Stockholm, Sweden (July 13, 2011)–Propellerhead will debut Reason 6, along with a successor to its Record software, Reason Essentials, worldwide on September 30, 2011.
Combining all the features from Record, Reason version 6 adds audio recording and editing, along with Propellerhead’s mixing console with modeled EQ and dynamics on every channel, multiple parallel racks, Line 6 amp models, new effect devices and additional features. New creative effects designed for inserting directly into instruments and tracks include:
Pulveriser: “sound crushing effect with crunchy compression, dirty distortion and flexible modulation”
The Echo: “advanced stereo echo with modern delay and analog tape echo emulation”
Alligator: “a three band pattern gate for complex rhythmic texturing.”
Other feature updates include interface enhancements, high definition audio transpose and true 64-bit compatibility.
Meanwhile, distilled from the core of Reason, Reason Essentials contains a selection of instruments and effects in a virtual rack that builds itself, or can be customized—drum machine, loop player, sampler, synths, reverb, delay, distortion, mastering effects and more. For guitar players, the built-in virtual guitar and bass PODs from Line 6 offer a range of guitar amps, cabinets and effects. The audio and MIDI sequencer is aimed to aid recording and arranging music.
Reason 6 and Reason Essentials are under limited public beta testing and will be available for purchase worldwide on September 30, 2011. Propellerhead will also offer special grace period offers for purchasers of Reason, Record and Reason-Record Duo this summer.