The latest versions inspire musicians to create more and better music with deep, streamlined mixing and a complete rack for all types of instruments.
Reason’s renowned music-centric design focuses around a virtual rack of software instruments, effects and processors connected to a world-class mixing console. Users can go from ideas to music, literally in minutes, designing their of the dreams in the process while never stopping their creative flow. Now, version 7 offers integration of all instruments—in and out of the “box”—with MIDI out. Automatic audio slicing and audio quantize enable quick fixes or style changes of recorded performances—even conversion of those recordings into REX loops for further creative possibilities in the rack. For mixing, Propellerhead adds a spectrum analyzer with visual EQ controls to “see” the audio and tweak equalization settings of any tracks in mixer. One-click group and parallel mix channels go beyond what is possible in physical large format mixers—instantly exposing the world of modern parallel effects and automation. And to inspire, Reason 7 makes importing audio from users’ music libraries and the web with support for mp3, aac, wma and more a snap. An enhanced Factory Sound Bank comes with tons of new loops and drum kits supplying the latest sounds ready to be thrown into tracks.
Audiomatic Retro Transformer takes its place alongside over 100 third-party instrument, effect and utility Rack Extensions (RE) already available for Reason. Designed for use on any instrument, channel or even group mix, Audiomatic oozes character to the sound. Inspired by retro phone apps, Audiomatic, with 16 snapshots going from Vinyl and VHS tape to PVC pipe and Gadget, immediately evokes an auditory mood, place or time. The RE is included free in Reason version 7 but is available to owners of Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials too, as a separate purchase. As with any Rack Extension, all users can try a fully functional version free for 30 days.
Reason 7 & Reason Essentials 2 are now available at the following suggested retail pricing:
Abeem Live Technologies has released version 0.99 beta 2 of its Rack Performer modular host for Windows.
This is the last version before 1.0 and it adds complete multi-channel audio recording support, as well as many usability improvements, mostly in the patching workflow and the audio monitor.
With the new any-point recording and record groups features it is possible to “plug” the audio recorder anywhere in the patch, and record simultaneously any number of sources and channels directly to the hard drive.
The audio recorder can be mapped to external controllers and with the follow-clock option and external synch on, the process can be fully remote-controlled and slaved to any external transport master device.
Several improvements have been made to the patcher, including the new “swap” and “disconnect” actions, as well as better multi-point patching and smoother overall operation when performing actions on multiple selections.
Amongst the notable additions, VST programs and banks (FXP/FXB) can now be imported and exported via the module context menu. The audio monitoring system has been improved too, and many reported bugs were fixed.
New in Rack Performer v0.99 beta 2
New Audio Recorder with associated floating window and global application control ports for external mapping (source/volume/enable/cut).
Any-point Recording allows to record audio from any patch location(s), pre or post processing level, and stream data to disk in real-time.
Monitor groups and associated groups management dialog (allow record source switching and complex source selections).
Follow-clock recorder option makes the audio recording start and stop with the master clock (sample accurate).
One file for all channels or one file per channel recording option.
Application can export audio to EBU RF64 file format (all bitdepths, including IEEE Float32).
Application can export audio to WAVE file format (all bitdepths, including IEEE Float32).
Audio recordings above 4GB in size are automatically converted to RF64 format.
Many minor modifications and bug fixes. See the changelog for details.
The new beta is available to download for Windows. The beta is fully functional, but document saving and audio recording are disabled in this demo version.
Image-Line has announced the release of FL Studio 11, the latest version of the music production software for Windows.
FL Studio 11 is a complete software music production environment, representing more than 14 years of innovative developments and testament to our commitment to Lifetime Free Updates. Everything you need in one package to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix, master and perform professional quality music.
To celebrate we’re having a 50% OFF PLUGIN SALE including Newtone, Drumaxx, Gross Beat, Harmor, Morphine, Poizone, Sakura, Sawer and Toxic Biohazard (ends May 30, 2013).
Changes in FL Studio 11
Performance mode – Trigger Playlist Clips live using a mouse, touch screen, typing keys or MIDI controller.
Multi-touch support – FL Studio & some plugins respond to Multi-touch & gesture functions.
Playlist – 199 Playlist tracks, increased from 99.
Links with MIDI port – MIDI input port is used to avoid conflict between controllers.
Playlist & Piano roll – Horizontal & vertical movement locking.
Piano roll – Glue notes, Mouse wheel velocity, Monophonic step entry mode & Chop chords tool.
Right-click data entry – Most controls now allow a right-click option to type in values.
Plugin Picker – Right-click to open a plugin & presets in the Browser. Type plugin names to highlight entries.
Mixer – Page Up/Down keyboard keys cycle through the current mixer track’s plugin windows.
Options – Play truncated notes in Clips. Click and hold functions. GUI animation, sober to entertaining.
BassDrum – Deep Kick-Bass percussion synth with sample layering for punchy kicks with a big bottom end.
GMS (Groove Machine Synth) – Multi-timbral hybrid synthesizer & FX channel from Groove Machine.
Effector – 12 performance oriented effects under X/Y modulation control to compliment Performance.
Patcher – Overhauled with animated connections and a fresh interface and Voice Effects (VFX).
VFX Key Mapper – Remapps live or Piano roll note input. Transpose, keychange, chord etc.
VFX Color Mapper – Piano roll note colors to control 16 independent generators/instruments/groups.
Harmor – Komplexer WT wavetables, ‘Map audio regions to keys’ for sampler like functionality & more.
ZGameEditor Visualizer – Create real-time or rendered HD video effects automated & synced to FL Studio.
DirectWave – Native multi-timbral mode to play more than one patch from note colors in the Piano roll.
Newtone 2 – Completely re-written with a new analysis and pitch engine for more accuracy.
Workflow – Shortcuts & mouse actions now harmonize with FL Studio’s Piano roll and Playlist.
Vibrato editor – Create vibrato effects including start/end amount and frequency & match existing vibrato.