The Reason rack has seen an exponential growth over the last few years with the introduction of unlimited audio recording studio grade mixing tools and support for third party instruments and effects. With Reason 7 they continue that expansion to let you take your mixing to the next level to place Reason at the heart of your studio and to continue to inspire you in your music making. With instruments that are easy to use infinitely tweakable and with a sound to fit any style Reason has always offered a wide array of sonic capabilities. Now they're adding even more to the mix. Reason 7 comes with MIDI out support to bring the sound of your favorite hardware synths and beat machines to the Reason rack. MIDI is handled by the new External MIDI Instrument device fully integrated into the Reason environment. Automating MIDI equipment from Reason&apo;s sequencer or even from control voltages in the Reason rack is a breeze to set up. With Reason 7 you have more creative control over your audio recordings. Record your instruments and let Reason automatically slice the recording into single notes or hits. Use it to quantize an audio take to tweak your timing to perfection or to drastically change the recording by going all creative with Reason's fantastic time stretch. The sliced up audio can also be converted to REX files for playback and further treatment in Reason's Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player Reason's samplers or the Kong Drum Designer. With its studio-grade mixing console Reason was already a mix engineer's dream. Reason 7 adds several new ways to make mixing your songs better and easier. Reason users tend to spend a lot of time exploring and tweaking sounds in the Reason rack so the most important mixing controls like level and pan are now available in the rack too always close at hand. This means less jumping about in the program and more focus on your music.The new bus channels make it easy to group your tracks and even group your mixer groups to process them together. Create parallel channels with a single click for separate processing—for quick New York style parallel compression and other tricks used by leading mix engineers today.For increased control of your mixes Reason now has a built-in spectrum analyzer window giving you instant visual feedback on the selected channel or bus. The new Spectrum EQ window combines a powerful spectrum analyzer with a graphic EQ overlay controlling the mixer's renowned EQ. Easily adjust the EQ on your tracks from anywhere in the program.Users tell us again and again that two of the most important aspects of Reason is that it is fun and inspiring. As a creativity boost Reason 7 comes with Audiomatic Retro Transformer–it's for audio what your favorite retro photo app on your phone is for images. Add Audiomatic to any instrument channel or group and select one of the 16 snapshots—VHS vinyl gadget or even mp3—to instantly change the sound and character of your track. Reason 7 also comes with an expanded sound bank that adds a new and powerful section of hard hitting drums loops: big room house dubstep and even metal. It's all there ready to be thrown into your tracks. For importing your own sound files into Reason there is now support for more audio import formats such as mp3 wma and aac to make it easier to grab loops and recordings from your music library or the web.