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Introducing Reason

Bring Reason’s synths, instruments, effects and sounds anywhere you want with the Reason Rack Plugin. Your favorite Reason instruments can now be used in your favorite DAW, complete with the free routing and great sounds you’d expect from Reason.

Available as a VST3/AU/AAX plugin today.


Instruments & Effects

Inviting, easy to use and with a sound to die for: Reason’s synthesizers, sampled instruments, drum machines and effects are the true stars of the Reason experience.

Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer Read more
Thor Polysonic Synthesizer Read more
Kong Drum Designer Read more
Radical Piano Advanced Acoustic Piano Read more
Scenic Hybrid Instrument Read more
Complex-1 Modular Synthesizer Read more
Sweeper Modulation Effect Read more
Master Bus Compressor Read more
The Echo Read more
Scales & Chords Read more
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Reason Rack Plugin

Add Reason’s huge selection of synths, instruments and effects to any DAW. With the Reason Rack Plugin (VST3/AU/AAX), you can tap into a world of inspired music making and endless sonic experimentation. The Reason Rack Plugin is included with Reason Intro, Reason and Reason Suite.

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Reason as a studio

Making music in Reason is easy to get started with, yet as deep as you want it to be. Create, compose, mix and finish your music – Reason will help you along the journey, from inspiration to mixdown.

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Core features

Intro Standard Suite
Reason Rack Plugin (VST3/AU/AAX)
Instruments 11 17 28
Effects 11 29 31
Players 3 4 7
Utilities 8 8 8
Total devices 33 57 73
Audio/MIDI tracks 16 Unlimited Unlimited
Sounds & samples 3GB 11GB 24GB


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Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer From stacks of buzzing sawtooths to shimmering sonic explorations, Reason’s monster synth has you covered.

Thor Polysonic Synthesizer Semi-modular instrument with God-like synthesis power. Build your sounds from 50 years of collected synth history.

Monotone Bass Synthesizer Tailor-made for deep basslines, this is exactly what you need to add that rumble and punch to your low end.

Subtractor Polyphonic Synthesizer Warm, straightforward and easy to use. Subtractor is most Reason users go-to synthesizer.

Kong Drum Designer 16 pads of complete inspiration. Use samples, synthesis, physical modeling and effects to build the drum machine of your dreams.

Rytmik Drum Machine Modern and sleek drum sounds in no time — Rytmik is where beatmaking starts.

Redrum Drum Computer Reason’s drum machine. If you like the classic pattern based machines from the 80s, then this one is for you.

Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player Versatile and flexible loop player that turns static loops into playable musical instruments.

NN-XT Advanced Sampler Play gigabytes of rich and complex, multi-layered instruments from the Reason sound bank. Or sample and build your own!

NN-19 Sampler Quick and easy sampler with an intuitive workflow and plenty of real-time modulation capabilities.

ID8 Songwriter's Toolbox A songwriter’s best friend. When all you need is quick access to your most used instruments, ID8 is there for you.

MIDI Out Device Play and control any instruments and devices from the Reason Rack.

Grain Sample Manipulator Grain uses every sound you’ve already got to make every sound you’d ever want. There’s dust in the wind, sands in the hourglass… and now grains in your samples.

Malström Graintable Synthesizer Fusing the best parts of granular and wavetable synthesis, it has a sound like nothing else.

Radical Piano Advanced Acoustic Piano The premise is simple. The results are stunning. We’ll give you three basic pianos paired with the technology to make an infinite number of your own.

Klang Tuned Percussion Glockenspiel, music box, wineglasses and a whole lot more. Great for adding an organic touch to your productions.

Pangea World Instruments Plucked, pumped, blown or strummed, these instruments from around the world will add a new dimension to any style of music.

Humana Vocal Ensemble Give your music a human touch with the sound of Humana’s selection of choirs and solo voices.

Scenic Hybrid Instrument A cinematic dream machine of atmospheric sounds, textures and powerful performance controls.

Complex-1 Modular Synthesizer Complex-1 is a modular synthesizer from Reason Studios, bringing the quirks, freedom and sonic depth of modular synthesis to to your Reason Rack.

Parsec 2 Spectral Synthesizer Parsec Spectral Synthesizer brings the futuristic sound of additive synthesis to the Reason Rack.

Umpf Club Drums A next-level dance music beat creation device that delivers everything you need to make banging electronic beats in Reason.

Umpf Retro Beats An innovative drum machine packed with old-school sounds and grooves from the 80s and 90s.

Reason Electric Bass A powerful Rack Extension that delivers everything you need to easily create dynamic, responsive, believable bass lines in Reason.

Reason Drum Kits A collection of expressive and playable acoustic drum kits, recorded in legendary studio spaces, using a mix of vintage and state-of-the-art recording equipment.

Processed Pianos Processed Pianos is the perfect piano package for all Reason users who want to explore and play around with new sounds.

Radical Keys Radical Keys brings you three classic keyboard instruments in a great-sounding package: the Rhodes Mk1, the Wurlitzer and the Pianet-T.

Layers Quadrasonic Sample Player Layers is a virtual collection of sought-after synthesizers from the 80s and 90s, re-imagined in a modern, creative instrument.

Layers Waves Edition Layers Wave Edition brings you the sound of the mighty Waldorf Wave synthesizer in a modern, easy to use and abuse package.


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Audiomatic Retro Transformer Apply your desired flavor of yesterday to your music. VHS, Vinyl, Tape and many more — take your pick!

Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit A multimode sound mangling effect that will do anything from gentle tape compression to full-on sonic mayhem.

