Reason Files

Reason is a powerful music and audio production software that is the backbone of several of our audio backing track 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.

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.  Please visit https://www.propellerheads.se/reason for the most up-do-date information about Reason.



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 learning about all Reason has to offer your music creativity. You can also download a 30-day trial of Reason directly from their site.  

*** A fully licensed installation of the latest Reason software is required to use our Reason files from PraiseCharts.  Any other version of the software will not work correctly.

Experienced Users

If you’re already familiar with Reason, 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 see 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

Since we have been creating tracks in Reason for several years, it is always best to use the latest version of the software.  This will ensure the tracks you purchase play correctly.  Reason is not “forward-compatible.”  For example, if you have an older version of Reason and purchase a file created after your version, the file may not open or play properly.  However, you will be able to open files that were created with or before your current version.  For example, if you are running Reason version 8.x, you will be able to open any file created in version 8 or earlier.  But not any file created in version 9.

Reason system requirements:

Mac OS X:
Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration required!
Intel Mac with dual core processor
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
4 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
Mac OS X 10.7 or later (64-bit)
Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
CoreAudio compliant audio interface or built-in audio hardware
MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended

Windows:
Fast, stable internet connection for installation and registration required!
Intel or AMD processor with dual cores
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended for large ReFills or Rack Extensions)
4 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
Windows 7 or later (64-bit)
Monitor with at least 1280x768 resolution
Audio Interface with ASIO driver
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.

MacProVideo is probably the most comprehensive tutorial resource available online. Check out their website for complete details on their Reason tutorials available.

Other ReFill sources worth checking out:


Questions & Support

If you have any questions or issues with downloading the Reason session files from our website, please contact us at support@praisecharts.com  David Bauer is the Managing Producer for PraiseCharts audio backing track products. You can contact him at davidbauer@praisecharts.com or visit David’s website at http://davidbauercreative.com