Reason + Intel = Much Rejoicing

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Surreal, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. zimv20 macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002
  2. Edge100 macrumors 68000

    May 14, 2002
    Where am I???
    VERY interesting.

    At first I thought the Props were discontinuing PPC support, which would be suicide, IMHO.

    But it seems they're just going to do a parallel development, which is fine by me since I'm about to pull the trigger on a new Dual Core G5.
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 603

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Even more interesting will be if they embrace Intel's compiler for the Intel version. Intel's compilers are famous for producing significantly faster binaries than any other complier. (Supposedly, Intel's compiler will be a drop-in replacement for GCC in XCode, so it will use Intel's compiler for Intel chips, and GCC for PPC chips.)
  4. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    Reason may not be the most "Pro" app, but Propellorhead remains one of my favorite software companies.

    They're so on top of things...and they have great support and a great site..

    And Reason is one of the most simplistically complicated and intuitive softwares out there..

    Good for them for getting the Binary out already.

    They rock.
  5. 1dterbeest macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2006
    Waupun, WI
    Did anyone else sign up for beta testing
    of the new intel version?
  6. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....Propellerheads rock...they know the score...Reason is an awesome program.......oh yeah!
  7. 1dterbeest macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2006
    Waupun, WI
    i'm DYING for this universal binary.

    I made a combinator patch with 8 malstroms, each with a scream and a reverb on it. It sounds GREAT when I play it, but the PPC version can't handle it at all. The beta demo of the universal version runs it perfectly. i NEED NEED NEED this UB version!
  8. lad1509 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2006
    just curious if any of you are beta testing it?
    any idea when its coming out? I just bought 3.0 and updated to 3.0.4 would I have to pay to get 3.0.5? that would not be good.

  9. Edge100 macrumors 68000

    May 14, 2002
    Where am I???
    I'm beta testing. It seems to be quite stable, works just fine.

    Rewire is missing with Logic 7.2, but works well with Live 5.2.

    All in all, everything looks like smooth sailing.
  10. Cybix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2006
    Western Australia
    the announcement of not supporting PPC was an April Fools joke.

    I'm beta testing the intel 'reason adapted' and it's fine so far. "apparently" there's a bug, and if I find it, I get a full copy of Reason :)
  11. Flowbee macrumors 68030


    Dec 27, 2002
    Alameda, CA
    From Propellerheads:

    "Contrary to previous messages, Reason 3.0.5 will be released as a Universal Binary, that is, an application that runs on both older PPC Macs and the new Intel based Macs. This has been achieved without performance penalties on either hardware platform."
  12. lad1509 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2006
    ohh my!
    reason 3.0.4 is really bad on my intel imac.. it was ok when it was 7 traks.. around 10 it started to crack.. at 14 it barely plays the song.

    I must get my hands on a beta intel version, how hard is it? did I miss the period to join so I can test it?
    anyhelp I would really appreciate it.
  13. 1dterbeest macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2006
    Waupun, WI
    The beta version is a beta of the demo, not the full program.

    It works MUCH better. Emulated is horrible.

    Any good speculation on when the update will actually be released?
  14. Vaphoron macrumors 6502


    Aug 5, 2004
    Now that the 17" MBP is out I'm planning on selling my 17" PowerBook but I can't upgrade until there is a UB of Reason because it sounds like performance is horrible otherwise. Good to hear they worked out the problems and 3.0.5 will be a UB though.
  15. lad1509 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2006
    2 things I can't belive.

    1- that its taking them this long to release the intel version, its been 5 months and probably another year since apple announced the intel macs... that's a year an a half, I think this is why people call them "none pro"

    2- I can't belive people call reason "none pro" :p this software is so amazing its not funny, you can "invent" a new type of music with the tools they give you... I love it.

    now, what is the best way to transfer the music from reason to garageband, I don't like making a file and then starting it as a track in GB, I feel like it loses some of its quality.

  16. lad1509 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2006
    Here is some updates, i got this via Email from them this morning, thought some of u would like to know.

    Report from the Reason 3.0.5 testing
    We are currently beta testing Reason 3.0.5. It's a minor update mainly
    aimed at bringing support for Apple's new Intel processor equipped Macs.
    This version also brings significant performance gains when loading
    samples during a ReWire session. In some cases it now loads eight times
    faster than previous versions.

    "The testing is going really well and we expect to have a release
    version available for download soon", says Mats Karl?f, Product Manager
    for Reason. "The Intel Mac compatible version runs extremely well and
    will be a significant performance boost for Intel Mac users."

    Reason 3.0.5 will be a free update for all registered Reason 3.0 owners.

    Read more here:
  17. Surreal thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2004
    i should check in on threads i start

    i didnt realize 3.05 wasnt out completely.

    well, in a week that will matter.
  18. lad1509 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2006
    can you please tell me what is the limit on demos, they have sent me an email to bete test it, I would like to but I need to open my songs and work on them.. can the demo do that, is there a time limit on the demo or u are basically locked out of most of the features.

    thank you

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