The installation program is simply, from the installation CD (the same for Windows versions, MacOS 9 and MacOS X). You can choose whether to install sound banks "Factory Sound Bank" (Bank of tools for samplers, the "patch" for synths, drum kits and loops in format rex, dj Submitted in v1, but complte with some kits for the new sampler NN-XT, 500MB in total) and "Orkestral Sound Bank" (new in v2: bank instruments of an orchestra classic, with several games for each: 500MB more).
Configuring the software goes through the preferences (mainly audio and MIDI) and is rapidly trs. In 15-20 min (two copies of each bank of 500MB included), the installation loop, and we can start.
A manual handling is delivered to the paper. It is aptly named and is fulfilling its function. To program the module, the complete manual (included on CD in PDF format) is sufficient and clear rev. The whole doc is in French.
On a 800Mhz iMac G4, 256 MB, MacOS X, the software runs without problem. With 4 modules 3 modules synth sampler, BAR 2 modules and a good fifteen modules of effects, an indicator of processor activity is between a quarter and a third of its maximum capacity. We can add as many modules as the power of the computer will be able to grate, and for now, I have not reached the limits. For the sampler, the loading of certain instruments (Grand Piano, for example) takes a few seconds, which makes me assume that they are strong consumers of RAM (but I did not Verify.
The only crash dplorer, up Submitted, a t caused by the extinction of the Tascam US-428 before closing the software (a, Reason does not like, and must reboot the Mac). Otherwise, aa air of being stable.
I use it for 2 weeks (Reason 1 for 4 months). It's super intuitive software with a clean interface. It is available nophytes trs (my case) and can quickly get about the results (while the idea is the well-sr). Paralllement, it is possible to complicate the use, by connecting the modules together, which is useful for particulirement variation paramtres using synths and LFO, among others.
The new synthesis of v2 (Maelstrom, synthse granular base) is totally complmentaire of Subtractor (the synthesis of v1, Submitted still here): while the sounds of Subtractor can quickly make a mtallique turn (less to produce big bass), are those of Maelstrom Varis and give a warmer tone. The possibility to open a new window squenceur and zoom both vertically and horizontally is a considerable improvement in comfort over the v1. Finally, the richness of the sound banks is apprciable trs (for both samplers for drum kits).
For ctsngatifs, I find the ct of some effect modules: I find the compressor a little temperamental (it tends, when a module custom settings, go to trs little effect on dsagrable pumping enough sound), I find the distortion plutt ugly: it looks more like an addition of noise that a distortion of the signal (in the m my editor, I found the distortion of Rebirth much more efficient).
The report quality seems excellent price (100 EUR for an update from v1, approx. 400 EUR otherwise). I would do without hsitation this choice, and I advise any user of Reason a while nophyte in computer music. For most musicians express or hardware to habitus, I will not go on their advisor, but more a lack of experience as a result of the software itself.
Installation on Mac gnialement is simple, as most of the time. It registers and is free reoit mgas 100 sounds damn good on a site (for once to register the fact that something is, as said). Then we read all of the same manual, the rest is intuitive. It is more one of the most fun exploring software without a manual! So much that you forget to do some adjustment needed to operate its keyboards and modules in / out!
On my MAC G4 867/1Go ram/60Go Card Quattro drive and OSX is diabolical. When I only use Reason, I can afford a symphony orchestra. It's simple: I am not yet reached the capacity limit of Reason even using 5 or 6 mixer (50 tracks or more), tons of insert effects, the sample in every corner. The performance is not ... "Quantifiable". This is a vritable rvolution musically! Finally, a view from stability Quattro sometimes the driver who jumps, I had a crash Reason in a month (and zero-crash OSX of course), which caused no problem. The rve!
I dj t familiaris with Reason 1.0 for about a year. All that was missing is practically possible exception arriv be squenceur the window is still somewhat limited (including some erratic operation when you want to calibrate the catch on the binary triplets, but only a small bypass rgler the problem). I love the rear cable tray, the possibility to get out of each track NNXT sparment, of the same with Redrum, the possibility to CRER botes rhythms of samples not rhythmic (real samplers multi-tone) and of sr, ergonomics incredible. My only criticism is that some sounds are not the most balance, particularly in terms of samples. But given what is provided, and since we can Tlcharger 100MB of loops (promotion momentarily), dja is not bad. I give 10, because for the price, you can take to Rachmaninov, the Blues Brothers or Eminem power X. Just a default: no tempo track to vary it, but in this case, just use Reason in ReWire with Cubase.