Propellerhead Software have today announced Reason 10 in a move they’re calling "the biggest content update ever for Reason owners.”
Headline features of version 10 include two new synthesizers, three new live-sounding organic instrument devices, a top-notch acoustic piano, creative modulation device, and 3GB of cutting-edge drum loops and samples.
The two new synths are called the Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer and Grain Sample Manipulator. According to Propellerhead, Europa is a flexible, dynamically generated wavetable synthesizer that lets you apply a wide range of modulation to the waveform itself and add advanced spectral filtering and harmonics processing. It even lets you draw your own custom waveforms.
Meanwhile, Grain’s inviting interface allows you to drop in any sample and explore endless sonic variations with a selection of algorithms, ultra-flexible modulation, routing and effects.
In collaboration with Soundiron, Reason 10 includes three new sampled instrument collections. Klang Tuned Percussion includes 10 high-quality sampled melodic percussion instruments, perfect for spicing up modern pop and electronica. Pangea World Instruments includes 11 world instruments, adding a unique flavour to any genre of music. Humana Vocal Ensemble is a collection of choirs and solo vocals, suitable for adding a human touch or for bombastic film and game soundtracks.
Reason 10 also now includes Propellerhead’s acclaimed Radical Piano instrument and Synchronous Effect Modulator — previously only available as Rack Extensions via the Propellerhead Shop. Radical Piano is an authentic, flexible, and bendable piano instrument that provides sounds for every situation and every song, say its makers. Synchronous lets you create quick sidechain effects or draw your own LFO curves to control filter, delay, reverb, distortion and level.
Reason 10 will be available for purchase on 25 October 2017, with the following MSRP: Reason 10 $449/€405, Reason Essentials 10 $129/€120, Reason 10 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) $129/€129. Also, if you purchased Reason 9 on or after 01 September 2017, you’ll get a free upgrade to Version 10.