Saturday, September 30, 2017

Reason 10.0 ...ok! :)

While watching last friday's Propellerhead video stream with Ryan and Mattias, a very small detail jumped at anyone paying attention to what Mattias was showing on his screen with Reason 10:

One tiny small but in practice huge NEW feature:

Favorite lists finally supporting Devices!
...besides just patches and folders.

This is huge!

I've been waiting for this for some years now, since Rack Extensions "exploded" in numbers and diversity and even more after VST support.

Given the fact that Reason doesn't support a TAG system for multi-type tagging devices, patches, ReFills, etc and its browser searching and filtering aren't anything to write about enthusiastically, those with a good amount of REs and VSTs will have a hard time reaching out for the right device at the right time unless some time was spent preparing a custom rack and sometimes even "forget" about some devices that could be used simply because those are "buried" among so many others.

Usually I want to pick a device by function, not by brand or manufacturer.

When I want a Piano, I want to pick the right one out of the ones I own.

Same when reaching for an Organ, an emulation of an analog synth or an Additive, FM, PM, a Sequencer or a Reverb, a Delay, a Compressor, Phaser, Flanger, etc...

Well, looks like now, thanks to Reason 10.0, we'll be able to do so.

We'll be finally able to do Favorite lists of Devices by device type or function or whatever you think is the most appropriate way to group your rack devices.

So, apparently, thanks to this first video stream from Propellerhead about Reason 10, we now know that, besides the announced new content and 2+3 (really) new instrument devices, there's also ONE new feature in the application.

Just this alone, together with Europa and Grain, makes the upgrade worthwhile now, IMHO :)
...add to that, whatever Propellerhead may still throw at us in future Reason 10.x sub-updates!

And speaking of Europa, here's the stream video about it:

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