Propellerhead Ships Reason 8 with Emphasis on Drag and Drop Workflow

Propellerhead announced the release of Reason 8 on Tuesday. The company's emphasis for this update was to streamline the work flow for musicians, desktop producers, and DJs when creating new music.

With this update, the company's flagship sequencer and recording suite gets a whole new interface with a significant emphasis on drag and drop features. This includes the ability to drag loops, effects, and samples directly from the new in-app browser to sequencers and other recording modules in the Reason rack. That includes the ability to drag and drop individual components to individual presets and pads.

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Reason 8's New Interface
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Reason 8 also has new amp models for guitar and bass players produced for Reason 8 by Softube. Guitar and Bass Amps by Softube has individual modeled amps, modeled cabinets, modeled room, modeled microphones, and modeled mic placement.

Reason 8 is available now. The full version is priced at US$449/€405. You can upgrade from any previous version of Reason for $129/€129. Reason Essentials 8—a subset of the Reason suite—is priced at $129/€120.

As with every release of Reason, Propellerhead has produced a ton of videos demonstrating the new features. The video below, hosted by DJ Lucky Dave, features many of the new drag and drop capabilities.—my absolute favorite video tutorial site—also has six new tutorials for Reason 8.