Reason Rack VST

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KVRAF
2420 posts since 22 Aug, 2012

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:44 am

If you haven't seen the thread in hosts, Reason 11 is out. This means you can now bring Reason instruments into a DAW with the Reason Rack plugin.

The inexpensive intro version (€79) gives you Europa, Thor, Monotone, Subtractor, Kong, Rytmik, NN-XT, Redrum and more. That seems like great value to me. A stack of 2x Monotones & Europa was enough to return me to the fold.
https://www.reasonstudios.com/en/reason/rack-plugin

NB) Supported plugin format is VST3. AU version will ship before EOY.

https://youtu.be/UPYbkUc205k

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sureno
KVRian
1133 posts since 4 May, 2008 from West London Depot

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:21 am

yup its awesome, I upgraded to suite. ONLY gripe I have is the players don't send out midi :-(

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KVRian
694 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:23 am

I'm waiting for some user reports regarding stability and performance, but it's a very interesting development. Always found ReWire clunky and not worth the hassle, but since I have an old version of Reason, I'm eligible for the upgrade.

acid alex
KVRist
287 posts since 23 Feb, 2017

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:46 pm

GUI seems ridiculously small to me on my Retina display
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Jace-BeOS
KVRAF
6148 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:00 pm

acid alex wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:46 pm
GUI seems ridiculously small to me on my Retina display
As I’ve said elsewhere, I will not give Propellerhead (not calling them “Reason Studios”, sigh) more money until they update their bitmaps for high-PPI displays. Hell, my 27” 12,2 iMac isn’t retina, and I still think Reason is too hard to look at.
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DrEntropy
KVRist
86 posts since 27 Nov, 2018

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:04 pm

This new Reason Rack is fantastic (at least in concept). So far I have not had any stability problems, but I have not used it in anger yet. But Reason was the DAW I started with, and the instruments in Reason are the ones I also learned a lot with. So it is delightful to have them available again in my current DAW, with all the CV and Audio patching fun :)

DrEntropy
KVRist
86 posts since 27 Nov, 2018

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:14 pm

acid alex wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:46 pm
GUI seems ridiculously small to me on my Retina display
Oh yeah this is a problem... I agree.

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lessera
KVRist
173 posts since 16 Oct, 2016

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:38 pm

AdvancedFollower wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:23 am
I'm waiting for some user reports regarding stability and performance
So far, it has been quite solid in regards to stability. One thing that I have noticed though, is that opening the browser panel will sometimes cause the mouse scroll wheel to stop working within Cubase 10... all scroll wheel functionality within the DAW no longer works, until I quit-and-reload the project.

I am trying to narrow down what, when and where the issue pops up, but it does seem to have something to do with opening and/or closing the browser panel.

Can anyone else confirm?

mrsugmad
KVRist
228 posts since 30 Nov, 2007

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:41 pm

So I don't have to use rewire in Studio one anymore? You just run "reason rack' as kind of a VST within your DAW?
Sounds promising. :hyper:

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Local Man
KVRian
807 posts since 31 May, 2017

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:54 pm

Yeah Reason intro is an incredible value now. That's a lot of classic instruments for under a hundred dollars.

mrsugmad
KVRist
228 posts since 30 Nov, 2007

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:07 pm

mrsugmad wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:41 pm
So I don't have to use rewire in Studio one anymore? You just run "reason rack' as kind of a VST within your DAW?
Sounds promising. :hyper:
Found an answer to my own question on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRCwqdkorSA

keyxmusic
KVRist
70 posts since 25 Jul, 2017

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:11 pm

Can anyone confirm if the official release has correct delay compensation? Just load up an empty Rack FX, bounce it and see if there's any delay in the waveform compared to the original. During the beta, at least that's a problem in Cubase where there's always a 64-sample delay

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reusenoise
KVRian
927 posts since 23 Oct, 2009 from Italy

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:08 pm

Kong alone worth the 79 euro for the intro edition
12 years old PC running :Reaper;Reason;Dune;Zampler;Kontakr;Reaktor;and many others countless vst :D

mrsugmad
KVRist
228 posts since 30 Nov, 2007

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:49 pm

I upgraded the standard edition for $129.
Interesting Propellerhead only has a download.
Musicians friend and Sweetwater have the boxed version for the same price. (Free shipping)
I always get the boxed version, so if you have to reload it's much faster.

machinesworking
KVRAF
2609 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

Post Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:33 pm

It should be noted that it's not running correctly in every DAW. On OS X I own:

Ableton Live 10 Suite- works fine so far.

Bitwig 8 Track - works fine

Reaper - crashes Reaper every time I try to instantiate an instrument.

DP10 - Shows up in DP's plug in manager as passed, does not show up as a plug in in DP tracks, just gone....

Logic- The AU version is not ready yet so it doesn't run in Logic.

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