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Propellerhead Software Reason 10 - Music Production Software (Retail)

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Propellerhead Software Reason 10 - Music Production Software (Retail)
Key Features
  • Grain & Europa Synthesizers
  • Klang Percussion, Pangea Instruments
  • Humana Vocal Ensemble, Radical Piano
  • Synchronous Modulation Device
The music production software Reason 10 from Propellerhead Software is a virtual studio offering synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, and effects, coupled with MIDI & audio tracks, and a dedicated mixer based on the world-class SSL 9000K recording console. Version 10 introduces the Loop Supply and Drum Supply loop/sample sets, the Synchronous effects modulator, and six new virtual instruments, including the Grain and Europa synthesizers, Klang tuned percussion, Pangea world instruments, Humana vocal ensemble, and the Radical Piano premium acoustic piano.
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Propellerhead Software Reason 10 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2What's New in Version 10
  • 3Standard Features
  • 4Advanced Features
  • 5Mixer
  • 6Instruments
  • 7Samplers
  • 8Drums and Loops
  • 9Device Control
  • 10Dynamics and EQ
  • 11Softube Guitar and Bass Amplifiers
  • 12Effects

The music production software Reason 10 from Propellerhead Software is a virtual studio offering synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, and effects, coupled with MIDI & audio tracks, and a dedicated mixer based on the world-class SSL 9000K recording console. Version 10 introduces the Loop Supply and Drum Supply loop/sample sets, the Synchronous effects modulator, and six new virtual instruments, including the Grain and Europa synthesizers, Klang tuned percussion, Pangea world instruments, Humana vocal ensemble, and the Radical Piano premium acoustic piano.

The software offers many workflow features including audio-to-MIDI, bounce in place, reverse MIDI, and split notes with the Razor tool. The included Player Devices offer MIDI insert effects including scales & chords, note echo, and the dual arpeggiator. Additionally, the pitch editor allows for high-quality pitch correction from within the sequence window. Reason 10 includes 5000 instrument patches, 1000+ mixing/mastering effects, and over 3000 loops.

Users can record to an unlimited number of audio tracks, and record-ready channels can be created in an instant. A composite editor assists in building the perfect track simply by selecting the parts that work and muting the ones that don't. Non-destructive time stretching allows for recording first and picking a tempo later, while non-destructive pitch change is done with a mouse click.

The software includes MIDI-out support to bring the sound of hardware synthesizers and beat boxes to the Reason rack. MIDI is handled by an external MIDI instrument device, which is fully integrated into the Reason environment. Automating MIDI equipment from Reason's sequencer or even from control voltages in the Reason rack is very simple to set up. Additionally, the software can automatically slice audio recordings into single notes or hits, for further creative control and to quantize a take, tweak timing to perfection, or drastically change the recording using time stretching. The sliced-up audio can also be converted to REX files for playback and further treatment in Reason's Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player, samplers, or the Kong Drum Designer.

A fast and flexible sequencer comes with vector and tempo automation, count-in, multiple lane tracks, and Blocks mode. The floating window provides fast access to detailed editing functions that you may use all the time, such as: quantize, transpose, note velocity, note length and legato. When creating songs, many musicians tend to think of music in terms of intro, verse, chorus, breakdown, and buildup, etc. With Blocks mode, the sequencer allows the sequencing of songs using a pattern-based approach, with the segments of the song laid out in an arrangement as individual building blocks.

The ReGroove Mixer is a real-time, non-destructive groove management device that can lock all the tracks together into one unified feel, and allows you to apply different settings to create up to thirty-two musical elements in a song. Rack extensions open up the Reason rack to third-party developers. While not a new plug-in format, they function in a similar manner in that they "plug-in" to the rack, but retain the same hierarchy as any other Reason component. Load them into Combinator, route cables on the back, automate all parameters, and experiment with the safety of undo.

