Propellerhead Software today announced Reason 9, the latest version of their music production software. The updated Reason introduces a host of new devices, sounds, and creative tools.
Reason 9 introduces three Player devices that, Propellerhead representatives say, “instantly transform any MIDI input into compelling music.” Note Echo creates rhythmic, pitched MIDI delays for melodies, drum rolls, and more. Scales & Chords turns melodies into harmonies and chords. Transpose notes to a selected scale and automatically generate chords for your song, no music theory required. Dual Arpeggio transforms chords into intricate and inspiring rhythms. From classic up-and-down to polyphonic and polyrhythmic, Dual Arpeggio breathes new life into any instrument in your Reason rack.
Reason’s new Pitch Edit mode (pictured below) helps you produce flawless vocals. Fix out-of-tune notes, add vibrato, change your timing, create new melodies from your recording, change the dynamics, and more. Audio to MIDI lets you convert your vocals to MIDI notes for endless sound manipulation possibilities.
Reason 9 also comes with 1000 new “cutting-edge” sounds. Whether you make chart-topping anthems or the sound of the underground, Reason’s new sound bank will take your music to the next level. The legendary Reason rack is also enhanced with key workflow improvements and darker theme options, perfect for late-night studio sessions.
Pricing and availability. Propellerhead is offering a grace period for customers who recently purchased Reason 8 (on or after May 1, 2016). Those customers, and any others who choose to purchase and register a qualifying product today is eligible for a free upgrade to Reason 9 “instantly” when it becomes available. For details see the the upgrade page on the Propellerhead website.
Reason 9 will be available for purchase worldwide on June 21, 2016 at the following suggested retail pricing:
- Reason 9 EUR €405 / USD $449
- Reason Essentials 9 EUR €120 / USD $129
- Reason 9 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) EUR €129 / USD $129
For more information and product specifications, go to the Propellerhead site.