Reason is easy to get started with, yet as deep as you want it to be. Create, compose, mix and finish your music–Reason will help you along the journey, from inspiration to mixdown. See for yourself how it’s done in five short steps:

Get going

Nailing your first idea is easy in Reason. Click and drag the sounds and instruments you want to the rack and just play. Everything is set up for you automatically.

Play instruments

Adding more instruments is just as easy. Find the sounds you want in Reason’s browser, drag them in and hit record.

Record

Record vocals, instruments or whatever you like with Reason’s easy-to-use recording tools.

Craft your sound

Get just the sound you’re looking for with Reason’s rich palette of professional effects and studio grade mixing console.

Your end result

Reason comes with everything your music needs–from inspiring sounds and instruments to tease out your initial idea, to professional mixing and mastering tools to finish your next masterpiece.

The instruments

Turn your ideas into music with Reason’s arsenal of instruments. Play, tweak, mix and combine as many of each as you can possibly want.

  • Europa

    Europa

    Shapeshifting Synthesizer
    From stacks of buzzing sawtooths to shimmering sonic explorations, Reason’s new monster synth has you covered.

  • Grain

    Grain

    Sample Manipulator
    Drop any sample into Grain and explore the expressive and abstract sound of granular synthesis.

  • Thor

    Thor

    Polysonic Synthesizer
    Semi-modular instrument with God-like synthesis power. Mix and match from 50 years of synth history.

  • Subtractor

    Subtractor

    Analog Synthesizer
    Reason’s classic analog synthesizer is the go-to instrument for quick and easy synth sounds.

  • Malström

    Malström

    Graintable synthesizer
    Fusing the best parts of granular and wavetable synthesis, it has a sound like nothing else.

  • Players

    Players

    Creative Performance Utilites
    Add Players to your Reason instrument and shape your playing with chords, scales, arpeggios and more.

  • Kong

    Kong

    Drum Designer
    16 pads of complete inspiration. Use samples, synthesis, physical modeling and effects to build the drum machine of your dreams.

  • Redrum

    Redrum

    Pattern Based Drum Machine
    Reason’s drum machine. If you like the classic pattern based drum machines from the 80s, then this one is for you.

  • Dr. Octo Rex

    Dr. Octo Rex

    Loop Player
    Versatile and flexible loop player that turns static loops into playable musical instruments.

  • Humana

    Humana

    Vocal Ensemble
    Give your music a human touch with the sound of Humana’s selection of choirs and solo voices.

  • Klang

    Klang

    Tuned Percussion
    Glockenspiel, Music Box, Wineglasses and a whole lot more. Great for adding an organic touch to your productions.

  • Pangea

    Pangea

    World Instrument
    Plucked, pumped, blown or strummed, these instruments from around the world will add a new dimension to any style of music.

  • Radical Piano

    Radical Piano

    Advanced Acoustic Piano
    Realistic and unique pianos based on a custom blend between sampling technology and physical modeling algorithms.

  • NN-XT

    NN-XT

    Advanced Sampler
    Play gigabytes of rich and complex, multi-layered instruments from the Reason sound bank. Or sample and build your own!

  • NN-19

    NN-19

    Sampler Instrument
    Quick and easy sampler with an intuitive workflow and plenty of real-time modulation capabilities.

  • ID-8

    ID-8

    Instrument Device
    A songwriter’s best friend. When all you need is quick access to your most used instruments, ID 8 is there for you.

  • External MIDI Instrument

    External MIDI Instrument

    MIDI Out Device
    Integrate your external MIDI instruments into your Reason productions with the External MIDI Instrument.

  • RPG-8

    RPG-8

    A classic, monophonic arpeggiator with some creative twists to create arpeggiated melody lines from the chords you are playing.

  • Matrix

    Matrix

    Modular synth-type sequencer that you can use to control just about anything you can imagine. Play basslines, sequence filter sweeps, control panning.

  • Combinator

    Combinator

    Combine, layer and mix instruments and effects to create rich, production-ready and performance-friendly sounds.

The effects

From subtle touch to outright sonic mayhem – color your music with Reason’s broad selection of effects.

  • RV7000 MkII Advanced Reverb

    RV7000 MkII Advanced Reverb

    Sophisticated yet easy to use with multiple reverb models, including an advanced Impulse Response reverb.

  • The Echo

    The Echo

    A multi-talented echo effect mixing the perfection of digital delay with the warmth and character of vintage tape echo units.

  • Synchronous

    Synchronous

    Bring your music to life with Synchronous’ modulation effects.

  • MClass Mastering Suite

    MClass Mastering Suite

    Polish your sound to perfection with the MClass professional mastering units. Use on individual sounds or your entire mix.

