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  • What are the recommended system specifications for Reason 9?

    Below are the recommended system specifications to get a decent performance out of Reason 9. For minimum system requirements, see here. Read more…

  • Is there any Reason Essentials 9 Upgrade version?

    There is no specific Upgrade version of Reason Essentials 9 – only the Full version. If you own a previous version of Reason Essentials and would like to upgrade to Reason Essentials 9, please get the full version here.

  • What are the minimum system requirements for Reason 9?

    These are the minimum system requirements for running Reason 9.
    Please have a look here for recommended system specifications. Read more…

  • I just bought Reason 8, do I get a free Reason 9 Upgrade?

    If you bought and registered Reason 8 on May 1st 2016 or later, you will automatically get a Reason 9 license on your account when Reason 9 is released.

  • What are the differences between Reason 9 and Reason Essentials 9?

    Product Comparison Chart

    Reason 9 Reason Essentials 9
    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
    NN-XT Advanced Sampler Yes Yes
    Live Sampling Editor Yes Yes
    NN19 Sampler Yes No
    Redrum Drum Computer Yes Yes
    Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player Yes Yes
    Kong Drum Designer Yes No
    Spider Mergers/Splitters Yes Yes
    Matrix Pattern Sequencer Yes Yes
    Combinator Yes Yes
    RPG-8 Arpeggiator Yes No
    Pulsar Dual LFO Yes No
    MClass Mastering Suite Yes Yes
    Master Bus Compressor Yes Yes
    BV512 Vocoder Yes No
    Modeled Channel EQ/Dynamics Yes No
    RV7000 MkII Advanced Reverb Yes Yes
    Scream 4 Distortion Yes Yes
    Softube 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
    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
    ReGroove Mixer Yes Yes
    Audio Tracks Unlimited Unlimited
    Instrument Tracks Unlimited Unlimited
    Time stretch Yes Yes
    Creates REX files Yes Yes
    Bounce In Place Yes Yes
    Audio Clip Transpose Yes No
    Audio Pitch Edit Mode Yes No
    Bounce Audio Clips To MIDI Yes No
    Blocks Song Arrangement Yes No
    Factory Sound Bank 2.7 GB 1.9 GB
    Orkester Sound Bank Yes No
    Rack Extensions Yes Yes
    ReFills Full support Limited support
    ReWire Yes Yes
    MIDI out/MIDI clock out Yes No
    Reason Yes No
    Reason Essentials Yes Yes
    Reason Adapted Yes No
    Reason Limited Yes No
    Record Yes No
  • 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…


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