Having Reason under your literal fingertips lends a new dimension of tactility to the software’s famous hardware-inspired workflow. To that, developer ZenDAW introduced Cloudkeys – software that enables touch control for Reason Studios’ famous DAW.
ZenDAW Cloudkeys – touch control for Reason
Cloudkeys requires a computer with a touchscreen display running Windows 7 or later. It lays out many important parameters and functions on the screen, such as the sequencer, Editor tools, file handling, zoom, transport, navigation, and more. There are over 130 pre-mapped Reason touch screen actions, including touch gestures, and all of them are color-coded. This makes working with Reason quicker and more intuitive, perhaps giving new creative possibilities through the use of touch.
Cloudkeys uses the native Windows touchscreen interface, so no drivers or additional hardware/software are required. If you have a touch-enabled display and use Reason, give the free Cloudkeys demo a try – it sounds like fun! Note that the software also works with a mouse, which is still an option if you don’t have a touchscreen but want to try a different interface.
Price and availability
ZenDAW Cloudkeys is available now at an introductory price of USD 29, down from USD 65. The promotion is valid until January 31, 2021. A demo version can be downloaded from the product page.
Cloudkeys runs under Windows 7 or later and is compatible with Reason 9 or later. A 16-inch to 24-inch 1080p-resolution (or more) monitor is recommended, though the software is said to work with even larger screens.