You cannot open Reason or Record files in Reason Essentials
I bought Reason Essentials for the hardware interface, thinking I would be able to open all my existing Reason files in Reason Essentials. I was wrong.
Now I am trying to get Balance to work with Reason 6.5.
It seems pretty silly to have 3 products, Reason. Record and Reason Essentials with Balance, and have Reason Essentials with Balance incompatible with Reason files.
Let the buyer beware.