Propellerhead today announced Reason 10, a big update that adds 6 new instruments, 1 effect and over 3GB of samples and loops.
Reason 10 features two new synthesizers, three new live-sounding organic instrument devices, a acoustic piano, creative modulation device, and 3GB of cutting-edge drum loops and samples.
“With Reason 10, not only have we delivered some of the best-sounding instruments we’ve ever created, the result is the biggest upgrade we’ve ever done,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Propellerhead Product Manager. “With the two new synths, a plethora of sampled instruments, drums, loops and much more — we can’t wait to hear what music makers are going to create with Reason 10.”
Here’s the official Propellerhead Reason 10 intro video:
Reason 10 includes two new synthesizers: Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer and Grain Sample Manipulator:
- Europa is a dynamically generated wavetable synthesizer with extreme flexibility. Apply a wide range of modulation to the waveform itself, to start with. Add advanced spectral filtering, harmonics processing and even draw your custom waveforms.
- Grain opens up the world of granular synthesis for Reason users. Drop any sample into Grain and explore the endless sonic variations you can create with Grain’s selection of algorithms, flexible modulation, routing and effects.
Reason 10 also includes three new sampled instrument collections:
- Klang Tuned Percussion includes 10 sampled melodic percussion instruments, tailored to modern pop and electronica.
- Pangea World Instruments includes 11 world instruments, adding a unique flavor to any genre of music.
- Humana Vocal Ensemble is a collection of choirs and solo vocals, perfect for a human touch or a bombastic film or game soundtrack.
Reason 10 also now includes Propellerhead’s Radical Piano instrument and Synchronous Effect Modulator – previously only available as Rack Extensions via the Propellerhead Shop:
- Radical Piano is an ‘authentic, flexible, and bendable piano’ instrument.
- Synchronous lets you create quick sidechain effects or draw your own LFO curves to control filter, delay, reverb, distortion and level.
In addition, Reason 10 comes with over 3 GB of sample content in Reason Drum Supply and Reason Loop Supply. These ReFills include a wide variety of drum samples and loops, from vintage drum machines to the sounds of the future.
Audio demos of the new synths and sample libraries are available at the Propellerhead site.
Pricing and Availability
Reason 10 is in beta now, and will be available for purchase worldwide on October 25, 2017, at the following suggested retail pricing:
- Reason10 USD $449 / EUR €405
- Reason Essentials 10 USD $129 / EUR €120
- Reason 10 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) USD $129 / EUR €129
Propellerhead is offering a grace period for customers who purchased Reason 9 on or after September 1, 2017. For more information, see the Propellerhead site.