What's New in Version 10
  • Grain sample manipulator: drop in samples then modify them with various playback algorithms, modulation, routing, and effects
  • Europa shape-shifting synthesizer: wavetable synthesis with spectral filtering, harmonics processing, and custom waveforms
  • Klang tuned percussion instrument: glockenspiel, music box, wine glasses, and more
  • Pangea world instruments: sounds from instruments found around the globe
  • Humana vocal ensemble instrument: multiple choirs and solo voices available at your fingertips
  • Radial piano advanced acoustic piano: three pianos based on a blend of sampling and physical modeling
  • Synchronous effects modulator: create side-chain effects or draw LFO curves to control filter, delay, reverb, distortion, and level
  • Loop Supply and Drum Supply (3GB of loops and samples)
Standard Features
  • Player device
    • Scales & chords: transposes incoming notes to fit a set scale, or transposes notes and generates chords that fit the desired scale. Scales & chords has a number of built-in preset scales, and you can also create your own custom scales.
    • Note echo: simulates a MIDI-delay effect, by adding repeats of the incoming MIDI notes. The note echo device is polyphonic, so you can get repeats of entire chords. Each repeat of the echo can be pitched to allow for the creation of glissando and other pitch effects
    • Dual arpeggio: the dual arpeggio device accepts one or several notes as input and generates rhythmic patterns based on these notes. You can use it as a traditional “monophonic” arpeggiator, where arpeggio lines are played back one note at a time based on the notes you play/hold on the MIDI control keyboard, or you can use it in Pattern mode, where you can create polyphonic (4-note) rhythmic patterns, depending on how many notes you play/hold on your MIDI Control Keyboard
  • Pitch edit: correct and/or transpose the pitches of individual detected notes in monophonic recordings. Pitch edit mode is developed especially for editing and correcting the pitches of vocal recordings. The audio pitch editing is made graphically in a way similar to other pitch correction/editing software on the market
  • Workflow enhancements
    • Bounce in place: lets you bounce the sound generated from playing back note or audio clips to a new audio clip on a new audio track. Bounce with any insert effects and channel strip coloration, but without send-FX and master-section settings
    • Reverse MIDI and automation: reverse note (and automation) clips and events. For example, play the events of the clip “backwards” (from the end to the start).
    • Razor tool: split/slice one or several notes in an open note clip
    • Themes: choose from default, blue, or dark visual themes, which determine how the user interface is visually presented
    • Audio to MIDI: sing your melodies, hum your bass lines. Monophonic audio clips can now be exported to MIDI with a single click
  • Updated sound bank: over 5,000 instrument patches, 1,000+ mixing/mastering effects, and over 3,000 loops
Advanced Features
  • Browse and search window provides access from the main and rack windows, offering instant accessibility to instruments, effects, presets, loops, and samples
  • Drag-and-drop support through any of Reason's windows. Drag instruments to create tracks and change presets within the sequencer and load samples directly to any device
  • Zoom-to-selection allows for instant zoom from birds-eye to close-up and back again by simply hitting the Z key
  • Double-click to add or delete notes
  • Resize regions from both edges
  • Duplicate notes with quick commands
  • Track-naming follows patch selection
  • Support for the Propellerhead music-sharing and collaboration service
  • Auto-update function to automatically download and install updates
  • Revert browsing to return to previous loaded patch
  • MIDI-in-the-rack allows for the master MIDI controller input to be assigned to any track from the rack window
  • MIDI-out support for controlling hardware synthesizers and beat machines from the Reason rack using the fully integrated external-MIDI instrument device—automate MIDI equipment from Reason's sequencer or from control voltages in the Reason rack
  • Software automatically slices audio files into single notes or hits so you can quantize them, tweak timing, or drastically change the recording using time-stretch. The sliced audio can also be converted to REX files for playback and further treatment in Reason's Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player, samplers, or the Kong Drum Designer
  • Mixing controls like level and pan are now available in the rack not just the mixer, meaning less jumping around within the program
  • Audiomatic Retro Transformer for retro sound effects. Select one of the sixteen snapshots including VHS, vinyl, gadget, or even MP3, and then tweak with the Transform control
  • Built-in spectrum analyzer window provides instant visual feedback on the selected channel or bus—the Spectrum EQ window combines the analyzer with a graphic EQ overlay controlling the mixer's EQ, allowing for easy adjustment of EQ on tracks from anywhere in the program
  • Expanded soundbank adds a section of hard-hitting drum loops: big-room house, dubstep, and even metal
  • Support for more audio-import formats such as MP3, WMA and AAC, to make it easier to grab loops and recordings from a music library or the Web
  • 4GB factory sound bank
  • Faithfully modeled after the SSL 9000K analog mixing desk
  • Flexible routing of signals to and from the mixer, including unlimited insert effects and eight send effects
  • Full dynamics with side-chain key-input. Each channel offers a dedicated compressor and gate
  • EQ offers four bands of parametric equalization and both high- and low-pass filters
  • Bus channels make it easy to group racks, and even group mixer groups to process them together – create parallel channels with a single click for separate processing such as parallel compression
  • Features the renown SSL master-bus compressor
  • Analog-type polyphonic synthesizer based on subtractive synthesis
  • Two oscillators produce basic waveforms like square, sawtooth, triangle, and sine, plus an additional waveform based on samples
  • Dual filters, three envelope generators, and two LFOs
  • Phase offset modulation
  • Transform the tonal characteristics of the piano with a single knob

