Technical specifications

  • 2-in by 2-out audio interface
  • USB 2.0 – bus powered
  • Hi-end pre-amplifiers
  • Hi-end 24-bit ADC/DACs, 44.1 to 96kHz
  • Low latency design
  • Clip Safe – Never again a lost take because of inadequate level settings. The “built-in recording engineer” watches over your session and automatically heals any clipped recordings.
  • Works with any audio software. Mac OS class compliant (no driver on Mac OS). ASIO drivers for Windows available from the download page..
  • Built-in Propellerhead Ignition Key
  • Direct monitoring (for stand-alone or DAW use)
  • Hardware input source selection
  • Input level control
  • Separate output and headphone level control
  • Output muting
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 192 mm
    • Width: 130 mm
    • Height: 70 mm
  • Weight: 569 grams
Balance connections
  • Two XLR microphone inputs with 48V phantom power
  • Two 1/4” guitar inputs with padding
  • Four 1/4” balanced line inputs (two stereo pairs)
  • One 1/4” headphone output
  • Two 1/4” TRS balanced main outputs

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements for Balance audio interface and Reason Essentials software.

Mac OS X

  • Intel Mac with dual core processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • DVD drive
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 3 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
  • A MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
  • Free USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection for registration

Windows

  • Intel or AMD processor with dual cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • DVD drive
  • Windows 7 or later
  • 3 GB free hard disk space (program may use up to 20 GB scratch disk space)
  • A MIDI interface and a MIDI keyboard recommended
  • Free USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection for registration

Frequently asked questions

I have Reason/Reason + Record/some other combination of Propellerhead products, do I get an upgrade if I buy Balance?

Yes. If you own Reason, Record, or Record + Reason, you get a free upgrade to the latest version of Reason when you buy Balance and register the included Reason Essentials software.

Can I use Balance with other music software than Reason or Reason Essentials?

Yes! Balance works with any music software, and is compatible with Core Audio on the Mac and comes with ASIO and WMD drivers on Windows.

Is Balance available without software?

Balance only comes in one package, with Reason Essentials included. Users of Reason, Record, or Reason + Record who purchase Balance will receive an upgrade to the latest version of Reason. If you don't need Reason Essentials, because you prefer other music software or already are using Reason, why not give it to a friend? We're not charging extra for Reason Essentials. Think of it as a free, added bonus for new users!

I'm interested in detailed measurements of the Balance audio performance

You'll find measurements of the audio performance here. Please note that this is only really useful if you understand what numbers like a THD+N of 0.005% at -4 dBFS means :-)