Reason 6 Upgrade Information
Buying the Record upgrade for Reason 5 between July 1st and October 31st? If so, you're eligible to upgrade to Reason 6 for free when it's released on October 1st (via Propellerhead's website). Don't already own Reason? If you buy Record between July 1st and October 31st, you'll be eligible to buy Reason 6 on October 1st at 50% off (also via Propellerhead's website).
With unlimited audio tracks, world class effects and mixing gear and a whole new take on music recording, Propellerhead's Record Version 1.5 is here to provide an intuitive, straightforward interface and a hands-on approach to capturing performances! Record was designed for musicians-not audio engineers. Propellerhead's Record allows easy recording and editing for professionally polished audio!
- A combination of ultra high-class mixer and limitless audio processing gear
- Leave it to build itself or tweak it to your heart's content
- Fast and flexible sequencer helps you arrange your tracks effortlessly
- Move and edit parts, arranging takes into the single best performance
- Software mixer faithfully modeled after the legendary SSL 9000K
- Flexible routing, full dynamics, EQ and advanced effects handling
- Full automation and a 64-bit mix for huge studio sound
- State-of-the-art dynamic multi-core audio handling
- Never worry about track counts or adding extra reverb or delay
- Built-in virtual POD from Line 6 for Guitarists adds amps, cabinets and effects
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.
Many musicians tend to think of music in terms like intro, verse, chorus, breakdown, buildup and so on. With the new Blocks mode in 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.
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.
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.
Guitar and Bass
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.
Getting a vocal performance right means so much more than hitting the right notes at the right time. Sometimes you get that almost perfect performance with perfect feel and presence, but the singer might have missed a few notes. That's when Neptune can save the day. Neptune is an advanced pitch adjuster, audio transposer and voice synth for Record 1.5.
As a pitch adjuster, Neptune will fine-tune the pitch of an audio track to help getting your vocal performances just right. Neptune will fix the flat notes with an unbelievable audio quality. You can select a root key and a scale that you want the adjuster to use, or create a scale that fits your song. And, yes. By cranking the pitch adjustment settings to the max, you can get that effect sound too.
Perhaps the most creative-sparking function in Neptune is the voice synth. Play your MIDI keyboard and Neptune will create new harmonies from your vocal tracks in real time, or use it without the original voice to completely change the melody of the song. Endless creative options!
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.
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