MESSE12: Reason Rack Opened Up To Third Party Developers

Propellerhead unveils Rack Extension technology for Reason   21-Mar-12

Propellerhead has introduced Rack Extensions: a new technology that opens up the Reason rack, enabling third party developers to create instruments and effects for Reason. Through this new technology--built into the next version of Reason and Reason Essentials--users can expand their collection of instruments and effects with the Reason devices they want.
Ernst Nathorst-Böös, Propellerhead CEO, told Sonic State, "Musician's from all corners of the planet keep telling us that Reason is the best thing that ever happened to their musical creativity. With Rack Extensions we rocket it into another dimension, by inviting a world of creative and talented developers to bring their designs to the Reason rack. Rack Extensions have everything you love about Reason, from the cables on the back and integrated patch browser to its world-renowned stability and ease of use".
Available to third parties as a software development toolkit, the Rack Extension technology is not just another plug-in format. Rack Extensions are full Reason rack citizens, giving users the same great experience with third party extensions as with any other Reason device--including the ability to load them in Reason's Combinator, route audio and CV cables on the back, automation of all parameters, copy/paste devices and signal chains, and experimentation with the safety of unlimited undo.
Propellerhead also announces the Rack Extension Store, an online store where Rack Extensions from all Rack Extension developers can be purchased and downloaded directly into the Reason rack, as many times as needed. All Rack Extensions are Mac and Windows compatible, and can be tried with users' own song files in Reason before purchase. The automatic installation and authentication ensures that users keep the focus on being creative and finding the right sounds for their music.
Pricing and Availability:
The Rack Extension technology will be introduced in version 6.5 of Reason and version 1.5 of Reason Essentials to be released in Q2, 2012. The upgrades will be available for free download for all owners of Reason 6 and Reason Essentials. Users of previous versions of Reason can upgrade to Reason 6 today and download the upgrade for free once it becomes available.
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xyzzy    Said...

Holy @%%@&#! Didn't see THAT one coming!

Go Propellerheads!

OTOH: I hope Reason stays as stable as ever...

21-Mar-12 08:13 AM

freepropyfanboys    Said...

This will be my last post ever as freepropyfanboys.

Propellerheads have finally bought balance back to the force.

Gongratulations to them.

21-Mar-12 08:21 AM

I Don't Like Music    Said...

Figure looks to be a fun and great sounding app that finally brings some of Reason's power to the mobile platform. Since Figure contains elements of Kong Drum Designer and Thor I hope it's possible to import presets from Reason into Figure. While not mentioned in the presentation, fingers crossed that ACP is hiding in the MIX tab.

21-Mar-12 08:36 AM

Koshdukai    Said...

Been waiting for this for a loooong time. Now, let's hope one of the existing full modular poly synth devs will apply to this an bring that into the Reason rack. I'm thinking KarmaFX, AAS or even Arturia ...

Now, can you imagine Korg's MS-20 inside Reason with all the audio and CV ins'n'outs? ;D

Besides connecting MS-20 to the rest, the simple fact that you can connect a bunch of MS-20 to each other is also mind boggling ;)

21-Mar-12 09:24 AM

xyzzy    Said...

WOW! They've paid attention to the stability issue


GForce is onboard! :D :D :D :D GO DAVE!!!

21-Mar-12 01:33 PM

Adam Bailey    Said...

Wow, it's almost like VST.... :/

23-Mar-12 12:37 AM

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