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Reason Intro

Virtual Studio Plugin by Reason Studios
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Reason Intro by Reason Studios is a Virtual Instrument and a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin and an Audio Plugin Host and a Standalone Application for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST 3 Plugin and a Standalone Application. It can host VST Plugins and Rack Extension Plugins.
- Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration
- Intel or AMD multi-core processor
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
- 4 GB free system disk space required. Additionally, program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space
- Windows 7 or later (64-bit)
- Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
- Audio Interface with ASIO driver
- MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
- For using Reason as a VST Plugin, a host with VST3 support is required
- Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration
- Intel Mac with multi-core processor
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
- 4 GB free system disk space required. Additionally, program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space
- Mac OS X 10.11 or later (64-bit)
- Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
- CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
- MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
- For using Reason as a VST Plugin, a host with VST3 support is required
- For using Reason as an AU plugin, a host with AUv2 support is required
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Reason Intro:

  • Includes Standalone & Plugin (VST3/AU).
  • 33 instruments & effects, 16 Audio/MIDI tracks.

Create amazing sounds

Reason 11 Intro comes with a selection of amazing instruments, synthesizers and effects to boost your music-making. Use it as a plugin with your favorite DAW or produce music in Reason Intro standalone.

Reason Rack Plugin - DAW EXPANSION

Reason - the perfect expansion to your DAW

Plug a huge supply of premium synthesizers, sampled instruments and effects into your favorite DAW. Reason 11 adds the Reason Rack Plugin–a VST3/AU version of the legendary Reason Rack with all its devices, creative sound design, modular routing and a huge library of loops, sounds and samples.

Reason RACK - Your dream rack is here

Create any sound you want by dragging instruments and effects to the Reason Rack. Everything is automatically connected for you in a logical top-to-bottom flow.

Start with an instrument. Add an effect by dropping it under the instrument. Add a MIDI Player effect by dragging and dropping to the top.

Sound supply

For quick access to amazing sounds, find what you need in among thousands of synth patches, sampled instruments, loops and sounds created by world-class sound designers.

You'll find patches for specific devices or Combinator patches that combines any number of instrument and effects to deliver just the sound you need.

Patch cord paradise

Scary to some and strangely alluring to others, the backside of Reason's rack is where you can go all-modular with the free routing of audio and control voltage signals. Control synth filters from envelope followers, control panning with LFOs or split up the audio signal to create huge sonic landscapes with parallel processing.

If this isn't your cup of tea, don't worry. You can make music in Reason without ever diving into cable-town.


Reason's rack, instruments, effects and sounds are all included in Reason Rack Plugin, while sequencing and mixing is left to the host DAW.

Drag MIDI clips directly from Redrum, Dr. OctoRex etc to your sequencer.

Reason Rack Plugin is available as a VST3 plugin (macOS/Windows) and AU plugin (macOS).

Add the Reason Rack to your music today.

Ready to add the best instrument and effects expansion for your DAW today? Reason 11 is but a mouse-click away.

Set your creativity free - Reason as a studio

From your first beat to your next album, Reason is the music production software that helps you nail those ideas when inspiration strikes. Easy to get started with, yet as deep as you want it to be, Reason's intuitive music making gadgets and professional production tools will get you off the ground and keep you occupied for a long time to come.


At the heart of Reason's music-making environment is the rack. All instruments, effects and utilities are accessible in the rack for immediate tweaking. And for experimental-minded, turn the rack over and access the modular-style routing of audio and control voltages made possible by Reason's virtual cables.


Record, edit, arrange. Simply connect your MIDI controller and start making music—no setup required. Capture MIDI performances and automation, or draw in notes with the mouse. Whatever suits your workflow, Reason's sequencer is fast, flexible and fun. Keeping with Reason's famous ease of use, Reason's sequencer still comes with all the editing features you need. If your playing is too tight—use the ReGroove Groove Mixer to add more human feel.

