There's No Reason Not to Go With Propellerhead
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 16, 2019

There's No Reason Not to Go With Propellerhead

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Propellerhead Reason

Reason was the first product I used when I started scoring films and television over 13 years ago, and it's still the excellent product I started with. As a guitar player, I love the rack style setup and graphics. It's easy to jump right in, and it works well both as a standalone and as a VST inside another DAW.
  • Huge variety of sounds
  • Easy to jump in
  • Works on it's own, so you don't need another DAW
  • While I get that it's not it's forté, I wish the orchestral sounds were a bit better
  • Wish new versions were released faster
  • Shortcuts could be a bit easier to figure out
  • Instrumental at helping me score films & television, which is the core of my business
  • Cost effective, so I save on equipment
  • Doesn't necessarily depreciate over time, you're not forced to upgrade
One thing that sets Reason apart from other DAWs is its ability to be both a DAW and a sampler. Most other DAWs, Ableton included, need a third part sampler in order to actually write music, something akin to Kontakt, for example. Reason is all-in-one - you can do everything with one product and a single purchase.
I've had to reach out to them very few times over the years, but Propellerhead is prompt and professional when they provide support. The manual and videos for using the product are top notch, and that goes a long way in helping you learn how to use it to its full capacity.

Do you think Propellerhead Reason delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Propellerhead Reason's feature set?

Yes

Did Propellerhead Reason live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Propellerhead Reason go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Propellerhead Reason again?

Yes

When I started out in 2005, I used Reason inside Pro Tools as my sole sampler - I used to write everything from synth to full orchestral scores with ease. As someone with no prior knowledge of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation), it was very easy to jump into Reason and record music, and it really helped me a someone starting out in the industry feel like I know what I was doing:)