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DAW Software with Modular Environment, Unlimited Audio Tracks, Soft Synths, Virtual Instruments, Effects, and Rack Extensions - Mac/PC
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Reason Essentials - the Name Says it All

Propellerhead Reason Essentials 1.5 is a streamlined version of the company's formidable Reason DAW software. And like its big sibling, Essentials now sports the eagerly-anticipated Rack Extensions technology, which gives you all the advantages of plug-ins - without the headaches. Perfect for both studio production and live performance, Essentials serves up a selection of the inspiring music creation tools, synths, drum machines, samplers, and virtual instruments that made Reason famous, along with unlimited audio and instrument tracks to flesh out your ideas. If you're curious about the potent music creation universe that is Reason, Propellerhead Reason Essentials 1.5 is your affordable entry point.

Propellerhead Reason Essentials DAW at a Glance:
  • Rack Extensions: the flexibility of "plug-ins," without the hassle
  • Powerful DAW features
  • A large and diverse set of virtual instruments
  • Powerful recording and mixing tools
Rack Extensions: the flexibility of "plug-ins," without the hassle

Propellerhead Reason Essentials 1.5 opens the famous Reason rack up to third-party developers. Yes, we're talking Rack Extensions. Rack Extensions give you the flexibility that your friends who use other DAWs have long enjoyed. What you don't get with Rack Extensions is the hassle. The quirky behaviors that are entirely different from plug-in to plug-in (and completely contrary to how your DAW works!). You don't get instability, nasty crashes, version compatibility issues, authorization aggravations - we could go on. What you do get is great-sounding, cutting-edge instruments and effects that do what they're supposed to. Because Propellerhead controls the technology, issuing its Rack Extensions SDK to all RE developers, you get a seamless "plug-in" experience. Simply visit Propellerhead's online Rack Extension store and select what you want. Your Rack Extensions download and install automatically. You don't have to mess with registration and authorizations - your Propellerhead ignition key covers everything. And when you're in the heat of fast 'n' furious creativity, your Rack Extensions respond just like Essentials does (e.g., command/control-z is undo), and all settings are saved with your session. This is how it's supposed to be.

Powerful DAW features

Propellerhead Reason Essentials 1.5 is stocked with with many of the audio and editing features of Reason its big brother. Add in the SSL-inspired mixing console, multiple parallel racks, and the killer effects of Reason and you get a powerful, amazingly affordable entre into the DAW world.

A large and diverse set of virtual instruments

Reason Essentials 1.5 has a large and diverse set of virtual instruments. Advanced synths, samplers, effects and drum machines give you an unlimited range of sound production, but there are simple modules as well, which are a great way to start if you're new to sound creation and manipulation. Dr. OctoRex combines the loop-playback power of eight original Dr. Rex modules and adds advanced loop-slice manipulation and playback options. There are even built-in Line 6 guitar and bass PODs for a huge selection of amps, cabs and effects.

Powerful recording and mixing tools

Reason Essentials gives you have access to console-style and line-style mixers, allowing for submixing and grouping, with a clear visual distinction between groups. There are simple and complex versions of reverb and distortion units, as well as creative extras, including Reason's famous Combinators that let you create advanced layers and splits between instruments. On top of that, Reason Essentials 1.5 gives you a powerful set of mastering-grade dynamics processors that you can use to pump up your mix.

Propellerhead Reason Essentials DAW Features:
  • Rack Extensions let you expand your sonic arsenal with whatever your music needs!
  • Record audio directly in Reason Essentials
  • Time stretch function
  • Line 6 Guitar and Bass amp modeling
  • Virtual instruments
  • Mixing and mastering tools
  • Includes synths, samplers and drum machines
Propellerhead Reason Essentials 1.5 is a full-featured, value-priced DAW!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 99-101-0029

Customer Reviews

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