Propellerhead Software has announced Reason 6 and Balance for next September. Balance is a new audio interface designed for Reason users.
Record becomes obsolete with Reason 6 because all features of Record will be present in Reason 6, including the SSL console inspired mixer, the Neptune effect and ID8 instruments. Reason 6 also supports 64-bit and has three new effects: the Alligator gate effect, the advanced delay unit Echo and the extreme scrambler effect Pulveriser. See in the video below, which is very slick as always:
The next video shows the new Balance audio interface in action. This package comes with the stripped down Reason Essentials software and costs € 500. Balance offers integration with Reason, like interfaces of competitors such as Steinberg Cubase and Cakewalk Sonar. Balance functions as a dongle too, which immediately saves a USB port.