Reason 2.0.1 Update

This document describes changes made since version 2.0.

Reason 2.0.1 is a maintenance release that contains no new features at all. Its purpose is to correct certain errors that have caused problems to some users, as well as making sure Reason is free from bugs as we move on with the Reason development.

Below you will find a list of problems that have been taken care of in the 2.0.1 release. The 2.0.1 release is available as a free, downloadable patch to registered Reason users.

Fixes included in the 2.0.1 update:
Installer Quits Unexpectedly
Platforms and Version This problem only occurs under Mac OS 9.0.4 or earlier.
Problem The Installer program on the Program CD quits unexpectedly during installation and leaves the user with an unfinished installation.
Explanation This problem occurs on older Mac OS systems, where the file CarbonLib is of the wrong version.
Fix An alert now comes up saying there need to be a more recent version of Carbon Lib installed. Then the below action needs to be taken.
  1. Point your web browser to:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=120047.
  2. Download the version of CarbonLib that corresponds to your language.
  3. Double click on the file "CarbonLib 1.6.smi" that was downloaded to your computer, and follow the instructions on screen.
  4. Locate the icon for CarbonLib that appears on your desktop and open it.
  5. In the window that appears, double click on "Update CarbonLib" and follow the instructions on screen.
  6. Once the installation of CarbonLib is finished, try installing Reason.
Repeated Authorization Required
Platforms and Version Reason 2.0 for Windows (all versions), Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Problem Upon launch, Reason requires the user to type in the serial number, even though the program has already been authorized to run on this machine.
Fix Reason now only needs to be reauthorized following a major system change.
"File System Error" and "File System Object not found"
Platforms and Version Reason 2.0 for Windows (all versions), Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Problem
  • A "File System Error" message appears when creating a device or when attempting to load a file or patch into an existing device.
  • A "File System Object not found" message appears when creating a device or when attempting to load a file or patch into an existing device.
Fix Reason now creates devices and loads files and patches without "File System Error" and "File System Object not found" messages.
Reason Quits Automatically when using NFS Disk Volumes
Platforms and Version Mac OS X.
Problem Reason does not run when an NFS volume is mounted on the Desktop.
Fix Reason now runs even when an NFS volume is mounted on the Desktop.
A "Bad Format" message appears when loading a Song
Platforms and Version Reason 2.0 for Windows (all versions), Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Problem Certain self-contained Song files cannot be opened, instead a "Bad Format" message appears.
Fix No more "Bad Format" when opening self-contained songs.
Problems with Dual Monitors under Windows
Platforms and Version Windows only.
Problem Some users with dual monitor systems have reported problems with windows that are overlapping screen borders.
Fix Window positions are now restored properly across monitors.
"Orphan" Sequencer Window left on Screen
Platforms and Version Reason 2.0 for Windows (all versions), Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Problem If the Default Song document has the sequencer window detached, and you immediately select New from the File menu after Reason has launched, you will be left with a sequencer window that doesn't belong to any "rack document" window on the screen. Furthermore, trying to close the "orphan" sequencer window may make the program crash.
Fix Detached Sequencer Window is never left hanging.
Wrong Lane opens in Sequencer Editor
Platforms and Version Reason 2.0 for Windows (all versions), Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Problem Sometimes when switching to the editors in the Reason sequencer, the wrong lane appears. For example, when opening a Redrum track, a REX lane is displayed.
Fix The appropriate Lanes now always open in the Sequencer Editor.
Reason crashes When Certain Patching is done on the Malström Synthesizer
Platforms and Version Reason 2.0 for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Problem If you create a feedback loop using the audio outputs and inputs on the back of the Malström synthesizer and activate the Sine Waveshaper function, the program will crash.
Fix Reason doesn't crash as a cause of progressive patching anymore.
Problems with Automation of "Performance Controllers"
Platforms and Version Reason 2.0 for Windows (all versions), Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Problem Some users have reported problems with playback of certain MIDI controller data, specifically those that are normally also controlled from a normal keyboard: pitch bend, modulation wheel, expression, damper pedal and channel pressure.
Fix No more Problems with Automation of "Performance Controllers".
Song Position Jumps to Bar 4951 when Copying Events
Platforms and Version Reason 2.0 for Windows (all versions), Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
Problem If you select one (and only one) event in the Reason sequencer, and then select Copy from the Edit menu (or press [Command]/[Ctrl]-[C]), the song position locator jumps to bar 4951.
Fix Copying of ungrouped single Events in Sequencer is now handled correctly.