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radashack1 2013-03-19 21:19

Snow leopard 10.6.8
I see no discussion on this topic. There is no way in freaking Hell I'm going to switch to mt. Lion just so that I can use Reason 7. I would rather die. I really really really wish propeller heads would make this compatible with snow leopard. I would love to have this update, but if it means switching to mt. Lion, the. Forget it. I HATE how mt.lion turns my computer I to a slug. So slow that its unusable.

petegwatson 2013-03-19 21:30

Hi I updated to Lion a while ago and went back to Snow Leopard because of slow performance. However, I have just upgraded to Mt Lion and it is working really well for me.

Spectrephonic 2013-03-19 21:44

So basically what you're saying is that Mt. Lion has better performance than Lion?

normen 2013-03-19 22:09

You just cant have the newest software while sticking to the oldest hardware ;)

n0ahg 2013-03-20 10:44


Originally Posted by normen (Post 1266919)
You just cant have the newest software while sticking to the oldest hardware ;)

... or an old OS. Devs need to drop support for old APIs at some point to remove code bloat and branches!

QVprod 2013-03-20 15:03

Lion works just as well as snow leopard did for me. See if you can find it second hand.

juno106user 2013-03-20 23:15

I kept on Snow Leopard because I didn't want to upgrade my Protools from 8-10. Now I will have to upgrade my OS because Reason is my DAW of choice and Protools 8 will no longer work in Mountain Lion so I will also upgrade Protools!

I would do anything to keep the latest and greatest version of Reason on my machine at any cost, I don't care for Protools but in my line of work, I have no choice but to continue using it too.

Oh.. and for those of you complaining about the upgrade price from 6.5 - 7 in Reason, my upgrade price from Protools 8-10 is $400. Just sayin!

gumparker 2013-05-02 04:44

Reason 7 For 10.6.8 Please.....
Please join me in a petition for an update that allows Reason 7 to work on the Most perfect Mac OS to date. If my hand is forced the obvious work around is to install Mt. Lion onto an external hard drive. Any thoughts????

picass069 2013-05-02 04:53


Originally Posted by radashack1 (Post 1266837)
There is no way in freaking Hell I'm going to switch to mt. Lion just so that I can use Reason 7. I would rather die.

That escalated pretty quickly.

zarathustr 2013-05-02 08:18

I'm on Snow Leopard and there are some problems with upgrading to mountain lion.

For one thing I have two hard drives set up as a soft raid and the upgrade will ruin that.. so first I need to get a hard drive big enough to put all the stuff on that softraid onto.. for the upgrade.. and loosing the ability to do the softraid is very much a problem for me.

Also I have a lot of expensive software... in the thousands of dollars worth area.. that will not work on mountain lion.

That said.. one can have both operating systems on one's computer and start up in one or start up in the other. Reason is one the easier programs for this.. cause there's no issue with it counting as 2 computers.. and "oh what about my laptop now?"

I'm also finding that most new software will run on snow leopard.. this is the first I've heard that Reason 7 wont... and I am surprised by this. Historically I've always found Reason good for running on older set ups.. and I don't really regard snow leopard as that old.

There's actually a lot of people still on Snow Leopard.. It's almost like a special club or something... and it usually has to do with new OS's breaking older software / production workflows. Usually most pro folk, who mange to escape new OS excitement, are slow to upgrade for reasons of stability and so they might know what they're getting into in upgrading.

For those for whom Reason is not there primary production tool.. and have orphaned software plugins.. each new version is "ok, what am I going to loose this time around."

I also don't feel like there's anything all that exciting or compelling about new the operating systems. I don't know what it looks like from a developer's perspective.. or why they felt the need to require a newer OS.

I also think it's kind of a mistake to feel like just because a developer comes out with a new version of there software, that you have to upgrade.

For me I'm asking "what are my goals, and how do I get there?" For a number of reasons I doubt if I'll be upgrading to Reason 7: There's already so much stuff that I use that has new versions out for.. stuff I that needs upgrading.. I have to be disciplines about how I pick and choose

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