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PropellerHead Reason 1

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

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FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

PropellerHead Reason 1
I would renew the compression module, now you have an analog display, and so it is more difficult to precisely synchronise your drums with a bassline that is gate limited. maybe a digital display perhaps ? i also see a few reverb modules, and few types of samplers... maybe, you can add the roland varios module or a vocoder, or a kind of breathcontroller? to emulate flutesounds (ocarina, flute, clarinet, ...)

i use it for over a year now, i make professional tune and songs for a top dj, but still i haven't figured out the complexibility of the wirering and other stuff, i guess you have to see the logic of it, and have basic knowledge of using LFO bases synthesizers. otherwise for a newbie like myself a year ago, i find it too complex. More personal, i rather use reason, then all the same synthesizers on cubase. cubase, reason and rewire are a winning combination, also wavelab and clean are highly recommended.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I'm a little dissapointed, not in the program but in my soundcard. now if i play on my masterkeyboard on the midi input of my soundblaster live, the synth sounds aren't synchronised, i always have to wait a few milliseconds before i hear the tune. is there a soundscard, that has a better performance on that perticular field ?

the output is in one word superb, i've never been so close in soundquality, when i used my wavetable from my soundblaster, which has a 96 khz soundquality. keep doing such good work

OVERALL OPINION

Even in my grave i would use reason, why, because i have a "reason".

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 2-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

PropellerHead Reason 1
Me again. the feature i would add, is a interactive tutorial that teaches you the functions of reason, not only basic stuff, but also like using a gate on a bassdrum and a baseline, like in the song satisfaction. there you here the bassline fading away when the bassdrum hits. you can make such an effect with a gatelimiter, but how do you use it ? you can read in the help files the function of each module, but not how the combine modules, and what the outputs will be.

interactive tutorial. maybe an agent for a Q&A ? and i would really really love to see a zoom function, now if u use it at a resolution higher then 1024x768 some of the buttons become unreadable. maybe a sizeable window with synchonised zoom ? it's maybe a good idea if you could let a window popup with a slidebar, because when you have to change an effect with a round button with a mouse, it's not always very easy because you have to move in an opposite direction, of you make a window popup with a slider, it would make it more effective an preciser, and it feels more realtime. Oh, and since very shortly, an output limiter, because i just fucked up my soundcard, because the output i can create with reason, did a window burst in a thousand pieces, thank god for my genelec studio monitor speakers with an output of more then 150 dB. any idea's for a new soundcard ?

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Realtime midi would be great now the sounds are saved in a large file, the reason soundbank.... but, can each sound the will be frequently used be cached in higher random accessed memory, maybe that can inprove the synchronisation between midi and sounds ?

OVERALL OPINION

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 2-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

PropellerHead Reason 1
Great synths, samplers and loop player; the Chorus and Unison effects are quality. Reverb is lacking, it's hard to make it sound good quality, but the presets are acceptable. Can't change tempo in the middle of the song.

Price paid

$299

very easy to use for beginners, a little harder to figure out advanced functions. The manual is good.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

It takes some effort to get a good sound, but when you get used to making the sounds, it's great.

great quality.

OVERALL OPINION

It could use plenty of other features, but for what it is, it's a great all-in-one studio.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 1-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

PropellerHead Reason 1
Lets be clear, Reason 2.5 is the most powerful software sequencer known to man. It only gets a 9 because its missing the one component that would make it unstoppable, the ability to record live audio. Reason's power comes from its seemly infinite flexibility as it allows you to experiment not only with sound, but also the way modules are chained together giving you countless options.

Price paid

R2500.00

To get it to make a sound is childsplay but like any good tool it takes loads of time and coffee to master, and even then you prbably won't have unleashed half of its potential.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

The sounds are very useful, but for only a small grouping of genres mainly in the electronica, synthpop area. The previous statement is a lie and should be disregarded comlpetely. I am not a sausage because every sound patch in reason is completely editable and limitations are pretty much only the the mind of the user.

you could gig with it, if your idea of gigging is clicking on a screen. never needed customer support although i sent prop heads an email after i got 2.5 telling them how great they were and they sent me a bunch of eflowers, funny, thats about the time i got that hardcore computer virus... hmmm....

