Sounds

With an inspiring sound bank, chock-full of loops, drums, synths, samples and effects, Reason has a rack for any sound you can imagine.

Finding that right sound is an important part of the musical process. With gigabytes of carefully sculpted synths, samples, drum kits, loops and effects for every conceivable style, Reason's built-in sound bank is packed with everything you'll need from the start.

Ready to inspire, all of Reason's sounds have been crafted by our team of expert sound designers, and producers like Death Cab for Cutie's Jason McGerr, Bomb Squad's Hank Shocklee, Black Eyed Peas' Printz Board, DJ Lucky Date, Kill the Noise, and others.

Hearing is believing

The best way to get to know the sound of Reason is to experience first hand. Check out these audio examples to hear what Reason is capable of.

Songs made with Reason

A collection of examples of patches from the Reason Factory Sound Bank.

Reason listening gallery

By the numbers

Reason doesn't just come with great devices capable of creating any sound you can imagine. It also comes stocked full with thousands of patches, presets, and loops to get you inspired. Over 4,000 instrument patches, 1,000+ mixing/mastering effects, and over 3,000 loops. It's enough to satisfy even the most eclectic tastes. For those who like to keep score at home, here's a breakdown of the factory sound bank content:

Sounds and instruments

  • 531 Bass
  • 466 Synth Lead
  • 480 Synth Poly
  • 388 Pads
  • 187 Synth FX
  • 174 Rhythmic
  • 520 Drums and Percussion
  • 208 Performance Patches
  • 170 Textures and Musical FX
  • 41 Sequenced
  • 54 Orchestral
  • 75 Bells and Mallets
  • 40 Sound FX
  • 121 Piano and Keyboard
  • 79 Voice and Choir
  • 59 Brass
  • 88 Strings
  • 258 Guitar and Plucked
  • 77 Organ
  • 43 Reed and Pipe
  • 2760 Drum and Music Loops

Mixing and mastering

  • 179 Delay
  • 214 Dynamics
  • 144 Modulation
  • 43 Gating & Choppers
  • 96 Fidelity FX
  • 117 EQ & Filtering
  • 54 Multi FX
  • 34 Mastering
  • 38 Pattern Based
  • 180 Reverb
  • 9 Beat Repeater
  • 14 Instrument Processors
  • 24 Line 6 Guitar Amp
  • 15 Utility
  • 4 MIDI Controlled FX
  • 12 Line 6 Bass Amp
  • 25 Pitch Processing
  • 7 Vocoder
  • 5 Voice Synth