Reason for music-making

Take your music anywhere

The Reason platform extends beyond the Reason software. Music is made in any number of settings and situations and Reason can be there for you when you need it.

Start your song ideas on Reason Compact for iOS and finish them on your computer. The same instruments are available on your phone and on your desktop so you can flesh out the production with all that Reason can offer.

Use your favorite Reason instrument in other music production software with the Reason Rack Plugin, a VST/AU version of the Reason Rack.

Jam in perfect sync with your Ableton Live using friends. Reason supports Ableton Link to stay wirelessly on the beat tougher with any number of Link-enabled computers, apps or devices.

Virtual studio rack

At the heart of Reason is a virtual rack where you can craft or choose sounds from Reason's library of sounds. A great selection of synthesizers, instruments and effects. Reason Intro covers the essentials to make your own music.


Inviting, easy to use and with a sound to die for: Reason 11 Intro's selection of instrument is the true stars of the Reason experience:

  • Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer.
  • Thor Polysonic Synthesizer.
  • Monotone Bass Synthesizer.
  • Subtractor Analog Synthesizer.
  • Kong Drum Designer.
  • Rytmik Drum Machine.
  • Redrum Drum Machine.
  • Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player.
  • NN19 Sampler.
  • NN-XT Advanced Sampler.
  • MIDI Out Device.
  • ID-8 Instrument Device.


  • RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator.
  • Matrix Pattern Sequencer.
  • Pulsar Dual LFO.
  • Mixer 14:2.
  • Line Mixer 6:2.
  • Spider Audio Merger & Splitter.
  • Spider CV Merger & Splitter.
  • Combinator.

Sounds & Patches

Huge factory sound bank with more than 7000 device patches, loops and samples.


From the easy and straightforward to the esoteric and downright complex, Reason 11 Intro comes with useful effects:

  • Audiomatic Retro Transformer.
  • Scream 4 Distortion.
  • RV7000 MkII Reverb.
  • Softube Amp.
  • Softube Bass Amp.
  • MClass Compressor.
  • MClass EQ.
  • MClass Stereo Imager.
  • MClass Maximizer.
  • DDL-1 Digital Delay Line.
  • CF-101 Chorus/Flanger.

Player MIDI FX:

  • Scales & Chords.
  • Dual Arpeggio.
  • Note Echo.


  • VST plugin support: add any instrument or effect plugin to Reason's rack.
  • Delay compensation makes all signal paths play in perfect, phase-locked sync.
  • Opens songs and synth patches made in Reason Compact - the free pocket music studio for iOS.
  • Rack Extensions lets you expand your collection of instruments and effects from Reason Studios and 3rd party developers.
  • Support for Ableton Link: effortlessly sync Reason and other link enabled apps over WiFi.
  • 16 audio recording and instrument channels.
  • Fully featured high-precision multitrack sequencer with Blocks mode and audio comping tools.
  • High quality realtime time stretch & audio transpose.
  • Pitch Edit mode for polishing your vocal recordings.
  • Audio slicing and audio quantize—correct the timing of your audio recordings.
  • Convert recorded or imported audio in the sequencer into REX loops for further sound manipulation.
  • MIDI instrument output—control synths, samplers and keyboards from Reason's sequencer.
  • MIDI clock output—sync hardware to Reason.
  • Advanced exporting—export your separate mixer channels as individual audio stems, including effects and tempo track.
  • Live sampling on all Sampler devices.
  • Remote mapping to external MIDI controllers and hardware control surfaces.
  • Supports all major file formats—from wave and AIFF to mp3 and more.
  • Realtime sample rate and bit depth conversion allows for importing any audio into Reason without issues.
  • Multicore support and 64-bit compatibility makes Reason fast and powerful on any computer.
  • Self-contained song files make moving projects between computers and collaborator as easy as moving a single file.
  • Advanced modeled mixing console with complete channel strip for every instrument and audio channel.
  • ReGroove Mixer real-time groove console.

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