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Pro Easy to learn
Reason doesn't offer as many in-depth features as other DAWs. For beginners and hobbyists, this is alright because it keeps the program simple and easy to learn.
Pro Easy and intuitive while being feature rich
You can go really deep into creating sound and routing. Find possibilities you cant do with any other DAW.
Pro Offers an easy way to quantize and slice audio
Reason makes it easy to stretch audio or slice it up for glitchy sound effects. When audio is loaded, it is analyzed so slice markers can be placed at the beginning and end of each note. Slice markers appear when the audio sample is double clicked.
Pro Can convert audio to REX files
REX files record effects and slices on top of the original file, and will play audio at the tempo of a project. REX files provide many uses and are a great addition to Reason.
Pro Multi FX presets
The multi fx are very nice. Great for transitions and complete sound management.
Pro Amazing automation arrangement
Using clips makes it very easy to automate precisely.
Pro Loop, convert and overdub on the fly
Pro Supports MIDI out
MIDI out is a new addition in Reason, allowing feedback to MIDI devices.
Con Mix only by ear
You can not type in a value in the mixer.
Con Lacking track and channel grouping
However, you can group channels by using separate mixers for groups.
Con Time consumer
Synths are very bland. Sounds need a lot of processing to sound as good as 3rd party vst's in other DAW's
Con Closed Platform
No Plug in support. Only RE. Extremely Limiting.