Propellerhead Software has released Reason 9, a new version of the music production software. It builds on the Reason platform by introducing a host of new devices, sounds and creative tools.
Reason 9 introduces three Player devices that instantly transform any MIDI input into “compelling” music. Note Echo creates rhythmic, pitched MIDI delays for melodies, drum rolls and more. Scales & Chords turns simple melodies into harmonies and chords.
Transpose notes to a selected scale and automatically generates chords for your song. Dual Arpeggio transforms chords into intricate rhythms. F
Reason’s new Pitch Edit mode helps users fix out-of-tune notes, adjust vibrato, change timing, create new melodies from a recording, change the dynamics, and more. Audio to MIDI lets you convert your vocals to MIDI notes. Reason 9 also comes with 1000 new sounds to ignite your creativity.
What’s more, the upgrade now includes the Pulsar dual channel LFO – previously available as a Rack Extension ($49) via the Propellerhead shop. You can use Pulsar to introduce variation to your sounds, create entirely new ones using its modulation, or load up any of the masterfully crafted presets.
Reason 9 is available as a direct download from Propellerhead’s website (www.propellerheads.se) or from an authorized dealer. Reason 9 costs $449, and
Reason Essentials 9 is $129. An upgrade to Reason 9 from any previous version is $129.Propellerhead is offering a grace period for customers who purchased Reason 8 on or after May 1, 2016.