Propellerhead unveils Reason 8

Propellerhead Software has announced a new version of its Reason music production platform. Reason 8 builds on the music production software by introducing a redesigned user interface and streamlined workflow.

“Around the world, musicians and producers use Reason because it’s the most fun and inspiring music creation platform available,” said Leo Nathorst-Böös, Propellerhead product marketing manager. “For Reason 8, we’ve taken everything people love about Reason and introduced a streamlined new user interface that makes it easier for new users to get started, and more fun for seasoned users to work faster.”

Reason 8 introduces a redesigned user interface with a new look and smooth creative flow, while the new browser and search window provides immediate drag-and-drop access to samples, loops, and patches. Expanding on Reason’s included collection of instruments and effects are the new amps from Softube, bringing a variety of guitar and bass tones to the rack. Workflow improvements make for a more streamlined music creation experience, allowing musicians and producers to move quickly from initial idea to a completed song. Reason 8 also provides an expanding selection of Rack Extension plug-ins available in the Propellerhead shop.

Reason 8 will be available for purchase worldwide on September 30, 2014.