Reason's heart is its virtual rack of instruments and effects. As you create your track, Reason automatically patches and cables your rack. If you want to get deep, simply flip the rack around and route the cables any way you like.
Finding your sound is an important part of the musical process. With gigabytes of synths, samples, drum kits, and effects, Reason's sound bank is packed with everything you'll need from the start. Want more? Expand your palette with a world of ReFill libraries (sold separately).
The thing that strikes new Reason users most is how much they get done in a short amount of time. Reason's legendary creative flow keeps you focused on the music—and the fun at all times.
Need more gear? No problem. Choose a synth, a drum machine, a loop player, or any device from the Create menu and it will instantly appear in your rack, logically patched into the signal chain. And, because Reason is designed to go easy on your computer, you can repeat the process until you're more than happy.
Each unit in Reason's virtual rack is edited from its own on-screen front panel. All the sliders, knobs, buttons, and functions are right in front of you, ready to be tweaked, turned, and twisted in absolute real time. All your front panel actions—filter adjustments, pitch bending, gain riding, or panning—can be recorded and automated in the Reason sequencer.
A single key press will turn Reason's rack around, and there you are, in patch-cord heaven. Most audio connections are made automatically. When a new device is created, it appears immediately below the currently selected device, and Reason patches it into the system in the most logical way. Repatch by dragging the patch cord plug to the desired connector to build your own sounds—or tweak the included presets.