A US$1 iOS app that’s designed for music-making on a bus. Multi-touch interface, built around quick access to tonality, rhythm, and pattern – but the Reason engine under the hood. The same as Reason on desktop.
After years of resisting plug-ins, something different: Rack Extension is Reason’s own format that opens the Rack to developers, but in the Props’ view solves problems like providing undo, cross-platform compatibility, and easier collaboration than plug-ins provide.
Audition add-ons with a 30-day trial.
Rack Extensions will be available by summer (some time Q2) as a free update. Third parties already announced include Korg, Sugar Bytes, Peff, Softube, GForce, SonicCharge. And they’re inviting other developers. (No word on an SDK.)
A store to buy add-ons, runs Windows and Mac, associates your license with your account. 70/30 profit.
Well I think Pulsar comes free with Reason…
Haven’t used Reason in years but I think it’s actually quite nice what they’re doing, an own marketplace for their product… It can’t be compared with the API possibilities of Renoise, because you can actually build fx and synths with Rack Extensions…
That’s currently true, but if the Lua engine is upgraded to the JIT engine, then a lot more possibilities open up on this terrain.
And there are already some tools that do quite some synth magic, though the result is currently always an offline product.
Was speaking of LuaJit. (LuaAV is using LuaJIT, LLVM is also using third party libraries which have their own licenses, so not sure if that one is feasable)
But i guess it will not get to the level that Rack extensions will have, because they probably have more freedom in UI design.
i don’t use reason, but i think this is cool. i’ve had mostly good experiences with the super powers of ‘proprietary’ plug-ins. buzz, fruity loops, pro-tools. stuff vst cannot do well. nobody seems to care about vst3, so why the hell not? maybe renoise should do the same?