Thursday, June 14, 2012
Propellerheads have released the hotly-anticipated version 6.5 of their music production software Reason. Many Reason users had complained in the past about the program's lack of expandability, namely being stuck with the software's somewhat lackluster built-in effects. All that has changed with the introduction of "Rack Extensions" in version 6.5, Rack Extensions are, quite simply, a Reason-specific plug-in format that will allow both Propellerheads and third party developers to build new effects to add to your Reason rack.
Developers are hard at work at adapting existing plug-ins to Reason format and developing entirely new Extensions. Indeed, there are already quite a few available through the Propellerhead Shop:
• Propellerheads LGM-1 Pulsar Dual LFO
Free until October 1st! Two LFOs that allow you to modulate your sounds in Reason with more flexibility than before.
• Softube Saturation Knob
Free until August 14th! Simple saturation effect for fattening up drums, bass, etc.
• FXPansion Etch Red
Takes the filter technology developed for DCAM SynthSquad and brings it into the Reason environment. $49.
• iZotope Ozone Maximizer
The highly regarded maximizer section from iZotope's Ozone mastering plug-in. $79.
• Sonic Charge Bitspeek
Sonic Charge brings the sound of the infamous Speak n' Spell to Reason. $49.
• Audio Damage Rough Rider
Audio Damage's excellent extreme compression plug-in in Reason format. $29.
• Propellerheads Radical Piano
3 samples pianos with simple sound-shaping tools to tweak the sound to your taste. $99.
• PEFF Buffre Beat Repeater
Realtime audio scrubbing effect that brings Ableton-style Beat Repeat effects to Reason for all the glitchy goodness you need. $49.
• Propellerheads Polar
Old-school style harmonizer and pitch-shifter. $69.
• Synapse Audio RM-1 Ring Modulator
Virtual analog style ring modulator effect. $79.
• Sugar Bytes Slice Arranger
Slices whatever audio you feed it into slices and re-arranges them for broken beat type effects. $29.
• Studio Effects FET Compressor
Modelled solid-state type compression effects. 20% off until August. $119.
• Studio Effects TSAR-1 Reverb
Detailed, modern reverb effect. 25% off until August 14th. $149
• Studio Effects TSAR-1R Reverb
Algorithmic style reverb effect. 35% off until August. $49.
• Sugar Bytes Filter Pattern
Animated filter effect for cool, rhythmic effects. $29.
• Synapse Audio CD-2 Dual Chorus
Two-stage, stereo chorus effect. $39.
• Softube Trident A-Range
Models a channel from the extremely rare Trident A-Range consoles. 20% off until August 14th. $119.
• Sugar Bytes Pitch Delay
Combines pitch-shifting, delay, and filtering. $29.
• Synapse Audio AF-4 Analog Filter
Analog style lowpass filter. $49.
• Audio Realism ABL2 Bassline Synth
Audio Realism's fantastic model of the infamous Roland TB-303. $59.