Reason Alternatives

    Reason is described as 'virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. And it's more than just a set of excellent synths and effects. It's a complete music system. Step into the age of Reason' and is a well-known app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Reason for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Reaper. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Ardour or GarageBand. Other great apps like Reason are Ableton Live (Paid), Adobe Audition (Paid), Logic Pro (Paid) and Bitwig Studio (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 24, 2020

    1. REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows, Mac and Linux, offering a full multi-track audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering tool set.
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      Reaper vs Reason opinions
      Most users think Reaper is a great alternative to Reason.
      Full featured DAW, will accept VST as replacement for Reason's instruments, but overall as easy to use.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Misses instruments but mixing / mastering plugins are ove rthe top. Routing is even easier than Reason cables.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    2. Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. It runs on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Ardour's intention is to provide digital audio workstation software suitable for professional use.
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      Ardour vs Reason opinions
      Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to Reason.
      Less possibilities, interface is not up to speed.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      No instruments included, clunky interface
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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    3. Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.
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    4. Logic Pro lets you translate musical inspiration into professional productions. A range of powerful, easy-to-use features puts sophisticated tools at your fingertips, and complete surround support lets you make incredible, immersive music.
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    5. Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.
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      This alternative is disputed. GarageBand is still a legitimate alternative to Reason, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    6. Bitwig Studio is a multi-platform music-creation system for production, performance and DJing, with a focus on flexible editing tools and a super-fast workflow.
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      Bitwig Studio vs Reason opinions
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      It is more "all in one" than ardour and reaper so you don´t need so much external plugins.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Great modular synth that kinda replaces the whole reason cable thing. Better live abilities. Linux support. Not enough instruments
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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    7. Make music online with a powerful set of tools ranging from synthesizers and samplers to mixers, delays, reverb and much more. AudioTool is an advanced, collaborative DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) built for the browser.
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    8. Caustic is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.2.0, released in February 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Caustic vs Reason opinions
      Most users think Caustic is a great alternative to Reason.
      TyrannoSapiensBonsai I discovered Caustic when I bought my first android tablet. I was hoping to find an android app version of REASON, which I was working with for years as an amateur. I loved composing with it whatever came into my mind. Fortunately CAUSTIC was my first try. I liked its logo I guess. The app itself was like a reduced to the max version of my beloved REASON. Installed CAUSTIC on any device I own. So I can create my music wherever I want.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    9. Studio One is an advanced digital audio workstation for Mac and Windows featuring a bevy of powerful composition, editing, mixing and mastering tools on top of standard multi-track DAW features.
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