Reason Studios Reason 13 Software

Reason has everything you need to sound like you. It's a virtual Rack where you wire up instruments and effects to create the sounds you're looking for. You can use it as a plugin or a full-blown DAW with recording, sequencing, mixing, and everything else you'd expect. Fast, fluid, and fun, Reason is all about making music -- however you make music.


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Propellerhead Reason 8 Essentials Recording Software

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See how Reason speeds up your workflow with the Essentials version -- including the drag-and-drop Browser interface and all the must-have instruments and FX.

Reason Essentials delivers the essentials of Reason 8 at a fraction of the price. This hands-on and intuitive music production and recording for musicians comes with tons of instruments and effects -- and you can expand your rack with the tools your music needs whenever you like. Best of all, Reason Essentials includes a fully equipped studio-grade mixing console right inside the DAW. And not only is Reason Essentials easy to use, it's super-efficient with legendary Propellerhead performance and stability.

Reason 8 Essentials vs. Reason 8

With Reason Essentials, you get:
- 8 essential instruments
- 7 essential effects
- Essential mixing tools
- Unlimited audio tracks
- Support for Rack Extensions

Check out this quick, two-minute intro to Reason 8:

Your Introduction to Reason

Just like its bigger brother, Reason Essentials puts making music in focus. From concept to completion, it comes with all the essential tools for turning good ideas into great songs.

Includes Tons of Plug-in Effects and Virtual Instruments

Reason Essentials comes with a great selection of instruments and effects in a virtual rack that builds itself, or can be tweaked to your heart's content -- drum machine, loop player, sampler, synths, reverb, delay, distortion and more.

Softube Guitar and Bass Amp Models Included

For guitar players, the guitar and bass amp devices from Softube bring a wide range of top quality guitar amps, cabinets and effects. The intuitive audio and MIDI read more sequencer makes recording and arranging your music a breeze. When you need even more creative options, Rack Extensions expand Reason Essentials and lets you add more instruments and effects, created by Propellerhead and others.

Get Creative with Reason's Easy Workflow

With its generous sound bank and familiar creative flow, Reason Essentials has all the sounds and patches to let you focus on the music and finish that song -- faster and sounding better.

See how Reason 8 changes your 'work flow' into 'flow that works':


- Find sounds and instruments for your music with the new and intuitive browser
- Drag and drop everything, everywhere. Drag patches to instruments, instruments to the sequencer, audio to the track list
- Working is faster and more streamlined than ever with Reason's new updated look and feel
- Record your guitar and bass tracks with the new amplifier and speaker models from Softube

Check out the Softube guitar and bass amp models included in Reason 8:

New to Reason? Learn how to make your first beat in this 5-minute video:

See Reason's workflow in action in this video from Propellerhead:
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