Propellerhead Newsletter
Propellerhead Balance
with Reason Essentials

The music production package that has everything you need to create anything you want.

Today we are thrilled to announce Balance, our new 2 in X 2 out audio interface, along with Reason Essentials music production software.

Balance has been designed from the ground up to help you concentrate on the task that is most important for you - making music.

With connections on the back for all your gear (2 Guitar Inputs, two stereo line inputs, and 2 mic inputs), you can plug in all your stuff and leave it connected. Use the input selectors on the front of Balance to choose your input source.

Of course, you can expect Balance to have high quality converters, preamps, a headphone amp for your "in the cans" work, and compatibility across all your audio applications, but when paired with Reason 6 or Reason Essentials, Balance gains extra features. To see Balance up close and to learn more about new features like Clip Safe, visit our website to read more.

The Rack is United
Inside Reason 6

Reason version 6 is coming this Fall. We're uniting the rack in Reason 6, bringing over all the features from Record - audio recording, the Neptune pitch corrector/voice synth, the large format mixer with our classic modeled EQ and dynamics on every channel, and the oh so lovely Master Bus Compressor. In addition, however, we're adding three new rack devices which share a common goal: creative use of effects.


The Echo is an advanced stereo echo bringing together the brilliance of modern delays with the organic sounds of analog circuitry and old-school tape machines. The Echo is equal parts pristine stereo delay, sound sculpturing toolbox, and playable performance effect.



Pulveriser puts crunchy compression, dirty distortion, a multimode filter and flexible modulation in a single, sound-crunching effect.



Alligator is a three band pattern-based gate effect that turns bland pads into rhythmic textures, radically twists your loops, and tweak boring beats into blockrocking breaks.


You can head over to our website to read more about Reason 6 and see the new features in action. If you aren't currently a Record Reason Duo user, you can get up to speed on Reason 6's audio recording, Neptune, ID-8, and big mixer by upgrading to the Duo today. With the Reason 6 grace period upgrade, you'll be able to download Reason 6 for free when it's released! To read more, visit our grace period page.

Introducing Reason Essentials
Everything you need to create anything you want

Reason Essentials is our new software designed for the highly creative musician and songwriter. With unlimited audio and instrument tracks, Reason Essentials will handle any idea you can throw at it. Just like its bigger brother Reason 6, Essentials gives you that legendary Propellerhead sequencer workflow, rock solid stability, flexible rack and cable routing.

Including synths, samplers, the Dr. Octorex loop player, effects, and that beautiful Master Bus Compressor, Reason Essentials is the perfect way to get your ideas out and finish those songs!

And of course, when you're ready to take the next step you can easily upgrade to Reason 6 for more advanced mixer features, more effects devices, advanced synths, and more.

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