Propeller Software today released Reason 9.2, a free update for Reason 9 owners that supports further development for the Rack Extension plug-in platform and introduces Software Development Kit (SDK) 2.5 to developers…
“The Rack Extension SDK allows us to focus on the DSP and user interface design while taking care of all of the other details,” said Andrew Best, CEO of Blamsoft. “The new sample loading feature in SDK 2.5 allows for an entirely new breed of instruments and effects not yet seen in the platform. You can expect Blamsoft to utilize the exciting new SDK 2.5 features in both new and existing Rack Extensions.”
The Rack Extension SDK has come a long way since its first inception and now comes loaded with a host of new features, which include:
- User sample loading and sampling in Rack Extensions
- Customisable and switchable panels, widgets and tabs
- Numerous other improvements including display pop-up menus, modifier keys in displays and new ways to visualise audio and data
- Improved development, testing and debugging tools
Reason 9.2 is good news for third-party developers too. SDK 2.5 has been designed for both C++ engineers and sample-based instrument designers and provides both parties with all the tools necessary to develop an ambitious array of instruments and effects that can be sold in the marketplace with minimal effort.
With more than 80 companies developing, over 350 instruments and effects via the Propellerhead online store, the Rack Extension platform has already become a much-loved feature. With 9.2 it now boasts CV and audio patching, “effortless” installation and authorisation, crash protection, undo, patch browsing, drag and drop and more.
Owners of Reason 9 can upgrade to 9.2 for free right now. For those wishing to purchase Reason outright or upgrade from an older version of the software head to Propellerhead’s site here. Prices are as follows:
Reason —USD $449 / EUR €405
Reason Essentials —USD $129 / EUR €120
Reason Upgrade (from any previous Reason version) — USD $129 / EUR €129