Propellerhead Software announced today that the updated Reason 9 software is now available for purchase. First introduced a month ago, the latest version of the music production software builds on the Reason platform by introducing new devices, sounds, and creative tools.
New Player Devices. Reason 9 introduces three Player devices that 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 beautiful harmonies and chords.” The user can use this Player device to transpose notes to a selected scale and automatically generate chords for their song. Dual Arpeggio transforms chords into “intricate and inspiring” rhythms.
There’s a much deeper look at the Player Devices on Propellerhead’s YouTube channel, captured from a recent live stream:
New Pitch Edit mode. Reason 9’s new Pitch Edit mode helps the user produce “flawless” vocals. Users can fix out-of-tune notes, adjust vibrato, change the song’s timing, create new melodies from a recording, change the song’s dynamics, and more. Audio to MIDI lets the user convert their vocals to MIDI notes for “endless” sound manipulation possibilities.
Pulsar now included. Reason 9 also now includes the Pulsar dual channel LFO, which was previously only available as a Rack Extension ($49) via the Propellerhead shop. Users can take advantage of Pulsar to introduce variation to your sounds, create entirely new ones using its “advanced and flexible” modulation, or load up any of the “masterfully crafted” presets.
Propellerhead have also put together a series of short demo/tutorial videos, using the updated Reason 9 software to create a track.
Pricing and availability. Propellerhead’s Reason 9 is available now as a direct download from the Propellerhead website, or from an authorized dealer. Suggested retail pricing for Reason 9 is EUR €405 / USD $449. Reason Essentials 9 has an MSRP of EUR €120 / USD $129. Users of previous versions of Reason can upgrade (from any previous Reason version) for EUR €129 / USD $129. Customers who bought Reason 8 after May 1 of this year can upgrade to the new version free of charge.