Propellerhead Drops Pricing On Reason Essentials

Propellerhead has dropped the price on Reason Essentials, the company’s entry level version of Reason.

Distilled from the core of Reason, Reason Essentials contains a selection of instruments and effects in a virtual rack that can be customized—drum machine, loop player, sampler, synths, reverb, delay, distortion, mastering effects and more.

For guitar players, the built-in virtual guitar and bass PODs from Line 6 bring a wide range of guitar amps, cabinets and effects.

“We want Reason Essentials to be within reach for everyone,” says Leo Nathorst-Böös, Reason Essentials Product Marketing Manager. “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.”

Propellerhead is also lowering the price on the Balance with Reason Essentials package, an integrated system featuring the Balance audio interface and Reason Essentials music making software.


  • The suggested retail price for Reason Essentials is $129.00 USD / €120 EUR / £99 GBP. Street price is expected to be around $99/€99/£85.
  • The suggested retail price for Balance with Reason Essentials is $449/€429

See the Propellerhead site for details.

3 thoughts on “Propellerhead Drops Pricing On Reason Essentials

  1. Wrong info!
    It’s 140 euro,you can’t download it from the website.
    You have to let it send to your address.
    20 euro ups costs.
    Yeah propeller it’s 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hmm, it looks like Reason Essentials is basically like old-school Reason (i.e. no Thor or Malström) updated with recording. Not bad! I think SubTractor is greatly underrated, especially in terms of bang for your CPU cycle, although I would miss the UM-1 Unison which I use all the time. NN-XT is also very useful as a synth as well as a sampler.

    Unfortunately I already have the dongle-tastic “non-essential” version of Reason. But at least it has Thor!

    1. Make that the UN-16 Unison, which I use all the time. The UM-1 is the MIDI interface that I can’t get to work with my iPad. ;-/

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