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At Reason Studios we're turning the world's music dreamers into music makers, and inspiring them to keep dreaming.

As developers of the Reason platform of instruments, plugins, music production software and mobile app, we've inspired millions of users all over the world to create.

Whether you're making your first beat, producing the next hit song, crafting your own sound, playing around with an idea, or just figuring stuff out—we'll empower you to do it.

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Latest reviews of Reason Studios products

Radical Piano
Reviewed By Manbombchoi
January 22nd, 2023

Very usable. It would seem that there is a limited selection of piano sounds from this device that sound rich and musical. I have found the combination and blend of piano types that I like and have layered it and run it through EQ to get the most realistic piano sound possible and that seems to work very well. If you are looking for really excellent piano sounds, this may not be the first device you want to turn to. It does nicely for accent and backup piano.

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Parsec 2
Reviewed By Manbombchoi
January 22nd, 2023

Parsec is (potentially) very underrated. I genuinely enjoy the way sound design and patch building can be handled with Parsec. I personally like the appearance of the previous version, but it still has an enjoyable and simple UI. Parsec can make some extremely interesting and mysterious sounds. I readily give the five stars because of its strengths. REALLY good for sound fx, pads, poly, plucks. You may not be satisfied with how it handles leads and bass.

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Reason
Reviewed By Bwells
March 28th, 2022

I have been using Reason since it was just an instrument and effects suite so its pretty stunning to see how far its come at Reason 12. I knew it had added VST support a couple years back and was reluctant to dive back because I feared opening up to the VST world would destroy its stability. I was wrong. Reason is as stable as its ever been even using several of the VST's I use in Reaper and Studio One.

It's still an inspiring environment to worth within just like back in the day but so much more powerful now. Audio recording is a breeze and with the addition of the built in Pitch edit and timing tools it makes sound warping in Reason almost too easy. The built in devices are all still there but they've added a ton more over the years so I can get whatever sound is in my head nailed down very easily. I love being able to master within Reason using my Izotope Suite so I dont need to export stems out to Studio One for mastering purposes. I've tested out the Reason Rack plugin with Reaper and Studio One and it works like a charm if I needed to go out of the DAW itself but at this point I cant see needing to any longer. Everything can be done within the software on its own.

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Reason
Reviewed By Duncle22
April 24th, 2020

Just dropped Cubase for Reason 11 & i have no regrets its GREAT!!! The audio quality all the synths & effects are top notch. Was using Cubase for the last 10 years but just wanted a change. I've tried loads of DAW's from Logic to Pro Tools to Live, all good software but not for me. Reason rocks now!!.

Thanks UNCLE 22.

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Reason
Reviewed By CloudsOfSound
March 24th, 2019

I've used many different DAWs in the last 15 years or so, including Cubase, Pro Tools and in later years Studio One, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live.

A few months ago I sold my Ableton Live Suite and Cubase 9 license and purchased Reason 10.

Initially it was a lot to get used to. Reason works a little bit different than most other DAWs, but once you "get it", there's no going back to the restrictions of other DAWs compared to the incredible flexibility you get with Reason's rack based architecture.

Once you understand how CV patching and routing functions, a universe of possibilities opens up for unrestricted creative sound design.
I don't regret making the switch to Reason in any way.

Also, it runs almost as smoothly on my 11 year old iMac as it does on my new MacBook Pro, something that is quite unique compared to other DAWs I've used.

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Reason
Reviewed By synthesite
January 5th, 2019

I've used it since it first came out, total jawdropping experience back then giving me 9 ms of latency and hundreds of notes of polyphony running MacOS 9 on a PowerBook G3. Since then I've even worked at Propellerhead and I've lived with Reason for nearly 20 years now; I've also got Logic and more programs but I feel at home in Reason and it's got the same key commands as Cubase on Atari which I started out with.;-) I am still using Reason 9.5 but might update. Very good also that they still support MacOS 10.7 which means I can even use my 2007 Mac Pro 1,1 with it. Refill maker and remixer here.

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Radical Keys
Reviewed By KoisanX
February 17th, 2017

  • Very stable.
  • Fantastic user interface - simple an intuitive.
  • Great sound when compared to anything else on the market.
  • Very responsive to keyboard - feels "real".
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Reason
Reviewed By Andrey Marchenko
March 13th, 2016

Last time when i used Reason was about 10 years ago if not more. It was pretty rudimentary DAW back in the past. Lacks in many ways of production. Now we have 8.3 version. What i can say here? Installed demo of it and after 4 days of hard using i can say: "Folks it;s great!". If you're looking new way for production and really good quality instruments (Rack Extension in Reason's paradigm) and don't want to pay extra money for it - this is for you! You can get damn good FXs and synths under 99$. Also great one about Propellerhead Reason is modular system: you can connect almost everything with everything by CV I/O system. That means you have huge modulation possibilities in this DAW. In my mind only NI Reaktor has so much chances for connection inside the program.

Somebody can say that Reason's huge minus is lack of opportunity in VST connection but i will say that this is huge plus! Personally i'm a little bit tired about all this VSTs that we have on market nowadays. One is not working as should work, one is with bug, one is just don't work as should at this DAW and work in another and etc. Also if you want to -re-install your system it will take ages to download all your plugins and register it. On other side folks from Propellerhead offer for us a whole ecosystem where you need to click once and all products will be installed on your machine, ecosystem where all plugins works as it should because they're only for one DAW - for Reason. Stability, fun and intuitive using - that's about Propellerhead Reason.

I can tell you about in-build SSL 9000k emulation, about instruments, FXs and really creative flow but you have to try it by yourself! On official site you can find next strings:

"Reason is the music software made with one thing in mind: you. And whatever music is on your mind, Reason makes it easier to bring it out. Go faster from good ideas to great music than ever before."

And this words - true ;)

P.S: By my personal taste only one thing i can move to cons of Reason: Sequencer. Don't get me wrong, please. It's good but i want to see things like curves for automation lines (also waveforms ala sin, square, triangle and etc.), folder tracks, proper track delay in +/- ms (you can realize it with ReGroove mixer but this is not as i want to see). Also i miss ability to setup custom shortcuts for my work but i can live with this.

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