Fall Tech

Focusrite Gives Reason Lite to Plug-in Collective Members

From September 17 to November 18, Plug-in Collective members can download Reason Studios’ Reason Lite for free. A slimmed-down version of the legendary Reason virtual studio, Reason Lite lets you run the full Reason Rack as a VST3/AU/AAX plugin in any Mac or PC DAW.

The Rack plays host to 19 characterful devices, including the Redrum drum machine, Subtractor and Monotone synths, ID8 ROMpler, Scream4 Distortion, RV7000 Reverb, MClass mastering effects, and Scales & Chords MIDI processor. They can be used individually, or freely combined, connected and routed via Reason’s famous ‘backside’ patching interface to construct elaborate modular hybrids. And support for Rack Extensions means your device list can be bolstered with any of over 700 add-on devices in the Reason Studios Shop at any time.

You can run as many instances of Reason Lite in a project as your computer can handle, and it can also be deployed as a standalone music production application in its own right, enabling sequencing and editing of up to eight audio and/or MIDI tracks, with full access to the Rack and all its devices.

Whichever way you choose to use it, Reason Lite makes for a unique and hugely creative synthesis, signal processing and sound design system that’s sure to take your music down new and inspiring avenues.

“This month sees a big collaboration between us and Reason Studios, as we offer up Reason Lite,” says Plug-in Collective Product Manager, Jonathan Campbell. “This Lite version of Reason 11 comprises a whopping 19 Rack modules, including a number of mixing plug-ins and some of their famous instruments, making this a real heavyweight offer.”

Key features:

  • Virtual rack of instruments, effects and MIDI processors
  • 5 instruments, 8 effects, 6 MIDI effects and utilities included
  • VST3/AU/AAX plugin and standalone DAW for Mac and PC
  • 8 audio and/or MIDI tracks when used standalone
  • Full support for Rack Extensions
  • Upgrade to Reason 11 for £239

Included devices:

  • Redrum
  • Monotone
  • Subtractor
  • ID8
  • MIDI Out Device
  • Scream4 Distortion
  • RV7000 Reverb
  • DDL-1 Delay
  • CF-101 Chorus / Flanger
  • MClass EQ
  • MClass Comp
  • MClass Limiter
  • MClass Stereo
  • Scales & Chords
  • Combinator
  • Matrix
  • Spider CV
  • Spider Audio
  • Line Mixer

Plug-in Collective is a community hub that brings you, Focusrite and the most innovative software brands together. If you want to find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential, and Plug-in Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins. To join Plug-in Collective, simply register any Focusrite hardware product, then look out for a new offer every couple of months. No one else works with software manufacturers like we do to bring you inspirational tools for your next production.

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