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20 years of Reason

Posted Nov. 17, 2020, 10:41 a.m.

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 …


Reason Livestream

Posted Oct. 27, 2020, 7:44 a.m.

Episode 30: Community Hangout - Reason Livestream
We're back this week for what has become a much requested Reason Livestream episode: The Community Hangout! That is where YOU are the guests and YOUR music gets the spotlight.

Let's all get on a group Zoom call and catch up on what we've been up to and what music we've been making. …

Sound Packs

Download the free Japanese Horror Castle Friktion pack

Posted Sept. 11, 2020, 11:22 a.m.

I’ve had the pleasure of using Reason Studios’ new Friktion Modeled Strings synthesizer for several weeks now and I’m blown away by the musicality of this rack device. Most of the physical modeling-based instruments that I have used in the past have sounded okay but have felt like science experiments to me. Those instruments have had cryptic parameters and the …


The making of a Friktion demo track

Posted Sept. 1, 2020, 11:34 a.m.

New Worlds is one of the great demo songs you’ll find on Friktion’s product page. Pick up a new Friktion trick or two from artist and producer Sean Murray as he walks you how he made the music for the official Friktion video

What’s in a name

Posted Aug. 26, 2019, 8:15 a.m.

Propellerhead is becoming Reason Studios. “What in the heck, Dad?” as my eight-year-old would ask in her imitable Swenglish.

In a phrase, it is time for a change. Our current look dates back nearly twenty years and was getting a little rusty. We felt we needed to freshen things up, modernize. While exploring how to do that, we discovered we …