Well today the news emanating from Stockholm, Sweden is good. The version 3.0 update focuses on live playing and takes Reason from the studio realm to the stage. Reason 3 comes packed with unique features that will make it a strong alternative to the hardware workstation synthesizer, whether for composing, producing or live playing. Reason 3 introduces a new module, the Combinator, which allows users to build elaborate chains of Reason devices—instruments, effects, pattern sequencer etc and save as a Combi patch. With it’s ability to load-up complex instruments routed through effect units and dynamic processors in one go, the Combinator is an extremely playable, extremely performance friendly device, perfect for both stage and studio use.
The new Combinator
Additional new features include:
In case you’ve been off-world for the last few years, here’s some more info about Reason
Reason is an enormously successful software title for both Windows and Mac OS platforms that emulates a rack of electronic synthesizers, samplers, drum machines and mixing equipment. Reason has been awarded Editor's Choice Awards from Electronic Musician, MacWorld, Remix, Computer Music magazines, cnet.com, the mipa award for Best Software Instrument and the highly coveted TEC award.