Propellerhead Reason 8.3 Beta Now Available

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Propellerhead has announced that Reason 8.3 is now available as a public beta.

Note that this is a public beta release, so you should only download it now if you are interested in testing pre-release software and giving Propellerhead feedback on any bugs that you encounter.

The final version of Reason 8.3 is expected to be released in a few weeks. Continue reading

FM4 Rack Extension Now Available, ‘Farty Brass Sounds’ Not Included

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Primal Audio let us know that they’ve released FM4 – their DX-style FM software synthesizer – as a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

Heres what they have to say about it:

FM4 is a four-operator FM synthesizer for the Reason rack.

Modeled on the first commercially available FM synths from the 1980s, FM4 recreates that dirty, lo-fi, cutting sound of the original units.

Combined with a carefully thought-out, stripped-down, yet powerfull, user interface, FM4 makes it a breeze to create a multitude of sounds, ranging from punchy basses, crystal-clear bells, and lush pads, to organic textures, striking drums, and piercing leads.

Here are the official audio demos: Continue reading

New Driver Rack Extension Synth Offers Up To 9 Oscillators Per Note

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Ochen K has introduced Driver – a new Rack Extension synthesizer for Propellerhead Reason.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Driver is a 12-note polyphonic synth, with up to 9 oscillators per note. It’s perfect for electronic music production, specializing in rich basses and leads, and evolving sounds like swells, rises, and drops. With its intuitive direct editing of envelopes for every parameter, making complex sounds in Driver is surprisingly easy.

Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading

ABL3 Computer Bassline A 303 For Reason

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AudioRealism Bass Line 3 (ABL3) – an emulation of the classic Roland TB-303 bassline synthesizer – is now available as a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason.

According to AudioRealism, ABL3 accurately emulates every aspect of the original, ‘from growling basses to hollow middles and beeping highs with metal rattling accents’.

Here’s the ABL3 video intro: Continue reading

Propellerhead Reason 8.2 Now Available – Here’s What’s New

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Propellerhead has released Reason 8.2 and Reason Essentials 8.2 – free updates that include new features, improvements and bug fixes.

These updates are recommended for all Reason 8 and Reason Essentials 8 users.

Here’s what’s new in Propellerhead Reason 8.2 & Reason Essentials 8.2: Continue reading