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Reason 13

  • VST3, AU, AAX Plugin
  • Standalone DAW

Sound like you
Reason has everything you need to sound like you.
It's a virtual Rack where you wire up instruments and effects to create the sounds you're looking for.
You can use it as a plugin or a full-blown DAW with recording, sequencing, mixing, and everything else you’d expect.
Fast, fluid, and fun, Reason is all about making music—however you make music.

Your sound, faster. With an upgraded sequencer, brand new browser, five new devices, and more sounds—Reason 13 is all about your workflow.

New in Reason 13
Browse your way
All patches, samples, and loops are now in one place—the new Browser.
Find the perfect sound by filtering on anything from name and kind to categories and tags.
Just type what you’re looking for and the browser will give you suggestions or use the Category and Tag buttons to filter your way to a new sound.



Tag, you’re it!
All content in Reason is now categorized and tagged to let you explore sounds in a whole new way.
That includes all soundbanks, all Reason Studios devices, and all Sound Packs.
Over 20 years of sound design for you to use and abuse. Anything that isn’t already tagged by us can of course be tagged by you.
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Sequencer upgrade
The sequencer has been split into two. With the new Edit Area it’s easy to get down and dirty with the details in your music without losing your way in the arrangement.
Together with several new workflow improvements, improved zooming, layout changes, and easy access to editing features—the upgraded sequencer makes it effortless to make your music sound like you.




It’s got the look
Reason 13 doesn’t just sound good, it also looks good.
Together with the sequencer the entire Reason interface has been updated. It might not necessarily improve your music, but it will make it easier to find your way around.


New sounds for your sound
Fall in love with your favorite devices again.
In Reason 13 we’ve updated our sound bank library with 1000+ new patches, samples, REX loops, demo songs and song starter templates.
Sometimes your own sound starts with one of our sounds.

 


Polytone Dual-Layer Synthesizer
Polytone is a synth-lovers’ synth. Inspired by our favorite vintage hardware, we designed it to recreate the warm analog sounds you know and love.
But it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t tweak the formula for more possibilities.
Even better, Polytone has two layers that can be stacked or morphed between for super fat or evolving sounds.

 



Ripley Space Delay
Ripley combines delay and reverb with unique flavors of filtering, noise, and distortion.
Coupled with extensive modulation you can create the delay you want—anything from clean taps or warm analog sounds to crazy lo-fi chirps or washed out ambiences.
Everything that adds character and depth to your music.
Reason Tools
Three new devices that simplify common tasks for a smoother workflow, so that you spend less time on the boring stuff and more time making music.

  • Sidechain Tool is all about ducking signals.
  • Gain Tool puts you in control over signal levels.
  • Stereo Tool is a stereo widener specifically designed to make a simple signal sound bigger and wider.

Your sound, faster.
What’s new in Reason 13 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBkk0kE6s-Y)

With five new Rack devices, a completely redesigned browser to search for patches or samples, and a new sequencer workflow in the Reason DAW, Reason 13 is all about getting you to your sound faster.

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The Rack
If Reason was a song, the Rack would be the hook. Wire up instruments, effects, and Player MIDI effects to create the sound you're looking for.
Or discover something completely new.

Reason comes jam-packed with a huge collection of unique synthesizers, instruments, samplers, drum machines, audio effects, and much more.
Our devices have been lovingly hand-crafted in Sweden since we started in 1994. By music makers, for music makers.

Instruments
Drums, bass, piano, synths, strings, percussion, textures, keys, mallets, organ, woodwind. Reason comes with just about every instrument you can imagine.

  • Polytone Dual-Layer Synthesizer NEW
  • Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer
  • Malström Graintable Synthesizer
  • Monotone Bass Synthesizer
  • Subtractor Analog Synthesizer
  • Thor Polysonic Synthesizer
  • Grain Sample Manipulator
  • Mimic Creative Sampler
  • NN19 Sampler
  • NN-XT Advanced Sampler
  • Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player
  • Kong Drum Designer
  • Redrum Drum Computer
  • Rytmik Drum Machine
  • Humana Vocal Ensemble
  • ID-8 Instrument Device
  • Klang Tuned Percussion
  • Pangea World Instrument
  • Radical Piano
  • MIDI Out Device

Player MIDI FX

  • Beat Map Algorhythmic Drummer
  • Dual Arpeggio
  • Note Echo
  • Scales & Chords

Utilities

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

Effects
From the easy and straightforward to the esoteric and downright complex, Reason comes with all the effects you need.

