DV247 Forums - A Global Community for Music Makers Lowest Price Guaranteed, Free Delivery, Free 3 Year Warranty
Go Back   DV247 Forums - A Global Community for Music Makers > Digital Audio Sequencers > Reason
Forgot Password? Join Us!
Home Register Groups FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Go to DV247.com
New to Forums or just joined? Why not start your journey here?

Reason Discuss Propellerheads unique platform..

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 9th September 2009 , 08:08 PM
Son of 'Z'
 
EdRyan's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,864
Default Initial Reactions to Record & Reason

Well. I did try the beta. But since I had an older version of Reason, I couldn't really judge it. Props pricing structure regarding old license's makes it clear that they want people to come back and try the updates. Infact the only Reason I bought Record was because of the pricing. Otherwise I would not have been so patient.

From the Beta, it was clear the new SSL modelled mix engine does have almost endless bounds of sonic glue. A point reaffirmed by me just opening Reason demo projects in Record. In a way that's hard to describe, you can hear the difference. It gets a big thumbs up here.

The integration is as promised, flawless. No rewiring the apps together. Record pretty much takes over. I can't see me opening Reason on it's own very often. That said, without the Reason elements, I wouldn't of even considered Record. They really do need each other to be worthwhile imo.

Speaking of Rewire, it does behave well (so far) when hooked up to Logic9. I have had nightmares with previous versions (Reason3 and Logic8) falling down miserably together.

The Line6 processors are very, very good. That said, I still think they are spanked by the equivalent upgrades in Logic 9. Logic's effort are much more flexible,tweakable and fun to look at. But considering how many people use Line6 pods, Im sure they will be loved. The Basspod is especially handy on Malstrom patches. Quite a range of basses to be had here now, from the realistic to the outrageously fake..

Authorizing Record was very straight forward. My only dislike is that there appears to be a kernel modification in order for the 'Ignite Key' (or more commonly known as a dongle) to work. The dongle itself is actually quite nice, but a very distincitve shade of red. I worry someone who knows what to look for would know to take it.
Reason was not so straight forward. To use it, you have to install and authorize Record first. The license shows up on your props 'my products page' but can't be used until you have launched Record first, in order to detect and then authorise Reason via the Ignite Key. After that you can input the serial as normal into Reason, and Reason will work without the key or online verification. It just goes as normal. This would be the only time I would write in Reason now. If I have no dongle and unlucky to be out of wifi.
But generally, I am glad of the options to authorize the software. It means I don't have to always have the dongle in, which considering there are only 2 USB ports on my macbook is a very good thing. My interface takes up 1 of those, so it would have meant using a latency-inducing hub to hook the dongle and a midi/usb controller up in the other port.

I will post more up the more I play. But so far, so good overall
EdRyan is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10th September 2009 , 10:55 AM
Administrator
 
modz1's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: May 2008
Location: London
Posts: 1,848
Default

Sounding good Ed.. looking forward to more findings
______________________________
"The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long.."
modz1 is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 14th September 2009 , 07:48 AM
Son of 'Z'
 
EdRyan's Avatar
          
           
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,864
Default

Have put this down over the weekend.

My excuse? A MicroKorg and LiquidMix turned up. I will have another play with Recrod today and let you know how we go !
EdRyan is offline Offline
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Record, in stock? EdRyan Reason 5 9th September 2009 06:04 PM
Record Update for Reason Owners NOW IN STOCK Jeremy Lumsden Pro Audio Product News/Updates 0 3rd September 2009 04:34 PM
DV Price increase on "Record for Reason Owners" EdRyan Reason 4 23rd August 2009 03:15 AM
New Record Label... Mark Morb Promote Your Band 12 9th March 2009 06:22 PM
Tracktor Scratch Pro Initial thoughts sureno DJ World 5 13th November 2008 11:18 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.0
1999-2017 DV247 Ltd. All rights reserved.