Propellerhead Reason 9 - Upgrade from Previous Versions of Reason (download)

DAW Software with Modular Environment, Unlimited Audio Tracks, Soft Synths, Virtual Instruments, Effects, Player Devices, Pitch Editing, MIDI Out, and Rack Extensions - Mac/PC
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Propellerhead Reason 9 - Upgrade from Previous Versions of Reason (download)
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A Reason to Celebrate!

Propellerhead Reason 9 is an all-in-one music-production studio that streamlines the creative and collaborative process with an interface that's quicker, sleeker, and more intuitive then ever. Record audio on unlimited tracks, create beats, play virtual instruments from a powerful and expandable rack, and mix down on a superb SSL-modeled console. Spark your creativity with Reason 9's new Player devices — Scales and Chords, Note Echo, and Dual Arpeggio. Build your compositions with 1,000 new patches from top sound designers. Nail vocal perfection with Pitch Editing. Supercharge your workflow with the Bounce in Place feature. With a mouse click, change Themes to match the interface to your moods. Propellerhead Reason 9: it's everything you love about your favorite DAW software, and more. Note: This is a special opportunity for owners of previous versions of Reason to upgrade to Reason 9 at a reduced cost. Call your Sales Engineer for more details.

Command a massive sonic arsenal

Packing a massive arsenal of synths, drum machines, loop players, samplers and a fully stocked effects section, Reason comes loaded with everything you'll need for superior music productions. The built-in instruments and FX cover the gamut from organic acoustic to synthetic electronic sounds and everything in between.

Find your sound

Sweetwater knows nailing the right sound is vital to your creative process. Brimming with thousands of meticulously sculpted synths, samples, drum kits, loops, and FX for any musical style, Reason's onboard sound bank delivers everything you need right from the get-go. Whether you're a techno artist in search of the perfect kick, or a singer-songwriter looking to enhance an arrangement with organic-sounding strings, Reason has you covered with over 5,000 instrument patches, 1,000+ mixing and mastering effects, and over 3,000 loops.

Reason's Virtual Rack

At the core of Reason is its famous virtual rack, which builds itself as you build your composition. Pack your rack with as many instruments and effects as your music needs. As you add a device, your rack connects and routes everything for you. Want to roll up your sleeves and dive in? Flip Reason's rack around and patch audio and control voltages freely between devices. Feel free to explore and don't worry — nothing will ever break and you're always one undo away from fixing any sonic malfeasance you may have introduced.

Live Sampling made easy

In Reason 9, all sample players are now samplers. Plug any sound source into Reason rack's sampling input and you're ready to sample an instrument, mic, a turntable — or even your entire Reason mix! Sampling in Reason is simply part of the creative music-making process. Simply hit the sample button to start sampling. Reason detects the sample start automatically. You can even sample while Reason is running; there's no need to stop the music. You can also set start and end points, loop points, and more in Reason's onboard sample editor. Reason's Live Sampling, together with root-key pitch detection and automatic zone mapping makes it easy to sample a source and map the samples across your keyboard.

State-of-the-art recording and mixing

Capture your creative inspirations in Reason's powerful sequencer. Record and edit your audio, MIDI, and automation with robust recording and editing tools. Quantize audio or MIDI to correct timing issues, or add swing with ReGroove to inject excitement into your sequences. The Reason sequencer is always in sync with your creative process, adapting to you and your workflow. Capture your ideas first, and choose your tempo later with Reason's amazing Time Stretch feature. With Audio Transpose, you can even change keys after the fact. Tweak your vocals to perfection with Pitch Edit. Change pitch non-destructively and correct audio timing with Slice Edit. When it's time to mix, Reason gives you access to a meticulous model of a legendary console: the SSL 9000k — complete with flexible routing, full dynamics, EQ, total-recall automation, grouping, parallel channels, and its renowned master-bus compressor.

Creative flow

Propellerhead designed Reason to feel like a responsive, inspiring musical instrument that keeps you focused on making music. The clutter-free interface has no hidden sub-menus to interrupt your creative flow. Everything is integrated; the sequencer and instruments are tightly linked, without the need for connections or configuration. You can drag-and-drop instruments, patches, and audio from the always-open browser to the rack or to the sequencer. Reason takes care of the housekeeping and lets you concentrate on your music.

Extending, expanding, and collaborating

Reason comes loaded with everything you need to make music, but when you're in the mood for even more creative options, Propellerhead's Reason Rack Extensions give you the flexibility of plug-ins, without the headaches, letting you expand your rack with new, inspiring instruments and effects created by Propellerhead and top third-party developers. Reason seamlessly integrates with other music production software. Use Reason as your studio’s instrument rack and mix your tracks in your favorite DAW. Reason’s ReWire technology takes care of inter-app sync and audio streaming.