  • Creates sounds using Graintable technology, which combines the best parts of granular and wavetable synthesis for results that are exciting, controllable, and texturally varied
  • Full filtering and modulation options
  • Includes real-time waveform stretching, spectral modulation, and wavetable sweeping
  • Shift function uses resampling to manipulate each grain, in order to shift the formant of the Graintable through the harmonic spectra without altering the pitch
  • Audio inputs allow for filtering other Reason devices

Thor Polysonic Synthesizer
  • Features six different oscillator types and four unique filters
  • Six open filter and oscillator slots allow for loading up three different synthesizer filters and three separate oscillators simultaneously
  • Analog-style step sequencer that can also be used as a modulation tool, to trigger phrases from specific keys, to create arpeggios, and to generate percussion lines

ID8 Instrument Device
  • Features a wide palette of sounds for building a steady foundation for tracks, including pianos, drums, bass, strings, and more
  • Contains thirty-six presets divided into nine categories, with four sounds in each category
  • ID8 is used by default when loading a standard MIDI file into the Reason sequencer serving as a starting point to be able to play back the imported file

Neptune Pitch Adjuster/Voice Synth
  • Advanced pitch adjuster, audio transposer, and voice synth
  • Fine tune the pitch of an audio track
  • Change the key of a song that's already been recorded
  • Play a MIDI keyboard and Neptune creates new harmonies from vocal tracks in real time, or use it without the original voice to completely change the melody of the song


NN-XT Advanced Sampler
  • Flexible software sampler for demanding sampling tasks
  • Alternate sample playback, auto-pitch detection, zones with individual parameters, and more
  • Filters, envelopes, and tempo-syncable LFOs
  • Layers and velocity crossfades
  • Automatic pitch-detection
  • Alternating zones
  • Load third-party sampler patches
  • CV and gate inputs and outputs
  • Sixteen audio-output channels

  • Bare-bones approach to sample handling. Perfect for anyone looking for a sampler that can treat samples with a lot of modulation and automation
  • Filter section, LFO, and envelopes
  • Load a single WAV or AIFF sample or load a sampler patch
  • Load a single file (mono or stereo) and transpose the audio across the keyboard by speeding up or slowing down playback
  • Create multi-sample patches for realistic playback
  • Modulation inputs include: oscillators, filters, filter resonance, level and modulation wheel
  • Modulation-out can be sent by the filter envelope or LFO, and gate inputs are available for the amp or filter envelope


Drums and Loops
Kong Drum Designer
  • Analog synthesis, physical modeling, sampling, REX loops, support sound generators, effects, flexible routing, multiple hit types, and more
  • Sixteen pads and sixteen drums
  • Nine drum modules
  • Two support generators and nine effects
  • Program automation and create alternating groups

  • Drum machine in the Reason rack
  • Ten channels that can play one AIFF or WAV sample each
  • Drum kits can be saved as Redrum patches
  • Built-in pattern sequencer
  • Can be played from Reason's main sequencer or via MIDI
  • Each channel has two effect sends that are routed to the drum computer's two effect send outputs
  • Gate out and in that can trigger other devices with Redrum or trigger Redrum sounds from other units
  • Pitch control voltage input for each channel

Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player
  • Loads eight REX loops and lets you switch between them on the fly, making arranging a breeze
  • Player can retrigger loops on a beat, on a bar, or on a 16th note, or let you program the loops manually
  • Each of the eight loops has an expanded set of per-slice settings
  • Set pan, pitch, filter frequency and levels, Reverse slices, use multiple outputs, create alternating groups of slices, and more


Device Control
Spider Mergers/Splitters
  • Spider audio merges or splits audio to bring a hardware studio's patching capabilities into the software realm
  • Merge multiple audio signals and process them with the same insert effect, or split an instrument's output into four outputs and send them to four different effect processors
  • Spider CV splits or merges CV and gate signals
  • Split the CV signals from the Matrix Pattern Sequencer to trigger several synthesizers with the same pattern, or merge the outputs of several LFOs to create very complex modulation patterns

  • Analog-style sequencer with a maximum of thirty-two steps per pattern
  • Each pattern can be freely sized regardless of what time signature has been chosen in the sequencer
  • Resolution selector allows the playback of a pattern in a range between 1/2 notes to 1/128th notes
  • Patterns can also be moved up or down a semi tone or one step left or right
  • Alter-pattern option
  • Ties and randomize functions
  • Connect CV and gate outputs from Matrix to a receiving device to activate and control the pitch of each note
  • Create complex LFOs for control of reverb decay, oscillator modulation, and panning, or use it for rhythmic synthesizer control

RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator
  • Wide range of on-panel controls and mode selectors
  • Pattern section for muting selected notes in an arpeggio
  • Large display showing values and positions
  • Single note-repeat function engages the arpeggiator only when two or more simultaneous notes are held down
  • Manual mode will arpeggiate notes strictly in the order they were input, for real-time arpeggio control

  • Tool for combining and controlling devices or building unique instruments
  • Allows for building elaborate chains of Reason units—instruments, effects, and pattern sequencers, and saving them as Combi patches
  • When a Combi patch is opened, all units in the setup are instantly loaded, complete with sounds, settings and routings, making it performance friendly and perfect for both stage and studio use
  • Houses an unlimited number of Reason devices
  • Programmer window makes it easy to build thick, layered sounds using any number of synthesizers and samplers, or create keyboard splits for mapping out different instruments across a MIDI keyboard
  • Alternate between instruments using velocity splits


Dynamics and EQ
MClass Mastering Suite
  • Four separate mastering units designed to add power and presence to Reason mixes
  • MClass equalizer is a 4-band mastering EQ with low- and high-shelving bands, two peak filters, and a low-cut switch
  • MClass stereo imager splits the incoming audio into low- and high-frequency bands, each independently adjustable
  • MClass compressor is a single-band compressor and features a sidechain input for advanced compression functions such as ducking or de-essing, a soft-knee mode for smooth, musical compression, and CV out for dynamically controlling other Reason devices
  • MClass maximizer maximizes the volume of Reason tracks, without crushing them or introducing other unwanted artifacts
  • Limiter section with switchable lookahead for distortion-free brickwall limiting and a soft-clip section for rounding out harsh transients

Pulveriser Demolition
  • Combines crunchy compression, distortion, a multi-mode filter, and flexible modulation into a single effect
  • Apply parallel compression to bring out the details of a sample or recording
  • Use the envelope follower when recording live instruments for responsive, expressive filter effects

BV512 Digital Vocoder
  • 4- to 512-band vocoder capable of modulating sound in both old-school analog style and digital FFT fashion
  • Combine any two sound sources like vocoding a percussion track with the bassline or the string pad with the rhythm guitar
  • Fully automatable including band-level settings
  • Record front-panel actions or use the pen tool to draw-in layers upon layers of wild frequency changes
  • Equalizer mode turns the BV512 into a 4- to 512-band stereo equalizer


Softube Guitar and Bass Amplifiers
The Softube Guitar Amp and Softube Bass Amp are amplifier and speaker cabinet simulators based on the renowned modelling algorithms developed by Softube. The two devices feature accurate simulations of some of the most coveted vintage amplifier and cabinet models, that you can freely mix and match.

