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.
Actually when she priced Reason + Recycle and the extensions she wanted (not every extension) it ran well over $1000. She wasn't too impressed with Reason's built in synths, I tried to impress her with my combinator refills
. She thought the Malstom was the most interesting out the bunch. She thought balance would be a nice addition but of course that adds to the total.
I've checked out her current setup. For what she paid she is making some great stuff. Its just the base maschine package along with Reaper, the choices she made on the free VSTs sound really good to my ears. Saved a lot of cash and if she decides to move to another platform she can take her synths and effects with her. She's curious about LIVE of course.