[Wholesome topic] What do you LOVE about Reason?

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reggie1979
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Post 14 Aug 2019

NekujaK wrote:
14 Aug 2019
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:lol:

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moneykube
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Post 14 Aug 2019

I like the name :puf_wink:

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rcbuse
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Post 15 Aug 2019

Its by far my favorite sequencer out of all the DAWs out there. I love CV and modulating with combinators. I think players are great and I love the huge library of Rack Extensions. Huge fan of the mixer (Sub mixes to Sends to effects back into buses with inserts and back out of other sends, huge networks of effects all feeding back).

I think just using Reason is entertainment, I spend hours just getting lost in oceans of sound without ever saving anything
On a more nerd level, I love that all the RE patches are XML allowing patches to be generated with software.

Go-To Devices: Resonans, Synchronous, RV7, NNXT, PX7, Korg MonoPoly, Torsion, DYN-4

Other DAWs always leave me either overwhelmed or underwhelmed.

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Jackjackdaw
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Post 16 Aug 2019

rcbuse wrote:
15 Aug 2019

Go-To Devices: Resonans, Synchronous, RV7, NNXT, PX7, Korg MonoPoly, Torsion, DYN-4

This is great, would love to hear everyone else’s ‘Go-To Devices’ as well! Mine are : Europa, Complex-1, Kong (as a sampler and interface for ext. pads), Pulveriser and Umph Club drums + Drum Sequencer

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chimp_spanner
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Post 16 Aug 2019

Automation for me. Like in Cubase, if I want to automate 10 parameters on a synth for 1 bar, I have to put all the values back where they were BY HAND. Or, manually draw in start and end points before creating the automation, for every lane (which usually results in chancing the value as you double click and move the mouse slightly). There are no static values. Been asking for it for years. So on that basis alone Reason wins. Remote mapping is also way easier. And there's also global undo, which is such a time saver.

In a more general sense, yeah just the experience of 'getting the toys out'. It always feels more exciting and fun, rather than tedious or dull. To this day, after so many years using Reason, I still feel like I might stumble on a way of doing something that I haven't thought of before. Or maybe that no-one has thought of! That's really cool to me.
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fretshot7
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Post 16 Aug 2019

luv it. far too many things to list.
current goto devices:
umpf or retro with drum sequencer
dr octo rex
antidote and vk2 then probably predator
plus all the goodies i put in the master section.
if i was pushed i'd say i luv REs the most everything installed and licensed in one place and looks so cool playing with it all and pressing that tab 😍

fretshot7
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Post 16 Aug 2019

fretshot7 wrote:
16 Aug 2019
luv it. far too many things to list.
current goto devices:
umpf or retro with drum sequencer
dr octo rex
antidote and vk2 then probably predator
plus all the goodies i put in the master section.
if i was pushed i'd say i luv REs the most everything installed and licensed in one place and looks so cool playing with it all and pressing that tab 😍
yes and automation so easy

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Oquasec
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Post 18 Aug 2019

The Design and the stability.
64bit is gonna be supported for I don't even know how long.
Producer/Sound Designer.
Currently checking out peff & hydlide's archives

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kuhliloach
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Post 18 Aug 2019

Used to be design, sound quality, and power but no longer. Reason is great to me now because of Convenience and Stability. It never crashes and installing it once installs all my plug-ins automatically. Well to be fair I do hassle with a couple VST's that need their own separate licensing. Yuck!

As my skills have improved I have learned to do what I need to do in most any DAW and now the specifics of Reason have become less important to me. Reason helped me learn and grow but the best DAW user interface ever made is obviously GarageBand and Ableton is the most powerful. All that said Reason will remain my main DAW. I'll eventually upgrade to a full blown Ableton license. (my current rig: Reason, Ableton Lite, GarageBand/Logic Pro X, KORG Gadget, Steinberg Cubasis)

reggie1979
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Post 18 Aug 2019

One thing about both Ableton and Reason is they've added PDC which is HUGE.

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adfielding
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Post 19 Aug 2019

The rack is what drew me to Reason in the first place, and it's still a big part of why I have so much fun writing music with it (and, at the end of the day, having fun with Reason is still a big draw for me!). But, while that's what drew me in initially, I think the main thing for me now is that it's greater than the sum of its parts.

The rack is fantastic, and it's really easy to get drawn into it to create some really interesting instruments and effects, so that appeals to the noise-making part of my brain - and if I just want to drop in some instruments and effects quickly, hey - no problem, just don't flip the rack around!
The sequencer is straight-forward with just the right amount of non-destructive sequencing tools (namely Blocks & Regroove) to help me get ideas down quickly without getting in the way, so that appeals to the arrangement & composition part of my brain.
The mixer is super useful, and having EQ/filters/comps available on every channel and just THERE for when you need them is amazing for workflow, so that appeals to the mixing & tweaking part of my brain.

You bring all of those together and it all just "clicks" with me. Of all the DAWs I've tried it's the one that makes me really enjoy all of the processes of making noise and writing music the most, and it's only as complex as I need it to be when I'm working on something. But most of all... ok, yeah, it's because it's fun :)

Easywork
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Post 19 Aug 2019

Basically what everyone else said. Plus now they have made Reason compact what it should have been from the start, the ability to get inspired away from the desktop is brilliant. I continue to love Figure, but it’s export functionality (and drum sounds) are pretty bad. If PH are serious about Figure, Take AND Reason Compact, we should be in for a few treats on the mobile front. Fingers crossed!

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