How does this affect me?
Reason 11 (or earlier) users
After September 25, 2023, you will no longer be able to authorize your computer for using Reason 11 or earlier offline (without an internet connection).
Your current computer authorization state will continue to work (without any guarantees or support) for as long as your system remains stable. If you buy a new computer, reinstall the OS, or make any other severe changes to your computer hardware, your offline authorization may become unusable.
If you buy any Rack Extensions for use with Reason 11 or earlier - or register any Reason 11 (or earlier) version - after September 25, 2023, these will not be enabled for offline use, since you will be unable to write a license to your Ignition Key/computer.
Due to this change, we will not be able to provide support for offline authorization-related problems for Reason 11 or earlier after September 25, 2023. You will still be able to use Reason 11 (or earlier) and your Rack Extensions online with internet verification, though.
Multi-user licenses authorized on USB Ignition Keys will continue to function as normal, although the same stipulations as for single user Reason 11 and previous licenses apply. After September 25th, 2023, it will not be possible to create new authorizations on a USB Ignition Key or to update existing authorizations, so do make sure that all of your registered licenses are written to a USB Ignition Key before this date.
Reason 12 users
A completely new offline authorization system is included in Reason 12. Update to Reason 12.6 or later to use Reason 12 without internet connection. Please, read this article for more information about the new offline authorization system in Reason 12.6.
Why are we doing this?
The technology has simply passed its due date. In order for us to make better products, we need to remove any reliance on legacy components that might otherwise hold us back.
What are my options for running offline as a Reason 11 (or earlier) user?
- Purchase the perpetual Reason 12 Upgrade
- Or sign up for an Annual Reason+ subscription (which includes access to the latest Reason version - plus all Rack Extensions made by Reason Studios)
- Or authorize your computer now and don't change anything in your system/setup from now on (neither recommended nor supported)