Hal Leonard Inks Deal with Line 6
Leading Print Publisher/Distributor Expands Software Reach with Popular Propellerhead Products Reason, ReCycle and Record
MILWAUKEE - A new agreement gives Hal Leonard Corporation rights to distribute Propellerhead Software products to the MI trade in the US. Effective November 1st, the deal was reached by Hal Leonard Senior Sales & Marketing Manager Brad Smith and Greg Batusic, VP of Sales - Americas for Line 6, Inc.
Incorporated in 1996, Line 6 is a music gear manufacturer dedicated to creating music products to inspire creativity both on the stage and in the studio. Since 2005, Line 6 has also served as the exclusive US wholesale distributor for Propellerhead Software, a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Propellerhead Software has created some of the world's most innovative music software products, including Reason, ReCycle and Record. Musicians, producers and the media have praised their products for being inspiring, great sounding, and easy to use.
Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments musicians need to turn their ideas into music. With its generous sound bank and intuitive flow, Reason assists even beginners in the creative process.
ReCycle helps musicians make the most of their grooves. The software lets you do with sampled loops what you can do with beats programmed from individual drum sounds: alter the tempo or pitch, or replace sounds and process them individually. This handy tool lets users quickly edit sampled parts, chop up riffs, remix and do mash ups.
Record provides unlimited audio tracks, world-class effects and mixing gear, and a whole new take on music recording. With a straightforward interface and a hands-on approach to capturing performances, the latest version simplifies sequencing: blocks let you build your song parts like patterns and string them together for super-fast arranging.
Smith comments, "Propellerhead Software products are an antithesis to their name. They put powerful recording capabilities into the hands of even casual music makers, enabling them to create very cool and sophisticated recordings. You don't have to be a tech head to get the most out of these products."
He continues, "Reason, ReCycle and Record are the top choice of educators for their simplicity, and beloved by pros for all of their cutting-edge features and robust functionality. We are excited to offer music retailers these amazing, all-purpose recording tools. They are a great addition to our software catalog."
Batusic says, "Teaming with Hal Leonard is a natural fit for us, since they will help us tap new markets to better reach street-level musicians. Players stopping by their local music store for sticks or strings may be apt to dabble in recording if our products are available where they shop."