PropellerHead Reason 1
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PropellerHead Reason 1

Reason 1, Electronic Music Sequencer from PropellerHead in the Reason series.

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AlanForPresident05/09/2012

AlanForPresident's review"loved it"

PropellerHead Reason 1
Propeller head reason was perfect for me when I was just starting out. I had no direction and didn’t know where to start when it came to software. When I first started using it I was in school and really couldn’t afford much but I saved up and purchased Reason 1.0 and I am so glad that I did. I still use it to this day (well not 1.0 I have upgraded) but reason 1.0 has taught me all of the basics in computer recorded, midi editing, using a mixer and effects and how to track out songs for further use in pro tools. All of my music career so far has branched out from Reason 1.0.


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

The performance of it is great and you couldn’t ask for much more I havent had a problem with it when I was using it and still don’t today with the most up to date version of reason. You can get all of the basics down pretty quick and if you really take the time and read the manual and watch some tutorials online you will be able to go to the next level as a reason user because there are so many things that you can do with Propeller head Reason. If you think you can master everything right off the bat and with out a manual you are crazy.


OVERALL OPINION

Take your time when you get this software, Reason 1.0 can be a bit overwhelming to the newbie. Study other peoples process when making music. Learn the ins and the outs of the program and learn how to create a full song in it and you will be amazed on the potential that it has. Its worth every single penny. I am not sure if you can still purchase 1.0 though? They have upgraded since then. You might want to look into that.
yoTrakkz09/05/2011

yoTrakkz's review

PropellerHead Reason 1
Propeller head Reason 1 changed the way that I looked at software for music creation. Reason 1.0 was the first time that I saw the power of softwares and wanted to get away from all of the hardware in my studio. I was able to free up a ton of space in my studio at home by getting rid of the hardware and going with Propeller Head Reason 1. Reason had everything that I needed anymore and I had a great run with reason software. Reason allowed me to see the potential that a software has, and it opened up the gateway for me to use a bunch of other programs that created all of the compositions I have made today.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I ran Propeller Reason 1 on my windows xp computer and it worked great, never had 1 single crash or freeze up. Also upgrading it was extremely easy as well, just did an online upgrade it only took about 10 minutes and I had the newest version of Reason. I have been using reason off and on for about 8 years strong, but today I don’t use it as much as I use to . I feel that Reason’s Mixer hasn’t moved into the right direction with the way that I like everything set up. Reason is a very powerful program but I thin they took to much time making it look like a powerful program instead of making it user friendly but still powerful.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall Reason is a great software, I wouldn’t recommend it for the beginner because it will throw you for a loop, there are other software’s out on the market that a beginner can try for free and download and if they like it they can purchase. But after you get use to using and sequencing with software I suggest you come back and try Reason.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

PropellerHead Reason 1
For a casual songwriter like myself, it doesn't make sense to spend $10K on a rack full of gear when Reason can duplicate it easily. Saves space and ugly wiring! Doesn't allow live recording which is a limitation for most songwriters. Reason detects audio clipping, but its sometimes difficult to find the culprit.

Price paid

$250.00 USD

Interface is easy if you've spent any time in a studio or with a computer sequencer. A stronger tutorial would be nice. There should really be a "live" tutorial of each instrument. Reason is like chess: easy to learn, more difficult to master.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Strong sounds, mostly techno style. Samples are good although many are simply variations on the same theme. Effects are good for a software program.

Reason is processor intensive. Using an iMac G4 Reason quit after adding 10-15 devices (mix of drums, samplers and effects). I exported several MIDI songs from Cakewalk 3.1 (yes 3.1!) and Reason imported them easily. No bugs, no crashes (yet). A very strong product.

OVERALL OPINION

The biggest investment is the computer you buy to use Reason (get the most processor you can afford). If Propellerheads continues to support their customers and add new devices (or at least new sounds) I will remain a customer for life!

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: bluezoo7 ( 3-, 2004)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

PropellerHead Reason 1
There are so many features ive used this to make beats for a year and dont kno half the sh*t and still make f*ckin hot beats. maybe for the rap side you dont go as in depth as techno or wahtever but for wahtever you produce this program has it and more

Price paid

free on kaazaa i think 200 in stores

this isnt easy to use because its so powerful. if youre an idiot stick to fruityloops. the manual has been helpful in answering all my questions. the interface is the best thing from having the physical equipment which would cost in the high thousands as appose to the the free download

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Sound quality is great. my stuff sounds proffesionally mixed with minimal work. i sample all of my sounds so i dont kno that much about what sounds come with it. i just experiment with some of the soundbank sounds and have tried some refills. the effects are great i upgraded to reason 2.5 and it has even more shit than b4

Quality: f*ckin great

OVERALL OPINION

I love it as far as software goes but making drum patterns is limited when you have to point and click them. id recomend a midi control drum pad like akai mpd16 or hooking up your mpc as a controller. other than what it lacks in being able to physically touch it(which you cant with any software....its software) this program is the top of the line-unf*ckwitable all the way

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 2-, 2003)