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  • Reason 10
    You have it all! There’s nothing we can tease you with.
    Still craving new experiences? May we suggest a detour to the Propellerhead Shop?

  • Reason 9
    You are fairly up-to-date with your Reason 9, including support for VST plugins and the Player devices added in Reason 9 and 9.5. But Reason 10 has a ton of fantastic instruments that you shouldn’t miss out on. The mighty Europa with its fresh take on Wavetable synthesis, the “granular synthesis made easy” Grain and all the organic sampled instruments are just an upgrade away.

  • Reason 8
    As a Reason 8 user you have a pretty modern-looking Reason, but you are missing out on the goodies added in Reason 9 and later, like the inspiration-inducing Players, VST support and all the great instruments in Reason 10.

  • Reason 7
    It’s been a few years since your last upgrade. When compared to your version Reason has made a few leaps forward with enhanced UI, more advanced Rack Extensions, inspiring Player devices, VST plugin support and more. Here’s what you are missing out on:

  • Reason 6.5
    As a Reason 6.5 user, you have access to the Rack Extension technology introduced in version 6.5, but you are missing out on quite a lot that came later, like MIDI out, mixing improvements, VST plugin support and much more. Here’s what you’ll get when you upgrade:

  • Reason 6
    As a Reason 6 user, you have access to the audio recording and mixing introduced in version 6, but you are missing out on quite a lot that came later, like Rack Extensions plugins, MIDI out, mixing improvements, VST plugin support and much more. Here’s what you’ll get when you upgrade:

  • Reason 5
    Version 5 was the beatmaker’s version with major features such as Kong, Dr. Octo Rex, Blocks and more. But so much has happened since then. Pro audio recording, studio grade mixing, MIDI out, Plugin support and much, much more. Take a look at what a Reason upgrade would buy you:

  • Reason 4
    Version 4 brought Reason mainstays such as Thor, but so much has happened since then. New iconic instruments such as the Kong Drum Designer, pro audio recording, studio grade mixing, MIDI out, Plugin support and much, much more. Take a look at what a Reason upgrade would buy you:

  • Reason 3
    This version focused on live playing with the mighty Combinator, but also added the high-quality MClass effects and much more. Since then, Reason has evolved to a complete music-making package with tons of new instruments, effects and studio-grade recording, mixing and editing tools. All of it is included in the Reason 9.5 upgrade. Here’s what you’d get:

  • Reason 2.5
    Reason 2.5 was a free update that added top notch effect units like RV7000, Scream 4 and BV512 to the rack. Since then Reason has evolved to a complete music-making package with tons of new instruments, effects and studio-grade recording, mixing and editing tools. All of it is included in the Reason 9.5 upgrade. Here’s what you’d get:

  • Reason 2
    Reason 2 added the powerful NN-XT sampler and Malström among other things.
    Since then, a lot of things have changed in Reason–most things in fact. Reason has evolved to a complete music-making package with tons of new instruments, effects and studio-grade recording, mixing and editing tools. All of it is included in the Reason 9.5 upgrade. Here’s what you’d get:

  • Reason 1
    Oh boy… it’s been a while since you got Reason. For a Reason 1 owner, a lot of things have changed in Reason–most things in fact. Reason has evolved to a complete music-making package with tons of new instruments, effects and studio-grade recording, mixing and editing tools. All of it is included in the Reason 9.5 upgrade. Here’s what you’d get:

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  • New in Reason 2

    • NN-XT
      Play gigabytes of rich and complex, multi-layered instruments from the Reason sound bank. Or sample and build your own!

    • Malström
      Fusing the best parts of granular and wavetable synthesis, it has a sound like nothing else.

    • Detachable window
      Might seem obvious today, but in 2002, this was hot!

  • New in Reason 2.5

    • RV7000
      Reason's famous advanced reverb: very easy and straightforward to use, yet sophisticated with multiple reverb models.

    • Vocoder
      Capable of far more than just robotic voices, a vocoder is a great tool when you want to modulate one sound with another.

    • Scream 4
      A multimode sound mangling effect that will do anything from gentle tape compression to full-on sonic mayhem.

    • UN-16 Unison
      Instant fatness with this little unit that emulates the Unison effect from 80s synths.

    • Spiders
      The CV and Audio utilities that lets you go deep with patching and routing.

  • New in Reason 3

    • Combinator
      Combine, layer and mix instruments and effects to create rich, production-ready and performance-friendly sounds that can be loaded up in an instant.

    • Mclass
      Polishing your sound to perfection requires the best tools available, and that's why the MClass professional mastering units can be found in the Reason rack.

    • Remote
      The Remote technology in Reason takes the pain out of setting up hardware controllers with your music software.

  • New in Reason 4

    • Thor
      Semi-modular instrument with God-like synthesis power. Build your sounds from 50 years of collected synth history.

    • Regroove
      Regroove is Reason's timing lab. Load, tweak and apply your desired groove to any instruments in the sequencer.

    • Sequencer
      Reason 4 saw a major overhaul to the sequencer with clips, vector automation, alt and overdub takes and much more.

    • RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator
      RPG-8 gives you full creative control over your arpeggios. It features a wide range of on-panel controls and mode selectors, a pattern section for muting selected notes and a large display showing values and positions.

  • New in Reason 5

    • Kong
      16 pads of complete inspiration. Use samples, synthesis, physical modeling and effects to build the drum machine of your dreams.

    • Neptune
      Gently nudge your vocalist's into key, or go all T-pain on your vocals. Neptune is also a powerful real-time vocal synth.

    • Blocks
      An alternate mode of sequencing: build your music in blocks (think intro, chorus, verse) and string them together to build full songs.

