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  • Where can I find the Softube Amp & Softube Bass Amp?

    The Softube Amp and Softube Bass Amp Rack Extension are included free in Reason 8 and Reason Essentials 8. They are also available to owners of Reason 6.5 – 7 and Reason Essentials as a separate purchase. When buying and registering Reason 8, licenses for the Softube Amps are automatically issued to your user account. To download the Softube Amps, login in to Your Account, and click the Sync All button.

  • My song using the BV-512 Vocoder sounds different?

    Old songs using the BV-512 Vocoder in EQ mode may sound different in Reason 7.1. There was a bug in how the BV-512 Vocoder handled inputs in EQ mode. Fixing this bug caused a change in the function of the Dry/Wet knob: In older versions of Reason, the Dry/Wet knob worked in EQ mode as a level control, crossfading between the Carrier input signal and the Modulator input signal. If the Modulator source was silent, the Dry/Wet knob acted as volume knob. In Reason 7.1, the Dry/Wet knob is disabled in EQ mode. This means your old song can sound different if it contained: Read more…

  • I can’t see the models from my Line 6 POD/POD Farm in Reason

    With Reason and Reason Essentials you can use POD Farm 2.5 and what’s called “computer authorization”. This will alows you to register new model packs to your computer without having a Line 6 USB device connected. Read more…

Rack Extensions

  • “Bad format” alert when trying to authorize or download Rack Extensions

    If it’s Reason that launches when you try to authorize, or download rack Extensions, the “phrem” protocol is wrongly associated with Reason as the helper app. The “phrem” protocol should instead be associated with the Authorizer application. Read more…

  • Where can I find the Softube Amp & Softube Bass Amp?

    The Softube Amp and Softube Bass Amp Rack Extension are included free in Reason 8 and Reason Essentials 8. They are also available to owners of Reason 6.5 – 7 and Reason Essentials as a separate purchase. When buying and registering Reason 8, licenses for the Softube Amps are automatically issued to your user account. To download the Softube Amps, login in to Your Account, and click the Sync All button.

  • Has Rack Extension performance improved in Reason 7.1?

    Rack Extensions compiled with the new version of the Rack Extension SDK will in many cases see performance increases (require less processing power) compared to the previous version. How much will differ between products. A Rack Extension that has not been updated by its developer with the new SDK will not benefit from the improved performance.

  • Rack Extension download problem in Reason 7 or Reason Essentials 2?

    If you are getting time-outs in Authorizer during Rack Extension downloads, please update to Reason 7.1.x and/or Reason Essentials 2.1.x.  These updates also adresses a problem in Authorizer where an “Internal Error” dialog could be shown when trying to start a new Rack Extension download if old downloads were still in progress.

  • Free Audiomatic Rack Extension?

    The Audiomatic Rack Extension is included free in Reason version 7 or later but is available to owners of Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials too, as a separate purchase. When buying and registering Reason 7 or later, a license for Audiomatic is automatically issued to your user account. To download Audiomatic, login in to Your Account, and click the Sync All button.

  • “Some licenses only available online” – What does it mean?

    Most likely you are seeing this message because you are currently trying out a Rack Extension, and are launching Reason with your Ignition Key inserted. Since trial versions cannot be written to Ignition Key, you will need to run Reason with Internet Verification in order to access your trials. Read more…

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Reason Essentials

Thinking About Buying Reason?

  • What are the differences between Reason 8 and Reason Essentials 8?

