Propellerhead Reason 7 Announced – Here Are The Details
Just because you use a DAW to create music on your computer doesn’t mean that you have one program open and you’re done. More often than not, a digitally produced song will require many elements to make it all come together. The drum beat may begin using the software, but it may require an outside controller to physically play the beat while it records. The onboard instruments on your DAW may not be to your liking, and therefore you will require some plug in instruments to get what you need. Basically, it might take many different approaches to achieve one result. Producers who write music like this are very familiar with using multiple programs to get what they need; and it is not always easy.
Reason is a DAW much like Ableton or Logic, but in a sense it is also very different. Reason’s newest version finally has a MIDI out feature that has been lusted after for a while, but it still is not a program that is friendly with other audio programs. Some users have experienced the feeling of being walled-in the program; being only able to create music using the software itself. Perhaps it is better to be satisfied with what you have, no?