Propellerhead announces Reason 7
Propellerhead will launch in Q2 2013 the version 7 of its Reason sequencer along with Reason Essentials 2.
What's new in Reason 7:
- New External MIDI Instrument for MIDI Out support (a rack for your hardware MIDI instruments), with automation support
- Slice feature for audio recordings, and ability to convert slices to REX format for processing in the Dr. Octo looper, Reason samplers or the Kong Drum Designer
- Improved mixer with main mixing controls available in the Reason Rack
- New channel Busses that allow for grouping tracks or other groups and process them together, a ability to create parallel channels with a single clic and process them separately
- Graphic Spectrum EQ added for channels and busses
- Audiomatic Retro Transformer: a new "future-retro" effect (more details soon)
- New loops in the sound library, including a new drum loop section for all genres
- Possibility to import audio files in new formats (MP3, WMA, AAC...)
Reason Essentials has also been updated, it will include slicing and quantize audio features, the ability to create Rex files from audio recordings, the audio file import in new formats, and several enhancements.
- Reason 7: 405€ / $449 but upgrade is free for users who bought or upgraded to Reason 6 after March 1st, 2013
- Reason Essentials 2: 120€ / $129 but free for Reason Essentials 1 users
- Reason 7 upgrade (from any previous Reason version): 129€ / $129
- Balance (includes upgrade to Reason 7 for owners of previous versions of the sequencer): 429€ / $449
Reason users are invited to sign up for the limited public beta testing at www.propellerheads.se.
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