Pay what you want

On the day of release and throughout the month of October, Record Reason Duo users will be naming their own price for their Reason 6 upgrade. To learn more, start by watching our video that explains our Pay What You Want offer and then continue reading below learn more and see what you'll be considering when you name your own price.

The Basic Idea

Ever since we announced Reason 6, we've been hearing from excited Reason users around the world. If you've got Reason 5 or earlier, this upgrade is going to be huge for you: you'll get our massive mixer, the Neptune pitch corrector and voice synth, guitar and bass amps, multiple parallell racks, audio recording and editing and more — as well as version six's brand new creative effects, 64-bit support, transpose features and a hugely expanded sound bank.

However, this is not all new to those of you who already own both Reason and Record. You already have audio tracks, amps, the mixer, and so on. So you may be saying to yourself "What exactly is this upgrade worth to me?" Now we're asking you that same question.

On September 30th, 2011, we're letting you name your upgrade price.

Wait. What?

That's right. If you own both Reason and Record you decide what you will pay for the upgrade to Reason 6. We trust you to decide what Reason 6 is worth to you. Whatever you decide, that's what you'll pay*.

*Anything you want, as long as anything is at least $1.00/€1.00. But you've already decided to pay more than that, right?

Pay What You Want

What you'll be pricing

To owners of both Reason and Record, the Reason 6 upgrade adds Pulveriser, a sound crushing effect with crunchy compression, dirty distortion and flexible modulation; The Echo, advanced stereo echo with modern, analog and tape delay emulation; and Alligator, a three band pattern gate for complex rhythmic texturing. Interface enhancements, high definition audio transpose, a massively expanded sound bank and true 64-bit compatibility are just the icing on the cake. Want to see the new effect devices in action before you decide? Check out these videos below for detailed looks at their capabilities.

The Echo


Alligator Triple Filtered Gate


Pulveriser Demolution Unit


Here's how it works

  • On September 30th a Reason 6, Reason Essentials and Propellerhead Balance are released. Owners of both Reason and Record will be invited to name their price for the Reason 6 upgrade.
  • The Pay What You Want offer is valid from the release September 30th, 2011, until October 31st, 2011.
  • Owners of both Reason & Record are eligible for this offer. If you own Record Reason Duo, or Record for Reason Owners, you qualify for this promotion.
  • Name your price. Just one of the new effects in Reason 6 would cost an arm and a leg as a standalone plug. But if you're a student with limited funds, we understand.

Own Reason but not Record? We have an upgrade path for you too

Introducing Reason 6


The Reason 6 upgrade brings a ton of new features to Reason, in a boxed upgrade pack: audio recording and editing, Propellerhead's acclaimed mixing console with masterfully modeled EQ and dynamics on every channel, multiple parallel racks, all the effects you know and love plus new ones to fall in love with, and much more of what you've always wanted in Reason.

When the campaign has ended, owners of Reason and Record will be able to upgrade at the regular upgrade price too. The Reason 6 Upgrade is available in music stores worldwide and from our own web shop September 30th, 2011.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have Record 1 and Reason 4, can I name my price? - Yes, absolutely! All owners of both Reason and Record, regardless of version, will be able to name their price on September 30th.

I have Reason only or Record only, can I name my price? - Paying what you want is limited to owners of both Reason and Record. We still have an upgrade path for you though and as a user of Reason or Record only, version 6 of Reason is positively gargantuan!

I previously qualified for the grace period free upgrade offer. Do I still get that or do I have to do this now? - If you were part of our grace period free upgrade offer, you still get your free upgrade. Nothing's changed for you.

Can I REALLY name any price I want? What if I want to give you a nickel or $112,348? - You can really name ANY price you want, as long as anything is at least $1.00/€1.00. Feel free to think twice about buying that car and use your money here instead - it's really up to you!

How will I actually get a hold of my upgrade? - This upgrade is a downloadable upgrade that you'll get access to right after you've named your price, any time between September 30th, 2011 and October 31st, 2011. Start the download, make some coffee and play the waiting game. You should be up and making music before you know it!

Is this the full, complete version of Reason 6? I'm a bit paranoid and can't help thinking that you're somehow trying to play a trick on me... - This is the full, complete version of Reason 6. You get all the features you'd get if you bought Reason 6 stand alone, except for the box! You tree-saver, you!

That's very nice of you, what can I do to spread the word? - Thank you for asking! Feel free to post about it on Facebook and Google+, discuss it on our forums, tell your friends, tweet about it (#paywhatyouwant), blog about it or just scream it from the rooftops.

So, what IS Reason 6 worth to me? - Nice try! Do some soul searching instead. :)