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Groundswell of support for Propellerhead’s Rack Extension platform

Plethora of new instruments and effects available for the Reason Rack

Stockholm, Sweden, June 14, 2012 — As Propellerhead released their new Rack Extension technology with Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials 1.5, thirteen established plug-in developers have publicly committed to the platform — many releasing products today. Ranging from tweakable pianos to massively modulated filters and classic compressors, a total of twenty new instruments, effects and utilities are already available in the Propellerhead Shop with new ones being added daily. With a number of additional developers developing in secret, the future looks bright for the rack.

“The reaction from developers since we introduced Rack Extensions has been astonishing. We’re opening the Propellerhead Shop today with some amazing creations available for immediate download into the Reason rack," says Mats Karlöf, Rack Extension Product Manager. "And best of all is that users can try them all free in their music for thirty days, to discover the instruments and effects they'll love.”

Available to third parties as a software development toolkit, the Rack Extension technology is not just another plug-in format. Rack Extensions are full Reason rack citizens, giving users the same great experience with third party extensions as with any other Reason device—including the ability to load them in Reason’s Combinator, route audio and CV cables on the back, automation of all parameters, copy/paste devices and signal chains, and experimentation with the safety of unlimited undo.

The Rack Extension technology enable 3rd party developers to bring their expertise, sounds, and inspiring workflow into Reason by merging some of the best elements of typical plugin expandability with the best elements of Reason's ongoing commitment to stability, efficiency, and musicality.

"Many of us at iZotope have longed for the day that we could use more of our favorite production tools, like Ozone's Maximizer, right inside of Reason. That day has come!” says Nick Dika, Senior Product Manager, iZotope. “Rack Extensions are a great solution for opening up the Reason rack to more world-class audio effects and instruments, and we are excited to be part of the launch with one of our flagship technologies.”

Companies publicly supporting Rack Extensions
Audio Damage www.audiodamage.com
Audio Realism www.audiorealism.se
FXpansion www.fxpansion.com
GForce Software www.gforcesoftware.com
iZotope www.izotope.com
Korg www.korg.com
Peff www.peff.com
Rob Papen www.robpapen.com
Softube www.softube.com
Sonic Charge www.soniccharge.com
Sugar Bytes www.sugar-bytes.de/content/products/RE
Synapse Audio www.synapse-audio.com/rackextensions.html
u-he www.u-he.com

Watch the Rack Extension developer video featuring interviews with Korg, GForce Software, u-he, Softube, FXpansion, Rob Papen, Sugar Bytes, Peff, and Sonic Charge: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziDR9pJOl6M

For full information about all available Rack Extensions and, to try and purchase them, visit the Propellerhead Shop: shop.propellerheads.se

About Propellerhead Software

Formed in 1994, Propellerhead Software is a privately owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Renowned for its musician-centric approach, Propellerhead has created some of the world’s most innovative music software applications, interfaces and technology standards. Musicians, producers and the media have praised Figure, Reason, ReCycle and ReBirth applications for being inspiring, great sounding and of impeccable quality. Technologies such as ReWire and the REX file format are de-facto industry standards, implemented in all major music software. Today, Propellerhead’s products are used all over the world by hundreds of thousands of professionals and enthusiasts for all kinds of music making. http://www.propellerheads.se

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