Propellerhead announces a major price drop for Reason Essentials 08/03/12
Propellerhead has announced a major price drop on Reason Essentials, the company's streamlined version of their music making software Reason. They say that, introduced in the autumn of 2011, Reason Essentials is now available at an exceptional price suited to first-time buyers of music software or those curious about Reason's instruments, creative flow and fresh take on audio recording. Propellerhead is also lowering the price on the Balance with Reason Essentials package. The integrated system featuring the Balance audio interface and Reason Essentials music making software will also be available at a new lower price.
Leo Nathorst-Böös, Reason Essentials Product Marketing Manager, told Sonic State, "We want Reason Essentials to be within reach for everyone. With this new price-point for Reason Essentials we're opening up the Reason platform to all musicians who want to record, mix and produce their own tracks in a straight-forward way."
Here's all the details from Propellerhead:
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 PODs from Line 6 bring a wide range of top quality guitar amps, cabinets and effects. The built-in audio and MIDI sequencer makes recording and arranging song ideas, loops and full-blown tracks 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 to make more music.
Skills learned and song files created in Reason Essentials are directly transferable to Reason, providing users with a smooth transition to Propellerhead's full-blown music making platform should they need more instruments, effects and advanced mixing tools. Pricing and Availability:
The suggested retail price for Reason Essentials is $129.00 USD / €120 EUR / £99 GBP. The street price is expected to be around $99/€99/£85.
The new suggested retail price for Balance with Reason Essentials is $449.00 USD / €429.00 EUR / £349 GBP. The street price is expected to be around $399/€349/£299. More information: