Reason Compact - Make Music 4+

Your Pocket Music Studio

Reason Studios AB

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 4.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Go creative and make amazing beats and melodies now! Maybe you’re humming on your first beat ever or maybe you’re thinking about your next album. With Reason Compact you’ll have a powerful and easy-to-use music studio right in your pocket, ready to sketch down ideas whenever inspiration strikes. It’s never been easier and more fun to make music!

• Start a song from scratch or use one of the genre-based demo songs

• Learn more and find inspiration from smart tools and explainers

• Sketch out song ideas on the go with a full-featured studio

• Create music with three amazing-sounding instruments

• Craft banging beats, beautiful melodies and deep basslines

• Discover and play sounds made by world-class artists and music producers

• Connect with other music apps

• Take your tracks further with Reason, the desktop music studio

• Carry your easy-to-use pocket music studio with you everywhere

Get started with Reason Compact for free, then add new sounds and more options only when you’re ready to take it to the next level.


Create banging beats

• Start making fantastic beats from scratch or choose between a range of pre-made drum beats for quick beat making, designed for different modern music genres
• Choose among 16 free inspirational drumkits
• Play the easy-to-use drum pads
• Give your beats your personal touch by exploring all the different effects
• Make beats with the Rytmik drum machine to create unique rhythms
• Sequence and build patterns in the drum grid

Make amazing melodies and basslines

• Create melodies with Europa, a cutting-edge synthesizer
• Get your basslines going with the Monotone Bass Synthesizer
• Play lush synth chords with a single key using the Chords tool
• Play melodies and basslines with the smart keyboard that helps you always stay in key and never hit the wrong note
• Discover and play sounds made by world-class artists and music producers
• Draw notes and polish your performance with the MIDI note grid
• Mix your tracks and play with the built-in effects and controls to dial in your perfect sound
• Add depth and texture to your tracks using distortion, delay, and reverb effects

Take yourself to the next level

• Start soft and unlock new features, sounds and controls only when you are ready
• Learn more about the fantastic world of music making and instruments with the easy to understand explainers in the app
• Play with an external MIDI keyboard if that is more your thing
• Collaborate with other music makers and artist in real-time using Ableton Link
• Connect Reason Compact with other music apps using Audiobus or Inter-app Audio
• Get a better understanding of a DAW to take your music further on desktop
• Export your tracks to Reason, the desktop music studio


• iOS 11

What’s New

Version 2.4.0

· Minor bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

guitar lavar ,

GREAT synth.. now w/ MIDI input :)

This INCREDIBLE synth has been updated to support MIDI input 😎👍 That’s the power-up it needed to transform it into a most useful mobile music production tool. Time to dive in and explore the sonic landscape 😃📱🎹🎶

Original Review:
The Europa synth sounds fantastic on my iPhone!! It’s great that I can use it in AudioBus and that it supports Ableton Link. I also appreciate the ability to demo the advanced synth controls and settings, which work great and give a lot of tonal flexibility when it comes to sound design. However, I cannot bring myself to spend $9.99 on this fabulous synth’s advanced features because it does not support MIDI input. That is a must-have feature for me... and probably a lot of other iOS musicians, as well. Adding support for wired, network, and bluetooth MIDI input would be ideal for handling different live and recording workflows in iOS. Also being able to save user-created presets within the Sound Packs -> Select Sound part of the app would be very useful. Lastly, adding AUV3 support would allow iOS musicians to run multiple instance of the synth in a given workflow, making the synth a much more versatile tool for mobile music development. Please consider making these updates to turn this great synth into a powerhouse. IMHO, adding these features would elevate this synth to a 5 Star app.

FluxT3kArsenal ,

Love it, live it, make it..

Thank you propellerhead, have been a fan since my 1 mac powerbook..,lol
Seriously have found tons of awesome innovative ideas thanks to the great work you guys do.. the updates on here look and sound amazing.. plus the new edition for computers also is just insane.. really stoked.. I just love being able to use it as a digital Rack, and still record on AB live and logic..So ready to embark on this amazing symphonic power house.. much respect keep it up.. we all really appreciate your hard work.. Bless all of you, I can tell that lots of love and soul have gone into this bad boi
Much respect 💎🎹🎧
Saving your music has always been possible.. for use your head.. a lil in out split aux but that not even needed these days just run it as a vst and I have been able to record melodies and more from my phone to my Pc running LIve AB , it also records right into GB.. and you can save the loop from there.. but I recommend beefing up that sound on GB you they have great mastering apps.. ppl don’t even believe that it was made on a phone.. I love to use everything real,analog,digital , and bring the best out of all of it.. love music!! No lame coach breathing dwn your neck.. music is a door you have to chose to open.. no one is going to make you.. keep it pure and have fun.. bless u all

Brighton Be ,

Nailed It Creatively, Few Technical details need ironing.

Reason, from the first time I used it infused my ideas with a creative energy I could not get from other DAWs. This though is soo game changing and on another level. I like my tools to not dictate my creativity but rather to inspire it and propel it forward without getting bogged in technical details. This app smashes through that goal as I can go from hearing a melody in my head and having a very good sounding sample all from the palm of my hand, now that’s how you make technology get out of the way of creativity.

One caveat, I find the app a lil bit finicky with my phone OS. It crashes a lot, especially when I try to export projects, I’m hoping this can be fixed.

Also, if you log out after signing up YOU LOSE ALL YOUR PROJECTS! Which defeats the entirety of the accessibility this app is trying to reach for. Please let me keep my projects, the ideas I lost were really cool. There’s absolutely no way I could figure out how to restore my projects so that really makes me unsettled. What if I want to pull up something I’m working on, on the go and I find out somehow I got logged out and I have to start all over again. Reason you’re onto something here, but please fix that.

Developer Response ,


Your feedback makes us very happy. Your projects should not be deleted if you don't delete the app and reinstall it. If you experience crashes please report it on our support forum and include steps to reproduce so we can see what cause the crashes. We have fixed a couple of crash bugs that will come in 2.1 but that was when connecting a midi keyboard and used a low octave for the drums or when you browsed your own sound pack and only had one sound.

Kind regards, Hanna

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