Creative Flow

Stay focused on your music making with Reason’s hands-on and responsive creative flow.

Make music without technical distractions to break your flow

Reason is designed to act and feel like a musical instrument. What you see is really what you get. No hidden screens, sub-menus or dialogs to flip through.

  • Browser

    Find all the sounds, samples, loops and patches you need in your songs with Reason’s always open, always available browser.

  • Drag 'n' drop

    Drag and drop anything and anywhere. Drag a synth lead to the rack to create a new instrument. Drag a vocal recording to the sequencer to create a new audio track. Drag samples and loops to the pads in the Kong Drum Designer to load them instantly.

  • Buttons

    Twist knobs, push buttons, move faders – Reason's interface looks and feels like an instrument and seamlessly integrates with your favorite hardware controller.

  • Sequencer

    Launch Reason and everything is ready to go - no configuration or connections. Hardware MIDI controllers are automatically connected with Easy MIDI Inputs. Sequence tracks with lightning speed using the snap to grid feature. Making music is easier than ever with Multi Lane Editing for MIDI - perfect for building drumbeats on separate lanes or working with melodies and chords.

  • Rack

    Build your rack as you work on your song. Quickly create instruments and effects and simply right-click to route it to a new mix channel. Jump between rack devices and sequencer tracks with the touch of a button. Add, delete, replace and tweak. Your rack is what you want it to be.

  • Backside

    Flip the rack over to access the backside with all the cables and connectors. Here you can manually route anything to anything, just like in a real studio. Or simply leave it to Reason to automatically connect all your instruments and effects, unlike a real studio.

  • Easy 'n' deep

    Easy to get started with and as deep as you want it to be – many devices have macro controls for ease of use. If you want, open them up and explore and tweak all the components within. Get started and learn the basics of Reason with the new quick-start Tutorial Area.

  • CV

    Dive in the deep end for deep exploration or happy experimentation, if you feel like it. Reason's devices all have Control Voltage connectors so you can connect almost anything to anything!

Live sampling in Reason

Live Sampling in Reason 2:04

Sample any sound source into any of Reason’s samplers. Just hook up a sound source to the rack's sampling input and you are ready to start sampling. Use a mic, a turntable, an instrument or the entire Reason mix.

Sampling in Reason is simple and straightforward – all part of the creative process of making music. Hit the sample button and Reason starts sampling. Reason will detect the sample start automatically. You can sample when Reason is running too if you like – no need to stop the music.

If needed, bring up the built-in sample editor to set start and end points, loop points and more. This works for all loaded samples, too – not only the ones you have sampled.

Live sampling together with pitch detection of root key and automatic zone mapping makes it dead easy to sample an instrument and map the samples across the keyboard. You'll create your own multi-sampled instruments for NN-XTand NN-19 in an instant.