decalogue wrote:I think PH will be gone in 2-3 years from now unless they come up with something really original that define new trends like ReBirth and Reason once did. I guess what has happened to Props is that they have become so used to success and publicity that they started to lean back a few years ago thinking "let's just copy Apple's closed system concepts, including the AppStore, throw in some other successful company concepts like catchy one-liners and then attract the spoiled hipsters with cool hipster marketing" - and today they just enjoy the ride, trying to secure an income from the existing customers who see Reason more as a lifestyle than as a tool for music production. Their product line seems more of a safe and steady milkcow rather than something that gets updated into the unsafe and unknown but original and pathbreaking. That's the feeling I get today when I look at PH: a rather tired company without the energy to create new trends, but only the energy to focus on existing trends and creating flashy marketing that stimulate the n00bs and lazy hipsters to reach for their wallets.
hmm ... i agree, though i'm not sure, they'll be gone that fast. ... and it makes me sad. i did a lot in Reason and i loved it. the decline began with Reason 4. instead of doing more modular stuff (synths, midi, cv), better and enhanced effects and important NNXT enhancements, they issued one 'big' synth and a not so big arpeggiator. ... and then came Record and the GUI disaster.