This was going very fast now. After the release of Reason 9.5 with VST support, Propellerhead Software introduced today Reason 10. For the musicians, who have looked forward to a large workflow update, unfortunately, have to be patient again. With Reason 10, the Swedish developers goes a different way and describes it as a biggest content update ever for Reason users. This new round update comes with two new Synthesizers, three new instruments made in collaboration with the sample library developer Soudiron and 3 GB of new sample content.
Europa is a new advanced wavetable shapeshifting Synthesizer which reminds me of the design of a Mark Verbos eurorack synthesizer. Beside this, R10 comes with a new granular Synthesizer that allows to import own samples and to manipulate them on the fly. The Granular Synth is a very good addition because compared with other DAW’s Reason doesn’t have such interesting instruments.
Reason doesn’t feature for for long time such instrument. There are different older Synths in Reason but I missed long time this kind of granular Synthesizer with sample import function. Beside the new Synthesizers, Reason 10 also include three new instruments made by Soundiron that includes percussion, world instruments as well as choirs and vocals instrument to the Rack. On top, the new version will included two best known rack extension Radical Piano and Synchronous Effect Modulator previously only available from the shop.
In my opinion, a good update for Reason but the update to 10 comes too early. I would have liked to have a slightly longer development time and that they included more new features. Content is always great, especially with these new additions but new features would certainly have been exciting also.
What’s new in Reason 10
New sounds and new gear pave the way for new music, and Reason 10 is here with a rackload of new synths, instruments, samples and more. Grain and Europa: two massive, brand new synthesizers. Klang Tuned Percussion, Pangea World Instruments, Humana Vocal Ensemble: three new live-sounding organic instrument devices. Radical Piano: a top-notch acoustic piano. Synchronous: creative modulation device. Loop Supplyand Drum Supply: a multi-gigabyte infusion of cutting-edge drum loops and samples. What music will you create?
Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer
Europa was created for huge, epic sounds and oh boy, does it deliver… From big stacks of buzzing sawtooths to shimmering, glitched-up sonic explorations, Europa has you covered. To call it a wavetable synth wouldn’t be wrong, but it’s so much more than that. Apply a wide range of modulation to the waveform itself, to start with. Add advanced spectral filtering, harmonics processing and even draw your custom waveforms. And the best part: despite it’s deep synthesis powers, it’s still surprisingly easy to use
Grain Sample Manipulator
Get granular with your samples! The Grain synthesizer opens up the world of granular synthesis for your creative use. Drop any sample into Grain and explore the endless sonic variations you can create with Grain’s selection of playback algorithms, ultra-flexible modulation, routing and effects. With immense sonic power and an inviting interface, Grain is the easy-to-use sonic lab that turns your samples into grains and your grains into music.
New sampled instruments
Reason 10 puts three brand new organic instrument collections in your Reason rack. Expertly crafted in cooperation with sampling experts Soundiron, these new devices offers a wealth of inspiring and natural-sounding instruments to your music making.
Klang Tuned Percussion:
A collection of tuned percussion instruments Glockenspiel, Music Box, Wineglasses and a whole lot more. Tuned percussion sounds are great for creating melody lines or adding an organic dimension to an electronic production.
Pangea World Instruments:
The sounds of planet Earth. Add more colors to your sonic palette with this collection of instruments full of character from all corners of the world. Plucked, pumped, blown or strummed, these instruments will add a new dimension to any style of music.
Humana Vocal Ensemble:
Choir and vocal instrument. Give your music a human touch with the sound of Humana’s selection of choirs and solo voices. Perfect for soundtracks or epic pop ballads, these singers will add depth and harmony to your music.
In addition, Reason 10 comes with over 3 GB of sample content in Reason Drum Supply and Reason Loop Supply. These ReFills include a wealth of new drum samples and loops, from vintage drum machines to the sounds of the future.
Reason 10 will be available for purchase worldwide on October 25th, 2017, at the following suggested retail pricing:
- Reason 10 $449 USD/405 EUR.
- Reason Essentials 10 $129 USD/120 EUR.
- Reason 10 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) $129 USD/129 EUR.
Propellerhead is offering a grace period for customers who purchased Reason 9 on or after September 1st, 2017. Purchasing and registering a qualifying product today makes users eligible for a free upgrade to Reason 10 instantly when it becomes available.
Beta testing of Reason 10 is open to owners of Reason 9 or Reason Essentials 9.
More informations here: Propellerhead Software
Available here: Reason 9