This came out of the blue completely. Propellerheads have delivered a totally new way to get your work into Reason and, what’s more, when you sign up you can grab a copy of Reason Lite for free. Which is in itself a pretty cool thing.

According to the developer …

Reason Compact puts an amazing-sounding powerful synthesizer right at your fingertips. Go from download to downbeat in just 10 seconds with intuitive controls and helpful tutorials. Get started for free, then add new sounds and more controls only when you’re ready. Reason Compact is loaded with innovative tools like a smart keyboard so you never have to worry about hitting a wrong note—just make music and have fun!

  • Create amazing synth sounds with Reason’s flagship Europa synthesizer
  • Get inspired from presets made by world-class music producers
  • Quickly create compositions with the smart keyboard, note grid and Chords tools
  • Tweak your tone using powerful filters and built-in effects
  • Connect Reason Compact to other music apps and collaborate
  • Export your ideas and finalize them on your desktop with Reason 10


Get Started Quickly

  • Intuitive tools to help you capture your creativity
  • Press any key to make professional-sounding melodies with the smart keyboard
  • Automatically create lush synth chords with a single key using the Chords tool
  • Play rhythmic sequences with the touch of a button using the Arpeggiator
  • Polish your performance to perfection using the note grid
  • Start simple and unlock new features as you grow

Make Amazing Sounds and Melodies

  • Reason Compact puts one of the world’s most powerful synths in your pocket
  • Create synth sounds using 16 different types of waveforms
  • Use the Shape controls to morph waveforms and transform your sound
  • Make synths sound huge with the Unison effect
  • Add depth and texture to your tracks using distortion, delay, and reverb effects

Connect and Collaborate

  • Collaborate with others in real-time using Ableton Link
  • Connect Reason Compact with other music apps using Audiobus or Inter-app Audio
  • Get inspired and create music with others via Allihoopa


  • iOS 11

Reason Compact is on the app store and is free, plus, if you sign up soon you can get a free copy of Reason Lite