  • Neptune Pitch Adjuster

    Neptune Pitch Adjuster

    Gently nudge your vocalist's into key, or go all T-pain on your vocals. Neptune is also a powerful real-time vocal synth.

  • Pulveriser Demolition

    Pulveriser Demolition

    Combining compression, distortion and filter and modulation, the Pulveriser is a beast of a processor that makes just about anything sound better.

  • Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit

    Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit

    A multimode sound mangling effect that will do anything from gentle tape compression to full-on sonic mayhem.

  • Pulsar

    Pulsar

    A CV modulation effect that uses its two LFOs to control parameters in Reason’s other instruments and effects.

  • Alligator

    Alligator

    Applying pattern control to gating, filtering and envelope shaping, the Alligator will happily chew any audio passing through its jaws into a completely new and interesting sound.

  • BV512

    BV512

    Capable of far more than just robotic voices, a vocoder is a great tool when you want to modulate one sound with another.

  • Audiomatic Retro Transformer

    Audiomatic Retro Transformer

    Apply your desired flavor of yesterday to your music. VHS, Vinyl, Tape and many more - take your pick!

  • Softube Guitar Amp

    Softube Guitar Amp

    Oozing with attitude and featuring a fistful of amp and cabinet models, this is one amp that will never let your down.

  • Softube Bass Amp

    Softube Bass Amp

    Clean solid lows? Nasal presence? Wildly distorted? Whatever sound you're after, Bass Amp can deliver.

Utility FX

Reason's rack never seems to end.
Apart from the effects mentioned and linked above, Reason also comes with these straight-forward but effective half-rack effects:

  • RV-7 Digital Reverb
  • DDL-1 Digital Delay Line
  • D-11 Foldback Distortion
  • ECF-42 Envelope Controlled Filter
  • CF-101 Chorus/Flanger
  • PH-90 Phaser
  • UN-16 Unison
  • COMP-01 Compressor/Limiter
  • PEQ-2 Two Band Parametric EQ
  • Spider Audio Merger & Splitter
  • Spider CV Merger & Splitter

Recording and Sequencing

Capture your ideas with a minimum of mouse clicks. Immediate and intuitive, Reason's rock solid audio and MIDI sequencer gives you total control.



Recording
Capture your vocal or instrument performances with ease in Reason’s audio sequencer. Overdub, edit, rearrange, comp and tweak fast and easy with Reason’s easy to use editing tools.

Sequencing
Record and program MIDI and automation, tweak and tune until your inner perfectionist is satisfied. Reason’s fast and lean creative flow won’t get in your way.



Pitch Edit
Perfect your vocal takes with Reason’s Pitch Edit. Easy to use and with natural, transparent sounds, Pitch Edit will let you preserve the energy of a great vocal performance, while fixing any less-than-perfect notes.



Time Stretch
Record first and pick your tempo later. Reason’s legendary, transparent time stretch works across your entire project. Change the tempo of your song and all your recordings will follow. Or use it to move individual notes or to quantize an entire performance.



Mix like the stars
Finish your tracks in Reason’s million-dollar mixing console, faithfully modeled after an analog studio icon. It’s the final touch that can turn a good song into a great track.



The look of Reason

Take a look at your new virtual studio.

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This is Reason

Welcome to Reason! Here’s everything you need to create amazing music.

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The Rack

The rack is the heart of the Reason music making environment. You build your rack as you create your song, adding the instruments, plugins, sounds and effects your music needs.

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The grand layout

Reason’s four work areas: 1. The Browser, where you find your instruments, sounds and effects. 2. The mixer. 3. The Reason rack where all instruments and effects live. 4. The sequencer where you record and edit your music.

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CV & Routing

All instruments and effects are automatically connected for your when you add them to the rack. But if you want to get creative, hit the tab key to flip the rack around and all the cables for audio and control voltage (CV) are exposed and ready to be routed any way you want for fully modular music-making. Learn more about creative flow in Reason.

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Extending the rack

Reason comes with everything you need to make amazing music, but when you want to add more creative options Reason is ready with support for VST plugins as well as Rack Extensions, Reason’s own plugin format.

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Mixer

Faithfully modeled after legendary studio technology, Reason’s mixer is where you add that final touch to your music.

Extending Reason

Reason comes with everything you need to create amazing music. But at some point you may want to extend your sonic arsenal with third party instruments and effects.

VST
Reason supports the industry-standard VST plugin format. The creative flow you know and love, coupled with any plugin you want. This is music-making unlimited.

Rack Extensions
Rack Extensions are rock solid instruments and effects fully integrated with your rack.

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