The buzz surrounding the latest Reason 3.0 release from Propellerheads is almost deafening, if the demand we saw for the video we shot at last months NAMM show is anything to go by (be sure you check it out). Up until today, the release date has been somewhat hazy, as is often the case. At last they’ve put us all out of our misery and set the big day to March 10th. On this day, Reason 3.0 will be available for purchase.
Hot new features of Reason 3.0 include: Remote: Instant out of the box integration with most major control surfaces including support for motorized faders and controller displays. New soundbank: An expanded soundbank with increased focus on providing a wide palette of multi sampled instruments and huge sounding Combi patches. New browser: Reason’s new browser will help you work faster and better in Reason. Free text search across your entire sound library, organize your sounds in favorite folders, audition play all samples and patches via MIDI. MClass: A top-notch mastering suite comparable with any hard- or software units. The suite consists of a four band parametric + shelving EQ, a stereo processor, a fantastic sounding compressor and a maximizer with look ahead limiter. Reason 3 is expected to ship early 2005. An upgrade discount will be available for Reason owners. Upgrade and retail price TBA.
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.