Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Reason 6 Release Date Announced by Propellerhead

I'm not really a Reason guy but the software carries a lot of weight with some producers and it seems to be the first step for many people entering the DAW world. Taking this into account it seems a post here is especially necessary. Propellerhead has made some additions to the Reason platform that should help it to regain some footing in the production DAW market. A market which is rapidly being consumed by Propellerhead's formidable competitor known as Ableton.

From Propellerhead (7/12/11) "With version 6 Reason reclaims the spotlight. Combining all the features from Record, version 6 adds audio recording and editing into Reason, along with Propellerhead's acclaimed mixing console with masterfully modeled EQ and dynamics on every channel, multiple parallel racks, all the effects you know and love plus new ones to fall in love with, and much more of what you've always wanted in Reason."

After watching that it's hard to imagine the guys at Ableton not being just a bit worried. All Propellerhead had to add was recording and it would've been big news. They took it a step further though, and I must admit that it's likely a step in the right direction. Value seems to be in the sample/remix world right now and there's no doubt Propellerhead is attempting to capitalize on it with the addition of their new efx and on board recording capabilities. Below you'll find some screenshots of the new efx and other goodies you get to look forward to in Reason 6.

Reason 6 Alligator

Reason 6 The Echo

Reason 6 Pulveriser

Reason 6 Mixer

Reason 6 Neptune
Propellerhead will also be releasing Reason Essentials which will be the successor to Record. Reason Essentials still features most of the same instruments and recording/mixer function as it's bigger brother it's just lacking some of the effects and other functions of Reason 6.  Reason 6 will retail for $450.00 and Reason Essentials will sell for $300.00.  Upgrades from previous version of Reason will run you $170.00.  Propellerhead will release Reason 6 on September the 30th, 2011. For more information visit Propellerhead's website.  If you're new to Reason I can't recommend the Reson 6 Ignite book enough.

All the best,


1 comment:

  1. The new stuff looks amazing. I'll definitely give it a try. Although I've been working in Live for 5 years now, I still feel Reason has more personality and some unsurpassed cabling options (the ability to connect an LFO to any parameter that has an input for example).

    Btw, the program is called 'Live', not Ableton ;)