Propellerhead has announced Reason 7. To find out more visit the Reason 7 page on Propellerhead site. The most interesting thing that I see in the list of new features is a new ability to connect and control external MIDI devices with Reason.
For years Reason was a powerful, albeit closed, environment for music and sound production. The introduction of recording and sampling capabilities several years ago began to open it up. More recently we’ve seen the introduction of Rack Extensions so that third party developers could make their instruments and effects available within Reason. Now they are taking it to the next step by enabling the connection of external MIDI gear, particularly hardware synthesizers to Reason.
Reason 7 is currently in beta testing with an anticipated release in the second quarter of 2013. There is a link on the page above where you can sign up to be a beta tester.