lotus2035 wrote:So the props get to have their cake and eat it too. They said they would never have VST support in Reason but this is next to being the same thing.
Will be real interesting to see this develop over time and to see which devs respond. Some IK Multimedia plugs in Reason would be nice.
This is the key thing. They have their own Eco system now.
1. Audio + MIDI host
3. FX and Instruments developed in house.
4. 3rd party plugin support / hosting.
The big if though is how many devs will get on the Propellerhead Rack? Not sure how big the Props user base is. If this had happened 3 - 5 years ago one can only imagine how vast 3rd party support for Reasons Rack / plugin format would be. Still though it is a very big deal and yes the Props appear to be making their own way into 3rd party plugins support as a direct rival to VST.
Cakewalk appear to be doing well with thier ProChannel stuff. Props and perhaps others might push thier own formats. Could be more work though for devs with more formats to support but the plugin format landscape appears to be fragmenting further.