We are super happy to announce the 20th Anniversary Reason 1.0 Song Challenge – where you are invited to make a song using ONLY the instruments and effects that originally shipped with Reason 1.0 when it was released in the year 2000.

So what actually shipped with the legendary first version of Reason?




Dr Rex

Matrix Sequencer

14:2 Mixer

RV-7 Digital Reverb

RV-7 Digital Reverb

DDL-1 Digital Delay Line

D-11 Foldback Distortion

ECF-42 Envelope Controlled Filter

CF-101 Chorus/Flanger

PH-90 Phaser

COMP-01 Compressor/Limiter

PEQ-2 Two Band Parametric EQ

All of the above are fair game for the song challenge. You can of course use the sequencer but remember that audio tracks weren’t around in Reason 1 so if you need any audio, you need to get creative.

When you are done with your masterpiece, submit your Reason song file here before November 30. We will be doing a deep-dive into the submissions folder during our Reason Livestream on December 1 to hear what you’ve all created.

Send us your submission!

Good luck and have fun!

The Reason Studios Team