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Your Reason rack just got bigger. All new Reason version 4 comes equipped with a brand new sequencer, a revolutionary groove tool, a stunning arpeggiator and a synth to end all synths. Welcome to Reason version 4 - the bigger rack.
Making music should be as easy as powering up a computer, loading up a powerful piece of music software, and getting down to business. And it is. Reason version 4 is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. And it's more than just a set of excellent synths and effects. It's a complete music system. Step into the age of Reason. Synthesizers, samplers, drum machine, REX file loop player, professional mastering tools, mixer, vocoder, world class effects, pattern sequencer and more. As many of each as your computer can handle. Reason is an infinitely expandable all-in-one music production environment, complete with its own realtime sequencer. For a Reason user, the journey from musical idea to full production is a short one. With an intuitive, self-expaining user interface and quick access to instruments and effects, Reason's learning curve is anything but steep. Reason is so direct you'll learn it in minutes. With Reason, picking up where you left off - be it last night or last month - is as simple as turning the power on. When you save your music, your whole studio setup is stored along with it. You can even include your samples, loops and drum kits in the Reason file, for easy web publishing or email collaboration with other Reason users. Total recall, total freedom.And then there's the sound. The audio quality is everything you would expect from Propellerhead Software. But pristine sound quality is only half the story; the instruments and effects in Reason are loaded with character and attitude. Although easy to learn and a breeze to use, Reason is an extremely flexible music system - a system that can be just as complex and advanced as you make it. With sophisticated tools such as the MClass mastering suite, the mighty Combinator device, or the all-powerful Thor synth, Reason will not just impress, but inspire you. All controls work as their real life counterparts.In Reason, you will never run out of rack space. Control your controls Each unit in Reason's virtual rack is edited from its own on-screen front panel. All the sliders, knobs, buttons and functions are right in front of you, ready to be tweaked, turned and twisted in absolute real-time. And all your front panel actions - filter adjustments, pitch bending, gain riding or panning - can be recorded and automated in the Reason sequencer. Radical routing A single keypress will turn Reason's rack around, and there you are, in patch cord heaven. Most audio connections are made automatically. When a new device is created, it appears immediately below the currently selected device, and Reason patches it into the system in the most logical way. Repatch by dragging the patch cord plug to the desired connector, or just make a pop-up menu choice. Most devices have one or more parameters controlled by Gate and/or CV. And all instrument devices have several Gate or CV output options. Combine this with easy, transparent patching, and you have connection power approaching that of a fully modular synth. Flip it! A single keypress turns Reason around, giving you full patching and routing power. Need more gear? No problem. Choose a synth, a drum machine, a loop player or any device from the Create menu, and it will instantly appear in your rack, logically patched into the signal chain. And because Reason is designed to go easy on your computer, you can repeat the process until you're more than happy. If you ever wished you had eleven samplers and ten compressors, Reason is definitely for you. And if you have created more machines than you have mixer channels, just create another mixer. The studio of your dreams is just a few mouse clicks away. Want to know more? For more information on the contents and abilities of Reason, have a look at the clips in our video section, where our product specialist James Bernard will guide you through the program. Use Reason the way you want to: As a self-contained synth studio system.Everything you need is there, including a fast and flexible sequencer with powerful, dedicated event editors for each type of device.As a sub-system synchronized to your audio sequencer.Process Reason's audio output with plug-in effects and mix it with your hard disk tracks. With Reason in ReWire mode, its instruments are automatically patched into the mixer in any other ReWire compatible application. Seamless integration.As a Workstation synth.Easily load up complex performance patches - instruments pre-routed through effects - in one single click. Perfect for live gigs and performances. System requirements Windows:Windows XP or VistaProcessor: Intel P4 / AMD Athlon XP or betterMemory: 512 MB RAM minimum, 1 GB recommendedScreen resolution: 1024x7682 GB free hard disk spaceDVD reader16-bit windows compatible audio card, preferably with DirectX or ASIO driversRecommended: MIDI keyboard with built-in MIDI interface, or MIDI keyboard and MIDI interfaceMac OS:Mac OS X 10.4Processor: G4 1GHz and up or Intel MacMemory: 512 MB RAM minimum, 1 GB recommendedScreen resolution: 1024x7682 GB free hard disk spaceDVD readerRecommended: MIDI keyboard with built-in MIDI interface, or MIDI keyboard and MIDI interface
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