Reason Studios has announced an update to its music product software. Version 12.6 of Reason includes native support for Apple Silicon and a new offline mode, both of which are designed to improve performance and workflow.

Reason now runs with up to 50% better performance on Apple Silicon computers (M1/M2), and a new offline mode is now available for both license owners and Reason+ subscribers.

Have you ever experienced an internet outage, just as you were about to make some beats? Felt insecure if Reason would work at a venue or in your studio due to poor/missing WiFi? Perhaps you felt inspiration while on a plane or on a train, just to realise there is no internet connection?

When it comes to authenticating your computer for using Reason without internet, Reason has been relying on the same technology since Reason 4 and we’re painfully aware that many of you have experienced problems using it. Besides being aged and sometimes clunky to use, the solution could not support our Reason+ users.

We set out on a journey almost a year ago to completely rethink what you require of Reason in terms of availability and this has resulted in an update that makes sure you are able to run Reason, wherever you are. All you need to do is log in to Reason once and you are covered if you lose internet access or if you are located off grid. We really like this feature and we think you will too.

The update is free to Reason 12 owners. At the time of release of the 12.6 update, every single Rack Extension runs natively on Apple Silicon, even if the Rack Extension is no longer maintained by its original developer.

More information: Reason Studios