degree

as for being a kick ass sequencer, I think nay - it has a really ****ty feel for quantize, yet when run as just a sound module from a sequencer like performer or cubase - then it really shines.

only worry for going to a PT rig is that I will lose the reason integration madd
Old 15th July 2002
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If anyone's curious about rewiring into ProTools check out:

www.refusesoftware.com

This product actually works!, and works very well.

This is my 3rd week in the new world of Softsynths, Reason Rocks, NI Battery too!! and it all connects to PT "in the box"

LOVELY!!

Old 8th October 2015
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When are the CD's coming out! Woot! A GOLD CD...I can finally replace my AOL CD hanging on my car mirror🎉

Kick ass! *grin*
Old 8th October 2015
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this


BTW, I can't read the bumpers post unless I use the quote.

I love reason.
Old 8th October 2015
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Deleted 86c3d96
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Is it time?

Should I upgrade now to Reason 2.0?
Old 8th October 2015
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Should I upgrade now to Reason 2.0?
(puts on puf hat)

No. Propellerheads is an evil company that is money grubbing and only want to you to spend on RE's!

Version 8 wants another investment and it's not worth it. They grub and won't give me the features I want and they are not a good company. Spew/venom/spew!

(takes off puf hat)

I love reason 8.3.
Old 8th October 2015
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Harry, what are you waiting for? didnt you read that it went Gold?! I got suckered for the floppies....again...
Old 9th October 2015
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Deleted 86c3d96
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Originally Posted by LucidSFX View Post
Harry, what are you waiting for? didnt you read that it went Gold?! I got suckered for the floppies....again...
Oddly enough, everyone is getting a coupon for Recycle 2.2 for $99. Should I buy that even if I have Reason 8.3. I can see two things it does: detect tempo, change sensitivity for slices.
Old 10th October 2015
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Oddly enough, everyone is getting a coupon for Recycle 2.2 for $99. Should I buy that even if I have Reason 8.3. I can see two things it does: detect tempo, change sensitivity for slices.
I couldn't figure that out in the demo. Maybe I'll re-look into it.
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