Can I open Reason Separately from Record? and Record with Pro Tools?
Firstly, sorry if this is blindingly obvious, but I've trawled the site and the net and can't seem to get a clear answer on this. If I install Record on my Mac, will I still be able to open Reason as a separate program if I want to? I collaborate with a few people who only use Reason, so I would want to be able to work on Reason specific projects with them, if I couldn't it would be a bit of a drag.
Secondly, I'm wondering if I need Record? I make both purely electronic music in reason, and more audio based music, which I record in Pro Tools, sometimes using elements of Reason via Rewire. Pro Tools is excellent for recording audio and I can't imagine ever switching from it and indeed I'm aware that Pro Tools and Record are aimed at totally different uses. Also if I'm really serious about something I've made in Reason I tend to rewire it all into Pro Tools and do the final mix there anyway, which likewise I don't think I'll change.
However I'm thinking about getting Record for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I can't use Pro Tools when I'm out and about because you need the hardware for it to work, so thought Record would be a good solution if was working on a remix or something and wanted to just chop the audio in there and then rewire or transfer it to pro tools later. Secondly unless I'm mistaken, if I get Record for Reason users now, I'll get a free upgrade to Reason 5 when it comes out and essentially have got record for about £40, which seems a bargain.
So, thanks for reading that rant. Basically I'm saying, is Record worth it in terms of features and if I decide I don't need to use it, but have it installed, will it effect me just using Reason on it's own?
By the way, I'm excited about Reason 5, Kong looks brilliant, especially as a Hip Hop/Dub Step lover.