If your music-making process involves collaboration, you'll love Reason's tight integration with Allihoopa, the online creative hub that lets you create, share, collaborate, and remix with other musicians. Just want to jam with friends? With full Ableton Link technology support, Reason wireslessly syncs to any Link-capable iOS app or desktop software such as Ableton Live, Max/MSP, or Serato DJ.

Instruments included with Reason 9:

  • Subtractor Synthesizer 
  • ID-8 Songwriter's Toolbox 
  • Malstrm Graintable Synthesizer 
  • Thor Polysonic Synthesizer 
  • Neptune Pitch/Voice Synth
  • NN-XT Advanced Sampler
  • NN-19 Sampler
  • Redrum Drum Computer 
  • Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player 
  • Kong Drum Designer

Included effects:

  • RV7000 MkII Reverb 
  • MClass Mastering Suite
  • Scream 4 Distortion 
  • Softube Guitar/Bass Amps 
  • CF-101 Chorus/Flanger 
  • DDL-1 Digital Delay 
  • Audiomatic Retro Transformer 
  • Pulveriser Demolition Unit 
  • Alligator Triple Filtered Gate 
  • The Echo delay unit
  • 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 Reason 9 DAW Software Features:

  • Unlimited audio and instrument channels
  • Rack Extensions let you expand your arsenal of instruments and FX
  • Massive factory sound bank with patches, samples, and loops for all Reason devices
  • Full-featured multitrack sequencer with audio comping tools and Blocks mode
  • High-quality real-time time stretch and audio transpose
  • Pitch Edit mode for perfecting your vocal recordings
  • Audio slicing and audio quantize for correcting the timing of your audio
  • Player devices: Scales & Chords, Note Echo and Dual Arpeggio 
  • Conversion of recorded or imported audio to REX loops for further manipulation
  • MIDI instrument output lets you control external gear from the Reason sequencer
  • MIDI clock output for syncing hardware to Reason
  • Export mixer channels as individual audio stems, including FX and tempo track
  • Live sampling on all Reason sampler devices
  • Supports the Allihoopa online music-making and collaboration service, featuring user-created music, backing tracks, and performances 
  • RPG-8 monophonic arpeggiator
  • Matrix pattern-based sequencer
  • ReGroove Mixer real-time groove console
  • Pulsar Dual LFO
  • 14:2 mixer with EQ and effects send/return
  • 6:2 stereo line mixer
  • Spider Audio merger and splitter
  • Spider Control Voltage merger and splitter
  • Remote mapping to external MIDI controllers and hardware control surfaces
  • ReWire support for slaving Reason to another ReWire-compatible DAW
  • Supports all major file formats (Wave, AIFF, MP3, and more)
  • Real-time sample-rate and bit-depth conversion let you import any audio into Reason
  • Multicore support and 64-bit compatibility
  • Self-contained song files make moving projects between computers a breeze

Tech Specs

Software Type DAW software
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Upgrade
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 64-bit
Format Reason RE plug-ins
Supported Audio Formats CoreAudio, ASIO
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Dual Core or higher, 8GB RAM recommended, 4GB free hard disk space, Internet connection (for activation)
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel/AMD Dual Core or higher, 8GB RAM recommended, 4GB free hard disk space, Internet connection (for activation)
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number 100900090 DL

Customer Reviews

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Reason 9 update

Awesome sounds and additional software for Reason 8

So so

Dope program to make beats but that's all reason will ever be! I've been using reason since the first one! Propellerheads seems to be like Apple to me ,they trying to keep things to them selves as far as not implementing vst instruments or really work on real D.A.W editing capabilities of wave forms etc etc! I guess on day propellerheads will get it together,but if your just making beat's or if your into sound design like me reason is definitely the way to go

Totally worth the upgrade price

The new player devices are worth the upgrade. Plus the audio tuning function AND the audio to MIDI features = WOW!Reason is fun and inspiring to use. The workflow is easy. And now you can expand with an constantly growing arsenal of instruments and processors.I also really like being able to change the color to a darker theme. Small things matter when you spend hours and hours using it.Overall this is a great update that is well worth the money.
Music background: Wizard

Reason 9 - Time To Jump In

Confession: I am reasonably skilled with other audio programs yet found early versions of Reason to be frustrating and contrary to my other experience. Each new release made progress, but I felt like my hands were tied. Reason 8.0 / 8.3 were a solid improvement in terms of using the interface but version 9 has been a breakthrough for me as I made much more progress than I ever had right away. I am well on my way to getting some demos done inside Reason! Pretty exciting for me.


I've been a Reason lover for many years, it's always been a go to plugin in my DAW. The new version has a greatly improved interface, makes it a lot easier to get around. The new Player features are fun to work with, my fave is the "Chords and Scales". A World of possibilities! Add a few Rack Extensions to Reason and pretty much everything you could possibly need to compose any style of music is right there.Great software! Love it!
See also: Recording Software, Propellerhead, Propellerhead DAW Software