OVERALL OPINION

If this program could bare children i've make it take the pill and then "marry" it.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 1-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

PropellerHead Reason 1
Considering this software is usually described as "studio in a box", it does lack something for me: I wish I could record straight into it, instead of having to export reason songs as audio files into cubase(or cakewalk) to finish the song. You can import an audio file into the sampler, but it's messy. Other than that, the features are great, and extensive. A really wonderful piece of software.

Price paid

£150ish

Easy enough for a novice. I abhor manuals, so I study the examples and tutorial songs to learn. But you can definitely feel your way through. I'm sure it's even easier if you read the manuals.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I have a Soundblaster Audigy soundcard... I've never had a problem w/ sound.

The propellorheads website is chock full of help and info. Free samples to download... I've never had to contact customer support and I've had it two years now, so good on Reason!

OVERALL OPINION

I use this as my lifeline really, I have a midi keyboard, and so far it's saved me getting a piano. It's really got everything a budding musician could want. A synth and sampler w/ a HUGE library of sounds... a drum machine, a Dr REX loop thingy which is a life saver for those of us (me) who don't know the semantics of programming a drum machine. load of effects. This will be a great addition to any studio.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 0-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

PropellerHead Reason 1
Absolutely amazing feature set. Limitless possibilities! Only thing it is lacking is VST support, but anyone who understands the relationship between steinberg and propellerheads knows why this won't ever happen, at least not in the forseeable future.

Price paid

$230 US

Does it get any easier?

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Maybe support for 5.1-10.2 will be added in the near future? (crosses fingers)

Top notch... I was not dissapointed, not even a little bit!

OVERALL OPINION

They need to add an eleven to this one... =)

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 6-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

PropellerHead Reason 1
I would love to see a MIDI out feature, besides that it's the very best program I've ever come across with.

Price paid

$399

it's the most hands on software, ideal for people starting to make music. the user interface it's the easiest and the fastest to work with.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Stable as a rock. propellerhead software aupport are the best I love the whole company, honest.

OVERALL OPINION

It's the heart of my studio. my main tool for composition. period

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 3-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

PropellerHead Reason 1
There are lots of very good modules for Reason. With a lack of DX and VST support there are less possibilities than some other programs, but what’s there is very good.

Price paid

£110 Second Hand

One of the best things about Reason is its ease of use. It is very intuitive. Plus the routing possibilities on the back of the modules sets it apart from other programs.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Excellent sound quality. The effects are slightly lacking, so your track can suffer a little at mix down. Ideally you need to Rewire into a VST effect program. The Subtractor synth sounds a bit weak when auditioning sounds, but it works great in a mix.

Rock solid. It has never crashed once! That's the main "reason" I use it. The lack of DX and VST support probably helps allot.

OVERALL OPINION

It's the best music software I have ever used. It's ease of use and rock solid performance means I'm going to be using it for years! For once computer technology doesn’t get in the way of music creation.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown ( 5-, 2002)
F-cat05/20/2003

F-cat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PropellerHead Reason 1
No problem at the installation, compatibility 98/2000/NT/XP Win and Mac.
At the config audio / midi, there's no easier, simply choose your audio drivers and hop on. But things get complicated rather quickly at the inception, but Heureusementil is a good manual in french trs PDF (it will cost you some paper and some ink!).

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I possde a P 42.4 GHz with a gigabyte motherboard
RAM: 756 MB DDR
Sound Card: M-Audio Delta 1010
Hard Drive: 80 GB UDMA 100
The software and troune nikel Prolonged exposure (8 Reccords personal non-stop and not a bug).
Before I used a P III 600 MHz and spinning like! Well it's blowing on the CPU and I had problem with the automation modules as meusure the song forward.
Stability is exellent.

OVERALL OPINION

I use Reason for over a year, I find q'aprs becoming aware of the use of modules and all functions of the software (and it's not done with version 2.0 and 2.5) that This leaves free all Creations.
With a price even a little of all lev I have not beat the software squenceur.
I redeem it on.
Fredal06/12/2002

Fredal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PropellerHead Reason 1
INTEL PIII 800EB RAS

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE


CM / Asus CUSL2
512 MB SDRAM 133Hz
IBM 40 GB 1HDD DMA100
1HDD 20 GB Backup
1HDD 6GB for his bank
Sound card wamirack 24
Graphics Card GForce leadteck 3 MX 64 MB
The software works perfectly 3 X The mixer full effects without Reason + pbl
Very stable.

OVERALL OPINION

Very good Q / P