Reason 12 - Sound like you
Reason’s power and flexible Rack of virtual instruments and effects is ready to plug in to your music making.
The Reason Rack is one of the most powerful and flexible sound design and beatmaking tools for your music. It’s a virtual studio rack packed full of instruments like synthesizers, drum machines, sound-shaping effects, Player MIDI effects, and mixing tools all coming together in Reason’s Rack to be combined and routed however you want. Reason sounds make your own sound possible.
New in Reason 12
A new look, a new size and new Rack devices for creative sample manipulation, Reason 12 is all about leveling up the creative potential at the heart of your music-making experience. The brand new Mimic Creative Sampler approaches sample manipulation as a musical reimagining of audio samples that can be both inventive and even fun! Bringing together the best audio technologies from Reason Studios’ history of groundbreaking DSP and sample-slicing, Mimic includes automatic transient slice detection which easily chops up a sample into individual notes or drum beats. Time-stretching samples can be done using Reason’s legendary stretch algorithm, along with new granular and tape modes to explore.
High Resolution Graphics and Scalable Window
•ALL Reason Rack devices are now in glorious high resolution
•Every 3rd party Rack Extension add-on ever made now supports high resolution graphics now
•Reason scales automatically to fit your own monitor’s resolution and pixel density
•Change the zoom level manually to make the Reason window smaller or GIANT to fit your own taste
Mimic Creative Sampler
•Mimic is Reason’s brand new premium instrument for creative sample manipulation
•Advanced time-stretch and pitch shift algorithms
•Experiment with granular synthesis controls
•Automatic transient slice detection chops up samples for fast sample juggling and flipping
•Onboard filters and effects geared specifically for adding color, grit, and character to your samples
All new Combinator
•Reason’s Combinator has been updated for highly customizable front panel designs
•Combine instruments, effects, and modular devices inside the Combinator however you like
•Use the new Editor to design custom front panels with your own layout of knobs, buttons, faders, and graphics
•Combinators can now include other Combinators inside
•Updated Combinator programming features make customized macro controls, and the sounds that enable more advanced, powerful, and inspiring
•Reason’s browser has been updated for instant search results while you type
•Search results categorized, showing devices, presets, samples, folders, etc.
•Search the current folder your in or all locations at once now
Virtual studio rack
At the heart of Reason is a virtual rack where you craft your own sound using Reason’s synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, and other organic instruments – along with a large collection of audio and MIDI effects to shape both your sound and even the notes you play on your keyboard.
The Rack is a musical playground. Drag an instrument device into the Rack and start playing immediately. Add devices underneath your instrument like audio effects and everything is automatically connected and routed together. If you like building custom instrument and effect chains, you’ll love diving deeper into Reason’s Combinator where your custom device creations can be saved, programmed for your own macro controls, and even configured to have your own custom front panel with knobs, faders, and buttons of your own choosing and your own positioning.
If you love experimenting with modular synthesis and open-ended signal routing, then Reason’s Rack has another advanced dimension for you as well – the back of the Rack where devices can be cabled together using audio jacks and modular control voltage cables to modulate signals from device to device. The back of the Rack is a true “if you can dream it, you can build it” canvas to explore. But if you’re a front-of-the-rack type of music maker, you’ll appreciate that Reason devices auto-route while you focus on what truly matters: the music.
With a multi-gigabyte supply of synth sounds, sampled instruments, drum kits, loops and effects, Reason's built-in sound bank comes packed with everything you need to make any style of music. The integrated browser helps you quickly find and try thousands of sounds across a huge sound library.
Reason is a plugin
Reason 12’s devices are available to users of every DAW running as a VST3, AU, and AAX plugin. Running Reason as a plugin inside your DAW of choice doesn’t only offer the flexibility to take the Reason Rack wherever you want to take your music making. Reason can interact with other plugins to supercharge them in ways never before possible.
Reason’s Player MIDI effects are a wholly unique take on musical creativity and experimentation. By transforming incoming notes on your keyboard or by generating their own notes, chords, or drum patterns Reason’s Players have become favorites of the Reason Rack. Reason’s Players can now be set up in your DAW to control other plugins in your DAW, bringing the power of Reason’s Players to every instrument plugin you own!
Adding the Reason Rack Plugin Effect atop your DAW’s mix channels means tapping into Reason’s powerful mix-polishing audio effects. To get that big studio sound, the Channel EQ, Channel Dynamics, and legendary Master Bus Compressor devices have been faithfully modeled after the elite SSL 9000k* mixing desk at the center of the world’s top studios. If you want to dirty up your mix channels in the best sense of the word, try out the Audiomatic Retro Transformer’s selection of coloration and tonal shaping effects.
•Powerful virtual instrument rack plugin and music production software
•Runs in any DAW as a VST, AU, and AAX Plugin
•18 premium instruments
•29 audio effects
•12 MIDI effects and utilities
•Sound Bank with tens of thousands of device presets, loops and samples
•Expandable Rack of instrument and effects with 3rd party Rack Extension devices
•Easy to get started, yet as deep as you want to go. Reason quickly gets the sound you need but lets you go deep in building your own multi-instrument and effect dream creations
•With Reason’s custom cabling on the back of the Rack and its advanced Combinator device you are free to explore, tweak, and sound like you.