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Have Reason already? Supercharge it with Record for the ultimate upgrade. Record for Reason Owners upgrades any version of Reason to Record 1.5 and Reason 5, bringing audio recording and countless other enhancements to your favorite music software. Add Record to your Reason rack and get unlimited audio tracks, a studio grade mixing console, Line 6 amps, improved sequencing and a whole lot more. As a Reason user, you will feel right at home in Record. Reason and Record will fuse together, adding just the features you always wished for, as well as flow and functionality you never knew existed.

Record for Reason Owners gives registered Reason users a direct path to add Record to their setup. Record for Reason Owners contains a complete version of Record, Propellerhead Software’s new recording software, and comes with an upgrade to the latest version of Reason — Reason 5.

Highlights in Record for Reason Owners

Easy recording, unlimited tracks
Record gives you unlimited audio tracks, world class effects and mixing gear, and a whole new take on music recording, in a familiar environment.

Mix in studio grade quality
Record’s fully equipped mixing desk adds a big studio signal chain on all your sound sources. EQs, Dynamics, gain stage and advanced routing will give your music that unmistakable million-dollar console sound.

Multi processing
Believe it or not, Reason running through Record is actually lighter on your computer’s processor than Reason 4 standalone.

Richer racks
Record’s multiple, parallel racks give users an intuitive and easily navigable music environment. Smart scrolling lets you access any unit in seconds.

Line 6 in the rack
Record packs guitar and bass amplifier devices from the world’s greatest amp modeling people – Line 6. Add their amp and speaker modeling your recordings or run your Reason devices through them.

Mixer direct outs
Record lets you plug any and every channel straight into your ReWire host, while keeping all automation data fully intact

Expert exporting
In one single click, Record will export your separate mixer channels as individual audio files, with or without effects. Need just the effects? No problem.

Swift sequencer editing
Record’s fresh sequencer features — like audible note preview, improved clips handling, and the brand new Blocks mode — make editing and composing fast and flexible.

Reason 5 included
Record for Reason owners comes with the Reason 5 upgrade included. Version 5 adds the mighty Kong Drum Designer, the versatile Dr. Octo Rex loop player, live sampling, the Blocks pattern based sequencing mode and much, much more.

About Record

Recording music is all about seizing the moment. Capturing a perfect performance–or even nailing that idea before it goes away–requires tools that are ready when you are. Record is always ready. Created with musicians in mind, Record lets you create record ready channels in an instant, minimizing the steps between idea and actual recording. The result equals more music–and less dialog boxes. Simply plug in, breathe out and you’re ready to go.

All the instruments, processors and effect units used in a song are housed inside Record’s customizable rack. Any device created is automatically and logically patched into the rack, but if you’re feeling adventurous or need to do some routing of your own, just flip your entire Record rack over and all the cables are all yours!

Your Record rack can be stacked with an infinite number of reverbs, distortion units, delays, dynamic processors, mastering EQs–everything you need to shape and color your sounds. Click and drag effects straight to the rack, or load any of the expertly crafted patches.

To help you arrange your tracks in a smooth, effortless way, Record comes with a fast and flexible sequencer. Immediate and intuitive, Record’s sequencer puts you in control of your arrangements, letting you move and edit parts as you go along.

Record’s sequencer also takes care of your MIDI performances, for use with the build in ID-8 instrument or for controlling Reason instrument and devices when Record is paired with Reason. Every thinkable knob, button or fader can be automated with ease, and then edited and fine-tuned in the sequencer.

Finally, all your sounds will end up in Record’s main mixer. This mixing console’s sound and signal processing was faithfully modeled after* the legendary SSL® 9000k analog mixing desk. Flexible routing, full dynamics, EQ, advanced effects handling, full automation and a 64-bit mix bus gives you that big studio sound right out of your computer. And yes, you do get that master-bus compression.

For guitar and bass players, Record comes installed with separate guitar and bass POD® units from amp and cab simulation experts Line 6. With bass and guitar amplifiers available for every single track in your Record project, you are never short of interesting tones and timbres. As the Line 6 amplifiers are insert effects and don’t affect the original instrument signal, you are free to change your amplifier and cabinet settings at any point in time–even after laying down your track.

For vocalists, Record 1.5 comes with the super flexible high-quality Neptune Pitch Correction and Voice Synth effect. Use Neptune to correct sour notes, shift pitches, create backing harmonies, formant shift or take your vocals into outer space.

To help you complement your recorded material, Record also comes with multi instrument ID8–a songwriter’s toolbox. ID8 ships with a wide palette of sounds useful for building a steady foundation for your tracks, like pianos, drums, bass, strings and more.

As a perfect performance may be less than perfect from scratch, Record features a swift and easy to use comp editor. Building the ultimate vocal track is as simple as selecting the parts that work and muting the ones that don’t. Exit the comp editor and listen to the results; a perfect take containing only the good parts.

