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Post 15 Mar 2019

I understand Mattias' "If it works, you don't need to know how it works." frustration.
But I bet most people here have, at some point, taken a household appliance apart to see how it works. ^_^

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Post 15 Mar 2019

guitfnky wrote:
15 Mar 2019
scratchnsnifff wrote:
15 Mar 2019


That’s rough man, as far as I remember I THINK that they said they would give the performance boost to 9.5 users. But I’m not an employee, and idk if that was ever subject to change.

I’m hoping for the 9.5 users that this performance patch gets thrown your way. Mainly because there was definitely some flaws with the initial setup
there’s a reason it’s called 10.3... ;)
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Post 15 Mar 2019

electrofux wrote:
15 Mar 2019
I guess VST Midi and
zumBeispiel wrote:
15 Mar 2019
vst MIDI OUT?
Yeah, would be cool to use Thesys or MTonic midiout inside reason without midiloopback.

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Post 15 Mar 2019

MattiasHG wrote:
15 Mar 2019
Aquila wrote:
15 Mar 2019
I have the perfect song to test this with. I hope I get my invite sooner rather than later.
You'll probably have to wait a little while to test that song. The first part of the beta uses a logging version which is significantly slower than the real thing to help us find bugs in the rewrite we did, also letting you turn the improvements on/off. Then later on in the beta there'll be a non-logging version where you can test performance without any limitations.
Update is for intro also ?

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Post 15 Mar 2019

Just curious if there will be any additions in Reason 10.3 outside of the VST improvement. Thanks.

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Post 16 Mar 2019

MattiasHG wrote:
15 Mar 2019
Aquila wrote:
15 Mar 2019
I have the perfect song to test this with. I hope I get my invite sooner rather than later.
You'll probably have to wait a little while to test that song. The first part of the beta uses a logging version which is significantly slower than the real thing to help us find bugs in the rewrite we did, also letting you turn the improvements on/off. Then later on in the beta there'll be a non-logging version where you can test performance without any limitations.
Smart! Thanks for listening to the community and making this happen, Mattias. One of the many reasons I love supporting Propellerhead and Reason. Excited to test both versions.
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Post 16 Mar 2019

I'm curious about the beta test - if the main thing is about whether performance improves, the logging version is going to be strange as that always slows things down. Hopefully it's just about finding any hidden bugs and then moving on to the non logging version pretty quickly!

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Post 16 Mar 2019

broke my arm last week... hard enough using reason without breaking it more... so.. I leave this to you great testers... live long and prosper

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Post 16 Mar 2019

123repeater wrote:
15 Mar 2019
Just curious if there will be any additions in Reason 10.3 outside of the VST improvement. Thanks.
Aside from a general performance increase all around, no. From the blog post:
With that in mind, we found that Reason 10.3 improves performance even when not using VSTs too! It will differ a bit depending on your setup, but we've seen up to a 30% improvement.
This is the long-awaited free point update to specifically address VST-performance, but it looks like general performance has improved all around - so that's always nice.
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Post 16 Mar 2019

MattiasHG wrote:
15 Mar 2019
Aquila wrote:
15 Mar 2019
I have the perfect song to test this with. I hope I get my invite sooner rather than later.
You'll probably have to wait a little while to test that song. The first part of the beta uses a logging version which is significantly slower than the real thing to help us find bugs in the rewrite we did, also letting you turn the improvements on/off. Then later on in the beta there'll be a non-logging version where you can test performance without any limitations.
:thumbs_up:

Hi Mattias, can you confirm, this is just a performance update, no VST 3 support yet or any other additions? I also wish you could scan for VST's while Reason is open and not have to restart your comp.
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Post 16 Mar 2019

“With that in mind, we found that Reason 10.3 improves performance even when not using VSTs too! It will differ a bit depending on your setup, but we've seen up to a 30% improvement.”

Awesome news! I really hope that the update will make noticeable difference with rack extensions also. Thank you for this much needed update!

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Post 16 Mar 2019

VST3 support would be nice.

