License & Authorization

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License & Authorization




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  • Authorization failed message when registering upgrade?

    If you’re seeing an “Authorization failed” message when trying to register an upgrade, or you’re trying to access an area of the site but can’t, and you’re sure that you should be able to, then there might be a problem with your browser session. Read more…

  • How do I register my product?

    To register a product, log in to Your Account, and click “Products”. Now, click the “Register New Product” button to the right. At this point, just pick the product you have, regardless of whether it’s a new registration or an upgrade to an existing license. This will take you to a new page where you’ll be able to enter the specifics of what it is that you’re registering; the version of the software, and whether it’s a new version or an upgrade. (Please note that if you bought the product in our webshop, you don’t need to register – we have already done that for you). Read more…

  • When I try to register, I get a reply saying my serial number is already in use?

    First of all, please make sure that you have entered the number – it’s easy to enter the wrong number by mistake. Read more…

License Transfer


  • Licenses and authorization – how does it work?

    Reason and Reason Essentials use an authorization system designed to be as flexible as possible, while at the same time providing the best possible protection for your license. Here’s how it works: Read more…

  • Authorizer Installer Download

    Authorizer installer (64-bit)

    Authorizer version 2.9 is automatically installed with Reason 8.3.2 and Reason Essentials 8.3.2. If you have a 64-bit OS you only need to download and install Authorizer separately in the following cases: Read more…

  • Locked account due to multiple authorization?

    Have you receive a message from us about locked account?  This happens if multiple computers accesses the authorization on your Propellerhead user account simultaneously more than three times. While the licence agreement allows for the installation of the software on as many machines as you’d like, you are only permitted to run the software on one machine at a time. Read more…

  • What kind of copy protection does Reason and Reason Essentials use? How about Rack Extensions?

    In Reason 7 and Reason Essentials 2 we’ve added a new way of authorizing the software and Rack Extensions. You can authorize your licenses to a single computer, for offline use. This way you can use Reason without being connected to the Internet, or without a USB port taken up by the key. To authorize your computer for offline use, please login to Your Account and click the Authorize button. Read more…