Given that Propellerhead announced a new SDK to make porting manufacturer’s plugins over to rack extensions more easily, a new version of Reason has been released. To encourage users to update, Propellerhead has announced a new free rack extension, Synchronous, a swiss army knife for rhythm based effects to tracks. I respect that Propellerhead has kept integrity by keeping the user experience close to the chest, I just hate having to buy the same plugins I own again. I think in the end, it doesn’t necessarily hinder the use of Reason, it just changes the industry’s application.
Propellerhead today released an update to their award-winning Reason software and Synchronous; a modulation Rack Extension plug-in for Reason.
Reason 7.1 offers an enhanced workflow, performance improvements and new SDK2 technology for Propellerhead’s Rack Extension plug-in platform.
Since its release in 2012, Propellerhead’s Rack Extension platform has emerged as a powerful audio plug-in format currently with over 600 companies developing and over 200 instrument and effects devices available via Propellerhead’s online store. Rack Extensions blend seamlessly in the Reason rack offering great sound, smooth workflow, rock-solid stability, intuitive routing, automation, deep-editing and flexibility Reason users expect.
About Synchronous—Timed Effect Modulator
Highlighting new interactive graphic capabilities of the SDK2 technology, Synchronous is a Rack Extension plug-in for Reason that offers rhythmically synced effects that bring your music to life. With a dynamic and intuitive graphic user interface and the ability to instantly recall over 100 patches, Synchronous is incredibly flexible. With the built-in waveform tools, users can easily draw and dial in Distortion, Filter, Reverb, Delay and level for anything from side-chain pumping and tremolos to beat-repeating and tweaked out wobbles.
Pricing and Availability
Reason 7.1 is a free downloadable update for all Reason 7 owners. Existing Reason upgrade pricing remain the same at $129 USD / €129 EUR.
For more information, visit www.propellerheads.se
Synchronous is available for free for all Reason 7.1 customers up until June 30, 2014.