Propellerhead Software (http://www.propellerheads.se) has released Reason 5 and Record 1.5, updates of the software for musicians that introduce new instruments, effects, sequencing, sounds, patches and more for composing, beatmaking, loop-mangling, vocal treatment, songwriting, remixing and music production.
The new Kong Drum Designer and Dr. Octo Rex loop player extend Reason’s instrument arsenal. Reason 5 and Record 1.5 add a new take on sequencing: Blocks, in which you build songs parts like patterns and string them together for fast arranging with the ability to freely go back and forth between pattern and linear modes.
Neptune is a pitch correction tool and voice synthesizer. You can play new harmonies on a MIDI keyboard for instant backing vocals. Live sampling into all sample capable devices means any musician can use samples in a new manner for creative sampling.
The Expanded Factory Sound Bank has doubled in size; plus, there are added signature sound designers’ patches, inspire new arrangements and compositions. Multi core optimization, an on-screen keyboard and tempo scaling of clips top the list of additional improvements.
All full versions and upgrades are available worldwide through authorized Propellerhead dealers and Propellerhead’s online store (http://www.propellerheads.se/shop).