BY JOE AZEVEDO
Propellerhead Software today announced that Reason 9 software is now available for purchase. Reason 9 builds on the award-winning Reason platform by introducing a host of new devices, sounds and creative tools that inspire music makers to create more and better music from initial concept to a polished song.
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 so you can stay focused on the music making. 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 helps you produce flawless vocals. Fix out-of-tune notes, adjust 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 to ignite your creativity. Reason 9 also now includes the popular Pulsar dual channel LFO – previously available as a Rack Extension ($49) via the Propellerhead shop. Use Pulsar to introduce variation to your sounds, create entirely new ones using its advanced and flexible modulation, or load up any of the masterfully crafted presets for instant inspiration.
Mattias Häggström Gerdt, Propellerhead Product Marketing Manager is excited about “the new Player devices, new sounds, Pitch Edit, numerous workflow enhancements, and the addition of our popular Pulsar dual-channel LFO synth, Reason 9 is the best version yet for taking musical ideas from inspiration to completion.”
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