Propellerhead Releases Reason 6, Reason Essentials And Balance

Upgrades to its flagship Reason product line plus a brand new audio interface with software      30/09/11
Propellerhead Software today released for sale Reason 6, a major update to the music software, Reason Essentials, the successor to Record, and Balance with Reason Essentials, an audio interface for Mac and Windows integrated with Reason Essentials software.
Here's the lowdown from the Propellerhead people:
Reason 6
Combining all the features from Record, Reason version 6 adds audio recording and editing, along with Propellerhead's acclaimed mixing console with masterfully modeled EQ and dynamics on every channel, multiple parallel racks, Line 6 amp models, new effect devices, seamless and pristine time/tempo stretch plus additional features. New creative effects designed for inserting directly into instruments and tracks include: Pulveriser, sound crushing effect with crunchy compression, dirty distortion and flexible modulation; The Echo, advanced stereo echo with modern delay and analog tape echo emulation: and Alligator, a three band pattern gate for complex rhythmic texturing. Interface enhancements, high definition audio transpose and true 64-bit compatibility highlight other new feature improvements.
Reason Essentials
Built for independent minded musicians, Reason Essentials has the feel of a million dollar recording studio with the streamlined simplicity of a tape deck. Distilled from the core of Reason, Reason Essentials contains a great selection of instruments and effects in a virtual rack that builds itself, or can be infinitely customized--drum machine, loop player, sampler, synths, reverb, delay, distortion, mastering effects and more. For guitar players, the built-in virtual guitar and bass POD from Line 6 bring a wide range of top quality guitar amps, cabinets and effects. The intuitive audio and MIDI sequencer makes recording and arranging music a breeze. Users never have to worry about track counts, latency issues or adding that extra reverb or effect. With an easy to grasp interface, it won't get in the way of ideas and will inspire users to make more music.
Balance with Reason Essentials
Balance, a two-in by two-out audio interface for Mac and Windows, is designed for the single person operated home/project studio. Fully USB 2 powered with separate volume controls for monitors and headphones, it contains 8 input connections to keep all instruments, mics and devices connected and ready to record with the press of a button--without software pop-ups or control panels. The included Reason Essentials packs in all the recording editing, effects, instruments and mixing tools needed to create great sounding tracks. Owners of Reason or Record who purchase Balance will automatically receive the Reason 6 upgrade as a download for free.
Pricing and Availability:
Reason 6, Reason Essentials and Balance are available now for purchase worldwide at the following suggested retail pricing: Reason 6 EUR €405 / USD $449 / £349
Reason Essentials EUR €279 / USD $299 / £229
Balance with Reason Essentials EUR €499 / USD $499 / £379
(Includes a free upgrade to Reason 6 for any registered Record or Reason owner)
Reason 6 Upgrade EUR €149 / USD $169 / £139 (from any Reason version, Reason Essentials and Balance)
Reason 6 Upgrade from Record-Reason Duo:
  • Before October 31, 2011 Pay What You Want (Download from Propellerhead website) starting at €1.00 / $1.00 / £1.oo
  • After October 31, 2011 (worldwide) EUR €149 / USD $169 / £139
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