Designed for the artist, the Propellerhead Balance USB Audio Interface
is optimized for easily capturing and completing your creative ideas. Propellerhead has taken care of all the tedious stuff - calibration, setup, the works. You can concentrate on having fun and making music instead. With two channels of pristine audio recording and inputs for all your gear, your instruments are always connected and you are always ready to record with Propellerhead Balance.
Integrated music recording environment
Balance is perfectly integrated with Reason and Reason Essentials. With Clip Safe you'll never lose a good take to distortion again. Big Meter lets you tune your guitar and set the levels from across the room. Use it with our software, other pro audio apps, or even iTunes – the Propellerhead Balance interface works with everything.
Propellerhead Balance USB Audio Interface Features
- USB 2.0 – bus powered
- Hi-end pre-amplifiers
- Hi-end 24-bit ADC/DACs, 44.1 to 96kHz
- Low latency design
- Clip Safe - Never again a lost take because of inadequate level settings. The built-in recording engineer watches over your session and automatically heals any clipped recordings.
- Mac OS class compliant (no driver on Mac OS). ASIO drivers for Windows installed with the software
- Built-in Propellerhead Ignition Key
- Direct monitoring (for stand-alone or DAW use)
- Two XLR microphone inputs w. 48V phantom power
- Two 1/4 inch guitar inputs with padding
- Four 1/4 inch balanced line inputs (two stereo pairs)
- One 1/4 inch headphone output
- Two 1/4 inch TRS balanced main outputs
- Hardware input source selection
- Input level control
- Separate output and headphone level control
- Output muting
- Includes Reason Essentials software for all your recording and editing needs
Reason Essentials included with Balance packs all the recording, editing, effects, instruments, and mixing tools you need to sound great. With its generous sound bank and familiar creative flow, it's the software that lets you focus on the music and finish that song. Need more? Upgrade to Reason for even more instruments, sounds, and effects.
Reason Essentials comes with a great selection of instruments and effects in a virtual rack that builds itself, or can be tweaked to your heart’s content - drum machine, loop player, sampler, synths, reverb, delay, distortion and more. For guitar players, the built-in virtual guitar and bass PODs from Line 6 brings a wide range of top quality guitar amps, cabinets and effects.
Clip Safe is a magical lifeline for distorted takes – a red-eye tool for recorded audio. Clip Safe records your take on two channels, one at a lower volume. If your recording clips, it lets you substitute it for the other one. Don't ask us how it works, it just does.
Just a button-tap away, Reason Essentials' Recording Meter lets you tune your guitar and set the levels from across the room.
All the inputs you'll ever need. And then some.
On the back of Balance USB audio interface you'll find inputs for all your gear: two microphone preamps with phantom power, high impedance guitar and bass inputs with pads, and four line inputs.
Hardware input source selection
With Propellerhead Balance your instruments are always connected and you are always ready to record. Use the buttons on the front panel to select the active inputs. We've put all the controls at your fingertips.
Record Ready LEDs
When a Reason Essentials audio channel is active and armed for recording, the Ready LEDs light up. Just hit record and play. The software will take care of the rest.
Output muting and Direct Monitoring
Hit the Mute button once to mute the main outs. Press and hold the button to activate direct monitoring of the input channels, for latency free recording or standalone use.
Powerful headphone amplifier
No headphones are too tough for Balance's powerful headphone amp, ensuring earshattering volumes with even the quietest of headphones.
USB 2.0 powered
Plug and play – Propellerhead Balance is powered through the USB port. On the Mac, no drivers are required. On Windows, the drivers come pre-installed with Reason Essentials.
Built-in Ignition Key
Your license is stored on your interface. When you're at your friend's house, authorize the software through Internet Verification. Or bring Balance – it fits in your laptop bag.