Reason 9 is coming soon and, browsing through the updates, it looks like Propellerhead wants to make it easier than ever to create cool music without needing an extensive musical background.
The main new feature introduced in v9 is a new type of rack device called Players. One of the Player devices is Scale & Chords, which rules out any ‘wrong’ notes when playing MIDI instruments, intuitively restricting a performance to a song’s key. Dual Arpeggio has two parallel arpeggiators for creating unique patterns. Note Echo is similar to a delay effect for the sequencer, but it allows for alterations to repeated notes, again opening up some original possibilities.
That’s not all — an improved Pitch Edit workflow lets you polish off your recordings to perfection while making full use of Reason’s time-stretch feature too. You can bounce audio clips from your instruments in place. More visual themes are available to suit a look that matches your mood. And Audio to MIDI conversion lets you sing your melodies or hum your bass lines and export it to MIDI data with a click.
And of course it wouldn’t be Reason if it didn’t come with new sounds. Reason 9 has 1000 new patches, as well as a collection of sounds from professional sound designers.
Reason 9 will be released on June 21st.