Reason 12 is out. What’s new?
The program received improved Rack Extensions functionality, a redesigned Combinator and a new sampler.
Reason Studios has released a new version of the Reason 12 DAW. The update brings multiple Rack improvements to work with extensions, a new Mimic Creative Sampler, and redesigned Combinator section functionality.
The new version of Reason 12 improves the user experience and expands the list of available features, the developers say. According to the company, the novelty improves the overall usability: for example, the program received a fully scalable interface of the main program window and Rack Extensions add-ons.
It is noted that the entire Reason Rack, as well as extensions from third-party developers, will automatically adapt to display sizes. Users will be able to freely scale windows, increase or decrease plug-in interface elements.
Reason 12 also received a new Mimic Creative Sampler plugin, which, according to the creators, greatly expands the program’s sampling capabilities. The novelty combines the power of time-stretching and beat-slicing with a granular synthesis engine, which makes sampling “creative and fun.”
The sampler offers four sampling modes – Pitch, Slice, Multi Slot, Multi Pitch. According to the creators, Mimic allows you to create complex multisamples in a few clicks. The plugin interface is simple: all controls, knobs and other controls are brought to the fore.
For a more convenient work Reason Studios has redesigned the functionality of the Combinator tool. For example, the section received more CV inputs and control options, supports more patches and simplifies programming. “Combinator” received improved macros, as well as a new editor for faster creation of interfaces.
The update also affected the browser built into the program and the ability to search the content library. Searching for information now happens in real time, and the DAW displays the results as you type a search query.
Reason 12 also includes a new sound bank. Reason+ weekly packs will also be updated to be compatible with the new features of the program.
Added Remote support for several MIDI controllers
Akai MPK Mini mk3
Akai MPK Mini Play
Alesis V series mkII
Alesis Vortex Wireless
M-Audio Oxygen MkV series
Novation Launchkey mk3 and Launchkey 88
Fixed graphical issues that occurred on older Windows Radeon graphics cards
Fixed several bugs in the Rack model:
Devices could be moved above Mix Channel when dragged
Players could be misplaced when changing device order
Temporarily disabled the function “Sort Selected Device Groups” as it could cause corrupt .reason documents, yikes!
We’re working on getting this back as soon as possible.
Fixed a bug that could cause Reason to crash when using or opening a document with a really tall rack
Fixed a bug that could make Mixer faders jump to the maximum value when adjusting multiple faders at once
Fixed a bug that could cause a host DAW to crash when Reason Rack Plugin AU contained a Kong with a backdrop image
Improved drag and drop from Reason’s browser. Samples now load faster and the GUI updates quicker during drag operations
Fixed a bug where Spider Audio Merger/Splitter introduced a slight delay.