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Old 2012-09-06, 12:58
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Reason Rack Standalone

I would like to see a standalone 16 midi channel Reason Rack. Just the instruments, rack, and audio input/output section (16 stereo inputs and outputs). Let it operate in Rewire Mode as a slave. This will be great for people using hardware sequencers and people using Reason as a plugin inside of other D.A.W.'s. You could even offer this in a AAX, AU, and VST format. Kinda like a multi-instrument plugin.

The only devices that should be offered in the rack are: Thor, Malstrom, Subtraktor, Redrum, Kong, NN-XT, DR.Rex, and ID-8. Still allow instrument Re upgrades like Radical Piano and Polysix. Neptune would also be a great addition since you could allow the use of audio input.

Then you route the instruments to one of the stereo audio outputs and assign that audio output to a mixer channel in your D.A.W. for mixing, panning and fx.

Then you just create a midi channel for each instrument used and that's it.

Since Reason is so light on CPU I think this will work. If plugin formats are offered it would allow saving on cpu power by using all the midi channels instead of loading up a new instance. Now that Reason is starting to take over the full D.A.W. scene lets get those last couple of people hooked by offering an easier solution for loading Reason in another D.A.W. The worst part about Rewiring it, is the sequencer, fx, and mixer routings getting in the way. No more sync issues or playback issues.

My idea is to take a mult-channel vst or standalone product such as Hypersonic or Chainer/VSTack and put the Propellerhead twist on it. Please comment if you like this idea.
Old 2012-09-06, 13:39
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No offense man but you make worst feature suggestions...quite regularly too.
What up with that?
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Old 2012-09-06, 14:19
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How is that not to be taken by offense. And I do not make bad suggestions. I was the first person to suggest third-party plugins via approved structure, side-by-side racking, softube partnership, and typing keyboard piano, all which have been implemented.

You seem short sided. Let's look at some of my recent ideas:

Internet Lay-a-way for Reason. (great implementation of online authorization that meets a bigger market and direct purchase from Propellerhead)

Other Mixer Emulations (something Waves and Slate Digital is hitting big with)

Micro Module Re (third party Kong drum models and fx)

Drum Machine Improvements (already tons of support)

More GUI native resolutions for proper screen fitting (great idea for making everything fit perfectly on the screen)

Your points in my posts are short sided. It's about adding small features that increase workflow to the masses. Not what you need. It's about what others might need.

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Old 2012-09-06, 14:47
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Originally Posted by Epithet View Post
Not what you need. It's about what others might need.
I think you mean, its all about what YOU want/need

1st of all
You don't know who came up with rack extensions. You wake up every day and dream up these requests but, guess what? They pay people to do that too! So you can't say with any degree of certainty that you thought of anything first.

And 2nd
really.."the masses" ? Wow you are such a philanthropist.

I've seen your threads and, it seems all you care about is : getting credit for implementing something and : props to give you an upgrade for free. (find any more bugs recently?)

Am I wrong? Are you? Will anyone ever care?
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