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Propellerhead Releases Reason 6, Reason Essentials and Balance

Upgrades to its flagship Reason product line plus a brand new audio interface with software

Stockholm, Sweden (September 30, 2011) – Propellerhead Software today released for sale Reason 6, a major update to the award winning music software; Reason Essentials, the successor to Record, that packs all the recording, editing, effects, instruments, mixing and mastering necessary to sound great, in a streamlined package; and Balance with Reason Essentials, an audio interface for Mac and Windows integrated with Reason Essentials software.

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 using directly with instruments or inserting into 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. www.propellerheads.se/reason6

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. www.propellerheads.se/products/reason-essentials

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. www.propellerheads.se/balance

Pricing & 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
  • Reason Essentials EUR €279 / USD $299
  • Balance with Reason Essentials EUR €499 / USD $499
  • (Includes a free upgrade to Reason 6 for any registered Record or Reason owner)
  • Reason 6 Upgrade EUR €149 / USD $169
  • (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
  • After October 31, 2011 (worldwide) EUR €149 / USD $169

For pricing and availability details see: www.propellerheads.se/go/6C606182

About Propellerhead Software

Formed in 1994, Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead has created some of the world’s most innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised Figure, Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality. Technologies such as ReWire and the REX file format are de-facto industry standards, implemented in all major music software. Today, Propellerhead’s products are used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of professionals and enthusiasts for all kinds of music making. http://www.propellerheads.se

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