Reason 5 comes with cool new features, such as a new drum designer, a pitch FX and a onscreen keyboard...

Application Details:

Version: 5.0
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.9

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Propellerheads Reason 5 Site

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Everything seems to work fine besides the two minor issues described in the "What does not work" section. MIDI was tested, it works.

What does not

The menu bar commands are not clickable (there is a workaround for that below).

Labels for rack instruments do not show text when they're vertical (the instrument is expanded). However, they do show text when horizontal, as expected.


For the unclickable menu bar commands: Press the left Alt button (do not hold it down), then press the down arrow key. It will bring up the menu for the "File" command in the upper left corner. You can click on menu items with your mouse or use the arrow keys. To navigate between menus, press the left/right arrow key.

What was not tested

The WineASIO driver.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

During the installation process, you could have a problem with Reason's splash screen covering up windows asking to insert an installation disc or enter details such as the serial number. You'd have to drag those windows somewhere else using a different way, most window managers should offer an option to drag them with a key combination. GNOME Shell for example lets you do this by pressing Alt+F7.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 21.04 "Hirsute" (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 22 20216.9Yes Yes YesSilverAleph Diallo 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 12 20205.0.3Yes Yes YesGoldMarcel Bonnet 
CurrentFedora 33 x86_64Nov 25 20205.21-stagingYes Yes YesGoldenagok225 
ShowLinux Mint Debian x86_64Jun 02 20205.9Yes Yes NoSilverJohn 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 14 20161.9.14Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
10845 Application Menu doesn't work in Propellerhead Reason NEW View
29807 Registration code not accepted in Reason 5 UNCONFIRMED View

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by Javier Márquez on Wednesday May 2nd 2018, 14:16
I found that installing in a 64 bits prefix, the copy paste works.
Besides the menu being not clickable, the other thing that fails are the vertical texts on the rack.