Reason Lite is now included with selected Akai Pro Controllers

Akai Professional has teamed up with Propellerhead Software, announcing the official release of Reason Lite for select Akai Pro controllers…

reason lite

Reason Lite includes 8 instrument and/or audio tracks and features much of the same workflow, instruments and recording tools as the full version of Reason 10. The following list of Akai hardware products will now come package with Reason Lite:

  • MPD218
  • MPD226
  • MPD232
  • MPK225
  • MPK249
  • MPK261
  • MPK mini mk2
  • LPK25 Wireless
  • LPD8 Wireless

Current owners of any of the following products don’t have to go without. All you need to do is simply log in to your Akai account and redeem your free Reason Lite license, which can then be downloaded from

Reason Lite features:

  • Plug-and-play support for AKAI MIDI controllers
  • Studio grade recording and mixing tools to polish your creations to perfection
  • 9 premium instruments: Synths, samplers, drum machines
  • 11 effect processors: reverb, delay, EQ, distortion and much more
  • Guitar and bass amplifiers from Softube
  • 2+GB of included sounds, loops and samples
  • Extend your sound with VST and Rack Extension plugins

“Including Reason Lite with our family of hardware controllers means that our customers have an actual DAW to begin creating music in immediately upon purchase,” said Akai Pro Brand Manager Torrie Jones. “Pairing our plug-and-play hardware with Reason’s easy-to-learn software enables instant musical gratification without the steep learning curve.”