TheoM wrote:It's no different to having to upgrade to a version of a host that uses VST3 to use VST3 versions of a plugin. For example on mac you have to have an AU or VST3 host to use halion sonic. It's just the way of progress. I am sure as new RE sdk are released, they will only be included with latest versions of reason at the time, so yes, i would say this trend is here to stay. Reason 6.5 is finished in that there won't be any more updates, it's an "as is", much like any previous version of any host.
never encountered this... never owned a MAC... or AU plugin... i never had to purchase/upgrade a DAW for a plug-in... my DAW of choice ableton live even came out with a "free" 64-bit update/upgrade for live 8... i guess mileage will vary... but when Rack Extension first came out... i never thought in order to use the "latest" SDK i would have to be current with the "latest" Reason release...
more and more... i personally think... Props should have went with vst/i instead of Rack Extensions... it appears to run Reason and Rack Extensions it's expensive compared to the alternatives...
I couldn't think of anything worse for Reason than it using VST. Besides, i know it is discussed here alot, but HONESTLY, for REAL, there is no chance it will EVER happen, so it's a pointless discussion. It really is one of those simple choices of "accept it or don't cause it ain't gonna change".
It is the most stable host in the world by a HUGE margin. Guess what, the only crashes i have EVER had "with reason" are using a vst in a standalone host via the reason EXT midi. LOL. Otherwise I have found one bug in reason 7.1, that is it. Amazing.
As far as "never encountered this", you can't use VST3 plugins in many hosts, and although few, there are some plugs that are vst3 only.
Actually, why not look at the bright side of RE for a change? I can name MANY vst and Au that i can no longer use because of OS and HOST changes. I will be able to use any Re i purchase today in any mac or windows OS 20 years from now.
Who can offer that?
I can guarantee (for you it seems this is a negative, unfortunately) that the updated RE sdks will not make it into older Reason versions, and IMO that is entirely normal and fair. It is up to a dev whether to choose to make a plugin of the newer SDK only or not. Right now you can't use synchronus or the guitar. That's it. You can use everything else. The amount of RE that use SDk2 are about the same amount of VST3 only plugins that need a vst3 host. What's the difference? Do you expect steinberg to add vst3 functionality to cubase sx3? same diff.
I have no comprehension as to why you expect propellerheads to update a finished product. I don't get it. reason 6.5 is as is and that's it.