Guitar Amp Models

  • Twang: a silvery American classic, great for clean and slightly overdriven guitars. Popular for country, blues, and more
  • Crunch: British 60's classic that keeps its chiming, present character, whether you play it clean or drive it so hard it's on the verge of breaking down
  • Rock: a yummy, warm, fat, tube distortion
  • Lead: screaming leads and power chords that sustain for days

Guitar Cabinet Models

  • Bright: a 2 x 12 cabinet with deep lows and heavenly highs. The dynamic mic is placed on axis but still lets a hint of room into the sound
  • Room: A more midrange present 2 x 12 with the small-diaphragm dynamic mic placed off axis and a wide stereo room added
  • Fat: fat, solid 4 x 12 classic. Captured with a German condenser microphone on axis for that full-bodied sound
  • Tight: slightly midrange-scooped 4 x 12 cabinet. The large diaphragm dynamic microphone gives an in-your-face presence

Bass Amp Models

  • Modern: a contemporary version of a classic tube design from one of the most popular bass amplifier brands. Modern has all the clarity and punch you'd expect from a modern amplifier, but still with the pleasant three-dimensionality that well-designed tube amplifiers offer
  • Vintage: vintage gives you a dark, dirty, steamy bass sound that adds power and attitude, and helps the bass instrument cut through the mix

Bass Amp Cabinet Models

  • Dark: a classic 8 x 10 cabinet with a snappy response across the frequency spectrum. Captured with a German large-membrane dynamic microphone, straight on axis for a clear sound and a rock-solid low end
  • Bright: a British 4 x 12 bass cabinet with great midrange presence. The dynamic microphone is placed off axis for a slightly roomy sound
  • Room: A 4 x 10 cabinet, captured with a German classic large-membrane condenser mic at a distance. Roomy with a nice depth and width that caters for a very natural sound in the mix



Alligator Triple-Filtered Gate
  • Three-channel pattern-based gate effect
  • Three parallel filters, distortion, phaser, and delay
  • Each channel has a separate gate controlled by the sixty-four included patterns, triggered from the sequencer, the Matrix, the RPG-8 arpeggiator devices, or via a MIDI keyboard
  • Each channel runs through either a high-, band-, or a low-pass filter
  • Pan and volume controls

The Echo
  • Stereo echo combining modern delays with the organic sounds of analog circuitry and old-school tape machines
  • Settings for delay time, tempo sync, stereo width, and pitch
  • Ping-pong bounces the delayed signal from left to right
  • Offset provides a wide stereo spread
  • Keep-pitch keeps the delay feedback in tune when modulating the delay time for bouncing ball effects
  • Feedback controls
  • Color section provides limiting, overdrive, distortion, or tube distortion for the repeats
  • Band-pass filter cuts frequencies from the repeats and boosts them when the resonance is turned up
  • Modulation section features parameters for modulating the pitch and stereo image of the echoes
  • Breakout jacks allow for inserting any number of other effect units into the feedback loop

RV7000 mkII Reverb
  • Stereo reverb
  • Convolution reverb—load any of the supplied impulse responses or create your own otherworldly reverb effects by sampling or loading your own impulse responses
  • Nine reverb algorithms with seven individual parameters each—Small Space, Room, Hall, Arena, Plate, Spring, Echo, Multitap and Reverse, each with up to seven individual parameters
  • Three separate sections—Reverb, EQ, and Gate

Scream 4 Sound Destruction Unit
  • Ten different "audio damage" methods or distortion types—Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz, Tube, Tape, Feedback, Modulate, Warp, Digital, and Scream
  • Cut section is a +/-18 dB EQ
  • Body Section is a type of speaker simulator with five basic body types to choose from, and separate controls for Body Resonance and Body Scale

Other Effects
  • CF-101 Chorus/Flanger
  • DDL-1 Digital Delay
  • RV-7 Digital Reverb
  • D-11 Foldback Distortion
  • ECF-42 Envelope Controlled Filter
  • PH-90 Phaser
  • UN-16 Unison
  • COMP-01 Compressor/Limiter
  • PEQ-2 Two Band Parametric EQ


Propellerhead Software Reason 10 Specs

License Type
Number of Users Supported
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 7 or Later
macOS 10.7 or Later
Memory Requirement
4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
Storage Requirement
4 GB
12 GB (All Options Installed)
CPU Requirement
Intel Dual-Core  
Intel or 
Display Resolution Requirement
1280 x 768
Internet Connection Required

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