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"The Redrum is all I need for drums, literally."
. Grammy-nominated producer.
"People be asking me ‘What sounds do you use?!’ and the sounds in Reason are super crisp. Beyonce, Partition. Ariana Grande, Best Mistake. Drake, All of Me. All of these songs are Reason sounds."
. Hip Hop/R&B Producer & songwriter.

Make Music the Way You Want

As a plugin rack in your DAW or as a fast and flexible music production tool, Reason 11 is ready for your music-making.

Just starting out on your musical journey or well on your way to your next album? Wherever you are, Reason’s legendary rack of synths, instruments and effects is ready to turn good ideas into great music.

Reason 11 sets you on course with a formidable collection of instruments, effects and other music-making tools–more than 50 devices in total! You will find everything from bread-and-butter effect units to out-of-this-world synthesizers. Reason 11 is an unbelievable package at an unbeatable price.

Introducing: Reason Rack Plugin

The Perfect Expansion to your DAW

Plug a huge supply of premium synthesizers sampled instruments and effects into your favourite DAW. Reason 11 adds the Reason Rack Plugin–a VST, AU and AAX version of the legendary Reason Rack with all its devices, creative sound design, modular routing and a huge library of loops, sounds and samples.

Your Dream Rack is Here

Create any sound you want by dragging instruments and effects to the Reason Rack. Everything is automatically connected for you in a logical top-to-bottom flow.

Start with an instrument. Add an effect by dropping it under the instrument. Add a MIDI Player effect by dragging and dropping to the top.

Sound Supply

For quick access to amazing sounds, find what you need in among thousands of synth patches, sampled instruments, loops and sounds created by world-class sound designers.

You’ll find patches for specific devices or Combinator patches that combines any number of instrument and effects to deliver just the sound you need.

Patch Cord Paradise

Scary to some and strangely alluring to others, the backside of Reason’s rack is where you can go all-modular with the free routing of audio and control voltage signals. Control synth filters from envelope followers, control panning with LFOs or split up the audio signal to create huge sonic landscapes with parallel processing.

If this isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry. You can make music in Reason without ever diving into cable-town.



  • Reason’s rack, instruments, effects and sounds are all included in Reason Rack Plugin, while sequencing and mixing is left to the host DAW.
  • Drag MIDI clips directly from Redrum, Dr. OctoRex etc to your sequencer.
  • Reason Rack Plugin is available as:
    • VST3 plugin (macOS/Windows)
    • AAX plugin (macOS/Windows)
    • AU plugin (macOS)

Reason as a Studio

Set your Creativity Free

From your first beat to your next album, Reason is the music production software that helps you nail those ideas when inspiration strikes. Easy to get started with, yet as deep as you want it to be, Reason’s intuitive music-making gadgets and professional production tools will get you off the ground and keep you occupied for a long time to come.


Record, edit, arrange. Simply connect your MIDI controller and start making music—no setup required. Capture MIDI performances and automation, or draw in notes with the mouse. Whatever suits your workflow, Reason's sequencer is fast, flexible and fun. Keeping with Reason’s famous ease of use, Reason's sequencer still comes with all the editing features you need. If your playing is too tight—use the ReGroove Groove Mixer to add a more human feel.


Record your audio with ease. From a simple vocal take to a full band recording session, the recording workflow is easy and fast. No dialogue boxes to break your flow. Need to nail a tricky performance? The comp editor helps you stitch multiple takes together to a perfect take. You can even record first and pick a tempo later. Reason’s legendary project-wide tine stretch will change the tempo of your entire song without any audible artifacts.


Reason gives your tracks that big studio sound right out of your computer. Faithfully modelled after the famous SSL 9000k* analogue mixing desk, Reason's mixer comes complete with flexible routing, full dynamics, EQ, advanced effects handling, full automation, groups and parallel channels, and the famous master-bus compression. The spectrum analyzer window and visual EQ makes it easy to fine-tune the sound of your tracks from anywhere in the program.

Audio Editing

With your audio safely recorded in your project, Reason can help you polish your tracks to perfection. Slice Edit helps you correct the timing problems in your recordings, from subtle tweaks to hard quantize. Reason’s Pitch Edit can quickly correct the pitch in a vocal recording and gives you detailed control over pitch, time and articulations in the performance. And the best of all: It sounds good. Really, really good!


All sample players in Reason are also samplers. Hit the sample button on the instrument’s panel and start recording straight into the selected instrument, bringing the lost art of creative sampling back again. All samples can be trimmed, edited and normalized in Reason’s built-in sample editor.


Intro, verse, chorus–if that’s how you think about your music, then Blocks might help you build your songs. Create your song’s discreet parts and use Blocks as a very fast way of creating a musical structure for your song. With the basic arrangement laid out, you can see the contents of the blocks and create variations and mute individual parts, or add further musical elements on top.


