Sparking New Ideas with Komplete Select & Reason

Posted Feb. 24, 2018, 1:03 p.m.

We rely on our favorite go-to instruments to capture new ideas as they're forming. We know those instruments well and they help us act quickly to grab that inspiration before it's gone. But what happens if we don't have any ideas cooking yet? Sometimes those favorites are so familiar that we fall into routines and habits that makes sparking new ideas harder for us. The solution is to try entirely new instruments and effects to see how getting out of our comfort zone can create a fresh approach to music making.

In this tutorial, Ryan does just that by building a new idea using instruments new to him. The quick inspiring workflow of Reason remains but the sounds and instruments are coming courtesy of Native Instrument's Komplete Select.

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How to make a track with BIAS AMP 2 in Reason 10

Posted Feb. 14, 2018, 2:47 p.m.

Join Paul Ortiz a.k.a. Chimp Spanner as he shows you how to get started making a track using the brand new BIAS AMP 2 virtual amp designer VST plugin by Positive Grid in Reason 10. Making use of the modular approach in the Reason rack, Paul utilizes both well-known Reason devices such as the Scream 4 Distortion unit as well as POD VST plugins by Line6 along with BIAS AMP 2.

BIAS AMP 2 by Positive Grid is the ultimate virtual amp designer, authentically recreating the tone and feel of real tube amplifiers, while allowing you to mix and match components to create your ideal amp. You can use Amp Match to clone the tone of real hardware or a guitar track, or connect to the ToneCloud® to gain access to thousands of custom amps from artists and recording studios, or upload your own custom tones to the cloud.

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#1stReason10 challenge

Posted Dec. 12, 2017, 9:57 a.m.

Updated December 12.

Time's up and we've listened to and watched what you've been doing with Reason 10 and we're amazed by the sheer creativity in the Reason community. Wow! It was no easy task picking only five winners but here goes. Congratulations and thanks to everyone for participating! We will reach out to every winner via the specific social medium where the contribution was posted.

Winner 1: one Propellerhead made Rack Extension + ReFill, one Europa t-shirt, one Grain t-shirt


Winner 2: one Propellerhead made Rack Extension

Winner 3: one Propellerhead made ReFill

Winner 4: one Europa t-shirt

Winner 5: one Grain t-shirt


Reason 10 is here and we want to hear the cool things you can do with it! Share your sounds on a social media channel of your choice using the #1stReason10 hashtag so we can find it.

A jury of Propelleheads will pick five lucky winners by December 11.


Good luck and happy music-making!

Don’t have Reason 10 yet? Download the trial today and join the challenge!

Posted Dec. 12, 2017, 9:57 a.m.


#1stGrain – it's Grain fest!

Posted Nov. 17, 2017, 12:37 p.m.


Thanks so much for joining the Grain fest! We hope you've had a good a time at the party. Keep making music and posting your Reason 10 sounds using the #1stEuropa and #stGrain hashtags! We'll keep an eye out and repost your gems!

Please enjoy a few of our favorites in the #1stGrain fest!



Welcome to Grain week! The Grain Sample Manipulator has taken the Reason world by storm and now we want to hear what you are doing with it. Lush sonic landscapes? Glitchy Basslines? Or something completely unheard of?

Share your first Grain creations with the world using the #1stGrain hashtag. We’ll share and repost our favorites by Thursday Nov 16th. Go granular and share!

Don’t have Reason 10 yet? Download the trial today and join the Grain fest!

Want to hear our favorites in the #1stEuropa week? Click here!


Announcing Reason 10

Posted Sept. 22, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

We're extremely happy to announce Reason 10!

Reason 10 is the biggest content upgrade we've ever done, and that's saying something. For this upgrade we wanted to make sure music makers had a fantastic set of instruments and sounds right out of the box. I definitely think we delivered.

Europa is a feature-rich dynamic wavetable synth that picks up where Thor left off. I'm particularly fond of how many different types of sounds it can do well, from those ridiculously big and wide modern sounds to esoteric sound design and creamy analog emulations. Grain on the other hand take a different approach to synthesis. As the first true granular synth in Reason it breathes new life into your samples. I've already re-sampled tons of parts of my songs and twisted them into new sounds! Make sure you try and drop any and all samples you've got into it and see what comes out.

Klang, Pangea and Humana join Radical Piano in Reason 10 to make sure you have a great selection of realistic, acoustic instruments. Since I also dabble in video game soundtracks, these are very dear to my heart. Finally, Drum Supply and Loop Supply refreshes Reason's drum sample collection in a big way. It'll take quite a while to go through just all the kick drums.

Reason 10 is being beta tested now (sign up here!) and will be released October 25th. I can't wait to hear all the fantastic music you'll be making with it.

Mattias Häggström Gerdt
Reason Product Manager

Posted Sept. 22, 2017, 8:58 a.m.