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Reason is a powerful collection of virtual instruments, effects and production tools where musical ideas and amazing sounds comes to life. Use it as a plug-in with your favorite DAW or produce music in Reason standalone. Reason’s rack of legendary synths, instruments and effects can now be used in your favorite DAW with the Reason Rack Plug-in. Reason 11 includes both the plug-in version and the standalone Reason music production software.
Virtual Studio Rack
At the heart of Reason is a virtual rack where you craft the sounds your music needs, from scratch or from Reason’s huge library of sounds. Synthesizers, instruments and effects–as many as you need. Reason covers every need from the synthetic and electronic to acoustic and organic. As you build your rack, everything is automatically connected and routed for you. If you want to dive deeper, turn Reason’s rack around and you’ll find yourself in modular heaven! Experiment and play around until you find the sound you are after by routing audio and control voltage freely between devices in the rack. Your imagination is the only limitation to what you can build. Reason Suite comes loaded with all instruments and effect plug-ins from Reason Studios. Together with Reason’s builtin tools that adds up to over 70 instruments and effects for your music making. Your imagination truly is the limit to what you can create with Reason Suite.With a multi-gigabyte supply of synth sounds, sampled instruments, drum kits, loops and effects, Reason's builtin sound bank comes packed with everything you need to make any style of music. The integrated browser helps you quickly find and try thousands of sounds across a huge sound library.
Reason as a plug-in
Using the Reason Rack Plug-in you can make music with all of Reason’s beloved instruments, effects and sounds in your DAW. Used like this, Reason is a robust expansion to your studio setup with its synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, MIDI effects, sampled instruments and creative effects. The instruments and effects can be used just like in Reason. Stack them, combine them, add Reason’s Player MIDI FX units. When you want more options, Reason Rack Plug-in can also be expanded with exclusive Rack Extension plug-ins. Create the studio rack of your dreams! The Reason Rack Plug-in is included with Reason.
Reason for Music Production
When used standalone, Reason is a powerful virtual studio for fast and creative music production. Capture your musical ideas in Reason’s powerful sequencer. Record and edit audio, MIDI or automation with powerful recording and editing tools. Always in sync with your flow, forever adapting to you and your working methods, Reason's sequencer simply gets you there faster. Reason has a unique take on tempo, key and pitch. Record first and decide on tempo later with Reason’s always on, realtime and project wide time stretch. Want to try a new key? Transpose your audio and retain the tempo. Fine tune your vocal performances to perfection with Pitch Edit. Or rework, resample or reshape your recordings into something completely new. When finalizing your song, Reason's mixer gives your tracks that big studio sound right out of your computer. The Mixer is faithfully modeled after the legendary SSL 9000k* analog mixing desk, with flexible routing, full dynamics, EQ, full automation, groups and parallel channels, and its famous master bus compression. When you're looking for even more creative options, plug-ins come to the rescue. You can expand your virtual rack with new, inspiring instruments and effects created by developers around the world—from modern effects to vintage instruments. Rack Extension plug-ins are full rack citizens, giving you a fully integrated experience. Or use industry standard VST plug-ins right in your Reason rack.
Reason now supports VST, AU, AAX and is fully Avid Pro Tools compatible
Powerful virtual instrument rack plug-in and music production software
Fully loaded with all Rack Extension plug-ins from Reason Studios
Reason Suite includes over 70 instruments, effects and utilities
28 premium instruments
31 audio effects
17 MIDI effects and utilities
Sound Bank with more than 32000 device patches, loops and samples
Use Reason the way you want: as an instrument and effect plug-in in any DAW or as stand-alone production software
Fully equipped and ever expandable rack of instruments and effects
Easy to learn, yet as deep as you want to go
Easy and comprehensive sequencing, easy audio recording and a studio grade mixing console