    Product Comparison Chart

    Reason 8 Reason Essentials 8
    INSTRUMENTS
    Subtractor Synthesizer Yes Yes
    ID-8 Songwriter’s Toolbox Yes Yes
    Malström Graintable Synthesizer Yes No
    Thor Polysonic Synthesizer Yes No
    Neptune Pitch/Voice Synth Yes No
    SAMPLERS
    NN-XT Advanced Sampler Yes Yes
    Live Sampling Editor Yes Yes
    NN19 Sampler Yes No
    DRUMS & LOOPS
    Redrum Drum Computer Yes Yes
    Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player Yes Yes
    Kong Drum Designer Yes No
    DEVICE CONTROL
    Spider Mergers/Splitters Yes Yes
    Matrix Pattern Sequencer Yes Yes
    Combinator Yes Yes
    RPG-8 Arpeggiator Yes No
    DYNAMICS/EQ
    MClass Mastering Suite Yes Yes
    Master Bus Compressor Yes Yes
    BV512 Vocoder Yes No
    Modeled Channel EQ/Dynamics Yes No
    EFFECTS
    RV7000 MkII Advanced Reverb Yes Yes
    Scream 4 Distortion Yes Yes
    Line 6 Guitar/Bass Amps Yes Yes
    CF-101 Chorus/Flanger Yes Yes
    DDL-1 Digital Delay Yes Yes
    Audiomatic Retro Transformer Yes No
    Pulveriser Demolition Unit Yes No
    Alligator Triple Filtered Gate Yes No
    The Echo Yes No
    RV-7 Digital Reverb Yes No
    D-11 Foldback Distortion Yes No
    ECF-42 Envelope Controlled Filter Yes No
    PH-90 Phaser Yes No
    UN-16 Unison Yes No
    COMP-01 Compressor/Limiter Yes No
    PEQ-2 Two Band Parametric EQ Yes No
    MIXER
    Gain Yes Yes
    Equalizer 4-band 2-band
    Send Effects 8 4
    Insert Effects Yes Yes
    Master Compressor Yes Yes
    Master Compressor w/ Sidechain Input Yes No
    Compressor Yes No
    Gate Yes No
    Lo-pass/Hi-pass filter Yes No
    Spectrum analyzer Yes No
    Group and parallel channels Yes No
    PRODUCTION
    ReGroove Mixer Yes Yes
    Audio Tracks Unlimited Unlimited
    Instrument Tracks Unlimited Unlimited
    Time stretch Yes Yes
    Creates REX files Yes Yes
    Audio Clip Transpose Yes No
    Blocks Song Arrangement Yes No
    Factory Sound Bank 1.7 GB 1 GB
    Orkester Sound Bank Yes No
    EXPANDABILITY
    Rack Extensions Yes Yes
    ReFills Full support Limited support
    ReWire Yes Yes
    MIDI out/MIDI clock out Yes No
    FILE COMPATIBILITY
    Reason Yes No
    Reason Essentials Yes Yes
    Reason Adapted Yes No
    Reason Limited Yes No
    Record Yes No
  • What are the system requirements for Reason 8.3?

    To run Reason 8.3, you need: Read more…

  • Buying/selling used Propellerhead products

    As with everything else, there is a second hand market for Propellerhead products. Before you buy or sell a used copy of one of our programs, take a moment to read through the rules that apply and the things to keep in mind as this could potentially save you a lot of time and a lot of grief. 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…

  • Do I need a MIDI keyboard to use Reason?

    You don’t absolutely need one, but we recommend using one for the best possible Reason experience. If you don’t have one, the on-screen keyboard (accessible by pressing F4) lets you play the instruments with your computer mouse or computer keyboard.

  • What upgrade should I be getting?

    If you have Reason 6.5 or earlier, or Record, you can upgrade to Reason 7 in two ways: with the Reason Upgrade or through Balance with Reason Essentials. Read more…

  • Where can I get Reason?

    Please see the buy page for full purchase information.

  • Is there a demo version of Reason?

    Yes, there is a 30-day Trial version of Reason available for download here! Read more…

General

  • What are the system requirements for Reason 8.3?

    To run Reason 8.3, you need: 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…

  • Where should I store my purchased ReFills?

    The easiest would be to store all your purchased ReFills in one single folder, which you could name “ReFills”. The ReFills folder could be placed in the “My Documents” folder on your computer, for example. Read more…

  • Remote

    What is Remote?

    Remote is a protocol for handling communication between control surfaces (MIDI keyboards, remote control devices, etc.) and software applications (e.g. Reason). It handles everything from delivering MIDI note data from a keyboard to the application to using knobs, faders and buttons on a control surface for tweaking synth parameters in the application, controlling transport, etc. Remote also supports two-way communication, in order to make use of motor faders, dynamic displays and LED indicators. Read more…

  • When I launched Reason I was asked about sending crash reports and user statistics to Propellerhead. What does this mean?

    We collect information about Reason to provide better products and services to all users. The information sent is error reports, statistics of what you use in the program, as well as information about your computer, such as the amount of RAM you have, screen resolution and OS version. The information transmitted is encrypted and will not be publicly available, nor will it be revealed to third parties. We will always ask for your consent—the first time you launch Reason on your computer, and after upgrading to Reason 7.1 or Reason Essentials 2.1. If you change your mind about sending error reports and statistics you can always change the setting in Reason’s Preferences. More details about this can be found in the Privacy Policy at https://www.propellerheads.se/agreements/

  • Where can I find Reason’s Operation Manual?

    The Reason Operation Manual pdf is available for download here.

  • Where can I download the latest versions and drivers

    Head to your account page for the latest software downloads. If you’re looking for drivers for Balance, you can find them on this page.

  • Where can I find replacement discs for my lost or damaged discs?

    Replacement discs are available in our Shop. Please note that you need to be a registered owner of a program to be allowed to buy replacement discs for it.

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