With REX loops you turn concrete-rigid loops into musical modelling clay, letting you change tempo, pitch and timing independently, and remodel the groove to suit all your musical purposes. Playing them back in Reason’s Dr. Octo Rex even lets you deconstruct the loops and create fills and variations that recorded loops can’t provide. Reason can turn audio recordings into REX files on its own, but for expert-level control, you might want to try ReCycle.

Instruments & Effects

Use your ears!

These instruments and effects are all included in Reason. You can combine them any way you want in the Rack to create the perfect sound for what you want to express. Some of these may look complicated at first – but don’t worry. Nothing can break. Just use your ears and try stuff out!

Europa - Shapeshifting Synthesizer

A wavetable synth at heart; Europa is the most powerful, most modern and biggest sounding synth for your next track and the many more to come. The heart of Europa is its three spectral wave engines, where waveforms are loaded and warped through traditional wavetable sweeps and spectral waveform modifiers. Add to that a set of unique spectral filters, customizable envelopes, fantastic effects and more and you’ll be ready to realize that Europa isn’t just the greatest synth to arrive in Reason. It’s the greatest synth to arrive. Period.

Thor - Polysonic Synthesizer

Where other synths use one specific form of synthesis and one single filter, the Thor polysonic synthesizer features six different oscillator types and four unique filters. What does this give you? An unstoppable monster of a sound generator, Thor utilises synthesizer technology from the last 50 years. With its unique selection of oscillator types and filter designs, the Thor Polysonic Synthesizer is a veritable synth museum. But there’s nothing dusty about this instrument. Thor may have one foot in history, but its sound is pure future.

Monotone - Bass Synthesizer

For all the bass heads out there, here’s Monotone: a monophonic supply of speaker rattling low-end. Monotone has a deep and big sound but is inviting and easy to work with. No hidden menus or cryptic controls. Everything you need is at your fingertips when you want it. Monotone is also the bass synth in Reason Compact for iOS. Start your basslines on Reason Compact and scale up your production on your Desktop – Monotone seamlessly integrates into your workflow.

Subtractor - Polyphonic Synthesizer

Similar in layout of the analogue flagship synths of the early 80s, the Subtractor makes it easy to create anything from warm pads to rumbling bass. A unique feature of the Subtractor Synthesizer is the oscillator phase offset. By using this feature you can create complex waveforms by subtracting or multiplying a waveform with a phase offset copy of itself. This analogue type polyphonic synthesizer is based on subtractive synthesis, the method used in classic, analogue synthesizers.

Kong - Drum Designer

Kong Drum Designer is not your regular drum module. It’s the drum module focused on giving you exactly that drum sound you’re after. Kong has 16 pads and 16 drums. Build your drum sounds based on any of the nine different drum modules. Flavour the sound with 11 support generators and effects. Program automation, create alternating groups and let Reason’s powerful sequencer drive the beat.

Radical Piano - Advanced Acoustic Piano

Radical Piano will change the way you use pianos in your music by allowing you to imagine a piano in a real space and set about creating it yourself through intuitive controls. Based on a custom blend between sampling technology and physical modelling algorithms, Radical Piano affords songwriters, producers, and sound designers an unprecedented level of control to craft a realistic piano that is 100% unique.

MIDI Out - Device

Play the sounds of your favourite hardware synths and beat machines within the Reason Rack. Sequence and automate your MIDI gear in Reason's sequencer, play in new ways with Players, or control any MIDI parameter with CV cables from any rack device.

When using Reason as a VST3/AU/AAX plugin, the MIDI Out Device communicates directly with the host. Build your own custom MIDI rack using Reason's devices and control any other plugin or external hardware in your DAW of choice.



Add more colour with this high quality, multi-talented modulation unit with expansive dynamic modulation options. Sweeper offers three separate stereo modulation effects: phaser, flanger and filter. The pristine-sounding phaser offers up to a whopping 40 stages for some extreme phasing sounds. The Flanger excels at the sweeping sounds you’d expect from it while the filter section is the oversampled filter from Europa with nine filter modes. To breathe life into the effect, Sweeper has a modulator with a looping envelope, an audio follower and audio trig to modulate just about any of Sweeper’s settings.

Master Bus Compressor

Reason’s trusted ready-for-radio bus compressor is now available as a rack device. The sound is identical to the Mixer’s master bus compressor, but the rack unit offers expanded CV control, dry/wet settings and the ability to apply the compressor magic anywhere in your signal chain. How would your drum mix sound with its own Master Bus Compressor?

