Propellerhead has recently announced Reason 11, a major update that makes its DAW available as a plug-in known as Reason Rack Plugin. Now Reason’s entire suite will be available in DAWs like Logic Pro and Ableton. Since the release of Reason 1.0 in 2001, the popular software has become a typical studio rack filled with synthesisers, effects and other music-making gear.
Producers will now have access to Reason's tools directly within the host of their choice for the first time as the rack and all its devices can be used as a plug-in in third-party DAWs. Rack Plugin will be available first as a VST3 device, with an AU version following later this year.
Here you can find out more about the Reason Rack plug-in
The news came together with the announcement of Reason 11 on September 25. In addition to improvements in sequencing and editing, the update introduces four new devices including a master bus compressor and a new channel EQ. Reason 11 is available in three different versions: Intro ($99), Standard ($399) and Suite ($599).
The Swedish company Propellerhead, Reasons’ manufacturer, has also changed its name to Reason Studios.