Description

With this Reason+ for students and teachers annual subscription, you get the Reason Rack plug-in and standalone software along with every single synth, drum machine, Player, effect device, guitar amp model and sample that Reason Studios has ever released—and will ever release. That’s over 70 plug-in devices right off the bat, plus weekly new Sound Packs.

What is Included

You can use Reason Rack as a VST3, AU, AAX plug-in, or running on its own as a standalone DAW. Reason is a powerhouse for electronic music makers. As a Reason+ subscriber, you always have access to the latest version with all available updates. The included 70+ instruments and effects have been used to make countless hits—and countless unique sounds. You get them all, as well as any future devices from Reason Studios. By combining them any way you want in the Reason Rack, you can really control your creative expression.

Get inspired by Reason’s weekly sound packs with musical building blocks that go well together. All sounds in the Reason rack are created by world-class sound designers—so you can change them any way you want.

Virtual Studio Rack

At the heart of Reason is a virtual rack where you craft your own sound using Reason’s synthesizers, drum machines, samplers and other organic instruments—along with a large collection of audio and MIDI effects to shape your sound and even the notes you play on your keyboard.

The Rack is a musical playground. Drag an instrument device into the Rack and start playing immediately. Add devices underneath your instrument, like audio effects, and everything is automatically connected and routed together. If you like building custom instrument and effect chains, you’ll love diving deeper into Reason’s Combinator, where your custom device creations can be saved, programmed for your own macro controls—and even configured to have your own custom front panel with knobs, faders, and buttons of your own choosing and your own positioning.

If you love experimenting with modular synthesis and open-ended signal routing, then Reason’s Rack has another advanced dimension for you as well. The back of the Rack is where devices can be cabled together using audio jacks and modular control voltage cables to modulate signals from device to device. The back of the Rack is a true “if you can dream it, you can build it” canvas to explore. But if you’re a front-of-the-rack type of music maker, you’ll appreciate that Reason devices auto-route while you focus on what truly matters: the music.

With a multi-gigabyte supply of synth sounds, sampled instruments, drum kits, loops and effects, Reason's built-in sound bank comes packed with everything you need to make any style of music. The integrated browser helps you quickly find and try thousands of sounds across a huge sound library.

Reason is a Plug-in

Reason 12’s devices are available to users of every DAW running as a VST3, AU and AAX plug-in. Running Reason as a plug-in inside your DAW of choice doesn’t only offer the flexibility to take the Reason Rack wherever you want to take your music making—Reason can also interact with other plug-ins to supercharge them in ways never before possible.

Reason’s Player MIDI effects are a wholly unique take on musical creativity and experimentation. By transforming incoming notes on your keyboard—or by generating their own notes, chords or drum patterns—Reason’s Players have become favorites of the Reason Rack. Reason’s Players can now be set up in your DAW to control other plug-ins in your DAW, bringing the power of Reason’s Players to every instrument plug-in you own.

Adding the Reason Rack Plugin Effect atop your DAW’s mix channels means tapping into Reason’s powerful mix-polishing audio effects. To get that big studio sound, the Channel EQ, Channel Dynamics and legendary Master Bus Compressor devices have been faithfully modeled after the elite SSL 9000 K mixing desk at the center of the world’s top studios. If you want to dirty up your mix channels in the best sense of the word, try out the Audiomatic Retro Transformer’s selection of coloration and tonal shaping effects.

Run Reason as Standalone Software

Running Reason 12 as a standalone software doesn’t just mean you can access the same powerful Reason Rack and the same vast collection of devices. Reason standalone includes its own sequencer and professional mixer, meaning you can bring your ideas to life from exploring new sounds to fully polished, mixed and mastered songs ready for sharing with friends and fans.

Expanding the Reason Rack

While Reason comes with a sizable collection of instruments and effects devices already, some of us are always looking for even more creative options and the inspiration that comes from exploring something new. When you’re ready, Reason’s Rack is expandable with Rack Extensions. Rack Extensions additional Rack device plug-ins built by some of the top instrument and effects developers around the world—from modern effects to vintage instruments and everything in between.

Features
  • Huge factory sound bank with more than 29000 device patches, loops and samples
  • VST plug-in support: add any instrument or effect plug-in 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 third-party developers
  • Support for Ableton Link: effortlessly sync Reason and other link enabled apps over Wi-Fi
  • Unlimited audio recording and instrument channels
  • Fully featured high-precision multitrack sequencer with Blocks mode and audio comping tools
  • High-quality real-time time stretch and 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 WAV and AIFF to mp3 and more
  • Real-time 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
Specifications
System Requirements
  • macOS
  • Fast, stable internet connection
  • Intel or M1 Mac with multi-core processor
  • GB RAM (8GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
  • 5.5GB free system disk space required, plus 20GB for optional content—program may use up to 20GB scratch disk space and additional space for cached graphical assets
  • macOS 10.13 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 plug-in, a host with VST3 support is required
  • For using Reason as an AU plug-in, a host with AUv2 support is required
  • For using Reason as an AAX plug-in, Pro Tools 12 or later is required
  • Windows
  • Fast, stable internet connection
  • Intel or AMD multi-core processor
  • 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
  • 5.5GB free system disk space required, plus 20 GB for optional content—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 plug-in, a host with VST3 support is required
  • For using Reason as an AAX plug-in, Pro Tools 12 or later is required

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