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12 Jan 2004 08:56 AM
    I'm thinking of buing some music software from Turnkey www.turnkey.uk.com. They have Reason 2.5 for 315 euros which seems reasonable. anyone have any experience of dealing with this company? customer service, delivery etc. Or can anyone suggest a reputable retailer that delivers to Ireland where I can get a cheap copy of Reason 2.5? Ebay is out of the question after some dodgy bloke tried to sell me pirate versions.
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    12 Jan 2004 10:51 AM
    That seems very reasonable for reason. It is really worth buying this software and not mucking about. Check out the propellerhead site itself -I got the Reason 2 off them all very effiently? also I have got gear and software from Thomann in Germany much cheaper than here. I have have a feeling it would be more expensive than 315 euros though.
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    13 Jan 2004 06:48 PM
    www.buzzmachines.com, and you'll probably decide not to buy reason! buzz roks the world.
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    14 Jan 2004 06:20 AM
    Looks pretty cool, I'm downloading it now and will probably get to try it properly over the next few days. You might be right about not buying reason, but I have a feeling I will end up buying reason anyway, simply because for all its faults I like the way it sounds and I like the overall "feel" of the program. It just goes to show how far music software has come when the debate about which softsynth to use revolves around the character of the softsynth rather than just the functionality, just like the way "real" instuments are liked for their character (e.g. Fender Strat vs. Gibson Les Paul). I will probably end up having both programs in my musical arsenal. I don't believe in limiting yourself to one program, if I could afford it I would buy a couple Native Instruments softsynths like Reaktor too. Other more technical reasons I like Reason are the fact that it plugs into Abelton Live, which I'm thinking of using as my sequencer. There is also the fact that it works on the Mac (Mac and PC disks are all in the same box), which is handy if I decide to switch from PC to Mac. Anyway, I'll see what happens over the next couple of days..
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    15 Jan 2004 07:28 AM
    Started up buzz for the first time yesterday evening. Yuck! what a hideous interface. Reminds me of those old MOD trackers back in the days of Atari STs. The sound quality is pretty good judging by the demos and if I took the time to learn I'm sure I could probably master it, but I'm too lazy. Reason it is then.
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    15 Jan 2004 10:07 PM
    maybe should have warned you. it's a descendant of a tracker, and an ostrich, or something. the interface is actually the best part: very fast and no mouse required for the most time-consuming parts of the work.
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    16 Jan 2004 11:50 AM
    check out Orion Platinum.... it's a VST host and has some nice synths in it. (audio recording also ......) BTW it has REWIRE also so you can have it running WITH REASON http://www.synapse-audio.com/
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