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Popey
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Post 21 Jul 2020

tiker01 wrote:
21 Jul 2020
Popey wrote:
21 Jul 2020
I just use rrp now but I have joined the beta as I am interested in where reason is heading and be good to use standalone for creative purposes whilst testing. Who knows what they plan to implement and maybe new developments bring me back to fully creating in reason (cough cough, track freeze, sequencer improvements). Still got a soft spot for reason despite recent changes/actions being disappointing so would like them to do well.
I am pretty sure any developments done on the RRP will be out for testing as well.
Yes this is true but I am struggling to think of what else you could add to the rrp now? Either way it allows me to see and participate with new ideas that reason implement so will give me good info on if I personally think they bring value to me. Reason obviously gets their products tested at the same time so it is win win for me.

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Post 21 Jul 2020

I love this app, I'll gladly do what I can to help. Incentive? Don't need one!

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Post 21 Jul 2020

Yonatan wrote:
20 Jul 2020
So what is the benefit for a beta tester in this?
There really is no quantifiable benefit to beta testing. One exception may be if you are interested in becoming a developer at any point in your future and want to get some experience beta testing for themselves. That's been my motivation, since the better I learn to find bugs in other products the better I can find them in my own. Plus I learn more about how to run my own beta tests, so I guess there CAN be some benefit for some folks.

As an aside, I think it's a good thing that those with no desire to test are not going to be a part of the testing team since they would likely have nothing tangible to offer. There are always more folks who want to test than end up being chosen, so I don't think there will be any problem finding enough testers!
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Post 22 Jul 2020

So maybe reason 12 later this year? Or is this in advance of rolling out reason 12 as a subscription?

Steedus
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Post 22 Jul 2020

loui wrote:
17 Jul 2020
1. It will not end, this is a continuous ongoing program were the aim is to update Reason on a regular basis.
I think some people missed this point. Looks like this is a way to try and get more frequent smaller updates out rather than the usual mid to large updates that come every now and then. When fixing bugs you’ve also got to consider the fact that even a simple bug fix can inadvertently create further bugs elsewhere, so a simple fix may be more complicated that you’d think, or at least require significantly more post testing to certify it.

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MrFigg
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Post 22 Jul 2020

Steedus wrote:
22 Jul 2020
loui wrote:
17 Jul 2020
1. It will not end, this is a continuous ongoing program were the aim is to update Reason on a regular basis.
I think some people missed this point. Looks like this is a way to try and get more frequent smaller updates out rather than the usual mid to large updates that come every now and then. When fixing bugs you’ve also got to consider the fact that even a simple bug fix can inadvertently create further bugs elsewhere, so a simple fix may be more complicated that you’d think, or at least require significantly more post testing to certify it.
You hit the nail when you said “looks like...”. I mean why don’t RS just tell us what their idea with this is and save us a whole lot of speculation.
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Post 22 Jul 2020

MrFigg wrote:
22 Jul 2020
Steedus wrote:
22 Jul 2020


I think some people missed this point. Looks like this is a way to try and get more frequent smaller updates out rather than the usual mid to large updates that come every now and then. When fixing bugs you’ve also got to consider the fact that even a simple bug fix can inadvertently create further bugs elsewhere, so a simple fix may be more complicated that you’d think, or at least require significantly more post testing to certify it.
You hit the nail when you said “looks like...”. I mean why don’t RS just tell us what their idea with this is and save us a whole lot of speculation.
because they’ll tell us their idea and then everybody will speculate on that while also turning it into a feature request thread.

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Post 28 Jul 2020

Enlightenspeed wrote:
17 Jul 2020
Believe it or not there is a really useful trick you can do here which will help your songwriting and production.

Beta testing versions can obviously not be used as a full production tool - however where many people get lost is in trying to be overly conservative with "this synth sound" or "that piano line", and it grinds a creative process to a halt. When you use a testing version, however, you are forced to bounce MIDI and/or audio in order to preserve anything cool that you like, and you then pick it up later in Reason (stable version) and it's not as difficult to break the cycle than it would have been if it had been in a full song file.

This requires a "save early/save often" approach, of course, but it can help to segment things down properly, and also has the advantage that it does not necessarily generate a huge bank of version numbered .reason files which can start to weigh everything down.

It's not a utopia, but if used well it can be helpful to both yourself and the RS team.
I remember one version of Reason I beta tested, I ended up making a very cool track where I pretty much instantly bought the major release once it came out just so I could keep the song.

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