Reason Studios Updates their blog earlier this week sharing their Roadmap/plans for their new milestone update, Reason 12.
I just shared our roadmap for Reason. After years of silence we plan to be much more transparent going forward. Looking forward to reading all your comments. https://t.co/fAKr3ILEYF
— Niklas Agevik (@niklas_a) September 7, 2021
Oh good, they’re going to be a little more transparent with her operations. This definitely sounds like a step in the right direction.
Paraphrased from ReasonStudios Blog
Immediate Reason Studios Updates To Come
October 2021: Better Browser and finish HD graphic enhancements
Reason 12 already came with better browsing. But it looks like they will further update it in October to organize everything in a way that will make finding patches and sound content a lot easier.
Right now the only things that have been updated 2 Reasons hi-rez are their production units (rack units effects and whatnot). The Reason sequencer and areas hosting the rack units were left out.
November More styles for Combinator 2.0
As it stands right now users spend a lot of time choosing the right buttons, knobs and color combinations to make their combinator stand out. Good visuals not only make for a better user experience, but it makes the combinators sound better also.
December 2021 Apple M1 support
Reason will be compatible with the new M1 processors (Apple)
January 2022 VST3 support
Yes, Reason will be VST3 ready soon! We’re working as fast as we can to get this delivered to you. It is a big project and takes a little bit more time than expected.
And of course, if you’re a Reason Plus Subscriber you’re going to get access to these updates ahead of everyone else. Something to think about. Access the full roadmap via the link below
Our Thoughts On Reason Studios Updates:
Now, on the surface, this seems like a great idea they’re being forthcoming with what they plan on doing/incorporating, fixing, etc but if you really think about it (in a narcissistic way) just sounds like they pulled one over on everyone who purchased Reason 12.
Think about it. They successfully got people to spend $129 or $200 depending on which version of Reason they upgraded from for what is essentially a ‘Beta Version’ of Reason 12.
In the post, they state that Reason Studios is looking to make their DAW better and they want their customer base to help with suggestions and feedback!
Reason has done this before not exactly in this way but they’ve done this before through posts on Twitter or Instagram. As usual, they ask and they get flooded with the same recommendations that a lot of us were giving 10-20 years ago which are ignored for whatever reason (pun intended).
It’s interesting, to say the least, but I’m not going to hold my breath.