Introducing Reason - A New Music And Audio Production Software

Featuring David Bauer Posted on November 23, 2010

Reason is a powerful music and audio production software that is the backbone of most of our ClickTrack and RhythmTrack audio products. This page is designed to give you important information about our Reason session files and offer suggestions on how to optimize these resources for your own use. For more information on exactly how to use a Reason File from PraiseCharts, click here.

New Users

If you’re new to Reason and want to know more about it, you may want to visit the Reason website directly and explore the product in greater detail. I will leave it to the experts to provide you with the most comprehensive information about Reason. Check this out.

If you plan to download any of our Reason session files, I would encourage you to learn about the software before you open our files. It is best you spend some time on their site learning about all Reason has to offer your music creativity. You can also download a demo of Reason and try out the software for yourself.

Experienced Users

If you’re already familiar with Reason, then using our session files will be a breeze. You should be able to open any of our Reason session files and play back on your system just like any other Reason session file. (Please note our System Requirements section below.)

The Purchase Process

Songs that offer a companion Reason session file will show that option in the Product/Preview section. Most of our popular Rhythm and Click Tracks have companion Reason Files now available. Once you complete your purchase and download our Reason ZIP files, you will receive the Reason session file in the original artist key. From there, you can modify the track as you wish. Please note: We will not be able to offer support for Reason files once you download them to your system. If you need to, you can always download the Reason session files again by clicking on the “My Downloads” link at the top of the page.

System Requirements

All of our Reason session files have been modified or created using Reason version 5.  If you do not have version 5 you will need to upgrade your software in order to open and play the Reason files from PraiseCharts.  This is necessary in order to stay compatible with the latest ReFills and operating systems for Mac and PC.  Reason version 5 will open any older file (version 4.0.1 or earlier).  Once a Reason session is saved in the newer version (5) it cannot be saved as an older version (4.0.1 or earlier).  


Reason Demo - Please note, the demo version of Reason 5 will NOT open the PraiseCharts Reason files properly.  The Reason demo has all the features of the full version but is save/export disabled, has no support for ReFills and needs to be restarted after 20 minutes. The full version of Reason comes with a huge sound bank to get you started. For the downloadable demo version you will be limited to a much smaller demo sound bank.

Here’s what you need in order to run Reason on your system:


Mac OS X
• Intel Mac (multiple cores highly recommended)
• 1 GB RAM or more
• DVD drive
• Mac OS X 10.4 or later
• 2 GB free hard disk space
• Monitor with 1024x768 resolution or larger
• CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
• A MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended

• Intel Pentium 4/AMD Athlon or better
• DVD drive
• Windows XP SP3, Vista or Windows 7
• 2 GB free hard disk space
• Monitor with 1024x768 resolution or larger
• A 16 bit Windows compatible audio card, preferably with an ASIO driver
• A MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended

Additional Resources

Below is a list of resources we recommend you download and/or purchase to get the most out of your Reason session files.

ReFills are sound files for your Reason system. There are literally hundreds of ReFills available
for download…some free, some for purchase. You can find them here on the Reason website.

ElectroMechanical 2.0 ReFill
Sound files from this ReFill are used in most of our Reason sessions. It is recommended you
download this free ReFill and save it in your Reason folder on your system. Click article& to go directly to their download page: 

Recommended ReFill Resources
For the latest FREE ReFills from Propellerhead, go archive&. MacProVideo is probably the most comprehensive tutorial resource available online. Check out their website for complete details on their Reason tutorials available here.

Other ReFill sources worth checking out:


If you have any questions or issues with downloading the Reason session files from our website, please contact us at David Bauer is the Managing Producer for PraiseCharts ClickTrack and RhythmTrack products. You can visit David’s website at

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