Propellerhead Unveils Reason 9 Music Production Software

May 19 2016, 03:10
Propellerhead unveiled the next generation of Reason (version 9) scheduled to be officially launched June 21, 2016. The latest version of this powerful music production software builds on the established platform, introducing a host of new devices, sounds, and creative tools. It features new Player devices, Scales & Chords, Note Echo and Dual Arpeggio, an expanded sound-bank, new Pitch Edit time-stretch technology and improved Audio to MIDI conversion.

“Reason 9 is the most exciting version yet, with major new features that are sure to help everyone make more and better music,” said Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Propellerhead Product Marketing Manager. “For Reason 9, we focused on the journey from inspiration to perfection. The new devices and sounds can spark a million new ideas, while the new tools and highly requested features help you polish those ideas to perfection. Reason 9 makes it fun and easy for everyone to capture their inspiration and develop musical ideas.”

Reason 9 introduces three Player devices that instantly 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, while adding transpose notes to a selected scale and automatically generate chords. 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 any Reason rack.

Reason’s new Pitch Edit mode helps users fix out-of-tune notes, add vibrato, change timing, create new melodies from recordings, change the dynamics, and more. An improved Audio to MIDI technology allows to convert vocals to MIDI notes for endless sound manipulation possibilities. 

Reason 9 also comes with 1000 new cutting-edge sounds. The legendary Reason rack is also enhanced with key workflow improvements and darker theme options, perfect for late-night studio sessions.

Propellerhead is offering a grace period for users who purchased Reason 8 on or after May 1, 2016. Purchasing and registering a qualifying product makes users eligible for a free upgrade to Reason 9 instantly when it becomes available. Reason 9 will be available for purchase worldwide on June 21, 2016 for EUR €405 / USD $449 and the upgrade from any previous Reason version will cost EUR €129 / USD $129.
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