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Propellerhead Newsletter - May 24, 2012

These are hectic days here at the Propellerheadquarters. Reason 6.5 is in beta, we have just announced two exciting Rack Extensions and we are working hard to bring out the next version of Reason as soon as possible. So, to share some of these exciting news with you, we give you… this month's newsletter! Enjoy!


In this issue:

  • Reason 6.5 in beta. Help us test!
  • Announcing Radical Piano
  • More announcements: Pulsar LGM-1
  • New ReFills in the shop from Goldbaby, Nucleus Soundlab and Sample Magic


Reason 6.5 in beta. Help us test!

Rack Extensions

As you may know already, Reason 6.5 is in beta testing. The big news in this version is of course the Rack Extension technology that opens the Reason rack up to third party developers. Soon you will be able to expand your rack with instruments and effects from a range of developers, including of course Propellerhead Software.

To help us test Reason 6.5, we have invited all Reason 6 owners to the open beta testing. Feel like giving us a hand? Please sign up!

Everything there is to know about Reason 6.5 and Rack Extensions can be found on the New in Reason 6.5 page.


Announcing Radical Piano

Radical Piano

The first Rack Extension from Propellerhead Software to be announced was Radical Piano. The premise is simple. The results are stunning. We’ll give you three basic pianos paired with the technology to make an infinite number of your own. Based on a custom blend between sampling technology and physical modeling algorithms, Radical Piano affords songwriters, producers, and sound designers an unprecedented level of control to craft a realistic piano that is 100% unique.

With Radical Piano, you can craft your own piano sound and get just what you are after: from lo-fi to grand-fi and with numerous tweaks and quirks. As usual, we ship the instrument with tons of great patches for a wide range of sounds.

Read and hear more!


More announcements: Pulsar LGM-1

Pulsar LGM-1

We have one more Propellerhead Rack Extension announced so far: Pulsar LGM-1. This is a dual channel modulation powerhouse for the Reason rack. We call it an LFO—but it’s also a powerful little synth in its own right. For tweakers, Pulsar makes every single thing in the rack a little bit better. For back-of-the-rackophobes it comes with patches containing everything from lush evolving pads to the grittiest of wobble basses.

As a special treat, Pulsar will be free for the first three months. When Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials 1.5 come out, all you need to do is head over to the Propellerhead Shop and claim your copy.

Read more and hear the audio demos!


New ReFills in the shop

A few must-haves were just added to the online shop. See below for highly anticipated sequels from Nucleus Soundlab and Sample Magic, along with some tasty beats from Goldbaby!

Nucleus Soundlab Filter Research 3

This follow up to the hugely popular Filter Research 1 & 2 has been custom built from the ground up for Reason 6, and includes no less than 200 effect Combinators, 6 Epic Combinators and 60+ minutes of HD video documentation.

View in Shop

Goldbaby's Urban Cookbook

Want to cook up some delicious beats? Well, then you probably need this cookbook of Punchy Kicks, Solid Snares, FX, Percussion and much more. Featuring 200 Rex loops, 50 Kong Kits, 140 NNXT patches and 9 Combinators!

View in Shop

Sample Magic Tech-House 2

This essential sequel to the classic Tech House 1 delivers loads of pounding pared-back rhythms, moody melodics, sleazy synths, pulsing subs and huge breakdowns. Tech House 2 comes packed with 10 Kong Kits, 5 additional Kong patches, 7 Dr. Octo Rex patches and 5 NN-XT patches.

View in Shop

Nucleus Soundlab Filter Research 1-3

The whole Filter series in one bundle. This package gives you all three products in Nucleus Soundlab's classic Filter Research series at a great price. Evolved effects that are not only useful production tools, but great inspiration as well. This bundle contains no less than 600 Combinators (!) in a wide variety of categories.

View in Shop


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