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Propellerhead Reason 3.0 Sequencing Production Software  

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Propellerhead Reason 3.0 has it all: synthesizers, sequencing, samplers, drum machine, ReCycle-based loop player, mixer, effects, pattern sequencer, ...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Everything you need for inspired computer-based music creativity.

      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.

      Reason 4 Beta announced by Propellerhead Software!

      Propellerhead Software and Line 6 are offering a Grace Period Upgrade for those who purchase Reason 3.0 now!

      Any customer who purchases Reason 3 from an authorized Line 6 dealer on or after June 1, 2007, is automatically eligible for a free upgrade to the corresponding version of Reason 4 software*. Details and forms for submitting proof of purchase information (including original receipt and UPC code) will be made available when Reason 4 ships. There's no need to wait for Reason 4—you can get Reason 3 today and Reason 4 for free when it ships. A release date for Reason 4 has not been announced.

      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.

      Stellar sound

      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.

      FEATURES
      • Synths
      • Samplers
      • Drum machine
      • ReCycle-based loop player
      • Mixer
      • Effects
      • Pattern sequencer
      • Intuitive, analog-style controls
      • Infinitely expandable
      • Realtime playability

      There's no reason not to get Reason. Order today.

      SPECIFICATIONS

      Reason 3.0 Sequencing Production Software

      • System requirements:
      • Windows
      • Intel Pentium III 300 MHz or better
      • 256 MB RAM
      • 2 GB free hard disk space
      • CD-ROM drive
      • Windows XP/2000 or later
      • 256 color monitor/800x600 pixels resolution or better
      • 16-bit windows compatible audio card, preferably with DirectX or ASIO drivers
      • MIDI Interface and MIDI keyboard recommended
      • Mac OS
      • OS G3, G4, or G5 processor sufficiently fast to run Mac OS X 10.2
      • 256 MB RAM
      • 2 GB free hard disk space
      • CD-ROM drive
      • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
      • 256 color monitor/800x600 resolution or better
      • MIDI Interface and MIDI keyboard recommended
      • *Note: Products that will be eligible for the 'Grace Period Upgrade' include: Reason 3.0, Reason 3.0 Upgrade, Reason 3.0 Adapted Upgrade, Reason 3.0 Academic, Reason 3.0 EDUx5, Reason 3.0 EDUx1, Reason 3.0 EDUx5, Reason 3.0 EDUx10.
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      4.8

      (based on 18 reviews)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I'm hooked on Reason

      I have used software music program for many years (from Atari ST to Cakewalk 1.0 and beyond). I highly recommend Reason 3.0 to any musician, producer, beginner or pro. There is nothing...Read complete review

      I have used software music program for many years (from Atari ST to Cakewalk 1.0 and beyond). I highly recommend Reason 3.0 to any musician, producer, beginner or pro. There is nothing that this software can't do (... is that a double negative?). The 500mb of sounds that you get with it, along with the millions of others that you can download is one of the best features alone. And these aren't 8-bit samples that sounds close to the real thing... it is the real thing. I've even had bass players listen to my tracks only to ask me who was bass guitarist. They were shocked to find out it was my left hand. Using this product, I can recreate a cover tune and people will swear that I found an instrumental version of the song. Every sound, drums, horns, guitar, keyboard can be replicated with Reason. But it goes way beyond that. The mastering suite is a jewel within itself. I am amazed that one software can do so much. The only negative thing I can think of is that there isn't a feature where you can ritard the tempo (or even speed up the tempo) in the middle of the song. Of course, you won't need this feature in dance, hiphop, or music that requires consistancy in the tempo. Perhaps this will be something that will be addresssed in futre upgrades. Other than that minor glitch, I had very happy with this software. I use it in the studio as well as onstage. I perform with 3 keyboards and my laptop runs Reason, so I can layer sounds or sometimes use Reason as my main source. Drum machine is wonderful! Bottom line: GET THIS SOFTWARE! You won't regret it.

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      easy to use, but not for profesional creation

      reason realy are easy to use, thats the only one good thing that is in it. the worst part with reason is quality!!! i was working with reason about 2 years, now...Read complete review

      reason realy are easy to use, thats the only one good thing that is in it. the worst part with reason is quality!!! i was working with reason about 2 years, now a half year i am on cubase, and i man as happy as i never was.you can do whatever you want, but you cant get good quality with reason. you could do that the track sounds nice, but nice its not for me, i prefer perfect. reason is for amature music creation, not for profesional music creation.

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      5.0

      9 outta 10

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      I have been using reason since 2.0. I have created a lot of tracks with reason. All in all I am happy with it and it is good for someone starting out. The sound quality isn't the best and the fact you can't use it with your vst's to me is junk. If you are creating music on a professional level you'll have to spend studio time pumping it up which can get expensive. Reason has been good to me over the years but now I am over it and am moving on to Logic. For people starting out this is great.

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      5.0

      So close to being perfect...

