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Reason 10 The biggest update. Ever.

New in Reason 10

New sounds and new gear pave the way for new music, and Reason 10 is here with a rackload of new synths, instruments, samples and more. Grain and Europa: two massive, brand new synthesizers. Klang Tuned Percussion, Pangea World Instruments, Humana Vocal Ensemble: three new live-sounding organic instrument devices. Radical Piano: a top-notch acoustic piano. Synchronous: creative modulation device. Loop Supply and Drum Supply: a multi-gigabyte infusion of cutting-edge drum loops and samples.

Bring your ideas to life faster with new, highly requested features for a more streamlined workflow. Making music is easier than ever with Multi Lane Editing for MIDI—perfect for building drumbeats on separate lanes or working with melodies and chords. Sequence tracks with lightning speed using the new snap to grid feature and improved navigation controls. Bring your ideas to life faster with Reason 10.

Reason 10 is here. Get Reason today and start making music!

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New instruments

Monotone Bass Synthesizer

Tailor-made for deep basslines, this is exactly what you need to add that rumble and punch to your low end.

Rytmik Drum Machine

This no-nonsense drum machine gives adds 16 free drumkits to your arsenal. Best of all – it’s lets you take beats created on your phone with Reason Compact to your desktop.

Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer

From stacks of buzzing sawtooths to shimmering sonic explorations, Reason’s new monster synth has you covered.

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Grain Sample Manipulator

Drop any sample into Grain and explore the expressive and abstract sound of granular synthesis.

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Reason Compact puts Reason’s flagship Europa synthesizer right at your fingertips.
Get started for free, then add new sounds and more controls whenever you’re ready.

New sampled instruments

Reason 10 puts three brand new organic instrument collections in your Reason rack. Expertly crafted in cooperation with sampling experts Soundiron, these new devices offer a wealth of inspiring and natural-sounding instruments to your music making.

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Klang Tuned Percussion:
A collection of tuned percussion instruments

Glockenspiel, Music Box, Wineglasses and a whole lot more. Great for adding an organic touch to your productions.

Pangea World Instruments:
The sounds of planet Earth

Plucked, pumped, blown or strummed, these instruments from around the world will add a new dimension to any style of music.

Humana Vocal Ensemble:
Choir and vocal instrument

Give your music a human touch with the sound of Humana’s selection of choirs and solo voices.

More sounds, more inspiration

Loop Supply & Drum Supply
A huge cache of inspiration

Update your sound with this multi-gigabyte injection of cutting-edge loops and drum samples made to deliver up-to-date pop. electronic and hip hop sounds for Reason.

Radical Piano
Advanced Acoustic Piano

Realistic and unique pianos based on a custom blend between sampling technology and physical modeling algorithms.

Synchronous Effects Modulator
Timed Effects Modulator

Bring your music to life with Synchronous’ modulation effects.

Workflow improvements

Multi Lane Editing for MIDI

View and edit multiple MIDI lanes simultaneously with Multi Lane Editing—perfect for building drumbeats on separate lanes or working with melodies and chords.

Adaptive snap to grid mode

Sequence tracks with lightning speed using an adaptive grid that adjusts based on your zoom level. Zoom out to adjust the big picture or zoom in to fine-tune the tiniest of details.

Improved navigation controls

Spend less time clicking and more time creating with improved navigation controls—adjust faders, solo and mute across multiple mix channels at once, quickly route audio outputs to new mix channels and return the play cursor to its last start position on stop.

Faster than ever

The Reason 10.3 update brought a powerful vitamin injection to the Reason Rack. Meant to improve performance when working with VST plugins, this update ended up tuning up performance for everybody. Regardless if you are using VST plugins or not, Reason now runs faster and leaner than before. More music, less hassle.

Tutorial Area

Get started and learn the basics of Reason with the new quick-start Tutorial Area.

Easy MIDI inputs

Capture your ideas when inspiration strikes with new Easy MIDI Inputs that automatically detect new MIDI control surfaces—no set up needed.

Reason FAQ

  • What are the system requirements for Reason 10?
    To run Reason you need:

    Mac OS X

    • Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration
    • Intel Mac with multi-core processor
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
    • 4 GB free system disk space required, plus 8 GB for optional content. Additionally, program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space.
    • Mac OS X 10.7 or later (64-bit)
    • Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
    • CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
    • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended


    • Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration required!
    • Intel or AMD processor with dual cores
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
    • 4 GB free system disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
    • Windows 7 or later (64-bit)
    • Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
    • Audio Interface with ASIO driver
    • MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended

    For recommended system specifications, please go here.

  • I am a Reason owner already. What are my upgrade options?
    You can upgrade from any previous version of Reason to Reason 10 for $129 / €129.

  • Does Reason 10 have copy protection? How does it work?
    Just as for previous versions, Reason 10 can be authorized in several different ways:

    • USB Ignition Key
    • Balance Interface
    • Internet Verification

    In Reason 7 and Reason Essentials 2 we added a fourth way of authorizing the software. You can add your Reason, Reason Essentials and Rack Extension 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. You will still be able to keep your license on a USB key, too, if you have one, as well as use Internet Verification, if you have several computers you use Reason on. A USB Ignition Key is not included with Reason or Reason Essentials software, but for those that need one it is available for separate purchase from the Propellerhead web shop.

  • Where do I get Rack Extensions?
    All Rack Extensions are tried or purchased from the Propellerhead Shop.

  • Is there a demo of "Rack Extension X" available?
    Yes, you can try each Rack Extension for 30 days to see how it works for you! Please note that this only works if you have a full version of Reason 6.5 or Reason Essentials 1.5 and an active Internet connection.

  • Will Rack Extensions affect the performance of Reason?
    Rack Extensions are all different, how much of your system resources they will use varies greatly. You can try each Rack Extension for 30 days to see how it works for you!

  • I prefer not to connect my computer to the Internet, can I still use Rack Extensions?
    Rack Extensions does require active Internet connection at least once, when you access the Propellerhead Shop and install the Rack Extensions on your machine. However, after installation it's possible to put your Rack Extension licenses on your Ignition Key and run them without an Internet connection.

  • What happens if I send my song file that uses Rack Extensions to my friend who doesn't have those Rack Extensions?
    When your friend opens the song file they will get a notification that this song uses Rack Extensions they do not have and will be presented with two options. Either they open the song anyway or they get redirected to the relevant Rack Extensions in the Propellerhead Shop. They can then choose to try it for 30 days or purchase it right away. In any case, the song can still be opened normally and any Rack Extensions they don't own will be replaced by a placeholder that can redirect you to the Propellerhead Shop to try or purchase the Rack Extension.

  • Is ReWire 64-bit too?
    Just as the current version of Reason is 64-bit, ReWire is too. Note that 64-bit ReWire needs to be implemented in both the slave application (Reason) and your host. Please contact the manufacturer of your ReWire host of choice for compatibility information.

  • Where can I get Reason?
    Please see the buy page for full purchase information.

  • Is there a demo version of Reason?
    Yes! Please visit the Try Reason page. The demo version of Reason is fully functional and has all the content of the full version, the only limitation is that you can't open song files, export them to audio or use Rack Extensions.

  • Can I open my old Reason/Record song files in the latest version of Reason?
    Absolutely! Reason is 100% compatible with your older Reason and Record song files.

  • 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.

  • Does Reason 10 support VST plugins?
    Yes. Reason 10 and Reason Essentials 10 supports VST2, 64-bit plugins.

  • Do you have a not so frequently asked question?
    You can always ask us at our facebook page or tweet us your question.