Reason Compact - Your Pocket Music Studio

Reason Compact – a music studio right in your pocket. With three amazing-sounding and powerful instruments you’re ready to have fun and make music on the go. Get started for free, then add new sounds and more controls whenever you’re ready.

Download on the App Store

Make killer beats

Start creating banging and unique beats with the easy to use drum pads and build in patterns in the drum grid. Choose among 16 free drumkits and get inspired by pre-made beats designed for a range of music genres.


Create amazing melodies and basslines

Use the smart keyboard for melodies and basslines and be sure you always play in scale and never hit the wrong note. Discover and play sounds made by world-class artists, music producers and sound designers and make lush chords with the touch of a button.


Take yourself to the next level

Start simple and unlock new features, sounds and controls only when you are ready. The explainers and inspirational tips in the app will quickly let you learn more about music making and different instruments.


Connect and collaborate

Play with friends in real-time using Ableton Link. Connect Reason Compact with other music apps using Audiobus or Inter-app Audio.


Export ideas to Reason 10

Quickly capture your ideas whenever inspiration strikes with Reason Compact. Then export your tracks to Reason 10 on your desktop to finish your music with unlimited creative options. A streamlined desktop version, Reason Lite, is free to download for Reason Compact users.


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Sound Packs packed with sounds

Reason Compact comes loaded with incredible built-in sounds to get you started making music. Once you’re feeling ready for more, check out some new sounds created by music producers, sound designers and composers around the world in Reason Compact’s Sound Packs. Each one is filled with amazing sounds, ready to kick off your next song.

Technical specifications

Reason Compact features

  • Craft banging beats, perfect melodies and deep basslines
  • Create music with three amazing-sounding and powerful instruments right at your fingertips
    • Europa – Reason’s flagship synthesizer
    • Rytmik – a simple yet powerful drum machine that comes with 16 inspirational free drum kits
    • Monotone Bass Synthesizer – a synthesizer made specially for deep basslines
  • Play melodies and basslines with the smart keyboard that helps you always stay in key and never hit the wrong note
  • Draw notes and polish your performance with the MIDI note grid
  • Play lush synth chords with a single key using the Chords tool
  • Mix your tracks and play with the built-in effects and controls to dial in your perfect sound
  • Add depth and texture to your tracks using distortion, delay, and reverb effects
  • Sequence and build patterns in the drum grid
  • Add new sounds and more controls only when you’re ready
  • Sketch out song ideas on the go with a full-featured music studio
  • Take your tracks further with Reason Lite, the desktop studio you can download for free with Reason Compact
  • Export tracks as Reason 10 song files, as wav files or patches

Minimum requirements

  • iOS 11