Reason Studios Reason 2.5
Reason Studios Reason 2.5

Reason 2.5, Electronic Music Sequencer from Reason Studios in the Reason series.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 31 reviews )
 26 reviews84 %
 4 reviews13 %
 1 user review3 %
Value For Money : Excellent
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Reason Studios Reason 2.5

Price paid


I ve not realy had any it might be a bit more Visual but everythimg is there u need to do the job so Its cool


As Reason is as good as u re sound card then its as good as u can get

This question more fore hardware but I would just like 2 say in 2days world were money is God Prop guys always send the Registered peeps free update staying true 2 its users unlike some (Abelton):0(


What can I say My first my last my Everything (lot of love)

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Posted by: Urban777 ( 6-, 2004)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Reason Studios Reason 2.5
Like I said, I'm fairly new to Reason, so maybe I'm ill-informed, but I hate to have to use the computor mouse everytime I wanna scroll to the next sound?! I mean, damn... couldn't there be a designated key(s) on the computor keypad to make this a speedier operation?!

Price paid


Well, I use Reason in tandem with my keyboards & MPC3000, so there is sometimes a latency issue, but I believe I've worked it out. I haven't delved into Reason much further, because I have ProTools and I pretty much process all of my sounds in there.


Well, I've only been using Reason for about 8 months, but I'm highly impressed! I was always leary about software synthesis, but I'm a believer now! Reasons sounds are HOTT! I'm a professional hip-hop/R&B producer with a large keyboard set-up, and Reasons is a daily part of my productions! Ofcourse, nothing is perfect, and I hear people complaining that the drums dont hit like an Akai MPC will?! Hell, I use Reason in realtime with my entire set-up! I use my MPC to set the foundation of my drums, then use Reason to augment the MPC. Sometimes my kicks and snares are actually comin outta Reason, instead of the MPC! Plus Reasons has a ton of expansion sounds, even third party and consumer sounds! I really use the synth sounds in Reason the most. I produced a track for a up & coming artist called "PayBak" featuring "50Cent", and I used Reason for some of the sounds! The engineer who was mixing the song was wondering where I got those sounds?!! Nuff said!

There's no actual hardware that came with Reason. Software only. Protools is my hardware link.


I love Reason because it adds to my sonic pallete! As a producer, I'm constantly competing against mainstream producers and wicked sounds in your tracks can sometimes be the difference between you or another producer getting the gig! Sounds are what producers live for.

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Posted by: da4000kid ( 3-, 2004)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Reason Studios Reason 2.5
The only thing missing on Reason (i like the fact u cannot bring in other plug ins cause it makes this a stabler product as result) in my opinion is more Dj like features. Maybe a cross fader or tables ala radial cycling 74 even more loop control without resorting to recycle or combine them maybe. Also an easier sampler in the mode of sampletank with more samples would rule too!! still this kicks major ass

Price paid

300 USD

pretty easy though the sampler is somewhat tough, and the wires can be confusing but overall no problems here


Decent, if you add scream and both reverbs to the plate its solid. Redrum is killer though the sounds can be borderline cheesy but if you have skills you can turn cheese to pizza,....the samplers are nice, and malestrom rocks

no crashes, easy to save stuff nuff said,


Love more like til death do us part, reason rules

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Posted by: joeremixer ( 2-, 2004)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Reason Studios Reason 2.5
There is no audio recorder. You have to use another program to record audio files to use in Reason. Also there is no way to stretch the tempo of a file. You have to use one of their add-ins/devices. The Dr. Rex Loop Player will time-stretch audio files. You also have to purchase another software program from them (RECYCLE) to be able to use the Dr. Rex Loop Player with your files. But that won't matter, once you start using the program. You'll evently get RECYCLE. Propellerheads software is top

Price paid

380.00 with tax

The interface looks nice but its not a standard interface. You have to create your song by creating/adding different devices. Once you learn what each of the devices does, you be able to add them when you need them. The keyboard shortcuts will give you headaches at first.


The sound quality is the best I've heard. I compared the same drums I used to use in my other software programs and somehow Reason makes them sound more crisp and more pronounced. You're sounds won't sound as flat.

Reason was create so you can throw away your hardware. Embrace technology. If your PC is your hardware, put Reason on it. Also, Reason has very, very low PC requirements


I love it so much, I wish I had pictures of the Props (Propellerhead Developers). I would carry the picture around in my wallet. They don't know what they did for an aspiring hip-hop producer. My first song I made using Reason was better than anything I've produced in the past 5 years. I even tried to figure out a way to clown it, I always ended up thinking, there is no way I could've did what I do in Reason with the program I used to use. I've had Reason for about 3 months, and none of my stuff sounds the same anymore. I've been taken to another level.

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Posted by: biggrome ( 2-, 2004)
MGR/The Moose10/29/2003

MGR/The Moose's review"Propellerhead Reason 2.5"

Reason Studios Reason 2.5
After years of testing software, I discovered Reason 1.0. This program made it possible for me to make music with the few things I know. I bought Reason 2.5 in a store and it was about €400.

You can combine as many samplers and drummachines as you like.
You can put any sound in them and play with it.
Every style off music can be made with it.
Via Rewire you can caonnect it to your sequencer.

