Propellerhead has updated Reason to version 6.5 and Reason Essentials to version 1.5. New in these versions is the introduction of Rack Extensions, a new technology from Propellerhead that opens up the rack to third parties, enabling developers to create their own instruments and effects for Reason and allowing users to expand their collection of instruments and effects with the Reason devices they want. (Hmmmmm…further opening up their platform. Thank you! —Ed.)
Propellerhead has also opened the doors to the Propellerhead Shop—the central location for all Rack Extensions. All Rack Extensions are full Reason rack citizens, delivering the same ease of use and total integration as all other devices in the rack, including automation, unlimited undo and cables on the back as well as integration with Reason’s patch browser. In the Propellerhead Shop users can get fully functional thirty-day trial versions of all available Rack Extensions, downloaded and installed into the rack with a single click.
Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials 1.5 are available as free upgrades for all owners of Reason 6 or Reason Essentials version 1, downloadable from the Propellerhead web site today. To get the party started, Propellerhead is offering the Pulsar Rack Extension as a free download in the Propellerhead Shop to everyone who upgrades before September 30, 2012: