Akai Professional has announced the official release of Reason Lite for select Akai Pro controllers, in partnership with Propellerhead Software.

Reason Lite offers eight instrument and/or audio tracks and maintains much of the same intuitive workflow, studio-grade instruments and powerful recording tools as the full version of Reason 10.

“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.”

Reason Lite is available for free with the purchase of the following Akai hardware products:

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

Current owners of these products can simply log in to their user account at akaipro.com to get their free Reason Lite license. Upon getting the license number, the Reason Lite download can be accessed from Propellerhead’s website.

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.

More information: Akai Professional