What are the differences between Reason 10 and Reason Essentials 10?

Product Comparison Chart

Reason 10 Reason Essentials 10
INSTRUMENTS
Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer Yes No
Grain Sample Manipulator Yes No
Radical Piano Yes No
Klang Tuned Percussion Yes No
Pangea World Instruments Yes No
Humana Vocal Ensemble Yes No
Subtractor Synthesizer Yes Yes
ID-8 Songwriter’s Toolbox Yes Yes
Malström Graintable Synthesizer Yes No
Thor Polysonic Synthesizer Yes No
External MIDI Instrument Yes No
SAMPLERS
NN-XT Advanced Sampler Yes Yes
Live Sampling Editor Yes Yes
NN19 Sampler Yes No
DRUMS & LOOPS
Redrum Drum Computer Yes Yes
Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player Yes Yes
Kong Drum Designer Yes No
DEVICE CONTROL
Spider Mergers/Splitters Yes Yes
Matrix Pattern Sequencer Yes Yes
Mixer 14:2 Yes Yes
Mixer 6:2 Yes Yes
Combinator Yes Yes
RPG-8 Arpeggiator Yes No
Pulsar Dual LFO Yes No
DYNAMICS/EQ
MClass Mastering Suite Yes Yes
Master Bus Compressor Yes Yes
Modeled Channel EQ/Dynamics Yes No
EFFECTS
RV7000 MkII Advanced Reverb Yes Yes
Scream 4 Distortion Yes Yes
BV512 Vocoder Yes No
Softube Guitar/Bass Amps Yes Yes
CF-101 Chorus/Flanger Yes Yes
DDL-1 Digital Delay Yes Yes
Audiomatic Retro Transformer Yes No
Pulveriser Demolition Unit Yes No
Alligator Triple Filtered Gate Yes No
The Echo Yes No
Synchronous Effect Modulator Yes No
Neptune Pitch/Voice Synth Yes No
RV-7 Digital Reverb Yes No
D-11 Foldback Distortion Yes No
ECF-42 Envelope Controlled Filter Yes No
PH-90 Phaser Yes No
UN-16 Unison Yes No
COMP-01 Compressor/Limiter Yes No
PEQ-2 Two Band Parametric EQ Yes No
MIXER
Gain Yes Yes
Equalizer 4-band 2-band
Send Effects 8 4
Insert Effects Yes Yes
Master Compressor Yes Yes
Master Compressor w/ Sidechain Input Yes No
Compressor Yes No
Gate Yes No
Lo-pass/Hi-pass filter Yes No
Spectrum analyzer Yes No
Group and parallel channels Yes No
PRODUCTION
ReGroove Mixer Yes Yes
Audio Tracks Unlimited Unlimited
Instrument Tracks Unlimited Unlimited
Time stretch Yes Yes
Creates REX files Yes Yes
Bounce In Place Yes Yes
Audio Clip Transpose Yes No
Audio Pitch Edit Mode Yes No
Bounce Audio Clips To MIDI Yes No
Blocks Song Arrangement Yes No
Factory Sound Bank 2.7 GB 1.9 GB
Orkester Sound Bank Yes No
Reason 10 Sounds Patch Collection Yes No
Drum Supply Yes No
Loop Supply Yes No
EXPANDABILITY
Rack Extensions Yes Yes
ReFills Full support Limited support
VST (2.4, 64-bit) Yes Yes
ReWire Yes Yes
MIDI out/MIDI clock out Yes No
FILE COMPATIBILITY
Reason Yes No
Reason Essentials Yes Yes
Reason Adapted Yes No
Reason Limited Yes No
Record Yes No