Originally Posted by KevWestBeats
Reason 6.5 is one of the best Reason updates available. I am also biased because I was not that into Reason 4.
I actually thought Reason 4 was the best upgrade though.
Thor + sequencer improvements. Doesn't sound like much but Thor was a huge step over subtractor and Malstrom. And I thought Props sequencer pre 4.0 wasn't that good.
I wasn't that into 5. 6 was more a consolidation than an upgrade. 6.5 just added REs. But I think the biggest value of upgrading is to get all of the extra functionality that came with Record into Reason.
Its the jump from 4.0 to 6.5 what makes the upgrade huge.
Also while REs are not free, they are one of the best things that happened to Reason. You can now customize Reason to your liking whether you want better reverbs, compressors, eqs, choruses, synths etc.
Every RE won't be for everybody but there most likely will be at least a few you will be like "Oh my. I must get this."