Propellerhead Reason Version 4.0 Demo

Application Details:

Version: 4.0
License: Demo
Votes: 23
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

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Link Propellerhead's Main Site Free Download Reason 4.0 Demo - Windows

Test Results

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What works


Keyboard short cuts for playback and stopping

Ctrl Open will open File Browser but whatever you open wont load if you've already got something in there.

Playing with controls on devices. 

What does not

Main menu bar

Opening a second song.

Song browser dropdowns

Adding effects to devices

Tab for wiring interface (back of devices)

Reason will take some time to wake up (if it recovers to a stable state at all) if you switch back to it and click within its interface after having been busy elsewhere.



What was not tested

Actual editing. Th(is is not really possible to test without the features that are lacking when running Reason 4 through Wine.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Set your PREFERENCES up when you get the chance PRIOR to finishing the install. The Menu doesn't work in WINE so you cant do it afterwards. Also, it seems fair to say, without the use of the menu and the ability to add effects to modules there's little point in reason??? At the bare minimum i'd have wanted to then use it to listen to my stuff while i do my other work, but since i cant open anything other than the demo song (default preference, remember?), this is also not really an option. sorry to say i'll still rather dual boot then.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 14 20151.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 5.x "Lenny"May 28 20101.1.42Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 13 20101.1.42Yes Yes SilverJonas Heinrich 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 25 20091.1.33Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowFedora 9 x86_64Jan 21 20091.1.9Yes Yes Bronzefpoole 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10845 Application Menu doesn't work in Propellerhead Reason NEW View
12832 Propellerheads reason 4 works a lot slower than on WinXP CLOSED FIXED View
13221 Reason 4,0 display bugs and "out of memory errors" whilst playing music CLOSED ABANDONED View
21168 Reason V4.0 Demo - Install fails with access violation at address 004097C2 CLOSED ABANDONED View
22395 Propellerheads Reason 4.0 fails to start CLOSED WORKSFORME View

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HowTo / Notes

*******to access menu bar!!!!********
Press the "ALT" button once! Do not hold it down please.

Then press  the "DOWN ARROW"

After that, the menu will come down!