True to previous versions, Reason 6 from Propellerhead Software is as much of an infinitely expandable all-in-one music production studio for your computer as ever. Reason 6 adds exceptional new features while still offering you a native-based set of virtual devices that include synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, effects and pattern sequencers. In short, this software can take you through the entire process of music creation and production: record, add effects, arrange, mix, master, and export your songs.
New to Reason, on the pre-production side, you can now record audio to as many hard disk tracks as your computer can handle. You can also either transpose that audio to a different key or change the tempo. In addition, the Comp Editor function allows you to record multiple takes and build one track from the best parts.
After you record, you can tweak your sound with Reason's arsenal of rack effects, such as these new additions: Pulveriser, The Echo, Alligator, Neptune, and Line 6 guitar and bass amps. On the production side, this version adds a mixer modeled after the famed SSL 9000k and Reason's version includes that mixer's famous "master bus compressor."
Reason offers a huge array of modules for use with each track in your song. Ever tweakable, each rack can be edited from its own front panel and multiple instances of all the modules can be opened. You are only limited by your computer's processing capacity. Choosing an item from the "Create" menu places the module in the rack, logically patched into the signal chain. A single key-press will turn Reason's rack around to reveal patch points for every port on every module, allowing you to make custom patch configurations.
The software can function either stand-alone, or as a ReWire application. Full Integration with other manufacturer's audio software via ReWire allows audio from Reason to be output to an external software workstation, for further processing and/or mixing with other audio tracks. When the overall project is ready to be saved, the whole studio setup is stored along with the music, including the associated sounds, samples, loops and drum kits.