Reason 8.0.0

Comprehensive program which helps you create and edit songs, supports multiple audio formats, and encloses many features, instruments and effects
Reason is the complete package: a professional editing and music creating software solution, developed specifically for song writers and musicians, as well as individuals passionate about tunes.

Long-lasting installation, yet well-structured layout

Seeing how complex the app is, it is no surprise that the setup process might take a while, even though you do not have to reject offers from third-party products.

The interface you come by is pretty well-organized and clean, comprising a menu bar and multiple panels and buttons, each of which correspond to one of the many options available in the app. Although so user-friendly, you still require some previous experience with such products in order to work with it, or you need to pay close attention to the Help contents and video tutorials provided by the developers.

Use provided demos and supported formats

First and foremost, you should know that Reasons comes with several demo songs you can take for a roll, so that you can figure out how to perform some of your editing.

In addition to that, you can import songs in multiple formats (e.g. AAC, AIFF, M4A, MP3, WAV etc.) and MIDI files, as well as create new songs from scratch, or by using one of the available templates (album mastering, basic audio tracking, empty + FX, 16 track tape recorder etc.).

Add a myriad of instruments and effects

This utility also contains a pretty long list of synthesizers, equalizer and compressors you can take advantage of in order to make your songs sound better. Moreover, you can use a long list of instruments, and creative and studio effects.

Tweak multiple preferences and use the built-in playback controls

You can enable keyboard control, a feature which enhances ease of use while you can also play, stop, pause and fast forward a song with the help of the integrated dedicated buttons. It is also possible to record your own audio input, keep events in clip while editing, automatically color tracks and channels, reduce cable clutter, and automatically group devices and tracks.

Furthermore, by using Reasons you can also duplicate a particular selection, insert bars between locators, set loop to selection, join and mute clips, as well as crop events to clip or adjust alien clips to lane.

Performance and conclusion

The computer’s performance might be affected from time to time as the CPU and memory usage tends to be high at times, yet this is to be expected from this type of product. This also means that you should avoid using it with an old computer, as certain problems might arise. The response time is quite good, the interface is customizable and intuitive, yet you still need some previous experience with similar programs.

All in all, Reason is a very complex tool that can help you create beautiful music, which did not pop up any errors, hang or crash during our tests.

Reviewed by on July 24th, 2014


last updated on:
September 30th, 2014, 9:58 GMT
file size:
3.6 GB
price:
€369.00
 
developed by:
Propellerhead Software
license type:
Demo 
operating system(s):
Windows 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Multimedia \ Audio \ Audio Editors/Recorders
download hub:
Audio Editors

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softpedia rating

5.0/5

user rating 91

3.9/5
 

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What's New in This Release:
  • Brand new, modern interface
  • Drag and drop everything, everywhere
  • Redesigned smart browser
  • New first class guitar and bass amplifiers from Softube
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Application description

Making music should be as easy as powering up a computer, loading up a powerful piece of music software, and getting d...

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