Stockholm, Sweden (April 11, 2012)—Propellerhead has unveiled Rack Extension, a new technology that reportedly opens up the Reason rack, enabling third-party developers to create instruments and effects for music-making software.
Through this technology—built into the next version of Reason and Reason Essentials—users will be able to expand their collection of instruments and effects with the Reason devices they want.
Ernst Nathorst-Böös, Propellerhead CEO, remarked, "With Rack Extension, we rocket it into another dimension, by inviting a world of creative and talented developers to bring their designs to the Reason rack."
Propellerhead has also opened the Rack Extension Store, an online store where Rack Extensions from all Rack Extension developers can be purchased and downloaded directly into the Reason rack, as many times as needed. All Rack Extensions are Mac- and Windows-compatible, and can be tried with users' own song files in Reason before purchase.
The Rack Extension technology will be introduced in version 6.5 of Reason and version 1.5 of Reason Essentials to be released in Q2, 2012. The upgrades will be available for free download for all owners of Reason 6 and Reason Essentials. Users of previous versions of Reason can upgrade to Reason 6 and download the upgrade for free once it becomes available.