Propellerhead has announced a major price drop on Reason Essentials, the streamlined version of its award-winning music making software.
The firm has also lowered the price on the Balance with Reason Essentials package (pictured), an integrated system featuring both Reason Essentials software and the company's Balance audio interface.
Reason Essentials offers a broad selection of instruments and effects in a virtual rack that can be infinitely customised using a drum machine, loop player, sampler, synths, reverb, delay, distortion, mastering effects and more. For guitar players, the built-in virtual guitar and bass Line 6 PODs provide a wide range of top quality guitar amps, cabinets and effects.
The built-in audio and MIDI sequencer simplifies recording and arranging song ideas, loops and full tracks and users don't have to worry about track counts, latency issues or adding that extra reverb or effect.
"We want Reason Essentials to be within reach for everyone," said Leo Nathorst-Böös, Reason Essentials product marketing manager. "With this new price point for Reason Essentials we're opening up the Reason platform to all musicians who want to record, mix and produce their own tracks in a straight-forward way."
Skills learned and song files created in Reason Essentials are directly transferable to Reason, providing users with a smooth transition to the full version of the music making platform, should they need more instruments, effects and advanced mixing tools.
The suggested retail price for Reason Essentials is now £99 and Balance with Reason Essentials now retails at £299.
Sound Technology is the UK distributor for Propellerhead.