      By DeskLazer-Txq6l

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      It's such a toss-up with Reason. On one hand, it's so simple to instantaneously make a song on the fly within minutes because of the great sounds and ease of use. On the other hand, you feel like you have a ceiling over you since it can't compete with software like Ableton Live.Notice, folks: Reason does not play well with others! At least if you're thinking VST instruments. No native support for them, but through rewire [again, requiring something like Cubase or Ableton, after you've blown like $300 for Reason!] you can get them to be friends. But seriously, Reason 4 won't even have VST hosting. This is preposterous. It prevents it from being truly professional [like having a crapload of great vst instruments and effects, and having to use them separately].All in all, it's great for live performances and quick composition, but JUST falls short of being the be-all-end-all of software composition workstations. I use this, Sibelius, and Fruity Loops pretty liberally. You might have to as well.

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      5.0

      Who can't reason with REASON

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      This software is a beast, the effects along are killer. I recorded a song through Audacity then sampled it through Reason's NN-XT sampler and added effects and mastering. That's not even the sound library, or the advanced sequencer this beast has. If I tried to explain everything reason does, I would have to write a manual.

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      5.0

      Reason is a great tool

      By Ashe Ruppe

      from Fort Worth TX

      Ive been using Reason for 5 or 6 years now, and I'm ashamed to say I hardly ever touch my room, litterally full, of synths. Mainly because Reason is so damned easy to use and has unlimited patches and samples. I find myself creating and using my own patches and samples more than anything, but it does have plenty of factory sounds for people just getting into the software. The sound quality leaves something to be desired in my opinion, but its certainly usable and I have used it almost exclusevely on many, many recordings. Rewired into Cubase or Sequoia is how I normally use it. This is by far the best overall all in one "soft synth" in my opinion. Ive gotten tons of mileage out of this stuff. Just wish it also allowed audio recording!

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      5.0

      This old guy...

      By Roliemon

      from Florida

      ... has learned new tricks. Right when I was getting discouraged with all the tedium Cubase, Sonar, Fruty, et al... entry's, along came Reason in my life. Creating music on the fly is just as easy as playing Grand Funk back in the 60's. Closer to 60 than 50, this is my newest nirvana and fountain of musical youth. Thanks Reason, now when ya gonna give us an upgrade with more innovation.

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      5.0

      The BEST Sequencer out there!!!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Ok, I got Reason 3.0 for Christmas and was able to write songs within hours. I've never been so inspired to write music. This is the best sequencer production software on the market. The sounds are incredible, there are tons of great refills and loops you can get in addition to Reason's Mega Sound Library. I can write music in any style you'd like. I'm a Rock guitar player and use Reason to write all my backing tracks (Drums; bass, keys & FXs)... this software does so realistic that all my friends who are drummers ask me who the great drummer is on my recording....I say "Reason 3.0". BUY IT NOW!!! Don't waste our money on other stuff. This is GREAT!!! The rewire funtion is superb. I use ReWire to conect Reason to Cubase and it works like a champ!!!

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      2.0

      easy to use, but not for profesional creation

      By l3xi7XICD

      from Undisclosed

      reason realy are easy to use, thats the only one good thing that is in it. the worst part with reason is quality!!! i was working with reason about 2 years, now a half year i am on cubase, and i man as happy as i never was.you can do whatever you want, but you cant get good quality with reason. you could do that the track sounds nice, but nice its not for me, i prefer perfect. reason is for amature music creation, not for profesional music creation.

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      5.0

      GREAT!!!

      By Hyde

      from the OC

      good effects, good patches, relitively easy to use, you can record strait into it (of course use need firewire and a keyboard tht hooks up to it), mixing system built in and on screen, is the only thing i would use for putting piano or panning into my songsi have only had it for a month and it has impressed me. though it is extremely awesome as is, i dont even think i have unleashed its full power yet.

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      5.0

      Incredibly huge bang for your bucks!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      I got hooked on Reason when I bought ProTools and it came with Reason Adapted. I had to buy the full version! Reason 3.0 is the best ever! It blows Ableton Live right out of the water. It can perfectly emulate vintage synths, acoustic drums, anything! It's easy to use and will setup easily with any MIDI keyboard. Forget about all those other programs, get Reason!

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      5.0

      I'm hooked on Reason

      By Eighty-8 Fingers

      from Indianapolis, IN

      I have used software music program for many years (from Atari ST to Cakewalk 1.0 and beyond). I highly recommend Reason 3.0 to any musician, producer, beginner or pro. There is nothing that this software can't do (... is that a double negative?). The 500mb of sounds that you get with it, along with the millions of others that you can download is one of the best features alone. And these aren't 8-bit samples that sounds close to the real thing... it is the real thing. I've even had bass players listen to my tracks only to ask me who was bass guitarist. They were shocked to find out it was my left hand. Using this product, I can recreate a cover tune and people will swear that I found an instrumental version of the song. Every sound, drums, horns, guitar, keyboard can be replicated with Reason. But it goes way beyond that. The mastering suite is a jewel within itself. I am amazed that one software can do so much. The only negative thing I can think of is that there isn't a feature where you can ritard the tempo (or even speed up the tempo) in the middle of the song. Of course, you won't need this feature in dance, hiphop, or music that requires consistancy in the tempo. Perhaps this will be something that will be addresssed in futre upgrades. Other than that minor glitch, I had very happy with this software. I use it in the studio as well as onstage. I perform with 3 keyboards and my laptop runs Reason, so I can layer sounds or sometimes use Reason as my main source. Drum machine is wonderful! Bottom line: GET THIS SOFTWARE! You won't regret it.

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