Propellerhead Reason has been the center of my music creation and sound design since version 1.0. I've purchased every upgrade since. Reason 6.5 expands your musical freedom even more. Now with Rack Extensions opening the door for third-party contributors, there's a gazillion more ways to shape, mold, reconstruct, destroy, improve and control your sound and music - all in real-time. Every electronic musical artist should be informed on the power and capabilities Reason has to offer.
Many Reasons to purchase this!
Reason 6 is an incredible package! As a long-time user of Propellerhead software (my first taste was Reason 3), I can honestly state that Reason 6 is a fantastic game-changer. Not only are the wonderful soft-synths and instrument racks ever-present, but the mixing interface has achieved a complete overhaul. By incorporating Record's capabilities into 6, Propellerhead has (in my view) solidified Reason not only as a powerful virtual workstation, but also as a full-fledged DAW!
On another note, Sweetwater's Student/Teacher offer is a great value for any scholars looking to expand their musical vision without breaking their bank. I would highly recommend!
Best program on the market!
Absolute best writing and recording program I've used.. hands down.
Everything I hoped for and more
Such a great recording experience. I am not an electronic artist, but Reason provided the best option for my DAW experience, so that I can have ease of use, UI is very friendly, and also a range of sounds that I am not using in my music currently. It gives me the option to grow and expand my sound and do it with very little work. If I have an idea, I can set up a track and start recording in about 20 seconds. Good stuff.
Propellerhead Reason 6
By far exceeded my expectations!!! Reason 6 is a complete recording and mixing DAW. The SSL Board emulation is amazing!!!
Reason has most recently convinced me that it is going to sweep the world of DAW's by the fact that it is overcoming it's few faults. The addition of reason 6.5 to the menu this year blew me out of the water with the idea that they are fixing their biggest complaint of not allowing plug ins. Not only that but this new update will be free and it will keep everything we love about reason, the stability, the sounds, the amazing collaboration of Reason and Record, and the production in a box idea that keeps it's users focused on the music and not on the software. Thank you Propellerhead and Sweatwater.com for helping me find my passion.
This DAW is amazing. Easy to learn and it takes me back to the old days in the studio with racks and all. I have pretty much every DAW know to man and Reason is by far the best one to work with.
A whole rack of synths in a box
Reason is super easy to use and is far more wallet and space friendly than the room full of synthesizers you'd need to replace it. Now with audio track capabilities (and the midi out power of Reason 7 once you upgrade) you can literally do most anything. I run it with ProTools via "rewire" and it works perfectly.
Ive been using reason for a little over a year now just recently upgrade from 5 to 6.5 and I really enjoy it. Reasons strength is its awesome built in effects and synths, and although i haven't purchased any yet alot of the rack extensions look really on point and affordable. if your looking into recording mainly I'd shoot for Protools. If your looking for some hardcore MIDI editing I'd go for logic but the software synths in reason cant be beat
Singer/Songwriter out of the box
If you've ever had to set up sound for live music or deal with any PA system, the set up for Reason is pretty much the same. I've been able to record almost out of the box, get bogged down in all the effects, etc. I have had since around December 2012.
I still have to dig into more of the mastering edit section to finish off songs. Not worried about music industry compatibility creating my own stuff. If someone calls someday to use a song, I'll have to re-record anyway, right?
whats your reasoning
I like the sound banks and all, i just think the grids where you lay your beats out is a little hard to see. they should make them different colors so you can see the differnt blocks of the measure...other than that, its great. i love how you can sample anything you want, make several layers of things. i just wish this had audio warping like abelton or elastic audio like prtools. (maybe it does i just havent discovered how to do it yet)