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Post 16 Mar 2019

npinero1 wrote:
16 Mar 2019
VST3 support would be nice.
But a performance update is still welcome because I have an iMac Pro and lots of VSTs and my computer is choking.

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Post 16 Mar 2019

npinero1 wrote:
16 Mar 2019
VST3 support would be nice.
First things first...
:reason: 10, Win10 64Bit.

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Post 16 Mar 2019

miscend wrote:
15 Mar 2019
Fusion wrote:
15 Mar 2019
Any word on Reason 9 users?? I assume this will fix the performance issues for us to.

I do not need any new features in reason 10 and cannot afford the upgrade and after speaking to support about the problems with reason 9 and Mac OS X have been left waiting since vsts were added
Is Reason 9 still supported? I don't any DAW company that still supports prior releases.
Considering reason 10 was mainly just a few new instruments or players that could have been optional upgrades for reason 9 and that reason 9 has never worked fully on Mac OS X then it’s bad that cannot add this improvement to 9 and are forcing me to pay more money for something that has never worked like reason 8 did. I have spent a long time waiting for a fix as I do not want to learn another piece of software, I just want to make music without the hassle of keeping my projects small and only using a few plugins.

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Post 16 Mar 2019

Fusion wrote:
16 Mar 2019
miscend wrote:
15 Mar 2019


Is Reason 9 still supported? I don't any DAW company that still supports prior releases.
Considering reason 10 was mainly just a few new instruments or players that could have been optional upgrades for reason 9 and that reason 9 has never worked fully on Mac OS X then it’s bad that cannot add this improvement to 9 and are forcing me to pay more money for something that has never worked like reason 8 did. I have spent a long time waiting for a fix as I do not want to learn another piece of software, I just want to make music without the hassle of keeping my projects small and only using a few plugins.
no one is forcing you to pay to upgrade. I don’t get how a VST performance improvement will help you achieve results that you got in a version that you didn’t have access to VSTs in.

it’s a pretty standard business practice to stop supporting older versions when the new ones come out (though I understand why some companies merge changes back into previous builds for some software—usually only if it’s broken, or they find some sort of security issue).

I get why you don’t really need version 10, but 1) $100 to upgrade is a steal, and 2) if you can hold out a few more months, we’ll probably see an announcement for Reason 11 soon—maybe the improvements there will be more worthwhile for you, and you’ll get the performance increase along with it (but it’ll probably cost more than $100 at that point).

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Post 16 Mar 2019

guitfnky wrote:
16 Mar 2019
Fusion wrote:
16 Mar 2019


Considering reason 10 was mainly just a few new instruments or players that could have been optional upgrades for reason 9 and that reason 9 has never worked fully on Mac OS X then it’s bad that cannot add this improvement to 9 and are forcing me to pay more money for something that has never worked like reason 8 did. I have spent a long time waiting for a fix as I do not want to learn another piece of software, I just want to make music without the hassle of keeping my projects small and only using a few plugins.
no one is forcing you to pay to upgrade. I don’t get how a VST performance improvement will help you achieve results that you got in a version that you didn’t have access to VSTs in.

it’s a pretty standard business practice to stop supporting older versions when the new ones come out (though I understand why some companies merge changes back into previous builds for some software—usually only if it’s broken, or they find some sort of security issue).

I get why you don’t really need version 10, but 1) $100 to upgrade is a steal, and 2) if you can hold out a few more months, we’ll probably see an announcement for Reason 11 soon—maybe the improvements there will be more worthwhile for you, and you’ll get the performance increase along with it (but it’ll probably cost more than $100 at that point).
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Post 16 Mar 2019

antic604 wrote:
15 Mar 2019
So how and why does it also improve the overall, non-VST performance? I remember this wasn't an assumption or even expected (although I'm super happy about it, because I disabled VSTs in Reason altogether).
Obviously the rewrite got rid of some old inefficient code and the new code boosts the whole product. That's not something the coders will necessarily know before they start the project (and therefore not announced as an intended outcome), but just finding things on the way that either just work faster by rewriting or by stumbling across something they know how to make faster.

