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Reason is an integrated software music recording and production studio with audio recording, million-dollar mixing and EQs, and all the instruments, sounds, and effects you could ever dream of for writing, recording, remixing, and producing great-sounding tracks.

Reason 6 has all of the combined features of previous versions of Reason and Propellerhead's Record software, including audio recording, editing, and more.

Also new are several effect devices that can be inserted directly into instruments or onto tracks. 'Pulveriser' allows users to compress, distort, filter, and modulate their sounds, while "The Echo" more...

What's New

Version 7.1:
  • Support for Custom Displays in Rack Extensions (SDK v.2).
  • Rack Extensions built with SDK v.2 will perform math functions faster.
  • Improved MIDI Clock Sync, with new settings.
  • Reason can now send error reports and usage statistics.
  • Shift-dragging devices will now re-route them properly.
  • Better indications on audio clips.
  • Various more...


  • OS X 10.7 or later
  • MIDI Interface and MIDI keyboard recommended
  • CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware

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wendylou Member IconReview+5

I've been using Reason since 2003 and it's my favorite music creation tool of choice. New SDK for Rack Extensions released today and it's awesome. I have Logic, have used Reaper, and was a big Cubase fan long ago, but I've make music faster and easier in Reason. It won Computer Music's 2013 Music Software of the Year.

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Version 7.1.0
Roburt Member IconComment+7

THis needs to be updated Reason is at version 7.

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Version 6.5.3
Hkim Member IconReview+170

This is one of the strongest and most versatile applications I've ever used for creating music. I have yet to have one bomb after five years of usage and that is a rare thing for any software. There is so much depth in terms of the tools offered that I have been able to use this for everything from orchestral MRs to incidental music for stage musicals. This version only increases its usefulness and I am still trying to learn all of the newest additions to this software. The only complaint I would ever have is that this software has been expanded so much that it is almost a two-person job to use it to its fullest capability.

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Version 6.5.2
Old_guy Member IconReview+230

In the past I used both Ableton Live and Reason. But from 6.0 and most certainly with 6.5, the Propellorheads are after peoples money by offering additional synths and fxs. I always thought the power behind Reason is buy-one-package-doing-it-all. That is why it stood out against all other DAWs.

OK, the default package contains a lot of synths and fxs but I wouldnt be suprised the new strategy of Propellorheads is changing towards paying add-ons.

Not good.

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Version 6.5.2

You can buy third-party add-ons or sample content, if you want. There is nothing perfidious in doing that. Your supposition is unjustified and is speculation only.

Stormchild Member IconComment+387

Actual release notes for 6.5.2
(I edited out the Windows-specific changes)

- Fixed Combi patch backwards compatibility that was broken in 6.5.0 and 6.5.1.
- Default browse locations now work as in Reason 6.0.2.
- Rack Extensions now respond to sample rate changes in the ReWire host.
- Dropped support for 22,050 Hz sample rate on playback and export.
- Fixed crash bug when exporting song containing a placeholder device.
- Stopping playback now cuts hanging notes in Rack Extension devices.
- Fixed a bug that caused audio glitches in Neptune’s Live Mode.
- Fixed resource/memory leak when browsing in locations with lots of items.
- Fixed a bug in NN-XT when doing Set Root Notes From Pitch Detection.
- Fixed a bug where bounced samples defaulted to 0% Loop.
- Authorizer will no longer request downloading of license data when it’s not necessary.
- Fixed some ReWire bugs.
- Fixed a bug where the Master Section’s Insert FX would be moved when moving a connected device to another position in the rack.
- Fixed some name label bugs in template songs.
- Minor bug fixes.

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Version 6.5.2
Ali_Egypt Member IconReview+44

Best all-in-studio DAW. Fantastic synths and fx. From 6.x the mixer can finally be opened in an separate window!

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Version 6.5.1
Jweisbin Member IconReview+31

Doesn't show up as an available update when I use Reason 6.0.2 to check for updates. Is it a paid upgrade?

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Version 6.5.0

Developer's website says: "Free upgrade to Reason 6.5 for owners of Reason 6."


Masterminter Member IconReview+128

I finally bought it! I uses almost every demo of every point release. And always I returned to my beloved Live (Ableton). And I still use Live as my main sequencer/daw.

But v6 is very impressive and I now use it to sketch ideas on my Macbook Pro. The 'blocks' feature is really inspiring to use and makes pattern based music a joy.

Live is still the best but Reason6 is very good too.

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Version 6.0.2
Liam_ARTH Member IconReview+58

Finally the sequence part has a separate window. Still a worthy daw with some great synths and effects. Perfect for laptop musicians.

But for me Live is the best of them all. ;)

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Version 6.0.2
Yusepe40 Member IconReview+10

No tiene que ver mi comentario con la aplicación sino con vuestra página de MacUpdate.
Desde hace tiempo veo que utilizáis el margen derecho de la página de descripción de las aplicaciones sólamente para la publicidad.
Es una pena. Anteriormente destacaba una captura de pantalla de una ventana de la aplicación, que era bastante útil.
Es sólo un apunte.
Creo que sois unas personas muy prácticas y alabo vuestro trabajo por la cuenta que a mi me trae.

Salud y suerte.

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Version 6.0.1

If it's a comment about the web site, why the three star rating for the application and why posting it here at the page for Reason?

I see no reason for what you've done ;)

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License Demo
Date 09 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $449.00