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Reason 9: what we know so far

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UPDATE: it is officially announced now: Reason 9 announced. What’s new?

Propellerheads announcement of Reason 9 has been leaked and later on deleted from most of the websites.

Here's what we know so far:

Here’s what’s new in Reason 9:

Reason 9 introduces three Player devices, designed to transform MIDI input:

Note Echo creates rhythmic, pitched MIDI delays for melodies, drum rolls, and more.
Scales & Chords turns simple melodies into beautiful harmonies and chords so you can stay focused on the music making. Transpose notes to a selected scale and automatically generate chords for your song, no music theory required.
Dual Arpeggio transforms chords into intricate and inspiring rhythms. From classic up-and-down to polyphonic and polyrhythmic, Dual Arpeggio breathes new life into any instrument in your Reason rack.
Reason’s new Pitch Edit mode helps you fix out-of-tune notes, add vibrato, change timing, create new melodies from your recording, change the dynamics and more.

Audio to MIDI lets you convert your vocals to MIDI notes for endless sound manipulation possibilities.

Reason 9 also comes with 1000 new sounds. The Reason Rack is also enhanced with key workflow improvements and darker theme options.

Pricing and Availability

Reason 9 will be available worldwide on June 21, 2016, with these options:

Reason 9 EUR €405 / USD $449
Reason Essentials 9 EUR €120 / USD $129
Reason 9 Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) EUR €129 / USD $129, or free to customers who purchased Reason 8 on or after May 1, 2016.

UPDATE: I've contacted one of the Rack Extension developers and he told that no announcement has been made for developers so far and there are no updates in developers forum regarding Reason 9. So maybe it is fake but the fact that same news appeared on several websites including synthopia makes me believe that it is very close to the truth.

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