What makes Reason unique? It's a combination of many different things, but the user interface plays a big part. Not only is it pretty, it also looks good! And makes playing, composing and producing in Reason fun, fast and efficient.
Buttons, knobs, faders and flashing LEDs – Reason's interface looks and feels like an instrument.
In Reason, the sequencer and instruments are designed by the same people. With its total integration, no configuration or connections are needed - they are part of the same package and all the parts work seamlessly with each other.
You build your rack as you work on your song. Create instruments and effects and route them any way you want to. Add, delete, replace and tweak. Your rack is what you want it to be.
Flip the rack over to access the backside with all the cables and connectors. Here you can manually route anything to anything, just like in a real studio. Or simply leave it to Reason to automatically connect all your instruments and effects, unlike a real studio.
Each cable plugs into exactly two holes, just like most real cables do. Only in Reason, you don't even have to crawl around the back side, unless you want to of course.
If it looks like a button, it is a button. If you see a handle, it's for dragging. All controls in Reason look and feel natural to work with and integrate with your favorite hardware controller.
What you see is really what you get. Reason offers everything at face value. No hidden screens, sub-menus or windows to flip through. The sequencer collects all notes and automation for each track, clearly laid out and easy to work with.
Easy to get started with and as deep as you want it to be. Many devices have macro controls for ease of use. If you want, open them up and explore and tweak all its components within.
Although Reason is a self-contained program, it's no lone wolf in the studio world. Three key technologies make Reason a well adjusted and quite sociable citizen in the software studio.
Mouse and computer keyboard may do the job most of the time, but when you want hands-on tactile control of your music making, Remote is there to save the day. With the Remote technology, Reason comes with built-in support for all major controllers and keyboards available on the market. Knobs, faders, displays and buttons are already set up for each Reason device. You can use one controller as your master keyboard and use another for just the mixer for instance. Remote is there right out of the box. Nothing to configure, nothing to install. It just works. Read more about Remote
If you want to use Reason with other software products, ReWire is there to help you. ReWire works like an invisible cable that handles audio, MIDI and sync between music applications. Reason can become a rack of instruments and play alongside another program, or sequenced entirely from the host application. ReWire has grown into an industry standard and is used in applications like ProTools, Logic, Cubase, Live, Sonar and many more. Read more about ReWire
Record is Reason's best friend. More than so in fact. When used on the same computer, they fuse into one powerful music workstation. Adding Record to Reason means you get unlimited audio tracks, effects for guitar players and vocalists, a wonderful studio grade mixing console and tons of interface enhancements. Read more about Record