Stockholm, Sweden (October 1, 2019)—Reason 11 has been released, bringing with it six new devices, various workflow improvements, a new Reason Suite offering and most radically, the option to use Reason Rack’s synths, instruments and effects with any DAW via the Reason Rack plugin.
Letting users load Reason devices into any DAW, the Reason Rack Plugin is debuting in VST 3 form with the AU version shipping in Q4, 2019.
Reason 11 comes in three versions—Reason Intro, Reason and Reason Suite. Reason Suite offers a collection of instruments, effects and other music making tools, for more than 70 devices in total, including the newly released Scenic Hybrid Instrument and various Reason Studios devices including Complex-1 Modular Synth, Umpf Club Drums, Umpf Retro Beats, Reason Electric Bass, Reason Drum Kits, Processed Pianos, Layers Wave Edition, Layers, Parsec Spectral Synthesizer, Radical Keys, Polar Dual Pitch Shifter, Rotor Rotary Speaker, PolyStep Sequencer, Quad Note Generator and Drum Sequencer.
The six new devices offered with Reason 11 include Quartet Chorus Ensemble, Sweeper Modulation Effect, Master Bus Compressor, Channel Dynamics, Channel EQ and Scenic Hybrid Instrument—the last of which can also be purchased separately for US $99.
Pricing for the various editions of Reason are Reason Intro (US $99), Reason 11 (US $399) and Reason Suite (US $599). Upgrade pricing is also available.
In other Reason news, the company has partnered with M-Audio to offer another version of Reason—Reason Lite—with certain M-Audio controllers. Reason Lite offers eight instrument and/or audio tracks with the same workflow, instruments and effects, and recording and mixing tools as Reason Intro, but does not include Reason Rack plugin support. Reason Lite is available for free with the purchase of select hardware products including M-Audio’s Oxygen MKIV, Code and Keystation MK3 series products.
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