    • Dr Octo Rex
      Versatile and flexible loop player that turns static loops into playable musical instruments.

    • Sampling
      Live sampling into Reason's devices is bringing back creative sampling to the Reason rack.

  • New in Reason 6

    • Audio recording
      Unlimited, professional audio recording that's still a breeze to use. Unique for Reason is the fully automatic time stretch. Record first and pick a tempo later!

    • Studio-grade mixing
      Walk into any recording studio and the large format mixer is the creative centerpiece of the production environment. Reason is no different.

    • The Echo
      A multi-talented echo effect mixing the perfection of digital delay with the warmth and character of vintage tape echo units.

    • Pulveriser
      Combining compression, distortion and filter and modulation, the Pulveriser is a beast of a processor that makes just about anything sound… better.

    • Alligator
      Applying pattern control to gating, filtering and envelope shaping, the Alligator will happily chew any audio passing through its jaws into a completely new and interesting, sound.

  • New in Reason 6.5

    • Rack Extensions
      Reason's own plugin format: Rock solid instruments, tools & effects, fully integrated with your rack, developed by Propellerhead and third party developers.

  • New in Reason 7

    • MIDI out
      Include your MIDI synths in your music making. Reason's External MIDI Instrument will play all your MIDI synths, beatboxes and whatnot from Reason's sequencer.

    • Graphical EQ
      For increased control of your mixes Reason has a built_in spectrum analyzer window, giving you instant visual feedback on the selected channel or group–or your final mix.

    • Audio slicing
      Reason automatically slices recordings into single notes or hits. Quantize an audio take. Tweak your timing to perfection, or drastically change the recording.

    • Mixer sub groups
      Send your mix channels and audio track through a sub group for grouped processing and easy mixing. Or use parallell processing of your tracks

    • Audiomatic
      Apply your desired flavor of yesterday to your music. VHS, Vinyl, Tape and many more - take your pick!

  • New in Reason 8

    • New browser & UI
      Reason's new, always open browser is a fast way to add instruments, effects and sounds to your music.

    • Drag & drop to rack & sequencer
      Drag a synth to the rack. Drag an effect to an audio track. Work intuitively with devices and sounds in the rack and sequencer.

    • Softube guitar & bass amp
      New and sweet-sounding amps for guitar and bass from modeling experts Softube.

    • RV7000 mkII
      An upgrade to Reason's tried & true reverb brings impulse response technology to RV7000.

  • New in Reason 9

    • Players
      Note Echo, Scales & Chords and Dual Arpeggio: the Players works magic on incoming MIDI and adds a creative spark to your playing.

    • Pitch Edit
      With Reason's stunning Pitch Edit, you can fine tune vocal recordings without destroying the feel and energy of the performance.

    • Reason 9 sounds
      A huge expansion of Reason's sound bank with expertly crafted production-ready combinator patches.

    • Bounce in place
      Quickly render audio recordings from your synth tracks with a single click.

    • Ableton Link
      Wirelessly and effortlessly sync up your favourite music apps on iOS and desktop with Ableton Link. New in Reason 9.1.

    • Pulsar
      A dual channel modulation powerhouse for the Reason rack. We call it an LFO—but it’s also a powerful little synth in its own right.

    New in Reason 9.5

    • VST support
      Delivering on our #1 feature request, VST plugins have finally come to Reason. The creative flow you know and love, coupled with any plugin you want.

  • New in Reason 10

    • Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer
      Europa was created for huge, epic sounds and oh boy, does it deliver… From big stacks of buzzing sawtooths to shimmering, glitched-up sonic explorations, Europa has you covered. And the best part: despite its deep synthesis powers, it’s still surprisingly easy to use.

    • Grain Sample Manipulator
      Get granular with your samples! The Grain synthesizer opens up the world of granular synthesis for your creative use. Drop any sample into Grain and explore the endless sonic variations you can create with Grain’s selection of playback algorithms, ultra-flexible modulation, routing and effects.

    • Klang Tuned Percussion
      Glockenspiel, Music Box, Wineglasses and a whole lot more. Tuned percussion sounds are great for creating melody lines or adding an organic dimension to an electronic production.

    • Pangea World Instruments
      Add more colors to your sonic palette with this collection of instruments full of character from all corners of the world. Plucked, pumped, blown or strummed, these instruments will add a new dimension to any style of music.

    • Humana Vocal Ensemble
      Give your music a human touch with the sound of Humana’s selection of choirs and solo voices. Perfect for soundtracks or epic pop ballads, these singers will add depth and harmony to your music.

    • Loop Supply & Drum Supply
      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
      Based on a custom blend between sampling technology and physical modeling algorithms, Radical Piano affords songwriters, producers, and sound designers an unprecedented level of control to craft a realistic piano that is 100% unique.

    • Synchronous Effects Modulator
      Bring your music to life with Synchronous’ modulation effects. Create quick sidechain effects or draw your own LFO curves to control filter, delay, reverb, distortion and level. Make your sound evolve, change and loop over time.

    New in Reason 10.1

    • Europa updated
      Expand your creative options: Europa’s three engines can now load any sample to use as a wavetable. You can also load samples into the Spectral Filter to use as the filter’s spectral multiplier.

    • A new generation of Rack Extensions
      The new Rack Extension technology means third party developers can also create Player devices to join the popular Scales & Chords, Note Echo and Dual Arpeggio Players found in Reason.

    • Drum Sequencer
      Not officially part of Reason 10.1 but the new Drum Sequencer Player is massively fun and blazingly fast way to program drums.

    New in Reason 10.2

    • 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.

    • 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.


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

    New in Reason 10.3

    • 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.