Propellerhead's Record 1.5 and Reason 5 Software Available Today
Massive updates outfit musicians with new instruments, a groundbreaking new sequencer mode, pitch correction and voice synthesis, live sampling, signature patches and much more
The new Kong Drum Designer and Dr. Octo Rex loop player extend Reason's instrument arsenal to help musicians get phenomenal sounding rhythms, drums tracks and beats. Reason 5 and Record 1.5 add a whole new take on sequencing: Blocksbuild songs parts like patterns and string them together for lightening fast arranging with the ability to freely go back and forth between pattern and linear modes. Neptune, a pitch correction tool and amazing voice synthesizer, turns less than perfect performances into great ones in no time. Simply play new harmonies on a MIDI keyboard for instant backing vocals. Live sampling into all sample capable devices means any musician can use samples in a new and playful manner, discovering the lost art of creative sampling. The Expanded Factory Sound Bank, doubling in size, plus added signature sound designers' patches, inspire new arrangements and compositions. Multi core optimization, an onscreen keyboard and tempo scaling of clips top the list of additional improvements.
The upgrades further solidify the Record Reason Duo as the mainstay tool for musical creation.
"I don't put too many demands on (studio) engineers... except for them to have Reason on their system," says Printz Board, Musical Director of the Black Eyed Peas. "That is one of the only demands."
Here is a brandnew video featuring some signature patches from the new factory sound bank:
Reason Record Duo feature highlights:
Introducing Kong Drum Designer (Reason)
Load, sculpt, build and tweak your sounds with your choice of drum synthesis, sampling, REX loops, physical modeling and custom-made effect modules for percussion on Kong’s 16 pads.
Dr. REX octuples into Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player (Reason)
No matter how you use it—as a pattern sequencer for loops, or to completely mangle your REX’ed audio – it is guaranteed to inspire.
New Neptune Pitch Adjuster and Voice Synth Device (Record)
Super flexible high-quality processor to correct and shift pitches, create backing harmonies, formant shift or take your vocals into outer space
Block based pattern sequencing mode makes song creation fast and flexible (Both)
Go from pattern-based arrangements to linear—to patterns again. Take your music beyond the eight bar loop.
Vastly expanded Factory Sound Bank with Signature patches (Reason)
Reason’s sound bank more than doubles in size, thanks in large part to signature contributors: Printz Board, Bomb Squad, Jason McGerr, Sharooz, Adam Beyer, Keith LeBlanc, Cari Lekebusch & others.
Live sampling is back! In the rack! (Reason)
Re-explore the lost art (and fun) of sampling. Every sample player becomes a sampler; record with a single click — further tweak with the built-in editor.
A number of other additions that guarantee to make your music making more fun
Multi-core optimization, on-screen keyboard and scaling audio and MIDI clips, interface enhancements and many more too numerous to name.
More info on the upgrades and individual products themselves can be found at: www.propellerheads.se
Formed in 1994, Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Renowned for its musiciancentric approach, Propellerhead has created some of the world's most innovative music software applications and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised Record, Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of superior quality. Technologies such as ReWire and the REX file format are defacto industry standards, implemented in all major music software. Today, Propellerhead's products are used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of professionals and enthusiasts for all kinds of music making.