Propellerhead Software has launched Reason Compact 2.0, a free mobile app for iOS. They say that this new version goes from a pocket synth to offering an advanced pocket music studio. Reason Compact 2.0 still has the flagship Europa synthesizer and two new instruments have been added. Propellerhead says that Rytmik Drum Machine gives you a simple yet powerful drum machine and the Monotone Bass Synthesizer is specially made for deep basslines. The two new devices can also be found in Reason 10.4, the new desktop version being released today as well.
Hanna Åstrand, Product Manager at Propellerhead, told us, “With Reason Compact 2.0 we have developed our pocket synth into an extensive pocket music studio. It’s the perfect app no matter if you are a rising star crafting your first beat or a seasoned music producer who wants to sketch out ideas on the go. When you want to take your tracks further you can easily export the song ideas from your mobile to Reason 10 on your desktop for the final touchup.”
Here's more details direct from Propellerhead...
The Rytmik drum machine gives you 18 free inspiring drum kits. Create banging and unique beats with the easy to use drum pads and built-in patterns in the drum grid. Get inspired by pre-made beats and sounds by world-class music producers, designed for a range of modern music genres. Create melodies in Europa and basslines in Monotone Bass Synthesizer using the smart keyboard feature to help you stay in key and never hit a wrong note.
With Reason Compact 2.0, you can give your beats and melodies your personal touch and add depth and texture by exploring all the different built-in effects like reverb, delay and Unison effects. If you are just getting started making music, the explainers and inspirational tips in the app will quickly let you learn more about music production and the different instruments.
Export your tracks and ideas to Reason 10 on your desktop to finish your music with unlimited creative options. A streamlined desktop version, Reason Lite, is free to download for Reason Compact users. Reason 10 owners can download Reason 10.4 for free as of today, the Monotone and Rytmik devices are included.
Reason Compact 2.0 lets you collaborate with friends in real-time using Ableton Link and you can also connect with other music apps using Audiobus or Inter-app Audio.
Pricing and Availability:
Download Reason Compact 2.0 – Your Pocket Music Studio for free now via the Apple App Store.
Reason 10.4 is a free update for all Reason 10 owners and is currently available for free through Reason’s auto update.
Reason 10 is available as a direct download via propellerheads.se or from an authorized dealer at the following suggested retail pricing:
Reason Intro EUR €79 MSRP / USD $99 MSRP
Reason 10 EUR €349 / USD $399
Reason 10 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) EUR €129 / USD $129