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Propellerhead Balance with Reason Essentials

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Propellerhead Balance with Reason Essentials

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  • Propellerhead Balance hardware/Reason Essentials software combo
  • Quick and easy recording and editing
  • Clip Safe
  • Direct Monitoring
  • Plug-and-Play
  • Recording, editing, effects, instruments, and mixing tools
  • Built-in virtual Line 6 POD

The Propellerhead Balance with Reason Essentials consists of two parts: the hardware and the software. Combined these give most musicians all they’ll need to get recording and editing.


Although not having a large footprint Propellerhead Balance has everything you need. The two-in, two-out interface gives you two channels of clear recording and enough inputs to keep your gear connected, with two mic preamps with phantom power, two high impedance inputs for guitar and bass, and four line inputs. Simply use the buttons on the front of the unit to choose the inputs you wish to use.

Along with its connectivity the hardware in the Propellerhead Balance with Reason Essentials combo has some great features, check them out below.


Before you even get recording the Meter/Tuner function lets you tune up and set levels from distance with the press of button.

Ready to Record

When you’re ready to record Reason Essentials communicates with Propellerhead Balance to let it know when an audio channel is ready for recording. Balance, in turn, communicates this to you by lighting up the Ready LED. Hit record and play, its that easy!

Clip Safe

Of particular note on the Propellerhead Balance is the Clip Safe function. Reducing the risk of distortion during recording Clip Safe records on two channels, at different volumes, allowing you to switch between the two should your recording clip.

Mute/Direct Monitoring

For latency free recording you can connect your headphones straight into Propellerhead Balance and press and hold the Mute/Direct Monitoring for direct monitoring of your inputs. Tap the button to mute all main outs.

Propellerhead Balance also has a power headphone amp, so you don’t have worry about how quiet your headphones are; you’ll always get high volume with Balance.

Plug-and-Play – Even on the Move

Propellerhead Balance is powered by your computer/laptop via USB. For Windows machines the drivers come per-installed with Reason Essentials, while Mac users need no drivers at all.

As your licence is stored on your interface you can bring Propellerhead Balance anywhere with you and use it on other peoples machines, no problem. Alternatively, if you just want to use Reason Essentials elsewhere you need only use Internet Verification and you’re good to go.

Reason Essentials

Reason Essentials lives up to its name by giving you all the essentials you need to start recording. With recording, editing, effects, instruments, and mixing tools all in one place working in perfect unison with Propellerhead Balance. Reason Essentials makes music making simple and easy so you can spend more time playing and fine-tuning your tracks and less time looking through menus.

On top of the recording and editing options Reason Essentials offers up a virtual rack that can be tweaked to suit your needs. All the instruments and effects you would expect are there, such as a drum machine, loop player, sampler, synths, reverb, delay and distortion, to name but a few.

Guitarists and bassists are catered for with the inclusion of a virtual Line 6 POD giving amp, cabinet and effects options. The audio and MIDI sequencer in Reason Essentials also aids recording and arranging easy.

ModelBalance with Reason Essentials
(H x W x D)
70 x 192 x 130 mm
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
Balance and Reason Essentials
System Requirements Mac
Mac OS X 10.7 or later
Intel Mac with dual core processor

Windows 7 or later
Intel or AMD processor with dual cores

General Requirements
DVD drive
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

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