Reason 7 Is Here - New Features - Video

Audio slicing, new mixer, easy parallel channels   12-Mar-13

Propellerheads have just announced Reason 7 -with a host of new features and an enhanced Factory Sound Pack with more loops and sounds to get you started, Reason Essentials 2 has also been announced giving an entry level way in.  With over 90 Rack Extensions already available, the Propellerheads boffins have focussed on "new creative and inspirational improvements for the mixer, the rack and the sequencer".

Anyone purchasing a qualifying product after March 1, 2013, will be entitled to an upgrade license and software download to be made available to you on the Reason 7 release day which we understand is Q2 - so April maybe?

The main new features in Reason 7 are:

  • New External MIDI Instrument Device
  • Automatic audio slicing and quantizing
  • New Mixer Bus Channels - parallel channel creation or quick track grouping
  • Spectrum EQ and  Analyzer
  • Expanded Factory Sound Bank - with a selection of "powerful hard -hitting drum loops"
  • More audio import options and formats
Theres also mention of  something called the Audiomatic Retro Transformer effect unit  which apparently adds a "futuristic-vintage sound to any tracks". This is not quite ready yet though so we'll have to wait and see what it actually does.


Pricing & availability
Reason 7 and Reason Essentials 2 begin limited public beta testing today and will be available for purchase worldwide in Q2 of 2013 at the following suggested retail pricing:

Reason 7 EUR €405 / USD $449
Reason Essentials 2 EUR €120 / USD $129
Reason 7 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) EUR €129 / USD $129
Reason Essentials 2 upgrade from previous versions FREE
Balance (includes upgrade to Reason 7 for owners of previous versions of Reason) EUR €429 / USD $449



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brian from usa    Said...

External MIDI devices!!! Whoa, the end of the world is nigh, pigs are flying.

12-Mar-13 07:33 AM


"audio clising"... can't wait to try it, whatever THAT is.... ; )

12-Mar-13 08:29 AM

Lagrange Audio    Said...

Reason Essentials DOESN'T come with the Midi Out device, that really sucks if true??

12-Mar-13 09:01 AM

Derek    Said...

(under the banner ad) lass="clear" >!

I like my lasses clear as well. ;)

So Reason can finally trigger standalone virtual instruments. HMMMM. :) I wonder if you could rig something where SoundFlower would also route the audio of said instrument back into Reason for signal processing......

12-Mar-13 10:49 AM

Koshdukai    Said...

@Derek: Just like you could do it before but now with R7 playing/controlling any MIDI accepting device (soft/hard it doesn't matter, it's all MIDI and it'll look the same to R7) as long as your computer can handle whatever you're trying to run (needless to say, right)

12-Mar-13 01:59 PM

Koshdukai    Said...

@Lagrange Audio: nope, only R7 has EMI... you'll have to upgrade to get it :/

12-Mar-13 02:01 PM

RP    Said...

Ableton 9, Push, Komplete 9 and now Reason 7. This is not a good month for the weaker amongst us gearwhores.

If Logic decides to have an upgrade (unlikely) I may have to sell vital organs through EBay to finance things :)

12-Mar-13 02:03 PM

Lagrange Audio    Said...

@Koshdukai So they are going to ask me for another $AUS400 to do what I have been able to do in other software for at least the last 20 years, I don't think so.

12-Mar-13 06:02 PM

Bob moog    Said...

Midi out the key feature for a paid upgrade. Your having a laugh. It's been around for a quarter of a century. This is just for suckers

13-Mar-13 04:25 AM

Mano    Said...

To be fair, I think a lot of Reason user's will see Midi out routing as a great addition. This isn't just a regular DAW adding a feature that other's have had for years. With the advent of REs, it's not like an upgrade can just involve a few new instruments and effects.

Personally I am looking foward to the pseudo Recycle integration which should be a huge workflow enhancement, although it does suddenly make the money I spent on that app seem like it was a waste

13-Mar-13 10:33 AM

Lagrange Audio    Said...

@Mano, not sure I agree with that. At the end of the day Midi Out should not be a feature to be paid for in a DAW and certainly not a premium one at that. My apologies in advance for being a little old fashioned. Ableton did this up until recently with lesser versions of Live and they came to their senses. I understand Reason has its unique qualities but one of them is not the fact that it hasn't Midi Out across the board, or at least it shouldn't be.

15-Mar-13 04:19 AM

Montychristo86    Said...

I dunno about you guys being all negative and such, but I personally think that Reason is actually rockin it right now!

To be honest, it's not the most complex DAW in the world, but it does what a lot of heftily-featured DAWs fail to do: MAKE SENSE for the average user. I still think Ableton Suite 9 takes the cake, but Reason is too damn fun to pass up, I think!

18-Mar-13 07:55 PM

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