Propellerhead’s New Reason Compact (iOS) Is A Hands-On Version Of The Europa Synthesizer

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Reason Compact for iOS combines the power of Reason’s flagship Europa Synthesizer and an easy-to-use interface with creative functions!

When Propellerhead Software launched the Europa Synthesizer as a plugin (VST/AU), one of my requests was for an iOS version. My wish was felt but only partially. Reason Compact is not a 100% port of the synth to the iOS platform but a mobile optimised version. Per example, it’s loaded with creative tools like a smart keyboard, note grid or chord tools that helps you making music very easily.

Reason Compact is based on the same synthesis technology which is built in Europa Synthesizer. Built around a new and more hands-on concept, it features 16 different types of waveforms, shaping function, unison effects and effects like distortion, delay & reverb effects. Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and Ableton Link gives you everything you need to incorporate it in your mobile setup. So seen, Reason Compact is Europa Synthesizer for iOS but in a far smaller and easier version. Unfortunately, it’s not a AUv3 application.


Reason Compact puts an amazing-sounding powerful synthesizer right at your fingertips. Go from download to downbeat in just 10 seconds with intuitive controls and helpful tutorials. Get started for free, then add new sounds and more controls only when you’re ready. Reason Compact is loaded with innovative tools like a smart keyboard so you never have to worry about hitting a wrong note—just make music and have fun!

  • Create amazing synth sounds with Reason’s flagship Europa Synthesizer
  • Get inspired from presets made by world-class music producers
  • Quickly create compositions with the smart keyboard, note grid and Chords tools
  • Tweak your tone using powerful filters and built-in effects
  • Connect Reason Compact to other music apps and collaborate
  • Export your ideas and finalize them on your desktop with Reason 10


  • Intuitive tools to help you capture your creativity
  • Press any key to make professional-sounding melodies with the smart keyboard
  • Automatically create lush synth chords with a single key using the Chords tool
  • Play rhythmic sequences with the touch of a button using the Arpeggiator
  • Polish your performance to perfection using the note grid
  • Start simple and unlock new features as you grow

Make Amazing Sounds and Melodies

  • Reason Compact puts one of the world’s most powerful synths in your pocket
  • Create synth sounds using 16 different types of waveforms
  • Use the Shape controls to morph waveforms and transform your sound
  • Make synths sound huge with the Unison effect
  • Add depth and texture to your tracks using distortion, delay, and reverb effects

Connect & Collaborate

  • Collaborate with others in real-time using Ableton Link
  • Connect Reason Compact with other music apps using Audiobus or Inter-app Audio
  • Get inspired and create music with others via Allihoopa

Minimal Requirements: iOS 11 

Available here: Reason Compact 

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