Propellerhead has unveiled Reason 7, the latest update to its rack-based DAW. For the first time, the software includes an external MIDI instrument device, allowing Reason users to stay synced when working outside of the box.
One of the major additions to Reason 7 is the ability to bring actual hardware into the mix, but Reason 7 can also slice audio into individual notes or hits and convert them to the software’s REX loop format, which allows you to tinker with them in other Reason devices.
One more thing to notice is that Propellerhead has also added level and pan controls to the rack, a spectrum analyzer and new bus channels to aid in the mixing process. In addition to a host of new sounds, Reason 7 will also feature the Audiomatic Retro Transformer, described by Propellerhead as a “future-retro effect.”
They’ve yet to set a firm release date—the second quarter 2013 is as specific as they’ll get right now—but those who have purchased the current version of Reason since March 1st will receive a free upgrade once the new version becomes available. In the meantime, you can check out Propellerhead’s Reason 7 trailer below.