Full version, including soundbanks.
In this seven minute introduction to Reason, we’ll walk you through the different areas of the program and even get you started working on your first song!
Versions without soundbanks. For all who already have Reason 8 installed.
Note: Reason 8.3.1 is 64-bit only.
The last Reason version that runs in 32-bit mode is Reason 8.1.
A complete fix list is available here
Note: If you are already running Reason 8.2 or later, it's easiest to let the program do the update for you! Just select "Check for Updates" from the Reason menu (Mac) or the Help menu (Windows), and follow instructions.
1. Windows users: Extract all files from the downloaded zip archive. Then double click the “Install Reason.exe” installer.
Mac users: Open the disk image and drag the Reason 8 folder to your Applications folder on your hard drive.
2. Move or copy the files Factory Sound Bank.rfl and Orkester.rfl from your old Reason folder, to the new one.
If you don’t have these files, just continue – Reason will download them for you.
3. Start Reason 8.3.1.
The program will download additional content. Then, it will move the soundbanks to a global folder.
4. Now, you can remove your old Reason version.
First make sure that you don’t have any personal files, e.g. ReFills, songs or patches, in your Reason application folder!
On Windows, uninstall the older Reason.
On Mac, simply delete the older Reason folder.