Propellerhead announced the new Instrument Development Toolkit (IDT) for Rack Extensions is now available for developers, making it easy for sample library producers and instrument designers to build and sell Rack Extensions for the Reason platform. The new toolkit enables developers to create instruments and bring them to market with minimum effort and maximum support.
“We created the Propellerhead Rack Extension plug-in platform to enable developers to go from initial idea to completed selling product faster and easier,” stated Mats Karlöf, Manager Third Party Developer Relations. “Now, with the Instrument Development Toolkit, it’s easy to build powerful Rack Extension instruments for Reason, even without prior coding experience.”
Since its release in 2012, Propellerhead’s Rack Extension (RE) platform has emerged as a compelling audio plug-in format, with over 800 active developers and nearly 250 instruments and effects now available via the Propellerhead online store. Rack Extensions integrate seamlessly into the Reason rack, and Propellerhead’s online store manages all trials, sales, distribution, updates and license management.
The new Instrument Development Toolkit makes it possible for developers to easily build professional sample-based instruments without writing C++ code. Current Kontakt and NN-XT instrument designers can import their libraries into IDT, greatly accelerating the process of developing instruments. IDT’s vast built-in effect library, full-featured sampler engine, flexibility and powerful scripting language facilitate the creation of one-of-a-kind instruments.
The Instrument Development Toolkit is now available for download and immediate development.