Originally Posted by KevWestBeats
I think its a bit unfair to count the cost of every rack extension and Balance but then say Reason costs 1000s of dollars. It would be like buying Cubase and then adding the cost of all of the Steinberg vsts and saying that oh its too much. Or her buying Maschine and then adding the cost of Komplete Ultimate and all of the new NI vsts and their audio interface and saying oh well NI is too expensive. People don't do that but they add all of the RE Balance and Recycle into the cost of Reason. Makes no sense at all imo well maybe Recycle makes sense because it doesn't make a lot of sense to buy Reason without Recycle.
Yeah it's like buying an Apple computer and then suggesting the cost of every third party app in the app store makes a mac stupidly expensive.
Reason works out of the box without any REs. REs are additional, optional, third party enhancements to an already brilliantly working system, just as third party VSTs are to Logic or 3rd party apps are to a Mac.