RV7000 MkII Advanced Reverb Very easy and straightforward to use, yet sophisticated with multiple reverb models, including an advanced Impulse Response reverb.

Softube Bass Amp Clean solid lows? Nasal presence? Wildly distorted? Whatever sound you're after, Bass Amp can deliver.

Softube Guitar Amp Oozing with attitude and featuring a fistful of amp and cabinet models, this is one amp that will never let your down.

MClass Compressor Designed to add punch and definition to your Reason tracks, this single-band compressor sounds simply amazing.

MClass Equalizer A 4-band, professional level mastering EQ with a transparent sound and precise sound sculpting features.

MClass Stereo Imager No mastering suite is complete without a tool for controlling the stereo image to allow individual treatment of high and low bands.

MClass Maximizer An advanced mastering tool designed to maximize the volume of your Reason tracks, without crushing them or introducing other unwanted artifacts.

DDL-1 Digital Delay Line Straightforward delay line with easy-to-automate parameters makes this a favorite for special fx processing.

CF-101 Chorus/Flanger Widen your sound with this combined Chorus and Flanger.

Sweeper Modulation Effect Add more color with this high quality, multi-talented phaser, flanger and filter unit with expansive dynamic modulation options.

Quartet Chorus Ensemble Spice up your sound with four flavors of chorus and ensemble effects. From classic vintage chorus to the unique sound of granular ensemble.

Master Bus Compressor The ready-for-radio bus compressor from Reason’s mixing console is also available as a rack device.

Channel Dynamics Use the subtle compressor, expander and gate from Reason’s studio-grade mixer anywhere in your signal chain.

Channel EQ The legendary modeled EQ unit featured in countless platinum recordings is now its own rack device.

The Echo A multi-talented echo effect mixing the perfection of digital delay with the warmth and character of vintage tape echo units.

Pulveriser Demolition Unit Combining compression, distortion, filter and modulation, the Pulveriser is a beast of a processor that makes just about anything sound… better.

Alligator Triple Filter Gate Applying pattern control to gating, filtering and envelope shaping, the Alligator will happily chew any audio passing through its jaws into a completely new sound.

Synchronous Effect Modulator Create quick sidechain effects or draw your own LFO curves to control filter, delay, reverb, distortion and level. Make your sound evolve, change and loop over time.

BV512 Vocoder Capable of far more than just robotic voices, a vocoder is a great tool when you want to modulate one sound with another.

Neptune Pitch Adjuster & Voice Synth Gently nudge your vocalist's into key, or go all T-Pain on your vocals. Neptune is also a powerful real-time vocal synth.

PH-90 Phaser Put motion in your sounds with the PH-90, Reason’s original phaser.

RV-7 Digital Reverb Simple but effective reverb unit capable of room simulation and weird effects.

ECF-42 Envelope Controlled Filter A gate triggered filter for dynamic filtering effects. Or simply a standalone filter unit.

D-11 Foldback Distortion Reason’s original distortion unit may look small next to Scream 4 and Pulveriser, but can still mangle a sound.

UN-16 Unison Fatten any sound with this unique effect that mimics the Unison effect found in analog synths.

PEQ-2 Two Band Parametric EQ Cut and boost your signals at just the right frequencies with this dual band EQ.

COMP-01 Compressor/Limiter A straightforward dynamics processor from Reason’s original set of effects.

Polar Dual Pitch Shifter Polar is an old school harmonizing and pitch-shifter effect with a host of modern tricks up its sleeves.

Rotor Rotary Speaker Meticulously modeled on the Leslie 122, Rotor brings the sound of the classic rotary speaker design from the 1940's to the Reason rack.


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Scales & Chords Use it to stay always in key, or use its one-finger chords to explore rich harmonic options that you might not have thought about.

Dual Arpeggio Create flowing arpeggio lines with these two powerful polyphonic, pattern based arpeggiators.

Note Echo This unit can create interesting effects with pitch and time: Strumming, glissandos, chord stabs and much more.

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.

Drum Sequencer Pattern based with visual programming, repeats, probability, individual slide and time resolution per channel and much more; this Player will take your drum machines in Reason to a whole new level.

Quad Note Generator Unexpected, unpredictable, unanticipated, unforeseen, from out of left field or out of the blue. Quad Note Generator is the Player device that creates an endless stream of musical ideas.

PolyStep Sequencer Create, jam and perform music in ways you’ve never tried before with PolyStep Sequencer-an evolved polyphonic step sequencer for your Reason Rack.


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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.

Pulsar Dual LFO A CV modulation effect that uses its two LFOs to control parameters in Reason’s other instruments and effects.

Matrix Pattern Sequencer If you are into 70s style modular synths or if you simply like to play around with an analog style sequencer that can control virtually anything in the rack, try Matrix.

RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator A classic, monophonic arpeggiator with some creative twists to create arpeggiated melody lines from the chords you are playing.

Mixer 14:2 Create sub mixes inside the Reason Rack with this handy 14 channel mixer. With effect sends and EQ, it’s great to mix down several instruments inside a combinator.

Line Mixer 6:2 Perfect when building Combinator patches, this little mixer simply does what its name implies: mixes audio signals.

Spider Audio Merger & Splitter For advanced signal routing, huge combinator stacks or deep dives into the depths of modular synthesis, this little audio signal splitter and merger will be indispensable.

Spider CV Merger & Splitter Split and merge CV and gate signals with Spider CV.

Mix Channel Each instrument you add to the rack is hooked up to a Mix Channel device. Here’s also where you can add insert effects, load channel presets and more.

Audio Track Each audio tracks in the sequencer has its own audio track device where you can add insert effects, load channel presets and more.


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