Propellerhead Newsletter

Welcome to the August 2010 newsletter! Regular readers will notice the general lack of... stuff in this issue. The fact of the matter is that we are all frantically preparing for next week's launch but we're sending this diet version of our newsletter to keep you up to speed with the current events in Propellerhead space.

In this issue:

  • One week to go!
  • Upgrading made easy
  • Discovering Reason - Thor Comb filters
  • Tutorial summer

 

Propellerhead Newsletter

One week to go!


Yes, one week from now Reason 5 and Record 1.5 will be released. On August 25, noon CET the latest version of Reason and Record will be availble for sale and/or update!

The beta testing is over, the manufacturing is completed and shipments of stylish software boxes are en route all over the world as this newsletter is being sent out.

So mark your calendars and set your timers! Make sure to stop by the Propellerhead website on August 25th to order your software, get your update and maybe check out some new merchandise while you're at it.

 

Upgrading made easy


We're getting a lot of questions about the various upgrade paths available and to make the upgrade choices real clear, here's a very straighforward upgrade matrix that will show the best possible upgrade for you:

Today you have... Your best upgrade option is...
 
Reason 1.0 to Reason 4.0 Record for Reason Owners
This will get you Reason 5 and Record 1.5
Other available upgrade options:
Reason 5 upgrade (if you really don't want Record)
 
Record 1.0 Record 1.5 (free upgrade)
This will get you Record 1.5
Other available upgrade options:
Reason for Record Owners
 
Reason + Record (incl. Duo and Reason + Record for Reason owners) Reason 5 upgrade
This will get you Reason 5 and Record 1.5
 
Reason Academic Record for Reason Owners
This will get you Reason 5 and Record 1.5
Other available upgrade options:
Reason 5 upgrade (if you really don't want Record)
 
Reason Reason Duo Student / Teacher Reason 5 upgrade
This will get you Reason 5 and Record 1.5
 
Reason Adapted Reason for Record/Adapted Owners
This will get you Reason 5
 
Reason Premium Edition Record for Reason Owners
This will get you Reason 5 and Record 1.5
Other available upgrade options:
Reason 5 upgrade (if you really don't want Record)
 
Reason EDU for Schools and Institutions (single, five, ten user) Reason 5 EDU upgrade, corresponding version
This will get you Reason 5
Other available upgrade options:
Record EDU (Reason 5 + Record 1.5)

 

Discovering Reason - Thor Comb filters.


Gordon Reid's ongoing odyssey through Thor's many hidden gems has now reached the Comb filter unit. Comb filters may not be the most common filter type out there but, as Gordon's expertly crafted examples will show you, they are extremely useful for creating anything from lush strings to the raw and extreme (James Bernard, take some notes!).
Discovering Reason: Thor's Comb filters

 

Tutorial summer


Over the last month the Reason and Record tutorial videos have been dropping as a... light summer rain. Learn more about routing Record audio to external hardware effects, song making with Blocks in Reason 5 / Record 1.5 or how to get the most out of Thor's step sequencer.

Check out James Bernards 52 Reason Record tips

Check out the Reason and Record micro tutorials