Everything your music needs today.
Reason – the legendary music production software studio. From start to finish, its ever-expandable, freely routable rack of instruments, effects and sounds has everything you need to write, record, remix and produce great-sounding tracks.
Build your songs in Reason’s sequencer with the included synths, samplers, loop players and drum machines. Add guitar, vocals, MIDI synths, or record your entire band. Finish your tracks in the built-in million-dollar mixing console.
With an inspiring sound bank and intuitive flow, Reason catalyzes your creative process. Easy to get started with and as deep as you want it to be, Reason is the software that keeps you focused on what matters most: your music.
Instruments and effects
The instruments and effects in Reason all look, feel and sound like their real world counter parts. The instruments don't come with hidden sub menus and cryptic interfaces. Everything is there in plain view for you to use.
At the heart of Reason is its virtual rack with all the tools you need to turn your ideas into music. You build your rack as you create your song. Synthesizers, drum machines, samplers and studio effects – add as many as you need. Reason automatically connects everything as you add more devices to the rack. If you want to dive in the deep end, flip the rack around and get access to all the cables and connectors so you can wire things up exactly as you like.
Looking for more creative options, take a look at Reason's Rack Extensions – instruments and effects add-ons from Propellerhead and third party developers. This is not another plugin format – Rack Extensions are full Reason rack citizens, giving you the same great experience as any other Reason device. Load them in Combinators, route cables on the back, automate all parameters, and experiment with the safety of undo. Browse and purchase all Rack Extensions in the Propellerhead Shop, and even download fully functional trial versions to load into your rack.
Sequencing and recording
In sync with your flow, always adapting to you and your working methods, Reason's sequencer simply gets you there faster.
Record, program and arrange your music in Reason's sequencer. Fast and intuitive to use, yet with all the powerful editing features you want, Reason's sequencer is a joy to use. An audio channel or instrument gets its own dedicated track, with separate lanes for audio, notes, performance and automation data, opting for a better overview and less clutter.
The keyword is flexible and transparent. With Reason's legendary non-destructive time stretch, you can record first and pick the tempo later. Reason automatically slices recordings and imported audio into single notes or hits. Use it to quantize an audio take, to tweak your timing to perfection, or to drastically change the recording. The sliced up audio can also be converted to REX files for playback and further sound designing treatment in Reason’s Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player, Reason's samplers, or the Kong Drum Designer.
Big studio sound
Give your tracks that million dollar sound with Reason's studio grade mixing console.
Add that big studio sound to your productions, courtesy of Reason’s fully equipped mixing desk, faithfully modeled after* the legendary SSL 9000k console. With full dynamics, EQ and effects handling on every channel, the Reason mixer will be your weapon of choice to tap into the clarity, punch, and analog characteristics of your favorite records… and we haven’t even mentioned the master bus compressor yet.
The SSL* master bus compressor has long been famous for its ability to glue mixes together. Apply this analog magic to your master mix buss, and enjoy the warm compression that you've been hearing on classic mixes for the past 30 years. Your drums will gain punch, your bass more warmth, and your sound more intangible sparkle. Reason's mixer doesn't just balance your levels… it shapes your sound.
Reason has a rack for instruments, mixing and to inspire.
Reason 7 brings tons of new improvements for the mixer, the rack and the sequencer. Integrate your instruments into Reason with MIDI out, audio slicing and audio quantize. Turn your recordings into REX loops. For mixing, we're introducing a spectrum analyzer with visual EQ, group and parallel channels and workflow improvements. To inspire, Reason 7 imports audio from your music library and web formats, the enhanced Factory Sound Bank comes fully loaded with tons of new loops and drum kits and the new Audiomatic Retro Transformer effect adds a futuristic-vintage sound to any tracks.
Reason Essentials 2 is a free upgrade for all owners of Reason Essentials, bringing audio slicing and quantizing to the sequencer. Create REX files from your recordings directly in Reason Essentials. Import audio files from your music library and the web with improved file format support. Workflow enhancements in the rack and sequencer make writing, producing and mixing music in Reason Essentials even faster, easier and more fun. Learn more about Reason Essentials
* All product names used are trademarks of their respective owners, and in no way constitutes an association or affiliation with Propellerhead Software. The SSL and/or Solid State Logic trademarks are solely used to identify the products whose sound was studied during Propellerhead Software's sound modeling development. The trademarks SSL and Solid State Logic are owned by Red Lion 49 Limited.