Record has a unique twist on the concept of time and tempo. Record’s real-time time stretch lets you play now and pick the tempo later; change the song tempo and all your audio tracks will follow right along without any need for pre-processing of any kind. Need to slow your song down to nail a tricky passage? No problem. Just reduce the tempo, record your performance and bring the tempo back up. The audio quality? Amazing.

New in Reason 5

Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player
The upgraded Dr. Octo Rex loop player loads eight REX loops into one player and lets you switch between them on the fly. This makes arranging a breeze — load the drum loops into one player, the guitars into another and use the sequencer to select what loop to play in a pattern-like fashion. With eight loops to switch between, the new loop player also comes ready for the experimental minded. Set the player to retrig the loops on the beat, on the bar or on the 16th note. Or program the loops manually like in the original rex player. For each of the eight loops, the new rex player also comes with an expanded set of per-slice settings. Set pan, pitch, filter frequency and level, reverse slices, use multiple outputs, create alternating groups of slices and much more. The Reason 5 Factory Sound Bank comes complete with guitar and acoustic drums patches for Dr. Octo Rex and a huge selection of techno, house, club, hip hop and r&b loops from signature sound designers.

Many musicians tend to think of music in terms like intro, verse, chorus, breakdown, buildup and so on. With the new Blocks mode in Reason 5 and Record 1.5, your sequencer does too. Blocks lets you sequence your songs using a more pattern-based approach, with the segments of your song as individual building blocks to be laid out in your arrangement. Start by creating the discrete parts of your song in blocks mode. When you are ready to start building your song, just switch back to song mode and draw in what blocks should play in the dedicated pattern lane. Use one block for the verse and one for the chorus — or build your song around a single 8-bar loop. Blocks provide a very fast way of creating a musical structure for your song. But the options don’t end there. With the basic arrangement laid out, you can see the contents of the blocks and create variations and mute individual parts, or add further musical elements in song mode. A typical use for Blocks is to create your backing track in blocks and then use the song mode sequencer to record vocals or instrumental performances. For music based around a single looped section, one repeated block with automation and mutes of individual tracks added in song mode makes arranging a breeze. You never have to commit to using either mode — you are free to move back and forth between Blocks and Song mode, and any changes you make in your Blocks will instantly be manifested in all instances of that Block. Need some tambourine on that chorus? Add it, and there will be tambourine whenever the chorus block is playing.

Live Sampling
Remember the time when samples were something you sampled and not loaded from your hard drive? When a sampler was a machine that could record samples, not just play them back. As samplers became software instead of machines, they came to rely on external sample editing software for recording and editing the samples and the art of spur-of-the-moment creative sampling was pretty much lost. Now we are bringing it back to Reason 5 with its live sampling input. All sample players in Reason are now samplers. Just hook up a sound source to the rack’s sampling input and you are ready to start sampling. Use a mic, a turntable, an instrument or the entire Reason mix. Sampling in Reason is simple and straightforward. Hit the sample button and Reason starts sampling. Reason will detect the sample start automatically. You can sample when Reason is running too if you like — no need to stop the music. If needed, bring up the built-in sample editor to set start and end points, loop points and more. This is possible for all loaded samples by the way — not only the ones you have sampled. As always, Reason lets you focus on music making — and sampling in this case. All samples are neatly stored in our song file and accessible in the new samples pane in the tool window. Here you can easily see what samples are loaded into what machine and delete and export samples as you wish. Live sampling together with pitch detection of root key and automatic zone mapping makes it dead easy to sample an instrument and map the samples across the keyboard. This way you’ll create your own multi-sampled instruments for NN-XT and NN-19 in an instant.

Kong Drum Designer
Analog synthesis, physical modeling, sampling, REX loops, support sound generators, effects, flexible routing, multiple hit types and more. The Kong Drum Designer is not your regular drum module. It’s the drum module focused on letting you get exactly that drum sound you’re after. Kong has 16 pads and 16 drums. Build your drum sounds based on any of the nine different drum modules. Flavor the sound with 11 support generators and effects. Program automation, create alternating groups and let Reason’s powerful sequencer control the beat. Reason 5 ships with a sound bank with a generous supply of kits for Kong across a wide variety of styles.

System Requirements


  • Intel Pentium 4/AMD Athlon or better (multiple cores highly recommended)
  • 1GB RAM
  • DVD drive
  • Windows XP SP3, Vista or Windows 7
  • 2 GB free hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1024×768 resolution or larger
  • A 16 bit Windows compatible audio card, preferably with an ASIO driver
  • A MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
  • Requires any version of Reason or Record Reason Duo


  • Intel Mac (multiple cores highly recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM or more
  • DVD drive
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • 2 GB free hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1024×768 resolution or larger
  • CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
  • A MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
  • Requires any version of Reason or Record Reason Duo