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Post 16 Mar 2019

may the force be with you
moneykube wrote:
16 Mar 2019
live long and prosper

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Post 16 Mar 2019

I don't use any VST so obviously, I won't be beta testing. It really grates to know that I will also benefit now test fast and effective

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Post 16 Mar 2019

gullum wrote:
16 Mar 2019
I don't use any VST so obviously, I won't be beta testing. It really grates to know that I will also benefit now test fast and effective
You could check if everything else works ok.
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Post 16 Mar 2019

guitfnky wrote:
16 Mar 2019
Fusion wrote:
16 Mar 2019


Considering reason 10 was mainly just a few new instruments or players that could have been optional upgrades for reason 9 and that reason 9 has never worked fully on Mac OS X then it’s bad that cannot add this improvement to 9 and are forcing me to pay more money for something that has never worked like reason 8 did. I have spent a long time waiting for a fix as I do not want to learn another piece of software, I just want to make music without the hassle of keeping my projects small and only using a few plugins.
no one is forcing you to pay to upgrade. I don’t get how a VST performance improvement will help you achieve results that you got in a version that you didn’t have access to VSTs in.

it’s a pretty standard business practice to stop supporting older versions when the new ones come out (though I understand why some companies merge changes back into previous builds for some software—usually only if it’s broken, or they find some sort of security issue).

I get why you don’t really need version 10, but 1) $100 to upgrade is a steal, and 2) if you can hold out a few more months, we’ll probably see an announcement for Reason 11 soon—maybe the improvements there will be more worthwhile for you, and you’ll get the performance increase along with it (but it’ll probably cost more than $100 at that point).
It’s said that it will bring improvements for non vst use so would hope this would at least make it similar to reason 8 performance.

They are forcing me to upgrade if I want it to work at full performance. I am surprised no one else cares about this. They were aware of the issues and instead of fixing it they charged users for a version upgrade which still didn’t fix the problems

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Post 16 Mar 2019

Fusion wrote:
16 Mar 2019
guitfnky wrote:
16 Mar 2019


no one is forcing you to pay to upgrade. I don’t get how a VST performance improvement will help you achieve results that you got in a version that you didn’t have access to VSTs in.

it’s a pretty standard business practice to stop supporting older versions when the new ones come out (though I understand why some companies merge changes back into previous builds for some software—usually only if it’s broken, or they find some sort of security issue).

I get why you don’t really need version 10, but 1) $100 to upgrade is a steal, and 2) if you can hold out a few more months, we’ll probably see an announcement for Reason 11 soon—maybe the improvements there will be more worthwhile for you, and you’ll get the performance increase along with it (but it’ll probably cost more than $100 at that point).
It’s said that it will bring improvements for non vst use so would hope this would at least make it similar to reason 8 performance.

They are forcing me to upgrade if I want it to work at full performance. I am surprised no one else cares about this. They were aware of the issues and instead of fixing it they charged users for a version upgrade which still didn’t fix the problems
you’re comparing apples and oranges. the upgrade to 10 is for the instruments. they’re not charging you for VST performance enhancements in the 10 upgrade, they’re charging you for the instruments.

the VST performance improvements, from what I gather weren’t intended to improve overall performance; only VST performance. the performance increase isn’t intended to address your situation. it *might* help as a side effect, but suggesting they ought to give it to you for free is a heck of a stretch.

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Post 16 Mar 2019

Presumably the non-VST improvements will be mostly limited to those RE's that also have issues dealing with the current buffer limitation. I wouldn't expect stock reason devices or processes to improve, since they were already programmed with the buffer size in mind.

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Post 16 Mar 2019

Fusion wrote:
16 Mar 2019

It’s said that it will bring improvements for non vst use so would hope this would at least make it similar to reason 8 performance.

They are forcing me to upgrade if I want it to work at full performance. I am surprised no one else cares about this. They were aware of the issues and instead of fixing it they charged users for a version upgrade which still didn’t fix the problems
Grain is fuchen great and the upgrades on sale x20£
Could be worse.

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