Effects Color your music and get the sound you want with Reason's rich palette of effect units.


Time and space

Say effect unit and most would think of reverb and delay, so of course Reason is equipped with world-class units for all kinds of echo and reverberation duties.

  • RV7000 MkII
    Very easy and straightforward to use, yet sophisticated with multiple reverb models, including an advanced Impulse Response reverb.

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


Sonic destruction

Edge, life, sparkle, noise - call it what you want. Distorting and squashing a sound is a very effective way of adding that special something to your sound.


  • Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
    A multimode sound mangling effect that will do anything from gentle tape compression to full-on sonic mayhem.

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


Sound sculpting

Nailing just the sound you’re after in Reason is a fun and rewarding audio exploration endeavor. For fearless adventures in sound design, three devices stand out agains the rest.

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

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

  • BV512 Vocoder
    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
    Apply your desired flavor of yesterday to your music. VHS, Vinyl, Tape and many more - take your pick!


Singer’s delight

Reason offers two methods for cleaning up a vocal performance. The Pitch Edit function in the sequencer, or for more creative mangling efforts, Neptune.


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


Putting the Twang in Reason

When recording guitar, you want access to tools expertly tailored for your instrument. Reason comes with amp models from renowned modeling experts Softube.

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


The final touch

Polishing your sound to perfection requires the best tools available, and that’s why the MClass professional mastering units can be found in the Reason rack. Use them on individual instruments or run your whole mix through them.


  • MClass Compressor
    Designed to add punch and definition to your Reason tracks, this single-band compressor sounds simply amazing.

  • MClass Equalizer
    A 4-band, professional level mastering EQ with a transparent sound and precise sound sculpting features.

  • MClass Stereo Imager
    No mastering suite is complete without a tool for controlling the stereo image to allow individual treatment of high and low bands.

  • MClass Maximizer
    An advanced tool designed to maximize the volume of your Reason tracks, without crushing them or introducing other unwanted artifacts.


The rest

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