Propellerhead Software Reason Essentials 9 Music Production Software

Propellerhead Software Reason Essentials 9 Music Production Software

Propellerhead Software Reason Essentials 9 Music Production Software

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Product Highlights

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI Tracks
  • Professional Mixing Console
  • Six Virtual Instruments Included
  • Seven Essential Effects Included
  • Mastering Tools Included
  • Bounce-in-Place and Reverse MIDI
  • Split Notes with Razor Tool
  • Stand-Alone or ReWire
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
  • Get Free Upgrade to Reason 10
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  • 1Description

The music production software Reason 9 Essentials from Propellerhead Software is a virtual studio offering instruments & effects, MIDI & audio tracks, and a dedicated professional mixer. Users can record to an unlimited number of audio tracks, and record-ready channels can be created in an instant. The software includes several workflow enhancements including Bounce-in-Place, Reverse MIDI, and Split Notes with Razor tool, as well as the introduction of Themes, which offers Default, Blue, or Dark background settings.

The Reason 9 Essentials comes with all the essential tools for turning good ideas into songs. It comes with a selection of instruments and effects in a virtual rack that builds itself or can be tweaked to your requirement—drum machine, loop player, sampler, synths, reverb, delay, distortion, and more. The intuitive audio and MIDI sequencer make recording and arranging your music simple. With its comprehensive sound bank and familiar creative flow, the software features the sounds and patches that let you focus on the music and finish better-sounding songs faster.

At the heart of the Reason Essentials is the virtual rack that builds itself as you create your song. Choose a synth, drum machine, loop player, or any device from the Create menu and it will instantly appear in your rack, logically patched into the signal chain. The rack can be populated with an infinite number of instruments, reverbs, distortion units, delays, dynamic processors, and mastering equalizers. While all audio connections are automatically made, a single key press turns the rack around for modifying the connections as required. Repatch by dragging the patch cord plug to the desired connector to build your own sounds.

For guitar and bass players, Reason comes with guitar and bass amp & cabinet models from Softube. With bass and guitar amplifiers available for every single track in your project, you are never short of interesting tones and timbres. With virtual amps you are free to change your amplifier and cabinet settings at any point in time, even after laying down your track.

A powerful, easy-to-use sequencer is positioned below the rack. Capture instrument performances and automation, record and overdub audio, or draw in your notes with the mouse. Any mistakes can be easily corrected, adjusted, or quickly spliced together from multiple takes. A composite editor assists in building the perfect track simply by selecting the parts that work and muting the ones that don't. The timestretch feature lets you play now and then pick the tempo later. Change the song tempo on the fly and all your audio tracks will follow right along. To slow your song down to nail a tricky passage, just reduce the tempo, record your performance, and bring the tempo back up. The built-in audio slicing automatically finds the individual hits in your performance, for correcting the timing of your recordings to match the feel of your song. Resample your audio recording as REX files and continue working with your sounds and loops in the devices in the rack.

Reason Essentials' masterfully modeled mixing console gives you a built-in 2-band EQ on every channel, advanced effects handling, full automation, while the renowned master bus compressor gives you a professional sound.

Note: Automatically get free upgrade to Reason 10 when released.

What's New in Reason Essentials 9
  • Bounce in Place: Lets you bounce the sound generated from playing back note or audio clips, with any insert effects and channel strip coloration, but without Send FX and Master Section settings, to a new audio clip on a new audio track
  • Reverse MIDI and Automation: Reverse note (and automation) clips and events, i.e. play the events of the clip “backwards” (from the end to the start)
  • Split Notes with Razor Tool: Split (slice) one or several notes in an open note clip
  • Themes: Choose from Default, Blue, or Dark visual themes, which determine how the user interface is visually presented
Advanced Features
  • Streamlined user interface
  • Browser and search window provides instant accessibility to instruments, effects, presets, loops, and samples
  • Drag-and-drop support through any of Reason's windows. Drag instruments to create tracks and change presets within the sequencer and load samples directly to any device
  • Additional amp and speaker models from Softube offer further creative options with a variety of professional guitar and bass tones
  • Double click to add or delete notes
  • Resize regions from both edges
  • Duplicate notes with quick commands
  • Track naming follows patch selection
Included Instruments
  • NN-XT advanced sampler
  • Dr. Octo Rex loop player
  • Redrum pattern-based drum machine
  • Subtractor analog subtractive synthesizer
  • ID-8 songwriter's toolbox
  • Combinator for building chains of instruments, effects, and pattern sequencers
Included Effects
  • Softube guitar & bass amp and cabinet modeling amplifier
  • DDL-1 digital delay line
  • DF-101 chorus/flanger
  • RV7000 advanced reverb
  • Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
  • 4-band mastering EQ
  • Dual band stereo imager
  • Stereo compressor with sidechain input, soft-knee mode, and CV out
  • Maximizer with look-ahead and soft clip
Mixing Console Features
  • Complete channel strip for every instrument and audio channel
  • Gain
  • 2-band EQ
  • 4 send effects slots
  • Insert effect slot
  • Master compressor
Other Features
  • Unlimited audio recording and instrument channels
  • Six instruments included are NN-XT sampler, Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player, Redrum drum machine, Subtractor synth, ID-8, and Combinator
  • Ten effects included are delay, reverb, virtual amps, distortion, chorus/flanger, and mastering effects
  • Modeled mixing console with channel strip for every instrument and audio channel
  • Rack Extension technology lets users expand their collection of instruments and effects with the devices they want
  • Fully featured high-precision multitrack sequencer with audio comping tools, slicing, and audio quantize
  • High-quality real-time time stretch lets you adjust the tempo of your whole song or alter the timing of a recorded performance
  • Bounce audio recordings to REX loop format for use in Reason Essentials' sampler or loop player
  • Remote mapping to external MIDI controllers and hardware control surfaces
  • Comes with a great factory sound bank, with patches for Reason Essentials devices, samples, and loops
  • ReWire support
  • Multicore support and 64-bit compatibility makes Reason Essentials fast and powerful on any computer
  • Advanced exporting allows you to export your separate mixer channels as individual audio stems, including effects and tempo track
  • ReGroove Mixer real-time groove console
  • Matrix pattern-based sequencer
  • 14 x 2 mixer with equalizer and effects send/return
  • 6:2 channel stereo line mixer
  • Spider Audio Merger & Splitter
  • Spider Control Voltage Merger & Splitter
UPC: 888680637330
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Propellerhead Software Reason Essentials 9 Music Production Software
  • Reason License
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Mac OS System Requirements
    • Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration required
    • Intel Mac with dual core processor
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
    • 4 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
    • Mac OS X 10.7 or later (64-bit)
    • Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
    • Core Audio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
    • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
    Windows System Requirements
    • Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration required!
    • Intel or AMD processor with dual cores
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
    • 4 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
    • Windows 7 or later (64-bit)
    • Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
    • Audio Interface with ASIO driver
    • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended


    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 5.9 x 2.6"
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