Excerpt: Depending on who you ask, Reason is the ultimate music production workstation, an inspiring plaything or an important element of an integrated multi-DAW production approach. We'd argue that all three viewpoints are valid.
Excerpt: Reason was once beloved by electronic music enthusiasts for the way it mimicked real studio hardware; trouble was that even up to version 5, it couldn’t record audio (beyond 30 seconds for creating sampled loops). In 2009 Propellerheads launched Record, a sort-of-separate multi-track audio recording program that featured unlimited tracks, time stretching, pitch shifting and all the other tools necessary to make top-quality original recordings (including a software...
Pros: Finally a unified all-you-can-eat recording environment; great instruments and effects; enormous fun for hardware bunnies; sumptuous mixing desk
Cons: Hardware-style interface won’t suit everyone; only imports WAV and AIFF files; needs tons of screen space; inconvenient copy protection via USB key