Well, I use Reason in tandem with my keyboards & MPC3000, so there is sometimes a latency issue, but I believe I've worked it out. I haven't delved into Reason much further, because I have ProTools and I pretty much process all of my sounds in there.
Well, I've only been using Reason for about 8 months, but I'm highly impressed! I was always leary about software synthesis, but I'm a believer now! Reasons sounds are HOTT! I'm a professional hip-hop/R&B producer with a large keyboard set-up, and Reasons is a daily part of my productions! Ofcourse, nothing is perfect, and I hear people complaining that the drums dont hit like an Akai MPC will?! Hell, I use Reason in realtime with my entire set-up! I use my MPC to set the foundation of my drums, then use Reason to augment the MPC. Sometimes my kicks and snares are actually comin outta Reason, instead of the MPC! Plus Reasons has a ton of expansion sounds, even third party and consumer sounds! I really use the synth sounds in Reason the most. I produced a track for a up & coming artist called "PayBak" featuring "50Cent", and I used Reason for some of the sounds! The engineer who was mixing the song was wondering where I got those sounds?!! Nuff said!
There's no actual hardware that came with Reason. Software only. Protools is my hardware link.
I love Reason because it adds to my sonic pallete! As a producer, I'm constantly competing against mainstream producers and wicked sounds in your tracks can sometimes be the difference between you or another producer getting the gig! Sounds are what producers live for.
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: da4000kid ( 3-, 2004)