  • Ripley Space Delay NEW
  • Sidechain Tool NEW
  • Stereo Tool NEW
  • Quartet Chorus Ensemble
  • Sweeper Modulation Effect
  • Audiomatic Retro Transformer
  • Master Bus Compressor
  • Channel Dynamics
  • Channel EQ
  • Alligator Triple Filtered Gate
  • The Echo
  • Pulveriser Demolition
  • RV7000 MkII Reverb
  • Softube Amp
  • Softube Bass Amp
  • Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
  • Synchronous Effects Modulator
  • Neptune Pitch Adjuster
  • BV512 Vocoder
  • MClass Equalizer
  • MClass Stereo Imager
  • MClass Compressor
  • MClass Maximizer
  • RV-7 Digital Reverb
  • DDL-1 Digital Delay Line
  • D-11 Foldback Distortion
  • ECF-42 Envelope Controlled Filter
  • CF-101 Chorus/Flanger
  • PH-90 Phaser
  • COMP-01 Compressor/Limiter
  • PEQ-2 Two Band Parametric EQ
  • UN-16 Unison

 


Sounds & Patches

Sound library with more than 30000 device patches, loops, and samples.
Find the perfect sound in the Browser by filtering on anything from name and kind to categories and tags.
All content in Reason is categorized and tagged to let you explore sounds in a whole new way.

Reason Rack Plugin
Bring the Rack to your favorite DAW as a VST3, AU, or AAX plugin, or use Reason as standalone music making software.
Take the best patches from Reason into Ableton Live, add a rack of instruments to Pro Tools, or expand your channel strips in Logic.
How ever you make music, the Rack’s there for you.

Reason Standalone DAW
From your first beat to your next album, Reason is the music making software for capturing and exploring your ideas.
Easy to get started yet deep as you want it to be, it’s everything you need to sound like you.

Standalone features:

  • VST3 and VST2 plugin support: add any instrument or effect plugin to Reason’s Rack
  • Rack Extensions lets you expand your collection of instruments and effects from Reason Studios and 3rd party developers
  • Delay compensation makes all signal paths play in perfect, phase-locked sync
  • Support for Ableton Link: effortlessly sync Reason and other link enabled apps over WiFi
  • Unlimited audio recording and instrument channels
  • Fully featured high-precision multi-track sequencer with fast navigation and edit tools
  • Blocks mode for arranging and structuring your song
  • Audio Comp Edit for selecting the best parts from multiple recordings to craft the perfect take
  • High quality real-time time stretch & audio transpose
  • Vocal 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 over multiple ports—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 control Reason with external MIDI controllers and hardware control surfaces
  • Supports all major file formats—from .wav and .aif to .mp3 and more
  • Real-time sample rate and bit depth conversion allows for importing any audio into Reason without issues
  • Multi-core 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

System Requirements

macOS

  • Fast, stable internet connection
  • Intel or M1/M2 Mac with multi-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
  • 5.5 GB free system disk space required, plus 20 GB for optional content. Additionally, program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space and additional space for cached graphical assets
  • macOS 10.15 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
  • For using Reason as an AAX plugin, Pro Tools 12 or later is required

Windows

  • Fast, stable internet connection
  • Intel or AMD multi-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
  • 5.5 GB free system disk space required, plus 20 GB for optional content. Additionally, program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space and additional space for cached graphical assets
  • Windows 10 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
  • For using Reason as an AAX plugin, Pro Tools 12 or later is required

*All product names used are trademarks of their respective owners, and in no way constitutes an association or affiliation with Reason Studios.
The SSL and/or Solid State Logic trademarks are solely used to identify the products whose sound was studied during Reason Studios´s sound modeling development.
The trademarks SSL and Solid State Logic are owned by Red Lion 49 Limited.
VST is a registered trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

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