Subscribe to Reason+ and get the tools to sound like nobody else
With the new Reason+ subscription, you get the Reason Rack plugin and standalone software along with every single synth, drum machine, Player, effect device, guitar amp model, and sample that Reason Studios has ever released—and will ever release. That’s over 70 plugin devices right off the bat, plus weekly new Sound Packs.
What is included?
The Reason Rack as a VST3, AU, AAX plugin or running on its own as a standalone DAW. Reason is a powerhouse for electronic music makers and as a Reason+ subscriber, you always have access to the latest version with all available updates.
Legendary instruments and effects: The included 70+ instruments and effects have been used to make countless hits—and countless unique sounds. You get them all, as well as any future devices from Reason Studios. By combining them any way you want in the Reason Rack you can really control your creative expression.
Inspiring sound packs: Get inspired by our weekly sound packs with musical building blocks that go well together. All sounds are created by world-class sound designers in the Reason rack—so you can change them any way you want.
Virtual studio rack
At the heart of Reason is a virtual rack where you craft your own sound using Reason’s synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, and other organic instruments – along with a large collection of audio and MIDI effects to shape both your sound and even the notes you play on your keyboard.
The Rack is a musical playground. Drag an instrument device into the Rack and start playing immediately. Add devices underneath your instrument like audio effects and everything is automatically connected and routed together. If you like building custom instrument and effect chains, you’ll love diving deeper into Reason’s Combinator where your custom device creations can be saved, programmed for your own macro controls, and even configured to have your own custom front panel with knobs, faders, and buttons of your own choosing and your own positioning.
If you love experimenting with modular synthesis and open-ended signal routing, then Reason’s Rack has another advanced dimension for you as well – the back of the Rack where devices can be cabled together using audio jacks and modular control voltage cables to modulate signals from device to device. The back of the Rack is a true “if you can dream it, you can build it” canvas to explore. But if you’re a front-of-the-rack type of music maker, you’ll appreciate that Reason devices auto-route while you focus on what truly matters: the music.
With a multi-gigabyte supply of synth sounds, sampled instruments, drum kits, loops and effects, Reason's built-in sound bank comes packed with everything you need to make any style of music. The integrated browser helps you quickly find and try thousands of sounds across a huge sound library.
Reason is a plugin
Reason 12’s devices are available to users of every DAW running as a VST3, AU, and AAX plugin. Running Reason as a plugin inside your DAW of choice doesn’t only offer the flexibility to take the Reason Rack wherever you want to take your music making. Reason can interact with other plugins to supercharge them in ways never before possible.
Reason’s Player MIDI effects are a wholly unique take on musical creativity and experimentation. By transforming incoming notes on your keyboard or by generating their own notes, chords, or drum patterns Reason’s Players have become favorites of the Reason Rack. Reason’s Players can now be set up in your DAW to control other plugins in your DAW, bringing the power of Reason’s Players to every instrument plugin you own!
Adding the Reason Rack Plugin Effect atop your DAW’s mix channels means tapping into Reason’s powerful mix-polishing audio effects. To get that big studio sound, the Channel EQ, Channel Dynamics, and legendary Master Bus Compressor devices have been faithfully modeled after the elite SSL 9000k* mixing desk at the center of the world’s top studios. If you want to dirty up your mix channels in the best sense of the word, try out the Audiomatic Retro Transformer’s selection of coloration and tonal shaping effects.
•Fully-fledged virtual instrument rack plugin and music production software.
•Instant access to over 70 world-class instruments, audio and MIDI effects, and utilities—every single Rack Extension device that Reason Studios has ever created.
•All future Rack Extensions from Reason Studios and product updates to Reason are included.
•New Sound Packs added weekly bring inspiring new presets, loops, and beats to your music making
•29 premium instruments—synths, drum machines, samplers, and more.
•31 audio effects—modulation, reverbs, guitar amp models, mix and mastering tools.
•17 MIDI effects and utilities—Reason’s unique Players and much more.
•Sound Bank with more than 32,000 device patches, loops, and samples.
•Bigger than the sum of its parts—Reason’s modular ecosystem allows all devices to control one another, giving endless creative options.
•Use Reason as an instrument and effect plugin in any DAW. Or use it as a DAW in itself with full audio and MIDI capabilities.
•Ever expandable rack of instruments and effects—thousands of Rack Extensions can be added.
•Easy to learn, yet as deep as you want to go.