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The design of Algoritm

Posted February 25, 2021

We've tackled many types of synthesizers during the years. Classic analog-sounding subtractive synthesis, cutting edge additive synthesis, feature-packed wavetable and spectral synthesis, granular sound sculpting, and even physical modelling.

FM synthesis, however, has always been an oddball. It's hard to understand, hard to use, and still hopelessly associated with classic but cheesy 80s sounds. The Yamaha DX7 was perhaps too …


Introducing Reason+

Posted January 27, 2021

Sound like you with Reason+

Today marks new era for Reason Studios as we introduce Reason+. On the surface you might say, well now I can get Reason software as a subscription. While that is true there’s whole lot more to it. Let’s dig in.

Reason+ is a service. That means when you subscribe you get:

  • Inspiring sound …

What's next for Reason?

Posted January 27, 2021

By now I hope you've seen the announcement of Reason+. But what does that mean for the application and plugin Reason? A lot... but also very little. Let's talk it through!

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Reason+ is the continuation of a journey we started with the very first Reason version. A journey to help more people make the music and …


Introducing Pattern Mutator

Posted December 2, 2020

Hello world, here's Pattern Mutator! It's a new sequencer Player and I think you're really gonna love it. Check out the video above and, when you're done, read on to find out how it came to be.

Pattern Mutator originally came about from something Andy (our graphic designer) had been thinking about for a while. A sequencer where you could, …


20 years of Reason

Posted November 17, 2020

We can hardly believe it ourselves but Reason is celebrating its twentieth anniversary! They grow up so fast, don’t they? Subtractor, Redrum, NN19, and the half-rack effects arrived on computers in late 2000 and changed music making forever—bringing color, cables and creativity to anyone. In the 20 years since, Reason's matured into a stacked Rack of synthesizers, instruments, Player MIDI …