Reason 11 Standard Music Production Software

Reason 11 Standard Music Production Software

Get creative with 17 inspiring instruments, 29 effects, and 7 GB of sounds and samples in Reason 11 -- in standalone mode, or as a plug-in within your DAW.

Propellerhead Reason (Mac and Windows)

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Windows System Requirements
- Operating System: Windows XP SP3, Vista or Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Pentium 4/AMD Athlon or better (multiple cores highly recommended)
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Storage: 2 GB free hard disk space
- Display: Monitor with 1024x768 resolution or larger
- DVD drive
- A MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
- Interface: A 16 bit Windows compatible audio card, preferably with an ASIO driver

Mac System Requirements
- Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 or later
- Processor: Intel Mac (multiple cores highly recommended)
- Memory: 1 GB RAM or more
- Storage: 2 GB free hard disk space
- Display: Monitor with 1024x768 resolution or larger
- DVD drive
- A MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
- Interface: CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
(976 ratings)
Submitted February 14, 2008 by a customer from
"Reason is a winner."
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I'm thinking about getting Ableton Live also, to combine the power of sound of Reason with the live tweakability of... Live. Other than that, I can't think of anything else I'd ever need.

The possibilities of sound creation with this program are literally infinite. When I got it, it was hard to get past the strictly techno feel, but once you learn your way around the program you can do anything.

Reason is a one-stop-shop solution for music making. once you get a good midi controller, you never have to use anything else. With top-class synths and effects, and a beautiful sequencer, it almost seems too easy to make good music, even for people that aren't any good, like me. Especially with the addition of the Combinator device in version 3.0, even user-created instruments and effects are available for download en mass online.

Ease of Use
This product is too easy to use. It can be intimidating at first, if you don't know anything about electronic music synthesis (like I didn't). When you look at comb filters, HP and LP filters, oscillators, waveforms, modulators, and you don't know what to do with them, its difficult. However, it doesn't take a long time to learn.

The interface is wonderful, I run it on mac and it has crashed on me twice, both after very long sessions, but they've recently addressed that in a patch (points for support too). read more Nothing is left out by the GUI.

For $400, this is a steal. You could buy a crappy hardware synth for that much.

Manufacturer Support
I've emailed them once about issues with installing without a disc drive, since my laptop's drive is shot. While they weren't able to help with the issue, they did respond within a day. I'm pleased.

The Wow Factor
I already own it, but if I didn't... I'd buy it all over again.

Musical Background:

Musical Style:
ambient, down-tempo electronic
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