The Echo

The Echo is an advanced stereo echo bringing together the brilliance of modern delays with the organic sounds of analogue circuitry and old-school tape machines. The Echo is equal parts pristine stereo delay, sound sculpturing toolbox, and playable performance effect. Add Delay, colour, modulations and triggers to your Rack. The Trigger and Roll modes let you play The Echo as an instrument, creating stutter and repeat effects on the fly.

The Complete List of Reason Effects

  • Audiomatic Retro Transformer
  • Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
  • RV7000 MkII Advanced Reverb
  • Softube Bass Amp
  • Softube Guitar Amp
  • MClass Compressor
  • MClass Equalizer
  • MClass Stereo Imager
  • MClass Maximizer
  • DDL-1 Digital Delay Line
  • CF-101 Chorus/Flanger
  • Sweeper Modulation Effect
  • Quartet Chorus Ensemble
  • Master Bus Compressor
  • Channel Dynamics
  • Channel EQ
  • The Echo
  • Pulveriser Demolition Unit
  • Alligator Triple Filter Gate
  • Synchronous Effect Modulator
  • BV512 Vocoder
  • Neptune Pitch Adjuster & Voice Synth
  • PH-90 Phaser
  • RV-7 Digital Reverb
  • ECF-42 Envelope Controlled Filter
  • D-11 Foldback Distortion
  • UN-16 Unison
  • PEQ-2 Two Band Parametric EQ
  • COMP-01 Compressor/Limiter
  • Polar Dual Pitch Shifter
  • Rotor Rotary Speaker

MIDI FX & Utilities

Scales & Chords

Add scale awareness to your instruments with Scales & Chords. Select your key and scale from a list of common and not-so-common scales and your playing will always be in key. Turn on the chords button and have Reason add one finger chord magic that fits right with your music. With controls for chord colouring, number of notes, inversion and more, you have a very helpful harmonic tool at your disposal.

Beat Map Algorhythmic Drummer

Beat Map is a new Reason Rack Extension that generates notes in a fast, fun, intuitive way. Designed primarily for drums, Beat Map takes away some of the complexity of writing great beats by using algorithmically-generated patterns to come up with unexpected and interesting results.

The 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.

The Complete List of Reason MIDI FX & Utilities

  • Pattern Mutator
  • Scales & Chords
  • Dual Arpeggio
  • Note Echo
  • Beat Map Algorhythmic Drummer
  • Drum Sequencer
  • Quad Note Generator
  • PolyStep Sequencer
  • The Combinator
  • Pulsar Dual LFO
  • Matrix Pattern Sequencer
  • RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator
  • Mixer 14:2
  • Line Mixer 6:2
  • Spider Audio Merger & Splitter
  • Spider CV Merger & Splitter
  • Mix Channel
  • Audio Track

Sounds and Patches

  • Huge factory sound bank with more than 29000 device patches, loops and samples.

Reason 11 Features

  • VST and AU plugin support: add any instrument or effect plugin to Reason’s rack
  • Delay compensation makes all signal paths play in perfect, phase-locked sync
  • Opens songs and synth patches made in Reason Compact - the free pocket music studio for iOS
  • Rack Extensions lets you expand your collection of instruments and effects from Reason Studios and 3rd party developers
  • Support for Ableton Link: effortlessly sync Reason and other link enabled apps over WiFi
  • Unlimited audio recording and instrument channels
  • Fully featured high-precision multitrack sequencer with Blocks mode and audio comping tools
  • High-quality real-time time stretch & audio transpose
  • Pitch Edit mode for polishing your vocal recordings
  • Audio slicing and audio quantize—correct the timing of your audio recordings
  • Convert recorded or imported audio in the sequencer into REX loops for further sound manipulation
  • MIDI Out in Reason Rack Plugin — Use Players to sequence any instrument in your DAW and convert CV signals to MIDI CC with the new MIDI Out Device. (New in Reason 11.2)
  • MIDI clock output—sync hardware to Reason
  • Advanced exporting—export your separate mixer channels as individual audio stems, including effects and tempo track
  • Live sampling on all Sampler devices
  • Remote mapping to external MIDI controllers and hardware control surfaces
  • Supports all major file formats—from wave and aiff to mp3 and more
  • Realtime sample rate and bit depth conversion allows for importing any audio into Reason without issues
  • Multicore support and 64-bit compatibility makes Reason fast and powerful on any computer
  • Self-contained song files make moving projects between computers and collaborator as easy as moving a single file.
  • Advanced modelled mixing console with complete channel strip for every instrument and audio channel

System Requirements


  • 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 20 GB for optional content. Additionally, the program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space
  • Mac OS X 10.11 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
  • Intel or AMD 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 20 GB for optional content. Additionally, the 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

Plugin Formats

  • AU
  • VST3
  • AAX

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