Propellerhead Software announced the availability of version 3.0 of Reason. The brand new sound bank, the Combinator device, the new sound browser and the new Remote technology turn Reason into a powerful workstation for both music production and live performance.
The expanded sound bank in Reason 3.0 is more than comprehensive, with sounds spanning from the expected to the obscure and abstract, offering enough material for just any style of music.
Reason 3.0 is now pre-configured with new Remote technology for use with all the leading controller keyboards and control surfaces on the market. To use Remote, all the user needs to do is to hook up any supported controller to the computer and Reason will identify it and handle pre-configured controller mappings for all Reason devices. Reason 3.0 integrates more remote keyboards with tighter implementation than anything that has been ever done before. Reason's Remote technology supports over 35 controllers with more to come.
Reason 3.0 also comes with the MClass mastering tools. The suite consists of a mastering EQ, a stereo imager, a sweet sounding compressor and a maximizer to further polish one's sound.
At the heart of the Reason 3 is the Combinator device. It's a grouping device, a rack within the Reason rack, that lets the user load complex instrument patches consisting of any number of Reason devices then play them as one instrument. The result is an extremely flexible yet simple-to-understand way of playing and creating rich-sounding instrument patches, complete with effects and modulation setups.
Reason 3 is now available for a MSRP of $449EUR/$499USD.
For more information, visit their web site at www.propellerheads.se