Propellerheads Reason Essentials 2
Reason Essentials packs all the recording, editing, effects, instruments, mixing and mastering tools you need to sound great in a streamlined package, with room to grow and expand.
Just like its bigger brother, Reason Essentials puts making music in focus. From concept to completion, it comes with all the essential tools for turning good ideas into great songs.
Reason Essentials comes with a great selection of instruments and effects in a virtual rack that builds itself, or can be tweaked to your heart’s content—drum machine, loop player, sampler, synths, reverb, delay, distortion and more.The intuitive audio and MIDI sequencer makes recording and arranging your music a breeze.
With its generous sound bank and familiar creative flow, Reason Essentials has all the sounds and patches to let you focus on the music and finish that song—faster and sounding better.
At the heart of Reason Essentials is the virtual rack that builds itself as you create your song. Choose a synth, a drum machine, a loop player or any device from the Create menu and it will instantly appear in your rack, logically patched into the signal chain.
The Reason Essentials rack can be stacked with an infinite number of instruments reverbs, distortion units, delays, dynamic processors, mastering EQs—everything you need to shape and colour your sounds, limited only by your imagination.
While all audio connections are made automatically, a single key press will turn the rack around, where you'll find yourself in patch cord heaven. Repatch by dragging the patch cord plug to the desired connector to build your own sounds
Below the rack you'll find the powerful sequencer. Keeping with Reason’s famous ease of use, it comes with all the editing features you need. Capture instrument performances and automation, record and overdub audio, or draw in your notes with the mouse. Any mistakes can easily be corrected, adjusted or quickly spliced together from multiple takes
Propellerhead’s time-stretch lets you play now and pick the tempo later. Change the song tempo on the fly and all your audio tracks will follow right along.
Reason Essentials' masterfully modelled mixing console gives you a built-in two-band EQ on every channel, advanced effects handling, full automation, while the renowned radio-ready master bus compressor gives you a big studio sound.
Hands-on music production and recording for musicians
Comes with tons of instruments and effects
Expand your rack with the tools your music needs whenever you like
Studio-grade mixing console
Unlimited audio tracks
Unlimited audio recording and instrument channels
Six instruments included: NN-XT sampler, Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player, Redrum drum machine, Subtractor synth, ID-8 and Combinator
Ten effects included: delay, reverb, virtual amps, distortion, chorus and mastering effects
Modelled mixing console with channel strip for every instrument and audio channel
Rack Extension technology lets users expand their collection of instruments and effects with the devices they want
Fully featured high-precision multitrack sequencer with audio comping tools, slicing and audio quantise
High quality realtime time stretch—adjust the tempo of your whole song, or alter the timing of a recorded performance
Bounce audio recordings to REX loop format, for use in Reason Essentials' sampler or loop player
Remote mapping to external MIDI controllers and hardware control surfaces
Comes with a great factory sound bank, with patches for Reason Essentials devices, samples, and loops
Multicore support and 64-bit compatibility makes Reason Essentials fast and powerful on any computer
Advanced exporting—export your separate mixer channels as individual audio stems, including effects and tempo track
ReGroove Mixer real-time groove console
Matrix pattern-based sequencer
14 x 2 mixer w/ EQ and effects send/return
6:2 channel stereo line mixer
Spider Audio Merger & Splitter
Spider Control Voltage Merger & Splitter
NN-XT advanced sampler
Dr. Octo Rex loop player
Redrum pattern-based drum machine
Subtractor analog subtractive synthesizer
ID-8 songwriter's toolbox
Combinator, for building chains of instruments, effects, and pattern sequencers.
Line 6 virtual guitar amplifier
Line 6 virtual bass amplifier
DDL-1 digital delay line
RV7000 advanced reverb
Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
4-band mastering EQ
Dual band stereo imager
Stereo compressor with sidechain input, soft-knee mode and CV out
Maximizer with look-ahead and soft clip