Reason Essentials 1.5.3

This download is available for owners of Reason Essentials 1.5 only - please do not redistribute.

A complete fix list is available here.

Installing your Reason Essentials update

Important for Mac users!
If you have personal files, e.g. ReFills, song files and patches in your Reason Essentials application folder, then you must move them to another location before you install the upgrade, or they will be lost.

1. Move your Factory Sound Bank out of the way.
Reason Essentials requires the Reason Essentials Factory Sound Bank. This must be located in the Reason Essentials application folder. If you already have this installed, it's easiest to move the file to another folder before updating, and then move it back again afterwards.

2. We recommend that you uninstall your previous Reason Essentials version.
Windows users: Use the "Uninstall" function in the Control Panel.
Mac users: Manually delete the Reason Essentials folder.

3. Install
Windows users: Extract all files from the downloaded zip archive. Then double click the "Install Reason Essentials.exe" installer.
Mac users: Open the disk image and drag the Reason Essentials folder to your Applications folder on your hard drive.

4. Put your Factory Sound Bank in place.
If you moved your sound bank in step 1, simply move it back into the Reason Essentials application folder again.
If you don't have the sound bank on your computer, you need to install it from your Reason Essentials DVD. Launch Reason Essentials - the program will ask you to insert the DVD and then automatically copy the sound bank to your hard drive.