It's not so easy to master your song.But this is not the point for Reason, making music is.
Wavelab,T-Racks,... are beter for the job.

It has a very nice layout and everything is very clear. To be able to use 2 screen is very usefull. You can splitt your sequencer and hardware (it looks like hardware, the NN-19, DrRex, NN-XT,...).
Duallhead vgacard is the way to go with Reason.

The best music production software I've ever seen. Easy to use. Nice layout.
But it misses some things, like a spectrum meter,phase scope.

Good value for the money

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Johnsz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Reason Studios Reason 2.5
Installing the software and MIDI keyboard without any problems.



The vocoder aporte latency greater or lesser depending on the sample rate.
The comp1 which has a self-gain as we can not cancel.
A volume reduction (-3dB to be ready) to export wav file.
The wav samples distributed in the Reason Factory (notably the drumkits) are not great (too compressed, not present for some).
Missing an equalizer accurate.

The Subtractor and Maelstrom has a lot of modulation possibilities and creating sounds.
Possibility to import sounds from machines or voice hardware with nnxt/redrum/nn19.
Graphical succeeds.
Rather full in the effects (phaser, chorus, reverb, harmony, filter cutoff)
Software audio engine very stable and neutral on the wav file is imported, one can set back the synth (44100Hz aliasing present but quite usable).
The main strength of the wiring coming too. The hardware aspect has not limited the graphics, in fupport tab on the machines can be connected as desired.


I Interacting from 2 to 3 years.

I think it's a very good choice as well as audio software ergonomics is not always obvious (I know not everything can be keyboard shortcuts).

The dream would be nice to be able to process sound from an external source ie included with the entry interface "channel in" and be able to control it with a midi out.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Reason Studios Reason 2.5
No problem
no incompatibility pc unlike some softs

trs simple config
is stable, fast, efficient
the manual is a masterpiece of didactic


P4 3gigas

free operation .. sometimes it's long but considering the number of refills I understand
trs performance is interesting, however, utility or in addition to machines

trs stable


Jcrois about 4 years, I started on the 1.5
I love the dr rex, the redrum

I tried all the competitors but I'm still top income
trs good report quality price ..
probably yes .. parcontre Once you start really looking for quality and out of a need to think .. its model to other machines or external memory much .. if not its strong point is the Rhythmic drills .. ..
for the rest synth etc. .. some better VSTS or rewire .. I think the benefits of these modules are I think the possibility of patching a modular and obtain good layouts

I use it with version 3.03

Rk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Reason Studios Reason 2.5
Trouble-free installation.
No incompatibility declare it.
Configuration gnrale ultra simple.
I have not read the manual.


Used with G4, 1.25 Ghz, 512MB Ram, internal sound card.
The software works perfectly with my config, and same with Pro Tools (via Rewire included in the Pro Tools 6.x version for OSX). No latency, no particular concern report.
Enough said.


I've had a few prs year.
I love the sound of traffic and Malstrm Subtractor and trying various cblages.
I am not convinced by trs THE FIRST rverb they had put. The deuxime carrment is better, even if the ACCS paramtres simple is not possible (or so I have not found.
I'm not satisfied with the trs eq and compressor, but the new version comes out beginners in March 2005 contains a compressor I believe. So should be a rsolu shortly.
As the edition I can not find the window of squenceur trs intuitive, but when you're in it all goes quickly trs.
This is an excellent software!
But beware, those on pc should see also the last Fruity Loops is totally stunning!!

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Reason Studios Reason 2.5
No problem ..... You just declare it think its sound card.
The manual is clear.


P4 2.4 + GB + 1 GB ram + sound card like soundblaster audugy2 (I know a lot better).
The new version is more resource intensive, especially when normal stacking the new reverb through the spider.


I used version 1.1 dja for at least two years and frankly c'tait kif, but it's still the mieux.On can always criticize a product is always better but for the price everyone can have his studio and his s'clater CRER zic because it has everything is clicking, there is no need for connections, modules suplmentaires, everything is in and the possibilities are only infinies.La thing that can miss the ides.A less be a pro to zic and have money To create a real studio (all fawn, it will be in c Reason ' is a fact) I recommend this software gnial those who want to create.
I made three personal that I live with and it makes me happy in life.
Bravo sudois.

djsempai's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Reason Studios Reason 2.5
No installation problem
the software is so simple and effective that there is no need for manual


My config: Digi001 G4 + on OSX
walk nickel Protools thanks to rewire
Reason operates altivec of G4/G5 as (almost) anyone! You can really stacked modules regardless of the consumption of CPU ... bliss


I use it for 3 years ... No complaints, each version bringing its share of new trs enjoyable every time!
the price is ridiculous ...
with soft Native Instruments is the heart of my virtual studio, perfect for my virus complments C. ..
audio quality level, it could be even better ... like the sequencer, using trs ... but I return to the board of a sequencer externally much more convenient, especially for a new world mix (I find the reverb such unsatisfactory compared to the standard Waves) ... again considering the price and the (other) of grouping is a must!!

Reason my fan? yes

and if it comes out when the 3 already??