Instruments Realize your musical ideas with Reason’s arsenal of instruments. Add, play, tweak, combine and mix as many of each as you can possibly want.


Synths


Beats and loops

For many, beats isn’t just a part of their music. The beat is the music! And Reason has the machines to build the beat you want.


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

  • Redrum Drum Computer
    Reason’s drum machine. If you like the classic pattern based machines from the 80s, then this one is for you.

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

Creative playing

The Player devices introduced in Reason 9 adds capabilities to the other Reason instruments that adds plenty of creative horsepower to the rack.


  • Scales & Chords
    Use it to stay always in key, or use its one-finger chords to explore rich harmonic options that you might not have thought about.

  • Dual Arpeggio
    Create flowing arpeggio lines with these two powerful polyphonic, pattern based arpeggiators.

  • Note Echo
    This unit can create interesting effects with pitch and time: Strumming, glissandos, chord stabs and much more.


Samples for playing and tweaking

Sample your own sounds or ta into Reason's huge huge collection of sampled instruments in every conceivable category.


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

  • 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.

Extending your instrument rack

Want even more instruments? With the Rack Extension technology the Reason rack opens up to third party developers too. Propellerhead and leading third party developers offers a great selection of instruments as add-ons to your Reason rack. Have a look in the Propellerhead Shop to see what's on display.


  • Rack Extensions
    Add-on instruments and effects from Propellerhead and third party developers.



All your other synths too!

Include your MIDI synths in your music making. Reason’s External MIDI Instrument will play all your MIDI synths, beatboxes and whatnot from Reason's sequencer and control your external MIDI gear with the full automation that Reason users have come to expect.


Creative Control

Reason’s rack is an extremely flexible environment to create just the sound your music needs. Here are more ways to combine and evolve sounds.


  • Combinator
    Combine, layer and mix instruments and effects to create rich, production-ready and performance-friendly sounds that can be loaded up in an instant.

  • RPG-8
    A classic, monophonic arpeggiator with some creative twists to create arpeggiated melody lines from the chords you are playing.